Tag archive

space

Placeholder
Posted on in Science & Tech

Oxygen Detected in the Atmosphere of Saturn’s Moon

By analyzing data collected by the Cassini spacecraft in April 2010, during its flight over one of the 62 satellites of Saturn, U.S. scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have discovered oxygen molecules in the exosphere of Saturn’s moon Dione (pictured) – which coincidentally was discovered by Giovanni Domenico Cassini in 1684. The presence of… Keep Reading

Placeholder
Posted on in Science & Tech

Many Comets Formed Outside Our Solar System

Queen’s University astronomy professor Martin Duncan, and an international team of astronomers, have discovered that many of the comets observed from Earth – including well known comets like Halley, Hale-Bopp and McNaught – may have been formed in orbit around other stars and not our own sun. Using computer simulations, researchers demonstrate that the Sun… Keep Reading

Go to Top