Astronomy

What's the maximum gravity we could survive?

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 04:00
If we wish to colonize another world, finding a planet with a gravitational field that humans can survive and thrive under will be crucial. If its gravity is too strong our blood will be pulled down into our legs, our bones might break, and we could even be pinned helplessly to the ground. Finding the gravitational limit of the human body is something that’s better done before we land on a massive new planet. Now, in a paper published on the pre-print server arXiv, three physicists, claim
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What's going on around this strange neutron star?

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 04:00
Astronomers just discovered an unusual heat signature around an isolated neutron star for the first time, and they're not sure what's causing it.
Categories: Astronomy

See Saturn's moons reach beyond the rings

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 04:00

Enceladus and Mimas reach greatest eastern elongation tonight and show up under good viewing conditions. 

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