Dwejra’s dark sky heritage: the fall of the best site

Dwejra’s dark sky heritage: the fall of the best site

We live in a small country which is heavily light polluted. Measurements by the Institute of Space Sciences and Astronomy (ISSA) suggest that the Milky Way is observable from less than two per cent of the area of mainland Malta. 

The situation in Gozo is better, undoubtedly aided by the fact that a number of coastal areas had been designated as Dark Sky Heritage Areas (DSHAs). 

One of these sites – the best one of them all – is Dwejra.

IAU Statement on Satellite Constellations

IAU Statement on Satellite Constellations

Over the past decades, considerable effort has gone into designing, building, and deploying satellites for many important purposes. Recently networks, known as satellite constellations, have been deployed and are planned in ever greater numbers in mainly low-Earth orbits for a variety of purposes, including providing communication services to underserved or remote areas [1]. Until this year, the number of such satellites was below 200, but that number is now increasing rapidly, with plans to deploy potentially tens of thousands of them. In that event, satellite constellations will soon outnumber all previously launched satellites.

First Martian Seismic Event Confirmed

First Martian Seismic Event Confirmed

News from Mars! Nasa's InSight lander appears to have detected its first confirmed seismic event.

Picked up by the probe's sensors on the 6th of April, this marks the first time seismic activity has been detected on a planetary body other than Earth or the Moon.

Check out the link for more details!