Carnival of Space #487

By Susie Murph Welcome, come in to the 487th Carnival of Space! The Carnival is a community of space science and astronomy writers and bloggers, who submit their best work each week for your benefit. I’m Susie Murph, part of the team at Universe Today and...

101 Astronomical Events for 2017: A Teaser

By David Dickinson It’s that time of year again… time to look ahead at the top 101 astronomical events for the coming year. And this year ’round, we finally took the plunge. After years of considering it, we took the next logical step in 2017 and expanded...

ESO Survey Shows Dark Matter to be Pretty “Smooth”

By Matt Williams Dark Matter has been something of a mystery ever since it was first proposed. In addition to trying to find some direct evidence of its existence, scientists have also spent the past few decades developing theoretical models to explain how it works....

Why Does Siberia Get All the Cool Meteors?

By Bob King Children ice skating in Khakassia, Russia react to the fall of a bright fireball two nights ago on Dec.6 In 1908 it was Tunguska event, a meteorite exploded in mid-air, flattening 770 square miles of forest. 39 years later in 1947, 70 tons of …read...