Amazing Experience, UAA Planetarium is back with ‘Exploding Universe’

The Planetarium and Visualization Theater at UAA seats 62 people. Photography by Matthew Schmitz Giving viewers a front row seat to some of the most dramatic and violent events in natural history, Clark Planetarium Productions’ “Exploding Universe” uses 3D animation to simulate explosions across the universe, whether large or small. Presented on May 13 by … Read more

Scientists suggest searching for nearby habitable planets – Xinhua

An artistic illustration of the exoplanets. (Purple Mountain Observatory / distributed via Xinhua) Written by Xinhua writers Wang Chenxi and Yu Fei BEIJING, May 18 (Xinhua) — Chinese scientists have proposed a space project to scan the sky through a space-borne telescope to search for habitable Earth-like planets outside our solar system about 32 light-years … Read more

Are electric cars really better for the planet?

Electric cars are on the rise in recent years. More people are switching to lowering their emissions and being more environmentally friendly. With electric cars available in greater ranges, even electric car skeptics are turning to electric. Across the world, governments are encouraging drivers to make the change. Government grants are available to install electric … Read more

Ceres likely formed far in the solar system and migrated inland

When Sicilian astronomer Giuseppe Piazzi discovered Ceres in 1801, he thought it was a planet. Astronomers did not know about asteroids at the time. Now we know that there are a huge number of them, residing mainly in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Ceres is about 1,000 kilometers in diameter and accounts … Read more

The best planetary research at Purdue is on Mars

What is the significance of the Red Planet, Earth’s neighbor more than 150 million miles away? Are you looking for the latest research on Mars? What can another planet’s history tell us about Earth’s future? A variety of Purdue University’s leadership, expertise, and innovations in Mars and planetary research are highlighted in this tour. If … Read more

Earth’s space dust comes from the edge of the solar system

When you notice the faint glow of sunlight reflected in the dark sky just before dawn and after twilight, you are actually looking at the zodiac dust cloud. Dust encases our inner solar system and up to 30,000 tons of its particles rise into Earth’s atmosphere each year, according to some estimates. This dust has … Read more