In July 2005 the Deep Impact probe made the first visit to the comet Tempel 1, in recent days the Stardust spacecraft has taken new photos, including the ones of the crater left by the impactor launched from Deep Impact, and made new measurements to improve our knowledge.
Astronomy / Astrophysics
The Kepler space telescope is discovering many new star systems: among them there’s one at about 2,000 light years from Earth whose star has been called Kepler-11.
Last week, an Australian site reported statements from Dr. Brad Carter, a professor of physics at the University of Southern Queensland, who talked about the approaching death of the star Betelgeuse, which will become a supernova and in his opinion for a few weeks will shine like a second sun.
Using the X-ray telescope Chandra NASA discovered the possible presence of a black hole just 30 years old in the M100 galaxy at about 50 millions light years from Earth.
The great astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar was born exactly a hundred years ago. He was born in Lahore, Punjab, at the time part of India under the British domain, today in Pakistan.