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By Richard Thompson | Astrophotography
This artist’s concept shows NASA's New Horizons spacecraft during its 2015 encounter with Pluto and its moon, Charon.
Credit: Southwest Research …
A giant shell of icy bodies known as the Oort Cloud encircles the solar system. When its inhabitants interact with passing stars, molecular clouds, …
A raw shot from the front hazcam of NASA’s Opportunity rover taken on Sol 3757, on Aug. 19, 2014. Credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechFeel like visiting a dwarf …Astrophotography
The enigma surrounding the XXL versions of those tiny pinpricks which dot the night sky are about to be revealed for stargazers. As by observing the merging of twin monster stars, astronomers have confirmed the longstanding theory on how jumbo stars are born.
In a paper published in the journal of …Scientific Research
CHALK up one more moon for Neptune.
NASA announced the discovery of Neptune's 14th moon Monday. The Hubble Space Telescope captured the moon as a …
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is awake and almost ready to change our view of Pluto forever - The Washington Post
2015 is going to be an exciting year in space exploration. On Dec. 6, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft woke up from hibernation more than 2.9 billion miles away from Earth. That puts it just over 162 million miles from Pluto, the focus of its mission -- the very last planet in our solar system to be …Space
This amazing graphic was created by Roberto Ziche and shows our solar system to scale. Roberto explains:
“At the Chabot Space and Science Center there …Astronomy
A malfunction of the Philae comet lander’s two anchoring harpoons — designed to help secure the 100 kg lander to the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko — may have inadvertently saved the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosetta mission probe from being tossed back into space, Rosetta Project …
On November 30th, Japan's Hayabusa 2 will be leaving leaving Earth aboard a Mitsubishi-made rocket to make its way to an asteroid -- but not to blow it up. The Japanese spacecraft will follow in its predecessor's footsteps and observing a space rock for science (of course). But unlike the first …
Europe's Rosetta spacecraft has discovered something surprising about the comet it's orbiting: it makes an eerie noise.Rosetta Mission
On January 11, 2013, the discovery of a vast grouping of 73s quasars, a form of supermassive black hole active galactic nuclei, with a minimum …Universe