Latest Hypervelocity Stories
Hypervelocity stars have been observed traversing the Galaxy at extreme velocities (700 km/s), but the mechanisms that give rise to such phenomena are still debated. Astronomer Thomas M. Tauris argues that lopsided supernova explosions can eject lower-mass Solar stars from the Galaxy at speeds up to 1280 km/s. “[This mechanism] can account for the majority (if not all) of the detected G/K-dwarf hypervelocity candidates,” he said.
A surprising new class of hypervelocity stars has been discovered by an international team of astronomers.
Researchers developed a numerical algorithm that simulates the shock of orbital debris striking materials that make up a space vehicle's outer defense.
Like many of his colleagues at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., Shyam Bhaskaran is working a lot with asteroids these days.
An article coming out in the Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets pitches ideas to attempt to remove orbital debris with less risk.
In the wake of the recent meteor explosion above Russia, the European Space Agency has announced the selection of a target for their proposed Asteroid Impact and Deflection Assessment (AIDA).
Idan Ginsburg, a graduate student in Dartmouth's Department of Physics and Astronomy, studies some of the fastest moving objects in the cosmos.
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics researchers have determined that some planets are flying around in space at 30 million miles per hour.
PASADENA, Calif., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
NASA has contracted with ERC Inc, of Huntsville, Ala, for space technology research and development activities at the agency's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif The contract has a maximum value of $45 million.