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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, …Space
A raw shot from the front hazcam of NASA’s Opportunity rover taken on Sol 3757, on Aug. 19, 2014. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Feel 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 …Space
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 …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 …Cosmology
Supernova Remnant: A long observation with Chandra of the supernova remnant MSH 11-62 reveals an irregular shell of hot gas, shown in red, surrounding an extended nebula of high energy X-rays, shown in blue. Even though scientists have yet to detect any pulsations from the central object within MSH 11-62, the structure around it has many of the same characteristics as other pulsar wind nebulas. The reverse shock and other, secondary shocks within MSH 11-62 appear to have begun to crush the pulsar wind nebula, possibly contributing to its elongated shape. (Note: the orientation of this image has been rotated by 24 degrees so that north is pointed to the upper left.) Image credit: NASA/CXC/SAO/P. Slane et al. #nasa #chandra #xray#astronomy #space #nebula #science #supernova
MRO's sister orbiter, Mars Odyssey, first noticed the two deep pits—which are about 590 feet (180 meters) and 1,017 feet (310 meters), —a year …Mars Mission
Finding a safe place to set down the European Space Agency's Rosetta lander was harder than expected.
Scientists announced Monday morning the spot where a small robot will touch down on the surface of a comet, in what they hope will be the first soft landing on a comet, as opposed to a crash landing.