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NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured an image of the debris left behind from the cataclysmic death of a massive star. Dem L 190 is the brightest supernova remnant in the Large Magellanic Cloud and resides approximately 160,000 light-years from Earth. DEM L 190 resembles the "puffs of smoke and sparks from a... Read more...
Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano erupted for the first time in 40 years, and has NASA watching a few of its space-related facilities in the nearby area. Mauna Loa is the world's largest volcano, which erupted late Sunday, November 27, 2022. According to U.S. Geological Survey, Mauna Loa erupted at 11:30 p.m. local time... Read more...
NASA's Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) has helped astronomers gain insight into finding the best explanation for how particles in jets perpendicular to black holes get accelerated to such high energies. The latest study explains that the best explanation for particle acceleration is a shock wave within the... Read more...
As NASA's Artemis I mission completed its sixth day, its Orion spacecraft captured some amazing close-up images of the lunar surface. Orion took the images as it made its closest outbound approach to the Moon on November 21, 2022. The long-awaited Artemis I mission finally launched on November 16, 2022, in the... Read more...
NASA's Webb space telescope has revealed an exoplanet's atmosphere in a way never seen before. The highly-advanced telescope viewed the molecular and chemical profile of a distant planet's atmosphere, giving scientists and astronomers an idea of how clouds of this nature may look up close. The James Webb Space... Read more...
NASA's Perseverance rover recently began exploring an area on Mars with the potential of finding organics and biosignatures. The rover is currently in Yori Pass, an area said to be rich in sandstone. There has been no shortage of exciting events this year in terms of exploring all that lies beyond our home planet... Read more...
While Snoopy is enjoying his ride around the Moon on Artemis I, NASA has given the iconic beagle and his pals another assignment for when he returns. The Peanuts gang will be coming to life in "All Systems Go," a NASA-inspired original that will be shown at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex beginning in the... Read more...
NASA convened a team of experts to devise a plan to protect its extremely valuable Webb telescope from powerful micrometeoroid impacts. The team was assembled following an impact in May, which exceeded any prelaunch models. NASA reported in June of this year that the Webb telescope had been struck by multiple... Read more...
NASA's Artemis I is scheduled to launch in the early hours of Wednesday morning, and you can watch live in 8K and VR for the first time ever. After several delays, Artemis I currently has a two-hour window for launch that opens at 1:04 a.m. EST on November 16, 2022. The countdown for the launch of Artemis I from... Read more...
A NASA-funded team has created a new model that explains the scarcity of planets with masses between super-Earths and mini-Neptunes. The new model aims to explain two puzzling observations that continually appear among the more than 3,800 planetary systems cataloged to date. As scientists and astronomers... Read more...
As NASA prepares to send humans back to the Moon and eventually Mars, a grim reminder of the dangers involved was discovered off the coast of Florida. While a TV documentary crew sought to find a WWII-era aircraft in the Bermuda Triangle, they found a piece of the space shuttle Challenger on the seafloor... Read more...
The Hubble Space Telescope captured an image that seems to show a luminous bridge connecting two galaxies. The observation of the galactic triplet Arp 248 comes from a project cataloging peculiar galaxies. Hubble continues to be utilized as it searches the universe for future candidates for the James Webb Space... Read more...
An international team has identified a very large atomic gas structure which spans nearly 2 million light-years in a region around a famous quintet of galaxies. The team used the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) 19-beam receiver to unveil the atomic gas around Stephan's Quintet. Stephan's... Read more...
The Hinode spacecraft captured incredible footage of an annular eclipse using its X-ray Telescope. The international mission is led by the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, with help from the European Space Agency, and NASA. Solar eclipses are some of the most fascinating and stunning occurrences here on... Read more...
A newly discovered asteroid, roughly the size of the world's tallest building, will make a near-Earth pass on November 1, 2022. The mammoth asteroid, called 2022 RM4, was discovered on September 12, 2022, by the Pan-STARRS 2 telescope in Hawaii. NASA recently flew a spacecraft into asteroid Dimorphos, in order to... Read more...
NASA's Mars InSight lander captured the sound from a large meteoroid impact back in December of 2021. The spacecraft recorded the first audio of a meteoroid impacting another planet back in September, 2021. On December 24, 2021, the Mars InSight lander felt the ground beneath it shake. InSight's team later... Read more...
NASA's Webb telescope captured an image of the Pillars of Creation that looks like the hand of the Grim Reaper reaching out from the very soul of the universe. The pillars were first made famous by the Hubble Space Telescope back in 1995. Webb recently captured the Pillars of Creation with its Near-Infrared Camera... Read more...
NASA tweeted a photo of the Sun smiling, which left some reminiscing of the iconic Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man from the movie Ghostbusters. However, in this image the giant marshmallow looks to be getting ready to be placed on a giant s'mores cookie. The Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) was the first mission to be... Read more...
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) reached far back into the universe's past, and captured a galaxy whose light took 13.3 billion years to reach Earth. When MACS0647-JD was first discovered in 2012, it set a new distance record for finding the farthest galaxy seen in the universe at that time. Astronomers... Read more...
NASA's Webb telescope has captured two galaxies colliding nearly 270 million light-years from Earth. The collision has sparked a frenzy of new star formations, known as a starburst, creating new stars at a rate twenty times faster than that of our own Milky Way. The two galaxies, referred to as IC 1623, are very... Read more...
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured the aftermath of a collision between two neutron stars, which sent a jet of radiation hurtling through space at nearly the speed of light. Hubble was used to measure the motion of a "blob" of material the resulting jet smashed into. A neutron star is the surviving core of... Read more...
NASA shared an image of one of the most extreme rotating neutron stars, or pulsars, ever captured, and leaves many in awe. The image was captured in three bands of X-ray light detected by the Chandra X-ray Observatory in 2016. Social media has been lit up lately with amazing and jaw dropping imagery from the James... Read more...
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