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2016 September 25 - Saturn from Above

<b>Saturn from Above</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> NASA, JPL-Caltech, Space Science Institute<p><b>Explanation:</b> This image of Saturn could not have been taken from Earth. No …

X-ray echoes of a shredded star provide close-up of 'killer' black hole

Some 3.9 billion years ago in the heart of a distant galaxy, the intense tidal pull of a monster black hole shredded a star that passed too close. …

Death of a star: Hubble telescope captures amazing image of celestial body’s demise

Located around 4,000 light-years from Earth, the kaleidoscopic photo was captured by the Hubble Telescope and shows the star, part of the planetary …

Nasa has spoken out about the ‘surprising evidence of activity’ on Jupiter’s moon

Nasa has poured cold, salty water on excitement that it could be about to announce it had found aliens.<p>The agency has looked to calm speculation on …

Hubble finds planet orbiting pair of stars

Two's company, but three might not always be a crowd — at least in space. Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, and a trick of nature, …

NASA can't explain the 'impossible' cloud that's been spotted over Titan

What's Titan hiding?<p>NASA’s Cassini spacecraft just spotted a mysterious ice cloud over Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, and its appearance challenges …

There Are Hundreds of Black Holes in This Strange Cluster of Stars

It was previously thought to be impossible.<p>Astronomers continue to find that black holes, once thought to be rare anomalies in the Universe, can be found just about anywhere. The most recent discovery, detailed in a study published today by the Royal Astronomical Society, provides strong evidence …

Astronomy

Philae has been found – now every ounce of science can be wrung out of it

Just as the Rio Olympics finish, the European Space Agency find their long-lost celestial triple jump champion, the Philae space probe. The washing-machine-sized Philae captured the world’s attention on 12 November 2014, when it landed on comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko.<p>No one – myself included – who …

Philae

New images of Jupiter 'like nothing seen or imagined before'

A Nasa spacecraft has captured the best views of Jupiter yet, revealing turbulent storms in the north pole.<p>Jupiter's northern polar region is …

NASA

The first photos of Jupiter's poles are 'like nothing we have seen or imagined before'

When NASA's Juno spacecraft first flew by Jupiter on August 27, all we got was a fuzzy image of the gas giant from a glancing angle. But now scientists behind the mission are starting to trickle out high-resolution photos and videos taken during the 130,000-mph maneuver, briefly making Juno the …

NASA

Ceres's latest surprise: Ice volcanoes

Data from the Dawn spacecraft's mission to Ceres has yielded one surprise after another, the latest of which suggests the surface of the dwarf planet …

Ceres

NASA's STEREO shows where solar wind comes from

BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Thanks to NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory -- their STEREO -- scientists now have a much clearer idea …

NASA’s Juno spacecraft will snap the first up close images of Jupiter on Saturday

NASA’s Juno spacecraft will get cozy with Jupiter this weekend, as the vehicle makes its closest approach to the gas giant early Saturday morning at 8:51AM ET. Juno, which is in orbit around Jupiter, will come within 2,500 miles of the planet’s clouds — the closest the probe will get during its …

NASA

Spitzer Space Telescope begins 'Beyond' phase

Celebrating the spacecraft's ability to push the boundaries of space science and technology, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope team has dubbed the next …

Space

New NASA photos of Pluto reveal Earth-like terrain that is "a total, complete mystery" to scientists — Quartz

Close-up imagery of Pluto’s surface has scientists wondering how the dwarf planet’s terrain came to be. The photos, which show expansive mountain ranges and valleys, were taken by the New Horizons probe in July 2015 and were released by NASA this week.<p>“We traveled 3,000 miles and found something a …

NASA

Tiny1 Astronomy Camera

Tini1 Astronomy Camera has just landed on the market and it has made quite an impact, it´s the tiniest camera there is designed and developed to …

Space

Rosetta captures comet outburst

Comet outburst<p>25 August 2016<p>In unprecedented observations made earlier this year, Rosetta unexpectedly captured a dramatic comet outburst that may …

Rosetta Mission

Fossilized rivers on Mars' surface suggest the red planet had a warmer, wetter climate

Scientists have found over 17,000 kilometers of fossilized river beds in a region on Mars called Arabia Terra.<p>This is the latest discovery in a …

2016 August 25 - Closest Star has Potentially Habitable Planet

<b>Closest Star has Potentially Habitable Planet</b> <b><br>Image Credit & License:</b> Y. Beletsky (LCO), ESO, Pale Red Dot Team<p><b>Explanation:</b> The star closest to the …

NASA

NASA finds spacecraft that was lost for almost two years

Over the weekend, NASA reestablished contact with a spacecraft, STEREO-B, that had been lost for over 22 months. This sounds exactly like the …

NASA

The moon passed between Nasa's Deep Space Climate Observatory and the Earth https://t.co/C30ZBwE7RR

NASA releases breathtaking new images of Mars

A NASA probe just sent back some incredible pictures of the red planet<p>NASA has released brand new pictures of Mars, and they’re probably the most …

Philae the Comet Lander Sleeps Forever

Humanity's adventure with the comet lander Philae has ended. Earlier this week, the European Space Agency switched off radio communications with the …

Philae

NASA's Juno Probe Halfway Through 1st Orbit of Jupiter

NASA's Juno spacecraft is about to start heading toward Jupiter for the first time since its July 4 arrival at the giant planet.<p>At 3:41 p.m. EDT …

NASA

Tour the breathtaking space images shortlisted for Astronomy Photographer of the Year

From Venus to the International Space Station, these photos are all shortlisted for the Royal Greenwich Observatory's Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016

Astrophotography

Scientists are sending fungi into space in the hope of developing new medicines

Scientists are sending four strains of fungi to the International Space Station to see what happens when the tiny organisms contend with the stress of microgravity and space radiation.<p>It's not just for kicks. Researchers say that putting these fungi in an extraterrestrial environment could cause …

Science

Scientists have a new theory on what makes up dark matter

Dark matter and the nature of black holes are two of the biggest mysteries in astrophysics, and now a new theory has linked the two together: Dark matter might actually be composed of a type of black hole.<p>Dark matter, an invisible substance that scientists think makes up 27% of the universe, is a …

Dark Matter

It’s a baby-planet! Scientists watch new planet being born from dust (VIDEO) — RT America

A juvenile planet formed around a young star named LkCa 15 in the neighborhood of Taurus, some 450 light years from Earth.<p><i>“This is the first time that we’ve imaged a planet that we can say is still forming,”</i> said Stephanie Sallum, a University of Arizona graduate student who worked on the …

Science

Scientists Say They've Unearthed A Completely New Kind Of Meteorite

Scientists say that in a Swedish quarry, they've uncovered a meteorite unlike any other documented on the planet.<p>Its chemical makeup is unique among the 50,000 meteorites known on Earth, as Birger Schmitz of Sweden's Lund University tells The Two-Way. "This does not resemble anything ... even if we …

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