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In the history of astronomy, nobody has directly seen the movement of one celestial body against another, until now.<p>Pasadena, California — NASA's …Astronomy
Marking a new space milestone<p>After a five-year voyage, NASA's Juno spacecraft began orbiting Jupiter on Monday at 8:53 PM Pacific Time. Its 20-month mission will explore how Jupiter formed, and give us better insight into the formation of both the solar system and life itself.<p>While scientists and …
Future missions to Venus need tough new technologies – and an old one.<p>It’s been a long time since anyone tried landing on Venus, one of the most hostile environments in the Solar System. Covered in sulphuric acid clouds, the surface temperatures approach 460 C (860 F) with atmospheric pressure 90 …Engineering
(Phys.org)—Located some 23 light years away, the brown dwarf designated WISEP J060738.65+242953.4 or W0607+24 for short, turns out to be a source of …
NASA's Juno space probe is now orbiting Jupiter! Here are 10 facts about the planet that will blow your mind
NASA's Juno probe successfully went into orbit around Jupiter July 4, and we'll get to see incredible close-up images of the planet just like with Pluto's flyby last year.<p>Jupiter is the biggest planet in the solar system, and its size gives it some pretty amazing properties.<p>Here are 10 crazy facts …Astronomy
M51 is a spiral galaxy, about 30 million light years away, that is in the process of merging with a smaller galaxy.