NASA is continuing its push to find life in outer space! Following the news that the agency is preparing to search for alien life on a nearby super-earth, NASA has also announced that it will be scouting out Jupiter’s icy moon, Europa, for living organisms. Find out how and when they plan to get there.
TESS, NASA’s new Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, is already pulling its tremendous weight by making an Earth-sized discovery in the form of a super-earth known as GJ 357 d. Although the exoplanet is located is 31 light years away, NASA believes the exoplanet is located in a “habitable zone,” and plans to scour it for signs of alien life. Will they find what they’re looking for?
Remember the good old days when there were only nine planets? Nowadays, NASA announced, as of July 25, 2019, that with the help of now-retired Kepler Space Telescope, they have discovered a staggering 4,102 alien planets. And with another 20,000 planetary discoveries predicted to come in the future using TESS, NASA’S new Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, NASA has an incredible cosmic field open to explore.
Space scientists have used eight radio telescopes around the world to assemble data and create the first image of a supermassive black hole. The creation of this black hole picture (an object estimated to be 6 BILLION times bigger than the SUN) is a momentous occasion for science, as it took two years, 200 scientists and supercomputers, and hundreds of terabytes of data to generate it… and it looks just like the blurry Eye of Sauron.