We Travel The Spaceways on Flipboard
By Richard Thompson | Astrophotography
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 …Solar System
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 …Astronomy
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 …
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 …Solar System
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.Sound