Space

This week mark’s Israel #SpaceWeek – a great opportunity to get a glimpse at the young scientists of the future! They are under 18 and spend their time in a lab making discoveries that could change the world. They’re launching satellites into space, cooperating with NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration – conducting biological… Read more »

“Ilan and Asaf touched the stars; Rona touched our hearts,” said Israeli President Reuven Rivlin when the tragic death of Rona Ramon at the age of 54 from pancreatic cancer was announced on Monday. Rona was the widow of Israel Air Force (IAF) Colonel Ilan Raman, who as part of the ill-fated Columbia Shuttle mission to space in 2003 died with six other astronauts when it exploded on re-entry.

Astronomers at Tel Aviv University’s Wise Observatory outside Mitzpe Ramon in the Negev have discovered evidence of a galaxy’s being gobbled up by its neighbors. They identified a heavenly body in the shape of a tadpole with an enormous tail about 500,000 light-years long and some 300 million light-years away from Earth. They said the “tadpole,” which had not been discovered until now because it shines in a very pale light, is composed of the remains of a dwarf galaxy created by swallowing two large nearby galaxies.