The search for planets beyond our solar system is going to be expanded by the launch of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, the latest space-based observatory from NASA.Read More TESS Mission from NASA Set to Seek Out New Worlds
January 31,2018 will be a big morning for skygazers across the United States, as a lunar eclipse is coming, featuring a blue moon, blood moon, and supermoon.
Here’s how you can see this amazing astronomical event.
Humans on long spaceflights will need food, but providing it would cost significant amounts of money and energy. Is recycling human waste the best option?Read More Will Astronauts Produce Food from Human Waste?
The Mars Curiosity rover is tweeting once more from the surface of Mars. The selfie it sent back to Earth is adorable!Read More Mars Curiosity Rover is Back Following Government Shutdown and the Selfie is Adorable!
The TRAPPIST-1 system, 39 light years from Earth, could be home to a pair of habitable planets. How do we know what life may be like on these distant worlds?Read More TRAPPIST-1 Could be Home to Two Habitable Planets
Asteroid 2002 AJ129 is larger than the tallest building in the world, and it will pass by Earth in February. Will it pose a danger?Read More Asteroid 2002 AJ129 to Buzz Past Earth February 4 – What is the Threat?
An ancient galaxy could provide clues to the early history of the Universe.Read More Hubble Sneaks a Peek at Ancient Galaxy from The Dawn of the Cosmos
SpaceX is planning to launch their Falcon Heavy rocket into space, as early as Wednesday, January 10. The payload will be a new Tesla Roadster – red, of course – playing “Space Oddity” by David Bowie on its radio. The Falcon Heavy is capable of lifting more than twice as much payload to orbit – […]Read More SpaceX Poised to Launch Falcon Heavy – and David Bowie – on to Mars
TRAPPIST-1 may be home to at least two planets which could hold on to their atmospheres against the solar wind emanating from the ultra-cool red star. If this is proven by further research, this finding could greatly increase the chance that alien life may have formed in this alien solar system. An atmosphere is widely […]Read More Trappist-1 May Be Home to Atmospheres – and with it, Alien Life?
Selecting the Top 10 Astronomy Images of 2017 was a tough choice, but The Cosmic Companion is here to help guide you through some of the most amazing images yet seen of the Universe, adding to the wealth of scientific knowledge gained in 2017. These photographs of our Solar System, nebulae, and galaxies were produced […]Read More Top 10 Astronomy Photos of 2017