Space

NASA Is Sending a Spacecraft to Asteroid 16 Psyche – It Might Not Be...

This artist’s concept depicts the asteroid Psyche, the target of NASA’s Psyche mission. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU New University of Arizona research finds that the target asteroid of NASA’s Psyche mission may not be as metallic or...

A Ring of Fire Sunrise Solar Eclipse

On Thursday, June 10, 2021, people across the northern hemisphere will have the chance to experience an annular or partial eclipse of the Sun. Learn more about that here, where you will find visualizations,...

CHIME Telescope Detects More Than 500 Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts From Outer Space

The large radio telescope CHIME, pictured here, has detected more than 500 mysterious fast radio bursts in its first year of operation, MIT researchers report. Credit: CHIME Collaboration Observations in its first year of operation...

NASA Has Just Rejected Missions to the Strange Moons of Jupiter and Neptune –...

A volcanic eruption on Jupiter’s moon Io. Credit: NASA/JPL/DLR It’s been 30 years since NASA last visited Venus, with the Magellan orbiter in 1990. Now, two new missions have been selected to explore the deadly atmosphere, crushing pressures...

Astronomers Discover Jets from Massive Protostars Might be Very Different from Lower-Mass Systems

Artist’s conception of the young star Cep A HW2, showing a wide-angle wind originating close to the star and a disk of material orbiting the star (called an accretion disk), with a much narrower...

See the Dramatic First Images NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Captured As It Sailed by the...

This image of Ganymede was obtained by the JunoCam imager during Juno’s June 7, 2021, flyby of the icy moon. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS The spacecraft flew closer to Jupiter’s largest moon than any other in more...

New Neptune-Sized Exoplanet Discovered With a Substantial Atmosphere Ripe for Study

An artist’s impression shows an exoplanet orbiting the Sun-like star. Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser An international group of collaborators, including scientists from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and The University of New Mexico, have discovered a new,...

Possible Explanation Discovered for Elusive Dark-Matter-Free Galaxies

UC Riverside-led study finds extreme tidal mass loss in dwarf galaxies formed in a simulation. A team led by astronomers at the University of California, Riverside, has found that some dwarf galaxies may today appear...

Using Game Theory to Help Discover Intelligent Alien Life

The giant Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank Observatory is a part of the Breakthrough Listen project, a huge ongoing SETI survey. Credit: Eamonn Kerins New research from The University of Manchester suggests using a strategy...

Space Debris: It’s Time to Act

70% of all cataloged objects are in low-Earth orbit (LEO), which extends to 2000 km above the Earth’s surface. To observe the Earth, spacecraft must orbit at such a low altitude. The spatial density...