NASA’s MAVEN Mars orbiter launches from Cape Canaveral today, and will be analyzing the atmosphere of the red planet to uncover how the planet has changed in the past.
Using a technology designed for visualizing exoplanets, one astronomer has taken new data from Hubble to construct the clearest image yet of the dwarf planet Pluto.
Astronomers have finally determined that black hole jets are composed of matter, rather than a combination of matter and antimatter particles.
The Sun’s two hemispheres inverse in polarity approximately every 11 years, and scientists are now saying that the current cycle of change may have already begun.
A new theory shows that a single star could collapse into two black holes, providing an explanation for how super-massive black holes existed in the early universe.
The Olympic torch for the 2014 winter games in Russia will be flying to the ISS tomorrow. It will perform a space walk before returning to Earth a day later.
A cargo ship filled with waste was maneuvered to give ISS astronauts a good view as it re-entered the atmosphere and burned up.
India has launched its first space mission to Mars. The newly launched probe is currently in Earth orbit and will arrive on the red planet in September of next year.
Tracking asteroids and other objects that could kill us, is still largely based on amateur and professional astronomers making chance observations with regular telescopes.
A water heavy asteroid, the first of its kind outside our solar system, has been discovered around a dying star 150 light years away.
A telescope in Hawaii has detected a planet floating freely without a solar system 80 light years away. Its lack of a star is even more noteworthy as the planet is estimated to be very young.
NASA’s LADEE probe has reached Lunar orbit after a month-long journey. It’ll soon begin probing the moon’s thin atmosphere and lunar dust.
On February 15th 2013, over 1,000 people were injured when a meteor exploded over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk. Scientists are now saying that ‘the odds of asteroid impacts are much higher than people realize.’
Even with years of training and the nickname of “space troops”, Russia’s Aerospace Defence Troops would lack the ability to handle an extra-terrestrial attack, a Russian defense official has warned.
The recent ‘shutdown’ of all none-essential United States government departments and services has left NASA almost completely nonfunctional.
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) finally launches a new freezer unit to the International Space Station (ISS). No refrigerated goodies though, because the unit is designated to be used for pure scientific research.
A new method for measuring the spin of supermassive black holes could help astronomers better understand how the black holes drive the growth of galaxies.
Centaurs are small celestial bodies found between the orbits of Jupiter and Neptune. Their true nature has been a great mystery to astrophysicists, but NASA’s WISE may finally have determined that they are comets.
Members of the US congress have introduced a bill that hopes to turn part of the moon into a natural park to preserve it for the future.
One day the sun will die. When that happens, it’ll be quite a dramatic sight to see. Thanks to the Hubble Space Telescope we have a picture of what that might look like.