This week’s science news includes yet another eruption case for Mount Etna volcano and ranges all the way to NASA’s Hubble Telescope discovering a “super hot” planet like Earth.
Here are the top science news of the week.
Mount Etna, one of the world's most active volcanoes, erupted on Sunday, releasing lava and ash high over Sicily.
One of the world’s most active volcanoes, Mount #Etna, erupted on Sunday – spewing lava and clouds of ash high over the Mediterranean island of Sicily.— ESA Earth Observation (@ESA_EO) November 15, 2023
This @CopernicusEU #Sentinel2 image, captured on 13 November, has been processed using the mission’s shortwave-infrared bands… pic.twitter.com/cltp3DjY2H
On November 13, 2023, ISRO’s Earth observation satellite - the Nasa-Isro Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) - marked a major achievement by completing a rigorous 21-day test.
India along with the whole world is gearing up for the upcoming Leonid meteor shower of 2023 which promises a captivating celestial display, illuminating the night sky from November 3 to December 2.
☄️ Skygazers: the fiery Leonid meteor shower peaks this weekend ☄️— Stonehenge (@EH_Stonehenge) November 16, 2023
Look up from midnight on 17 November through to dawn on 18 November for the best chance to observe.
📷: The Leonid meteor shower photographed over Stonehenge by Nick Bull in 2022. pic.twitter.com/g4UAPzTCwi
The Hubble Space Telescope recently gauged the size of the closest transiting exoplanet, LTT 1445Ac, finding it to be a rocky planet akin in diameter to Earth, which is located in a triple-star system 22 light years away from Earth.
Welcome to LTT 1445Ac – the nearest Earth-sized planet beyond our solar system that passes across the face of a neighboring star.— Hubble (@NASAHubble) November 16, 2023
Its size is only 1.07 times the size of Earth's diameter, but its surface temperature is far too hot for life as we know it: https://t.co/79beli8UGX pic.twitter.com/bK0qVEmLj4