Space

Cosmic Rays – Originating From Supernova Remnants and Pulsars – May Be Key to...

Speedy cosmic rays, originating from supernova remnants and pulsars, likely impact galactic dynamics and star formation far more than previously known. Cosmic rays are charged subnuclear particles that move close to the speed of light,...

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Collects First Mars Rock Sample – “Truly a Historic Moment”

Perseverance’s First Cored Mars Rock in Sample Tube: Perseverance’s first cored-rock sample is visible inside this titanium sample collection tube in this image taken on Sept. 6, 2021. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech The rock core is now...

Brilliant Star Cluster, Mars Rock & SpaceX Cargo Dragon

This September 1, 2021 image from NASA’s Perseverance rover shows a sample tube with its cored-rock contents inside. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS Mars Perseverance Rover Gathers Rock Sample This Mastcam-Z image shows a sample of Mars rock inside...

What Created the Mysterious Giant Troughs on Asteroid Vesta? New Theory Proposed

The asteroid Vesta. Credit: NASA and JPL The troughs on Vesta have long been a topic of scientific speculation. The asteroid Vesta is the second largest asteroid in our solar system. With a diameter of about...

Stunning Hubble Space Telescope Image of a Glittering Globular Cluster

By ESA/Hubble September 5, 2021 Hubble Space Telescope image of globular cluster NGC 6717. Credit: ESA/Hubble and NASA, A. Sarajedini This star-studded image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope depicts NGC 6717, which lies more than 20,000...

A Black Hole Triggers a Premature Supernova – First Observation of a Brand-New Kind...

This illustration shows a massive star that is about to explode. The explosion was triggered after its dead-star companion (a black hole or neutron star) plunged into the star’s core. Scientists say that the...

NASA’s Deep Space Network Looks to the Future

The 70-meter (230-foot) Deep Space Station 14 (DSS-14) is the largest Deep Space Network antenna at the Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex near Barstow, California. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech The DSN is being upgraded to communicate with...

Lucky 13? Mars Ingenuity Helicopter to Get Lower for More Detailed Images During Next...

Animation of NASA Ingenuity Mars Helicopter from above. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech “The longer you look back, the farther you can look forward.” –Winston Churchill Following Flight 12’s scouting images of “South Séítah,” which were the most...

Greenhouses Probably Won’t Work for Growing Crops on Mars Because of Cosmic Radiation

This artist’s concept depicts astronauts and human habitats on Mars. NASA’s Mars 2020 rover will carry a number of technologies that could make Mars safer and easier to explore for humans. Credit: NASA Mars is...

Cold Planets Exist Throughout the Milky Way – Even in the Galactic Bulge

An artist’s conception of cold planet distribution throughout the Milky Way. For comparison, the cyan cone is the Kepler transit survey field. The inset shows an artistic conception of a planetary system in the...