Space

Periodic Solar Activity Fluctuations Can Be Clocked by Planetary Attractive Forces

The sun sported about a dozen active regions over a five-day period in May 2015. The bright, spindly strands that extend out of these active regions are particles spinning along magnetic field lines that...

Backbone of NASA’s Massive SLS Moon Rocket Joins Boosters for Artemis I Mission

By NASA June 15, 2021 Credit: NASA/Cory Huston The core stage of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket for NASA’s Artemis I mission has been placed on the mobile launcher in between the twin solid rocket boosters inside the Vehicle Assembly Building...

New Science Investigations for the Dark Side of the Moon

Commercial landers will carry NASA-provided science and technology payloads to the lunar surface, paving the way for NASA astronauts to land on the Moon by 2024. Credit: NASA As NASA continues plans for multiple commercial...

Black Holes Help With Star Birth

Virtual Milky Way: gas density around a massive central galaxy in a group in the virtual universe of the TNG50 simulation. Gas inside the galaxy corresponds to the bright vertical structure: a gaseous disk....

Progress on Giant SLS Moon Rocket, Close Encounter With Ganymede, and a Ring of...

Space Launch System (SLS) rocket’s 188,000-pound core stage has been lifted onto the mobile launcher, in between the two solid rocket boosters. Credit: NASA Making progress on our Artemis Moon rocket, images from a close...

NASA Prepares to Stack Massive Moon Rocket’s Core Stage

By NASA June 14, 2021 Credit: NASA The fully stacked twin solid rocket boosters for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket are mated atop the mobile launcher at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida as stacking...

NASA Selects 24 Flight-Quality Heat-Vision “Eyes” for Roman Space Telescope

A technician holds one of Roman’s detectors. Credit: NASA/Chris Gunn NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope team recently flight-certified all 24 of the detectors the mission needs. When Roman launches in the mid-2020s, these devices...

Earliest Gigantic Black Hole Storm Ever Discovered – Supermassive Black Hole a Telltale Sign...

Artist’s impression of a galactic wind driven by a supermassive black hole located in the center of a galaxy. The intense energy emanating from the black hole creates a galaxy-scale flow of gas that...

Hubble Spots a Galactic Powerhouse

By ESA/Hubble June 13, 2021 Hubble Space Telescope image of spiral galaxy NGC 3254. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, A. Riess et al. This image shows the spiral galaxy NGC 3254, observed using Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3...

Two Gaseous Planets Around a Bright Sun-Like Star

In this artist’s rendering, two gaseous planets orbit the bright star HD 152843. These planets were discovered through the citizen science project Planet Hunters TESS, in collaboration with professional scientists. Credit: NASA/Scott Wiessinger At night,...