Flying above the plains of Venus with an… inflatable aircraft

Engineers with defense and aerospace contractor Northrop Grumman and Tustin, California-based smart space technology company L’Garde announce the development of a new concept airplane, which could fly in the skies above Venus for up to a year. Such an asset could reveal a multitude of new data about our neighboring world, which features temperatures significantly […]

Picture of the Day: Monster Saturn Storm

Cassini has been circling Saturn for years, but it’s still revealing spectacular things about the planet. Violent weather provides a great spectacle on Earth, as long as it doesn’t actually destroy anything, but it’s nothing compared with what’s happening on Saturn.

Picture of the Day: Double moons

The Sun Has a Giant “Hole,” Spacecraft Reveals

NASA has announced that a space telescope aiming at the Sun has spotted a giant hole in the solar atmosphere.

Monster Saturn storm ate its own tail

Since gas giants are made up of, well, gas, it’s easy for giant storms to form around them. Saturn and Jupiter are always peppered with monster storms that ravage the planets. They don’t do any actual damage since there’s nothing there to damage, but they do make for some spectacular shots.

Black Hole secrets: The S-Stars

Deep in the heart of the Milky Way resides a black hole. However, that is not the mysterious object which scientists Fabio Antonini, of the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, and David Merritt, of the Rochester Institute of Technology, have been endeavoring to explain. The objects of their attention are the orbits of massive young […]

Absense of light reveals exoplanet atmospheres

Exoplanets are uncanny. Some seem to have walked directly out of the best science-fiction movies. For example, we’ve discovered a planet consisting purely of water (GJ 1214b) and one with two suns (Kepler 16b). Some planets nearly scrape their host stars once every orbit, while others exist in darkness without a host star at all. The […]

Picture of the Day: Colliding binary star winds

An artist’s rendering of a colliding wind binary.     A colliding-wind binary is a binary star system in which the two members are massive stars that emit powerful, radiatively-driven stellar winds. The location where these two winds collide produces a strong shock front that can cause radio, X-ray and possibly synchrotron radiation emission. Wind […]

Picture of the Day: Orion

  Humans have been gazing at Orion for millennia, but they’ve never seen it as beautiful as this. Granted, we can’t actually see it like the photo above would suggest, as the fiery glow is only visible to telescopes tuned to submillimeter radio frequencies.

Earth and Moon’s water from same source

Water on the Moon came from the same source as our water on Earth, a new study suggests.   The discovery reported in the journal Science, implies some of Earth’s water was transferred to the Moon when it formed.   The Moon is thought to have formed by a collision between Earth and a Mars-sized […]

Picture of the Day: Venus

Artist’s impression of an active volcano on Venus. Results from a long-term study of Venus find evidence of a clear injection of sulphur dioxide into its upper atmosphere. One possible interpretation is that volcanic activity increased the sulphur dioxide component of the upper atmosphere, although an alternative is that a change in atmospheric circulation dredged […]

New Method of Finding Planets Scores Its First Discovery

Detecting alien worlds presents a significant challenge since they are small, faint, and close to their stars. The two most prolific techniques for finding exoplanets are radial velocity (looking for wobbling stars) and transits (looking for dimming stars). A team at Tel Aviv University and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) has just discovered an […]

Milky Way’s Black Hole feasts on superhot gas

It’s a simple menu, but smoking hot. The black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy is sucking in ultra-hot molecular gas, as seen through the eyes of the Herschel space telescope.

NASA probe observes meteors colliding with Saturn’s rings

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has provided the first direct evidence of small meteoroids breaking into streams of rubble and crashing into Saturn’s rings.

Sun’s next-door twin: Cool layer also in the atmosphere of Alpha Centauri A

The European Space Agency’s Herschel space observatory has detected a cool layer in the atmosphere of Alpha Centauri A, the first time this has been seen in a star beyond our own Sun. The finding is not only important for understanding the Sun’s activity, but could also help in the quest to discover proto-planetary systems […]

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