Japan’s space agency JAXA said the pair of tiny robots – released by the Hayabusa2 space probe – touched down Saturday on asteroid Ryugu. See the images here.
This amazing photo was captured by Rover 1A as it was bouncing or hoping over the surface of asteroid Ryugu on September 22, 2018. The bright, white region is due to sunlight. (JAXA/Hayabusa2 Project)
We have an equinox coming up on September 23 at 01:54 UTC. That’s September 22 for clocks in North America. Details here. Happy autumn (or spring)!
First sunrise of fall from central North Carolina - September 22, 2018 - via our friend Lee Capps.https://www.facebook.com/leecappsphoto?tn-str=*F
The moon is waxing toward full. It’s nearly time for the autumn equinox for the Northern Hemisphere. That means this hemisphere is due for lovely Harvest Moon rises, soon.
Moon Sept. 18, 2013 by Amy Simpson-Wynne
Conventional rockets – with their onboard fuel – are expensive and dangerous. A new “quantized inertia” concept might make rocket launches cheaper and safer. The concept has just received $1.3 million in new funding.
Conventional chemical rockets, such as NASA's upcoming Space Launch System, use fuel for power. But what if they didn't need fuel anymore, and could use quantised inertia for thrust instead? A radical theory concept proposing that has now been funded by DARPA. Image via Boeing.
How is it possible for an equinox sun to rise due east – and set due west – for everyone around the world? How can you visualize it? Illustrations here.
Federal court documents this week revealed an FBI investigation of a janitor suspected of using Sunspot Solar Observatory’s internet connection to send and receive child pornography.
Stop sign and yellow crime scene tape at the entrance to the Sunspot Solar Observatory. Image via Dylan Taylor-Lehman/Daily News.
A new study suggests that the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds – small satellite galaxies to our Milky Way – might have once had a 3rd companion.
The Large and Small Magellanic Clouds. Image via Andrew Lockwood.
We’re coming up on an equinox, a word that means “equal night.” Days and nights are nearly equal across the globe now. Nearly, but not quite. Here’s why.
January 1, 2015 sunset by Helio de Carvalho Vital. Shot 3 of 6.
Here’s why a full moon looks full.
Man and moonset - March 1, 2018 - from Martin Marthadinata in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia.