Space Telescope

12 New Moons Found Orbiting Jupiter

Science & Innovation<p>Astronomers went looking for a far-off mystery planet and found a cadre of worlds much closer to home.<p>In a curveball of cosmic proportions, astronomers went looking for a hypothetical planet on the far fringes of our solar system, and instead found 12 new moons dancing around …

Astronomy

The Supernova That Launched a Thousand Gorgeous Space Images

In 1990, Dana Berry was messing around with a new software program called Photoshop at NASA’s Space Telescope Science Institute, where he worked as a …

Science

HAWK-I and Hubble Explore a Cluster with the Mass of two Quadrillion Suns

This image shows something spectacular: a massive galaxy cluster that it is warping the space around it! The cluster, whose heart is at the centre of …

Cosmology

Image - Hubble/Subaru Composite Image of Star-Forming Region S106

Hubble/Subaru Composite Image of Star-Forming Region S106<p>Download Options<p>×<p>Fast Facts<p>About the Object<p>S106, Sh2-106, Sharpless 2-106<p>Star-Forming …

Cosmology

Bridenstine discusses ISS future, exploration cooperation in Europe

FARNBOROUGH, England — NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said July 17 that he’s had good discussions with European officials here about potential …

Space Science

More than meets the eye

Despite the advances made in past decades, the process of galaxy formation remains an open question in astronomy. Various theories have been …

Cosmology

Northrop Grumman CEO to Step Down at Year's End

The company faces an important transition at a complicated moment in its history. Investors beware.<p><b>Northrop Grumman</b> (NYSE:NOC) CEO Wes Bush surprised …

Aviation

Blind And Visually Impaired Students Explore Careers At STEM Camp

It was the first-ever career exploration lab with NASA and the State of Michigan.<p>MICHIGAN — From meteorites and Mars, to the sun and the moon, blind …

College & University

Image - 2014 Hubble WFC3/IR Image of M16 (Cropped)

2014 Hubble WFC3/IR Image of M16 (Cropped)<p>Download Options<p>×<p>Fast Facts<p>About the Object<p>M16, Eagle Nebula, NGC 6611<p>Emission Nebula<p>18h 18m 48.17s<p>-13° 48' …

Cosmology

Il sistema di galassie interagenti Arp 220 osservato da ALMA e da Hubble

Cosmology

Major mergers

At first glance, it may seem as though this image was taken through a faulty lens, but the mind-bending distortions visible in this Hubble Wide Field …

Cosmology

Hubble and Gaia measure Cepheid variable stars

Using two of the world’s most powerful space telescopes — the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and ESA’s Gaia — astronomers have made the most precise …

Universe

Mars To Appear Closer And Larger Than It Has In 15 Years

Support the news<p>Salem State University is hosting a viewing party Monday so stargazers can get a rare close-up look at Mars.<p>Physics professor Luke …

Hubble Space Telescope

Image - Stephan's Quintet

About the Object<p>Stephan's Quintet, HCG 92<p>Interacting Galaxy Group<p>22h 35m 57.5s<p>33° 57' 35.67"<p>Pegasus<p>Stephan's Quintet is 290 million light-years (90 …

Cosmology

Pluto Just Aligned With Earth And The Sun For The First Time In 87 Years

Pluto reached opposition on July 12 and won't align with the rest of the solar system again until the year 2179.<p>This week marked a grand occasion for …

Solar System

Image - Hubble Interacting Galaxy UGC 8335

About the Object<p>UGC 8335, VV 250a, Arp 238, KPG 369B<p>Interacting Galaxies<p>13h 15m 34.49s<p>62° 7' 33.89"<p>Ursa Major<p>400 million light-years (150 million …

Cosmology

Two methods of measuring the mass of a galaxy

This infographic compares the two methods used to measure the mass of the galaxy ESO 325-G004. The first method used the Very Large Telescope to …

Universe

ALMA and Hubble observe LL Pegasi

Cosmology

Step Aside, Bruce Willis: The U.S. Government Has a Plan to Save Earth From Asteroids

And these few companies could help.<p>In the 1998 space thriller <i>Armageddon</i> -- now ensconced in the American zeitgeist -- NASA turns to a veteran oil …

Bruce Willis

South Africa's MeerKAT to help unlock mysteries of universe | Reuters

CARNARVON, South Africa (Reuters) - A scientific mega-project to unlock cosmic conundrums from dark energy to detecting extraterrestrial life was given a boost on Friday, when the 64-dish MeerKAT radio telescope was inaugurated in the remote South African town of Carnarvon.<p>Built at a cost of 4.4 …

South Africa

Catalog Page for PIA13769

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>This image shows the scientists' best guess to date of what the surface of the protoplanet Vesta might look like …

Astronomy

Catalog Page for PIA18153

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>This image of the sunward plunging comet ISON suggests that the comet is intact despite some predictions that …

Astronomy

Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate Edward J. Weiler

Dr. Edward J. Weiler was named Associate Administrator of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. in May 2008. He …

Space Science

Universe's Expansion Rate Is Different Depending on Where You Look

Our universe's rate of expansion keeps getting stranger. New data continues to show a discrepancy in how fast the universe expands in nearby realms …

Universe

New South African Telescope Releases Epic Image of the Galactic Center

You’re looking at the center of our galactic home, the Milky Way, as imaged by 64 radio telescopes in the South African wilderness.<p>Scientists …

Universe

Exoplanet Just 11 Light Years Away Could Support Life - ExtremeTech

By on July 13, 2018 at 7:27 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>As scientists study the stars, we’re …

Universe

Hubble Observes an Irregular Galaxy with a Peculiar Supernova

An irregular galaxy called UGC 12682 glows warmly against the dark backdrop of the universe in this Hubble image.

irregulargalaxy

Can We Measure Our Own Galaxy Speeding Through Space?

You’re probably sitting still, right? Wrong, absolutely wrong. Not only are you on a spinning orb, but you’re also traveling around 70,000 miles per …

Universe

NASA's New Planet Hunter on Track to Start Science Work This Month

NASA's newest planet hunter will begin its search for alien worlds before the end of July, if everything goes according to plan.<p>The Transiting …

Universe

Northrop CEO Wes Bush to Step Down at Year’s End

Operating chief Kathy Warden to take the helm at the defense contractor<p>Wes Bush is stepping down as chief executive of Northrop Grumman Corp. at the end of the year and will be succeeded by Kathy Warden.<p>The move had been anticipated after Ms. Warden was elevated to chief operating officer last …

Aviation