Using data from the first 22 months of the NICER instruments mission, NASA has constructed a beautiful image of what the X-ray sky looks like. The post NASA is building up a map of the entire sky seen in X-rays, line by line with its NICER experiment appeared first on Universe Today .
Japanese astronomers have captured images of an astonishing 1800 supernovae.
Rovers on Mars should be searching for rocks that look like pasta – they’re almost certainly created by life
According to a new study, future NASA missions to Mars should look for “pasta-like” mineral structures, which are an indication of ancient bacteria here on Earth. The post Rovers on Mars should be searching for rocks that look like pasta – they’re almost certainly created by life appeared first on Universe Today
The 50th anniversary of You-Know-What is coming up and LEGO is getting in on the celebration. The much-beloved company has released a replica of the Apollo 11 Eagle Lunar Lander
The James Webb Space Telescope recently completed vacuum chamber testing, and is good to go for its 2021 launch date! The post Phew! James Webb passes its final thermal vacuum test. Still on track for 2021 appeared first on Universe Today .
A team of German scientists have invented a new laser system that could be used to build a lunar base in the near-future. The post MOONRISE: Melting lunar regolith with lasers to build structures on the Moon appeared first on Universe Today .
The first film of a total solar eclipse has been restored by specialists at the British Film Institute (BFI) and made available for viewing. The film was taken in North Caroline in 1900 by Nevil Maskelyne
Clay is a big deal on Mars because it often forms in contact with water.
Great question! The answer has to do with Hubble’s history. It’s easy to forget that the Hubble has been in space since 1990
A Very Rare Planet Discovered. Less Massive than Neptune, Hotter than Mercury. Very Few Should Exist
Astronomers have discovered a very rare, very unusual planet in a distant solar system. The planet, called NGTS-4b, is three times the size of Earth, and about 20% smaller than Neptune
Get used to hearing the name “Jezero Crater.” It’s the landing site for NASA’s Mars 2020 rover. The 2020 rover is slated to launch in July 2020, and will land at Jezero Crater in February, 2021. It’s pretty easy to see why NASA chose Jezero Crater for the next rover in their Mars Exploration Program … Continue reading “This is Where Mars 2020 Rover is Heading.
A rogue star is one that has escaped the gravitational pull of its home galaxy. These stars drift through intergalactic space, and so are sometimes called intergalactic stars. Sometimes, when a rogue star is ejected from its galaxy, it drags its binary pair along for the ride.
Mars is a sandy planet and the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has given us tons of beautiful pictures of Martian sand dunes. But Mars’ dunes are much different than dunes here on Earth. Their movement is governed by different factors than Earth dunes
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A strange feature on the surface of Mars has kept scientists guessing about its origin. It’s a surface deposit of a mineral which is more common in the interiors of planets.
NASA’s Long-Term Climate Predictions have Proven to be Very Accurate, Within 1/20th of a Degree Celsius
There are a handful of major science institutions around the world that keep track of the Earth’s temperature.
A new study has found evidence of glacier of water ice beneath Mars’ north pole, enough to cover the entire planet in an ocean. The post New layers of water ice have been found beneath Mars’ North Pole appeared first on Universe Today .
Scientists working with data from the Kepler mission have discovered an additional 18 Earth-sized worlds. The team used a newer, more stringent method of combing through the data to find these planets. Among the 18 is the smallest exoplanet ever found.
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Theory proposes that Venus could have been habitable, but a large ocean slowed down its rotation, killing it
A new study supported by NASA has revealed that an ancient ocean on Venus might have been what slowed down its rotation, thus causing the runaway greenhouse effect that made it what it is today. The post Theory proposes that Venus could have been habitable, but a large ocean slowed down its rotation, killing it appeared first on Universe Today .