Juno spacecraft arrived at Jupiter on July 4 and has spent some weeks in a testing mode. On Saturday, it came closer to Jupiter than any spacecraft ever has.
Lie on the beach, and your body is bombarded by light from our sun, and from beyond our galaxy.
August 27, 2016 was the conjunction of Jupiter and Venus. Sky’s 2 brightest planets. Closest conjunction of any 2 planets in 2016.
The August 27, 2016 Wyoming earthquake took place at 2:47 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time (2047 UTC). Many reports of shaking.
August 27, 2016 earthquake in western Wyoming.
The Juno spacecraft will be about 2,500 miles (4,200 km) above Jupiter’s swirling clouds. No other spacecraft has ever orbited Jupiter this closely.
This dual view of Jupiter was taken on August 23, 2016, when NASA's Juno spacecraft was 2.8 million miles (4.4 million km) from the gas giant planet on the inbound leg of its initial 53.5-day capture orbit. Image via NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS
For 90 years, science’s favorite explanation for the origin of life has been the “primordial soup”. But recent research adds weight to an alternative idea.
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61 Cygni isn’t bright. But it moves exceptionally rapidly against the background of more distant stars. Its motion reveals its nearness to Earth.
61 Cygni is a double star, captured here by Scott MacNeill at Frosty Drew Observatory, Charlestown, Rhode Island, June 2015.
Seeing animals in clouds, or a face in the moon, are examples of pareidolia. Look here for photos to test your own ability to see things that aren’t there.
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Live coverage Friday of cargo ship’s departure from International Space Station. Begins at 5:45 a.m. EDT (9:45 UTC).
NASA astronaut Tim Kopra captured an image of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, on the company's eighth Commercial Resupply Services mission, from the Cupola Module of the International Space Station during Expedition 47 in April 2016. Image via NASA