Hygiea, the asteroid that wants to become a dwarf planet

Using the Very Large Telescope (TGT), recent observations of the Asteroid Hygiea, show that its dimensions place it in fourth position of the largest objects in the main asteroid belt, after Ceres, Vesta and Pallas. It is thanks to the SPHERE instrument installed on the…

How the resounding failure of a telescope led to this impressive X-ray image

The X-ray image above shows one of the neighbors of the Milky Way, the Great Magellanic Cloud. In this image you can see vague gas emissions, stars, distant galactic nuclei and in the center the remains of a supernova discovered for the first time 32…

are we really alone in the universe?

The premise of the ET film and the extraterrestrial is not about to be realized, since the most advanced researches to date have not allowed to detect signal associated with the presence of an intelligent life around the neighboring stars of our solar system. Our…

Dark matter, older than the big bang?

A new theory that dark matter appeared before the big-bang trainer of the universe is advanced by American astrophysicists, who also think they have found a way to detect it. Dark matter, which makes up about a quarter of the universe, is certainly one of…

NASA Says Mars Rover Opportunity Mission Comes To An End

The mission of Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has already come to an end, said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of the Directorate of Science Missions of NASA at a press conference that Wednesday in Pasadena, California. NASA made a final attempt to contact Opportunity on Tuesday…