The NEOShield-2 Outreach School Project in Israel

Feb 03

Reported by Victor Bar, NEOShield-2 Agent in Israel At the beginning of the school year, a first of its kind project has began for the 8th grade gifted students of Ahad Haam Junior High School at the city of Petach-Tikva in Israel, the asteroid threat and mitigation measures based on the NEOShield-2 project. After having an online meeting with the school principal manager, teachers, parents and the NEOShield-2 Public Outreach coordinator, we created the project format

Newly lab-made metallic hydrogen could revolutionize spaceflight

Jan 31

After almost one century of being predicted by physicists, metallic hydrogen is claimed to be a reality according to two scientists from Harvard University, Professor Isaac Silvera and Dr. Ranga Dias. The scientists described this rare creation in a paper published in Science on January 26. “This is the holy grail of high-pressure physics,” Professor Silvera explained. “It’s the first-ever sample of metallic hydrogen on Earth, so when you’re looking at it, you’re looking at

New study on Ceres’ surface shows: asteroids might be camouflaged

Jan 25

Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt and for being much larger than the rest of the other objects it was classified as a dwarf planet in 2006. Since first discovered, in 1801, Ceres has been surprising scientists and the latest study on its surface just deepened the mystery around the dwarf planet. Using data primarily gathered by SOFIA, NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy with DLR partnership, a team

Galaxies being killed by ram-pressure stripping phenomenon

Jan 20

New studies revealed that the so-called ram-pressure stripping phenomenon is more prevalent than previously thought and it is killing entire galaxies. A global team of researchers, based at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), led by the astronomer Toby Brown, studied about 11,000 galaxies and found out that their gas (the lifeblood for star formation) is being violently stripped away on a widespread scale throughout the local Universe. Brown said removing the gas