The image captures the gas giant and its surroundings in amazing detail.
A research team discovered two geologically young craters — one 16 million, the other between 75 and 420 million, years old — in the Moon’s darkest regions.
NASA just released the first ever topographic model of Mercury, the planet closest to the Sun.
A team of NASA researchers has developed the first ever method for identifying and studying underground forest fungi from outer space, providing information that will help us better understand how forests will develop. Mycorrhizal fungi (underground fungus) are more similar to a city network than to individual organisms. They are complex intertwined networks that can spread for miles and miles
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When the MESSENGER spacecraft found carbon rich material on Mercury, researchers were surprised and couldn’t quite explain the source. Now, they believe that the material may be the remnants of a primordial graphite crust, which would also explain why Mercury looks darker than expected.
The Sun is easily the most recognizable and important star that humanity has ever known. And yet, those who want to study it come face to face with a tiny weensy problem — it tends to burn your retinas if you look at it.
It may be possible to observe the presence of an advanced alien civilization by the effects produced if that civilization were to self-destruct through nuclear war, biological warfare, nanotechnological annihilation, or stellar pollution. Each case would generate unique detectable signs that could be identified by earth-based telescopes.
A duo of astronomers from CalTech may have found another planet, far away in our solar system.
Japanese astronomers may have discovered an intermediate black hole close to the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way. This finding could help explain how supermassive black holes form at the center of galaxies. Most galaxies we know of have a supermassive black hole (SMBH) at their center. The name is pretty self explanatory – SMBHs are the largest type of
The star was observed for the first time in June, but it’s still radiating massive amounts of energy, making it shine 570 billion times stronger than our Sun.
The New Horizons shuttle has finished its Pluto flyby months ago, but NASA is continuing to receive breathtaking photos from it. The latest additions paint a ‘lava lamp’ surface on Pluto’s surface, likely a sea of nitrogen close to Pluto’s Sputnik Planum. Astronomers knew that Sputnik Planum was an icy plain, irregular and segmented by massive troughs, but now they
The Milky Way has been around for at least 13.7 billion years, but it has its younger and older areas.
Tropical Cyclone Ula formed on Dec. 30 and since then it brought 150-kilometre-an-hour winds, strong gusts and heavy rain in parts of Fiji and Tonga. NASA has been keeping an eye on the cyclone and its rainfall. The Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM core observatory satellite passed above Tropical Cyclone Ula when it was forming in the South Pacific Ocean and
A team of Argentinian astronomers, peering up in the night’s sky from the Astronomical Observatory of Córdoba has found a new, young lithium-rich giant star that they designated KIC 9821622. And they can’t explain where that lithium comes from.
Saturn’s moon Titan has some odd similarities to Earth: it has clouds, lakes and rain, except they’re made of methane and ethane.
About 160,000 light-years away, two stars are overlapping in what could be poetically described as an explosive catastrophic kiss.
After five years of painstakingly stitching together pictures of the Milky Way, astronomers from Ruhr University Bochum have finally completed their masterpiece: the largest ever space photo. It has a whooping 46 billion megapixel and 194 GB in file size. It’s so large, in fact, that the astronomers had to cut it in 268 sections for it be manageable.
It’s something no human has ever seen before: as a star reaches its terminal phase, it blows up the system around it.
Hurricane Joaquin is an active tropical cyclone that severely impacted large parts of the Bahamas and is currently threatening Bermuda, although its extremities will also pass through other areas in the Atlantic, including Britain. Now, according to NASA data, the hurricane will be experiencing a phenomenon called eyewall replacement.