Saturday, September 26, 2020

Luke Chun

My Interests range from the very large to the very small. So it should be no surprise that I am passionate about cosmology and quantum mechanics.
14 Published Articles

Exotic Fast Radio Bursts help scientists find the missing matter in the universe

The Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) was launched in 2001 and allowed scientists to finally determine the makeup of the Universe. Surprisingly,...

Ancient disk galaxy challenges our understanding of early galaxy formation

According to a recently published study in the journal Nature, astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile have discovered a massive disk galaxy that...

A super-rare discovery of a “Super-Earth” near the center of our galaxy

An exoplanet, roughly four times as massive as Earth, has been discovered 25,000 light-years away in the galactic bulge near the center...

A binary supermassive black hole with the shine of a trillion Suns

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… a blazar once shone with the brightness of a trillion suns.

Nearest black hole to Earth found 1,120 light-years away

Astronomers have discovered what they believe to be the closest black hole to Earth. It is part of a triple-star system designated...

The Eta Aquariids, Comet Halley’s meteor showers, peaks this week

The Eta Aquariids meteor showers will peak on May 5th. With their apparent radiant located in the constellation of Aquarius, the showers are an annual...

Massive exoplanet found 1,243 light-years away is larger than Jupiter

A team of astronomers led by the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy has found a massive third exoplanet in the Kepler-88...

Alien asteroids discovered by astronomers in our Solar System

The asteroids must have been pulled from another star system to ours, Namouni explains.

Scientists discover why Venus’ atmosphere behaves so strangely

The answer, according to Japanese scientists, lies in its thermal tides.

Previously discovered exoplanet found to have been an interstellar mirage

Fomalhaut b was initially identified to be an exoplanet in 2008 by the Hubble Space Telescope.

Watch the Lyrid Meteor Shower this week – April 16 to April 26 only

The Lyrid is an annual event, peaking during the pre-dawn hours of April 22.

A second look at data reveals Earth-like planet 300 light-years away

The planet, Kepler-1649c, is estimated to be 6% larger than the Earth and could hold water.

NASA’s VIPER mission will search for and map water ice on the Moon

As a prelude to NASA’s upcoming manned Artemis missions scheduled to start in 2024, NASA will be sending the golf-cart sized robot, VIPER (Volatiles...

Trump signs executive order to allow for mining of the moon and beyond

President Trump likes to remind us that he is, first and foremost, a businessman. With that singular mindset, the President on Monday...