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We're finally about to unlock Jupiter's deepest secrets after more than 400 years of astronomy

Their emissary is Juno, a spacecraft the size of a basketball court that settled into orbit around Jupiter on July 4.<p>Juno isn't our first mission to Jupiter, but astronomers hope it will offer the best, most detailed view of the planet to date.<p>If the spacecraft meets their expectations, its …

Astronomy

2016 August 7 - Io: Moon over Jupiter

<b>Io: Moon over Jupiter</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> Cassini Imaging Team, SSI, JPL, ESA, NASA<p><b>Explanation:</b> How big is Jupiter's moon Io? The most volcanic body in the …

Astronomy

Watch a Comet Crash Into the Goddamn Sun

A comet traveling faster than any object in the solar system was just ripped apart by the Sun.<p>On Thursday, a comet dramatically peaced out on life by swan-diving straight into the Sun. Its final moments were recorded by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), a spacecraft operated jointly by …

Astronomy

Jupiter is humongous, and this photo of its hellish moon proves it

You'd be right to doubt whether or not Jupiter actually orbits the sun, or if you could survive the planet's sickening radiation belt, but make no mistake about its size.<p>At more than 89,000 miles in diameter and about 318 times more massive than Earth — within the ballpark of being a failed star— …

Astronomy

North Korea hopes to plant flag on the moon

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean space officials are hard at work on a five-year plan to put more advanced satellites into orbit by 2020, and don't intend to stop there: They're also aiming for the moon, and beyond.<p>In an interview with The Associated Press, a senior official at North …

Nasa's secret art studio: how to make rocket science beautiful

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which takes on Nasa’s most ambitious missions, runs a studio where a mix of design and engineering creates stunning results<p>If you’ve marveled at space news recently, there’s a good chance it’s thanks to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. This arm of Nasa is responsible …

NASA gets an infrared look at newly formed Tropical Depression 08W - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

NASA's Aqua satellite recently caught a look at the newly formed tropical depression in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean.<p>The Atmospheric Infrared …

Duo Reviews Spacewalk After Crew Vision Tests

The Okavango Delta in Botswana was photographed Aug. 2 as the space station orbited over the southern part of the African continent. Credit: Gateway …

Space Exploration

Mini NASA satellite begins environmental testing - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Construction of NASA's Dellingr CubeSat – a miniature satellite that provides a low-cost platform for missions – is complete, and the satellite has …

How Fire Burns in Space

Without the ability to spray water, how do you put out a fire in space? And for that matter, without gravity, what does a burning fire look like? …

Space Exploration

Splashup

Ending 16 days underwater to simulate a space mission

Space Science

Moon Express: How close are humans to living in space?

After the arguably mixed success that we humans have had with running our home planet (top marks for inventiveness but less success with not killing …

The world's first VR camera satellite launches next summer

SpaceVR finally has a launch agreement in place<p>SpaceVR has signed a launch agreement to send its virtual reality satellite to the International Space Station using a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in 2017. The small startup has contracted NanoRacks — a company that runs the commercial laboratory aboard the …

SkyFire: Tiny cube satellite to probe Moon mysteries (VIDEO)

A tiny probe armed with new infrared scanning technology will be on board NASA’s 2018 exploration mission to the moon, along with a dozen similar …

Space Exploration

Image: A Hubble sky full of stars

Located approximately 22,000 light-years away in the constellation of Musca (The Fly), this tightly packed collection of stars—known as a globular …

Astronomy

The First Private Moon Mission Will Take Your Ashes Into Space

Moon Express reached a unique milestone last week when it became the first private company to be cleared for a mission to the moon by the U.S. …

Apollo 11 Lunar Sample Bag Lands at Center of Lawsuits

A small white bag that was once used by Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong to hold the first-ever lunar samples to be collected from the surface of …

CubeSat Moon mission to test new Ion Drive

Mini-sats to buzz Luna and snap its sunny shores in 2018NASA and Lockheed Martin have finalised the contract for an upcoming CubeSat mission called …

Space Exploration

NASA Accidentally Sold a Priceless Apollo 11 Artefact, And Now They Want It Back

Oops.<p>NASA and federal prosecutors are attempting to recover the bag used by Apollo 11 astronauts to collect Moon samples back in 1969 that they …

Nasa witnesses ancient comet being vaporised by the Sun

Nasa and the European Space Agency's Soho (Solar and Heliospheric Observatory) mission has captured the precise moment a comet was destroyed as it …

NASA’s New HDR Camera Records Rocket Propulsion Test With Unprecedented Detail

NASA recently completed a full-scale test of the booster of its Space Launch System (SLS), and while recording the propulsion video, the space agency …