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Researchers announced last week that our moon is still being hit by a surprising number of meteoroids
As the Cassini mission to Saturn prepares for its grand finale, scientists sound nostalgic and thrilled about data on Titan’s changing seasons.
Scientists used earthly telescopes to track hot spots on Io over a period of years and saw that it remains the most volcanically active world in our solar system.
On October 24, 1946 – 70 years ago today – a movie camera on board a V-2 rocket captured the first-ever outer space photo of Earth.
Images from space show a dark spot on Mars’ surface where none was seen before, thought to be where the Schiaparelli lander crashed on Mars last Wednesday.
Is a hypothetical large planet – far beyond Neptune – causing a tilt in the sun? Plus, evidence for a 9th planet based on “extreme Kuiper Belt objects.”
Astronomers use astronomical units – or AU – to describe solar system distances. Definition of AU here. Also, mean distances in AU to prominent solar system objects.
“I have become citizen number 62 of Asgardia, a new space nation dedicated to expanding peaceful exploration of space for the benefit of humanity.”
The distant exoplanets known as “hot Jupiters” orbit their stars so tightly that they’re perpetually charbroiled. Plus they keep one face toward their stars.
“We have data coming back that allow us to fully understand the steps that did occur, and why the soft landing did not occur.” Meanwhile, the orbiter is A-OK.
A sudden safe mode halted planned data collection during the spacecraft’s perijove – or closest point to Jupiter – on October 19. Next perijove December 11.
Look here for information about all the major meteor showers between now and the year’s end.
Computer-generated animation of the descent of the Schiaparelli lander to the surface of Mars. Real one will happen this Wednesday, October 19.
No, it orbits the sun. But its orbit keeps it as a constant companion of Earth, and it’ll remain so for centuries to come.
Russian businessman Igor Ashurbeyli believes that an orbiting space station has the potential to become a sovereign nation in space.
The universe suddenly looks a lot more crowded, thanks to a deep-sky census assembled from surveys taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and other observatories.
Astronomers found RR Lyrae stars at our Milky Way galaxy’s core. They now believe ancient globular star clusters may have merged to form the core of the Milky Way.
These Tatooine worlds, as they’re called, might be the ultimate survivors, as their 2 stars begin aging in ways that are sometimes threatening or even catastrophic.
In about 30 million years, a massive cloud of gas – called Smith’s Cloud – will collide with the Milky Way.
The universe isn’t spinning or stretched in any particular direction, according to stringent tests from scientists in London.
Moon nearing Jupiter, at ascending node
Orionid meteor in moonlight