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New views of dwarf planet Ceres as Dawn moves higher

Dwarf Planet


NASA's Curiosity Rover Views Serene Sundown on Mars

The sun dips to a Martian horizon in a blue-tinged sky in images sent home to Earth this week from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.<p>A series of images is …

Scientists are investigating potential causes for the change in colour of the region inside the north-polar hexagon on Saturn, thought to be an effect of the planet’s seasons. Find out more: http://astronomynow.com/2016/10/25/the-changing-colours-of-saturns-north-pole/

.@Lin_Manuel I can report no Earth-shattering kabooms. All quiet on Mars. https://t.co/tldJMzHDkX

Cut crater

Space science image of the week: A fault cuts through an ancient crater on Mars



<b>Title</b> Phobos<p><b>Released</b> 16/07/2008 3:51 pm<p><b>Copyright</b> ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum), CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO<p><b>Description</b><p>An image of Phobos by the High-Resolution …

CometWatch 1 March

This week, CometWatch features an image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko taken by Rosetta's NAVCAM on 1 March 2016, when the spacecraft was 26.7 km …


Enjoy some Jovian eye candy on the anniversary of Voyager 1's closest approach to the planet on March 5, 1979

It has been 37 years since the Voyager 1 spacecraft began sending back glorious, up-close imagery of Jupiter and its coterie of moons. And today, …


Spacecraft finds “magic island” in hydrocarbon seas of Titan

World's tantalizing oceans may teem with "weird life" we cannot begin to imagine.<p>By comparing radar images of Saturn's exotic moon Titan, scientists …


NASA Releases First of New Horizon's Most-Detailed Pictures of Pluto

Ever since Pluto was just nine pixels wide in pictures taken 740,000 miles ahead of the New Horizons probe, we've been getting better and better shots of the dwarf planet. Each new set of images has revealed new details, and now NASA is releasing the highest-resolution pictures ever taken by the …

Solar System

Why Indian intellectuals need to study more Vedanta

OPEN TO OPINION<p><b>English</b> | Bangla<p>The country would have significantly more depth and originality of thought.<p>LIFE<p>| 4-minute read | 22-10-2015<p>David …


An Asteroid Didn't Wipe Out Ichthyosaurs — So What Did?

During the dinosaur age, ichthyosaurs — large marine reptiles that look like dolphins — flourished in prehistoric oceans, living in all kinds of …

Bizarre Martian Plumes Discovered by Amateur Astronomers

Amateur astronomers have spotted two clouds rising from the Martian surface, and nobody knows how they can exist.<p>An international network of amateur astronomers has spotted what looks like two plumes, or slender, cloudy projections, extending from the surface of Mars, and their professional …

New Horizons begins Pluto observations ahead of July flyby

Nine years after launching on an Atlas V rocket from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, NASA’s New Horizons space probe has begun …

Rosetta Spacecraft, First to Orbit Comet, Finds Surprises Aplenty

Europe's Rosetta spacecraft reports unexpectedly bumpy, dusty, and dry discoveries on its new home.<p>Drama abounded when Europe's Philae probe landed on a comet last November—especially when the lander bounced a half mile into the air before its final touchdown, then quickly lost power. (See "Comet …

Beagle 2 Mars lander’s remains may have been spotted on red planet

A British Mars lander that was lost on its way to the red planet more than a decade ago may have been spotted by an orbiting spacecraft.<p>The Beagle 2 lander was supposed to touch down on Christmas day in 2003, but after it was released from its mothership, Mars Express, the dustbin-lid-sized craft …

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The Ring Nebula's distinctive shape makes it a popular illustration for astronomy books. But new observations by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope of the glowing gas shroud around an old, dying, sun-like star reveal a new twist. http://astronomynow.com/news/n1305/25ringnebula/

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has provided scientists the first close-up, visible-light views of a behemoth hurricane swirling around Saturn's north pole. http://astronomynow.com/news/n1304/29saturnhurricane/