Betelgeuse is bouncing back after blowing its top in 2019

Betelgeuse is bouncing back after blowing its top in 2019

Enlarge / Artist’s conception in 2021 provided a close-up of Betelgeuse’s irregular surface and its giant, dynamic gas bubbles, with distant stars dotting the background. European Southern Observatory Astronomers are still making new discoveries about the red supergiant star Betelgeuse, which experienced a mysterious “dimming” a few years ago. That dimming was eventually attributed to …

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The last supermoon of the year lights up the night sky all over the world

The last supermoon of the year lights up the night sky all over the world

Istanbul, Turkey: The Sturgeon full moon rises next to Istanbul’s Camlica Mosque. Chris McGrath/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Chris McGrath/Getty Images Istanbul, Turkey: The Sturgeon full moon rises next to Istanbul’s Camlica Mosque. Chris McGrath/Getty Images Did you get a chance to witness the fourth and final supermoon of 2022? The last supermoon of …

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Nuclear fusion breakthrough confirmed: California team achieved ignition

A major breakthrough in nuclear fusion has been confirmed a year after it was achieved at a laboratory in California. Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL’s) National Ignition Facility (NIF) recorded the first case of ignition on August 8, 2021, the results of which have now been published in three peer-reviewed papers. Nuclear fusion …

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NASA’s InSight Records Monster Quake on Mars – The Largest Ever Detected on Another Planet

Surprise, Surprise: Subsurface Water On Mars Defies Expectations

An artist illustration of the InSight lander on Mars. InSight, short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, is designed to give the Red Planet its first thorough check-up since it formed 4.5 billion years ago. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Physics connects seismic data to properties of rocks and sediments. A new analysis of …

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Rocket Report: SpaceX sees rideshare demand, Russia’s odd launch deal with Iran

Rocket Report: SpaceX sees rideshare demand, Russia’s odd launch deal with Iran

Enlarge / India’s Small Satellite Launch Vehicle takes flight on Sunday. ISRO Welcome to Edition 5.06 of the Rocket Report! The big news this week is Northrop Grumman’s deal with both Firefly and SpaceX to make sure it can continue flying Cygnus spacecraft to the International Space Station. This is a bold move that draws upon …

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Supergiant Betelgeuse had a never-before-seen massive eruption

Supergiant Betelgeuse had a never-before-seen massive eruption

Betelgeuse first drew attention in late 2019 when the star, which glitters like a red gem in the upper-right shoulder of Orion, experienced an unexpected darkening. The supergiant continued to grow dim in 2020. Some scientists speculated that the star would explode as a supernova, and they’ve been trying to determine what happened to it …

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Betelgeuse Southern Region Evolving

Hubble Sees Red Supergiant Star Betelgeuse Recovering After Never-Seen-Before Titanic Eruption

Betelgeuse, a red supergiant star, appears as a brilliant, ruby-red, twinkling spot of light in the upper right shoulder of the winter constellation Orion the Hunter. However, when viewed close up, astronomers know that it is a seething monster with a 400-day-long heartbeat of regular pulsations. This aging star is classified as a supergiant because …

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Fed expected to stick with hawkish rate hikes until data show further slowing in inflation

Fed expected to stick with hawkish rate hikes until data show further slowing in inflation

The Federal Reserve is unlikely to pivot from its hawkish interest rate hikes despite positive signs this week that inflation in the U.S. could be easing, according to market strategists. On Thursday, the producer price index surprisingly fell 0.5% in July from the prior month, compared with an estimate of a 0.2% gain, according to …

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The Moon Stole Something From Deep Inside Earth Eons Ago, and Scientists Can Prove It

The Moon Stole Something From Deep Inside Earth Eons Ago, and Scientists Can Prove It

Earth and its Moon are unique in the Solar System. Earth is the only planet with just one moon, and that Moon is pretty influential. In fact, without the Moon, life on Earth may not have emerged, some research suggests. Couple that with a size ratio unlike any other planet-moon system we’ve seen – the …

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