The light and energy given out by the explosions upon the death of stars have long been used in order to provide insights on the extent of the cosmos. These explosions, which are called Type la supernovae enable astronomers to approximately estimate the distances to galaxies as well as to determine the growing extent to […]
The Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE), is an asteroid-seeking spacecraft by NASA which was restarted in December 2013 following a long period of hibernation. NEOWISE operates by scanning space for comets and asteroids. Its telescope detects infrared light. This allows the spacecraft to detect heat signatures generated by asteroids enabling a better estimation […]
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