On Nov. 4th, 2015, the Sun ‘spits’ into space following a M3-class eruption. The offending sunspot (AR2443) is close to 124,000 miles (200,000km) from “end to end” according to Spaceweather.com. Earlier in the day, sunspot AR2445 blasted an M1.3 flare, … Continue reading
NASA’s MAVEN mission has measured the speed and direction of ions escaping from Mars as a result solar winds crashing into the planet.
160,000 light years away, the Tarantula Nebula houses many young, hot stars. But the weirdest is probably the “over-contact” binary named VFTS 352 whose two huge, hot surfaces are touching as they dance rapidly around. Whether as a gamma ray … Continue reading
On Oct. 28th, 2015, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will zoom past in excess of 19,000 mph, sampling the water plume emanating from its south pole. The instrumentation will be looking for signs of habitability on the icy world.
Scientists will be treated to a near fly-by of a recently discovered 1300-foot-wide asteroid on Oct. 31st, 2015. They will be using their Deep Space Network’s 34-meter (110-foot) DSS 13 antenna in Goldstone, California. The data will be turned into … Continue reading
Capturing one full 10 hour planetary rotation with the Hubble Space Telescope shows changes in the gas giant’s atmosphere. Seeing such worlds transform over many years teaches us how dynamic planets work. They are also simply beautiful, natural works of … Continue reading
NASA Dawn mission has returned a high resolution image from 915 miles above the surface of Ceres revealing a 4-mile-high mountain with brightly streaked slopes. Dawn captured the area, located in the southern hemisphere, on Aug. 19th, 2015.
The hot core of nebula PN M2-9 is ablaze with ultraviolet radiation illuminating is ‘butterfly wings.’ Gaseous shells race outward at over 1 million kilometers per hour (621,371 mph) from the larger of 2 stars at this planetary nebula’s heart.
If NASA reviewers concur, the ex-Pluto probe will begin 4 maneuvers in late October/early November 2015 to be directed to the icy object 2014 MU69. New Horizon’s principal investigator believes it’s the kind of ancient (Kuiper Belt Object) NASA wanted … Continue reading
Astronauts ate some space-grown lettuce, and astronomers discovered a ring of galaxies that’s so big it defies the laws of physics.
The NASA discovered planet believed to be similar to the earth composition. The data sent by NASA’s telescope Kepler is more promising. Scientist believe that the planet is orbiting in goldilock zone and has similar star like our Sun. It … Continue reading
An international team of astronomers, led by Yale University and the University of California scientists, pushed back the cosmic frontier of galaxy exploration to a time when the universe was only 5 percent of its present age of 13.8 billion … Continue reading
NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has completed a maneuver that lowered the spacecraft’s orbit to within 20 kilometers (12 miles) above areas near the lunar South Pole, the closest the spacecraft has ever been to the lunar surface. On Monday, … Continue reading
After extraordinary science findings and technological innovations, a NASA spacecraft launched in 2004 to study Mercury will impact the planet’s surface, most likely on April 30, after it runs out of propellant. NASA’s MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging … Continue reading
NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has teamed up with a telescope on the ground to find a remote gas planet about 13,000 light-years away, making it one of the most distant planets known. The discovery demonstrates that Spitzer — from its … Continue reading
As NASA missions explore our solar system and search for new worlds, they are finding water in surprising places. Water is but one piece of our search for habitable planets and life beyond Earth, yet it links many seemingly unrelated … Continue reading
NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, at Mars since 2006, made an unplanned switch on Wednesday from one main computer to a redundant one onboard, triggering a hiatus in planned activities. Sensing the computer swap, the orbiter put itself into a precautionary … Continue reading
When NASA’s new Space Launch System (SLS) launches on its first flight, it will be doing some serious multi-tasking. Not only will Exploration Mission-1 test the performance of SLS and its integration with the Orion spacecraft – the agency plans … Continue reading