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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 …

Science

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 …

Space

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 …

Space exploration

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 …

NASA

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

Astronomy

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 …

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 …

Hundreds of New Galaxies Detected in First Image From Super Telescope

Telescopes

Saturn’s moon Titan could have the right chemistry for life

Titan, Saturn's aptly named largest moon, is exactly the kind of place we want to visit: NASA describes it as "one of the most Earth-like worlds we have found to date." It has a dense atmosphere and stable lakes and rivers.<p>Its air isn't breathable (it's almost entirely nitrogen, with a little …

Chemistry

Planet with three suns spotted by astronomers

A gaseous planet with three suns and a mass four times that of Jupiter has been spotted by astronomers.<p>Located 320 light years away in the constellation of Centaurus the planet, known as HD 131399Ab, goes one better than Luke Skywalker’s home planet of Tatooine in the film Star Wars, which famously …

Space Science

NASA’s Juno spacecraft gears up for a whirlwind tour of Jupiter

By<p>After a five-year journey spanning nearly 3 billion kilometres, NASA’s Juno spacecraft is about to slam on the brakes. That will allow it to whirl …

NASA

Dramatic Auroras Light Up Jupiter’s Poles

The energetic light shows cover areas larger than our entire planet<p>The aurora borealis on Earth is awe inspiring, but the auroras in Jupiter’s atmosphere are a whole other story. Not only do they cover areas larger than the entire Earth’s surface, but they are hundreds of times more energetic, and …

NASA

Researchers Spotted Something Very Strange in the Sands of Mars

No, it’s not aliens writing messages in the sand. But there <i>is</i> something weird happening on Mars’ surface—and it’s something that hasn’t been seen …

Research

Excitement Builds for the Possibility of Life on Enceladus

Saturn’s frozen moon Enceladus is a tantalizing world—many scientists are increasingly convinced it may be the best place in our solar system to …

Enceladus

Pluto’s Small Moon Nix is Covered in Pure Water Ice

The latest data from NASA’s New Horizons probe reveal a water-ice signature on the surface of Nix, one of Pluto’s five known moons. “Pluto’s small …

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Where is Venus?

The brightest planet Venus isn’t visible anywhere in Earth’s sky now. That’s because it passed behind the sun from Earth earlier this month, and it’s …

Astronomy

The deepest image of a galaxy from Earth

Observing very distant objects in the universe is a challenge because the light which reaches us is extremely faint. Something similar occurs with …

Earth - There are weird bursts of energy coming from deep space

The Universe is never short on the bizarre and the unknown. From black holes to exotic planets, scientists have plenty to ponder.<p>Lately, though, one …