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Los extraterrestres no son solamente “pequeños hombrecitos verdes”

Si alguna vez descubren la vida en otros lugares del universo además de la Tierra, que va a cambiar la manera en que pensamos acerca de nuestra importancia en el esquema de las cosas. Intentar hacer pasar este momento histórico, los científicos están estudiando formas de vida específicas sobre la …

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Theory of Microbes on Mars

Microbes could survive Mars’ thin atmosphere, according to recent research led by astrobiologist Rebecca Mickol at the Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. As the oldest form of life on Earth and the smallest, microbes are resilient. Fossils prove microbes existed more …

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The 2016 Winter Solstice

The solstice is upon us, and for readers in the Northern Hemisphere, this means winter is coming. Astronomically, tonight ushers in the winter season as the Northern Hemisphere experiences the longest night and shortest day of the whole year.  The solstice occurs at the exact moment when the Northern Hemisphere …

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The Roundest Identified Space Object

From years of observation, scientists confirm the distant star Kepler 11145123 as the roundest natural object studied in the observable universe.  Most toy solar system sets represent the planets as perfectly rounded, all orbiting an equally circular sun. Aside from the completely inaccurate sizing of the planets relative to the …

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