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NASA's Next Mars Mission to Unravel Secrets of Red Planet's Atmosphere

BOULDER, Colo. — Scientists are gearing up for NASA's next spacecraft to Mars, an orbiter equipped to probe the Martian upper atmosphere for clues to …

Space Exploration

NASA's NuSTAR Identifies Its First Ten Supermassive Black Holes

An optical color image of galaxies is seen here overlaid with X-ray data (magenta) from NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array …

Universe

Coldest Brown Dwarfs Are Warmer Than Previously Thought

This artist’s conception portrays a free-floating brown dwarf, or failed star. A new study shows that several of these objects are warmer than …

Universe

Spot Exoplanets With Your Home Telescope, Using Free NASA Software

The new software measures varying light phenomena, accounting for distortions from the Earth's atmosphere and any stray clouds.<p>Well, this is what you bought that new telescope camera for, right?<p>NASA is releasing, for free, a bit of software that allows those with telescopes to detect planets …

NASA Science Probe Blazes Spectacular Trail to the Moon from Virginia

This magnificent view of NASA’s LADEE lunar orbiter launched on Friday night Sept 6, on the maiden flight of the Minotaur V rocket from Virginia was …

Space Exploration

Secret Ancient World Buried Under The Vast Takla Makan Desert | Ancient Pages

Share this:<p><b>AncientPages.com -</b> Ancient people believed that once you entered this place there was no way out. A very long time ago, there were houses …

Archaeology

There's something weird going on with our galaxy's planetary nebulae

This weird, hourglass-shaped structure is a planetary nebula, the not entirely accurate name given to the clump of gas that forms after a dying sun …

Cosmology

The Milky Way Over Devils Tower

The Milky Way Over Devils Tower<p>Explanation: Was Devils Tower once an explosive volcano? Famous for its appearance in films such as Close Encounters, the origin of Devil's Tower in Wyoming, USA is still debated, with a leading hypothesis holding that it is a hardened lava plume that probably never reached the surface to become a volcano. The lighter rock that once surrounded the dense volcanic neck has now eroded away, leaving the dramatic tower. High above, the central band of the Milky Way …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Quantum Tunnelling Could Aid Life’s Chemistry in the Coldest Places

New research has revealed that chemical reactions previously thought to be ‘impossible’ in space actually occur ‘with vigour,’ a discovery that could …

Chemistry

Why the United States needs to work with China in space

Should the two superpowers collaborate on missions? Yes, argues Richard Hollingham, history shows what’s possible when you stop treating rivals as the enemy.<p>On 17 July 1975, the United States and Soviet Union faced each other in space. On board the Apollo capsule was Donald “Deke” Slayton, Nasa’s …

Space Exploration

Great Discoveries Channel

Since the Gaia Spacecraft's second massive data drop last week, scientists have released over 30 new research papers in just two days following the …

"Lost City" of the Atlantic --Site of the 1st Living Organisms on Early Earth? (Today's Most Popular)

The image above is a "space shot" of our own planet: NOAA's ROV Hercules approaches a ghostly, white, carbonate spire in the Lost City Hydrothermal …

FYI: Can Anything Move Faster Than Light?

Yes, the universe itself will eventually outpace the speed of light. Just how this will happen is a bit complicated, so let's begin at the very beginning: the big bang. Around 14 billion years ago, all matter in the universe was thrown in every direction. That first explosion is still pushing …

The most accurate 3D map of our galaxy reveals a peanut-shaped core

Our solar system is located in an offshoot of one of the Milky Way's spiral arms, so we don't have a clear sense of what our galaxy looks like edge …

Cosmology

Meteorite Minerals Hint at Earth Extinctions, Climate Change

A huge asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs may not have been the only cosmic event to cause mass extinctions or change Earth’s climate. Tiny …

Paleontology

Ten years ago, astronomer John Blakeslee spotted dots of ligh…

Ten years ago, astronomer John Blakeslee spotted dots of light peppered throughout images of a giant cluster of galaxies, called Abell 1689. Each dot was not one star, but hundreds of thousands of stars crowded together in groupings called globular clusters. Blakeslee counted 500 such clusters, the brightest members of a teeming population of globular clusters.<p>Now, a new Hubble census of globular clusters in Abell 1689 reveals that an estimated 160,000 such groupings are huddled near the galaxy …

Spotting Juno: NASA's Jupiter-bound Spacecraft Gets a Boost from Earth on October 9th, 2013

Psst! Live in South Africa and read Universe Today? Then you might just get a peak at the Juno spacecraft as it receives a boost from our fair planet …

Astronomy

Meteor Lights Up Skies Over Alabama and Georgia | Space

<b>Story Views</b><p><b>Michael Harper for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online</b><p>A meteor the size of a baseball entered the Earth’s atmosphere last night, causing a …

Voyager 1, you are here

Voyager 1 is now officially the first human-made object to venture beyond our solar system. This illustration may help you visualize where Voyager 1 …

Astronomy

Detecting Biomarkers on Faraway Planets

On Earth, life leaves telltale signals in the atmosphere. Photosynthesis is ultimately responsible for the high oxygen levels and the thick ozone …

Universe

Solar flames dance above the surface of the sun in this detailed photo taken by avid astrophotographer Göran Strand (www.astrofotografen.se) of Östersund, Sweden. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/c6du "I took the opportunity to take a close-up shot of this prominence and I've added a scaled-size Earth so you can get an idea of how big these fire flames really are," Strand wrote in an email. "Incredibly beautiful to see how it hung freely over the solar disk."

Dwarf Galaxy M60-UCD1 - The Densest Galaxy

Galaxy M60<br>A Hubble image of the central region of the galaxy M60, showing at its outskirts the small dwarf galaxy M60-UDC1 (inside the red circle). …

Universe

Intelligent Machines to Space Colonies: 5 Sci-Fi Visions of the Future

WASHINGTON — Humanity has reached a bottleneck this century: Technical developments could cause catastrophic damage to the planet, or they could save …

Singularity

Researchers Discover Over 600 "Red Nugget" Galaxy Candidates

These images highlight the most massive of the newly discovered compact galaxies known as “red nuggets.” The photo at left from the Sloan Digital Sky …

Hubble Space Telescope

Time Travel to the Future

<b>Time Travel to the Future</b><p><b>Time Travel Is Possible But Only To The Future, English Physicist Says</b><p><i>We may be able to book our ticket to the future someday -- it'll just be a one-way trip. In a presentation at the British Science Festival, particle physicist Brian Cox said that time travel is possible but only in one direction. "The central question is, can you build a time machine? The answer is yes, you can go into the future," the University of Manchester professor told the audience during his</i> …