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A new study makes the case for building a supersize space telescope that would create images five times sharper than Hubble's.
As the Hubble Space Telescope starts to enter old age, a new report offers one exciting vision for a space telescope that could come online by the early 2030s.
Known as the …Space Science
The Mars Curiosity rover has received much press for its dramatic landing and for unearthing evidence of water that it's easy to forget that another rover still roams the red planet. (Younger siblings get all the attention.) But earlier this year we got word that the 11-year-old Opportunity rover …Marathons
Introducing the High-Definition Space Telescope
It’s never too early to start planning ahead. Hubble is nearing the end of its lifespan, and the James Webb Space Telescope is just gearing up to take its place in 2018. But what comes after that?
“As we near Hubble’s 25th year in orbit, we’re asking …Evidence-Based Medicine
Curiosity rover made use of its Mastcam: Left camera on April 21, 2015, Sol 962, to take this wheel image.
NASA's Mars …Mars
Astronomers have found evidence for a large population of hidden supermassive black holes in the Universe.
Using NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic …Space Science
The pictures coming back from Pluto are still a bit fuzzy. But just wait.
As of Monday, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft was still almost six million miles away — about 25 times the distance from Earth to the moon — but it is closing in fast. About 7:50 a.m. Eastern time July 14, New Horizons is …Space
The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) today released their plans for the High Definition Space Telescope, a futuristic high-definition space observatory the group wants to succeed NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The proposed telescope has a primary mirror that’s …Space
Reflector, Refractor, Hybrid and Dobsonain Telescopes - Each has certain advantages for the beginner.
Something strange and …Telescopes
After taking a 26-year nap, a waking black hole released a burst of X-rays that lit up astronomical observatories on June 15 — and it's still making …
July 5, 2015 - The closer we get to Ceres, the more intriguing the distant dwarf planet becomes. New images of Ceres from NASA's Dawn spacecraft …Aeronautics
A tiny aircraft could be plying Mars' skies less than a decade from now.
NASA researchers are developing a glider, called Preliminary Research Aerodynamic Design to Land on Mars (Prandtl-m), for possible inclusion on a Mars rover mission in the 2022-2024 time frame.
Prandtl-m would weigh a maximum of …Gliders
London: An Australian photographer has clicked a breathtaking image of the International Space Station (ISS) as it was passing over the Moon.
It took …Space
The International Space Station has just received its first new supplies since April 14th. The Progress 60 Russian cargo ship docked with ISS early this morning, at 3:11AM ET according to NASA, bringing with it over three tons of cargo. That includes "1,940 pounds of propellant, 106 pounds of …Space
Pluto & Charon on July 3, 2015 at 04:46:00 UTC (Range: 13.5M km)
Pluto on July 3, 2015 at 04:46:00 UTC (Range: 13.5M km)
Credits: NASA/Johns Hopkins …Charon
In the latest pictures from space, galactic sparklers and smoke that blankets the eastern United States.Space
(Image: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute)
Pluto's veil is lifting. This closest-ever snapshot of …Pluto
WATCH: Spectacular NASA Video Shows Giant Eruption Arching High Above the Sun and Exploding Into Space - ImaGeo
By Tom Yulsman | July 2, 2015 9:24 am
Source: NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center
The Sun was very restless late in June.
Starting in the third week of the …Aeronautics
In the binary system V404 Cygni, a stream of gas from a star much like the sun flows toward a 10 solar mass black hole. Instead of spiraling toward …Space
The Falcon 9 rocket that SpaceX launched from Cape Canaveral this morning exploded 2 minutes and 19 seconds after liftoff. The rocket was supposed to deliver cargo to the International Space Station, and no humans were on board. It was the first Falcon 9 that has ever failed, following 18 …Space Science
What looked at first like a sort of upside-down planet has instead revealed a new method for studying binary star systems, discovered by a University …Space
Feature image: Wikipedia. Sizes of planets are to scale but not the distances. Click here for relative distances.An EarthSky reader asked us:When …Solar System
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is less than three weeks from sailing through the Pluto system. What it will find there is still anyone’s guess, but images the spacecraft has already sent home are every bit as puzzling as we’d hoped.
The newest photos reveal a possible bright spot at Pluto’s polar …Space Science
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has spotted a strange dark patch at the pole of Pluto's big moon Charon, further whetting researchers' appetites ahead of the probe's epic flyby of the dwarf planet system next month.
New Horizons has also detected a rich diversity of terrain types in Pluto's "close …Aeronautics
A star-spangled sky isn't all space enthusiasts could view tonight as the Northern Lights could also be viewed across the county.
The coronal mass …Northern Lights
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Jupiter could have migrated orbits in the early solar system, making it easy for smaller planets to form.
There's something about our …
UPDATED: This story was updated at 4 p.m. ET on Monday to reflect the newest information about the solar storm's intensity and likely impacts.
Three bursts of super-hot plasma shot out from the sun are hitting Earth's magnetic field right now, causing a relatively rare "severe" or "G4" solar storm …Storms