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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.
Moon and Jupiter close on October 28
Orionid meteor in moonlight