Stunning new photos of Jupiter sent by NASA’s $1 Billion Juno Probe

November 8th, 2017|

Traveling above Jupiter at more than 130,000 miles per hour, NASA’s $1 billion Juno probe took its ninth set of stunning flyby images on October 24. But the sun slipped between the giant planet and Earth for more than a week, blocking the spacecraft from beaming home its precious bounty of data.
Now that the conjunction is over, however, new […]

As Cassini spacecraft makes its final approach to Saturn, is passing by Titan for the last time.

September 12th, 2017|

The next opportunity to visit Titan again isn’t going to be until 2034 at a minimum.
And that’s assuming that a Titan probe gets selected as the next New Frontiers mission- which is not that likely, given that just 2 of the 12 entries are Titan probes, and that Titan is facing serious competition from worlds like […]

One of the biggest Solar Flares of this century has affected Earth

September 7th, 2017|

Actually, it spat out two X-class solar flares, on the morning of 6 September EDT. These are the biggest class of solar flare there is, and the largest explosions in our solar system, with loops of plasma tens of times the size of the Earth.
Solar flares are giant explosions on the surface of the sun that occur […]

Science usability – 10 Amazing discoveries that are changing the world this year

August 15th, 2017|

What about some science usability as something else for news? We don’t need to tell you everything on social media is pretty grim right now – it’s nigh on impossible to avoid articles about wars, Antartica melting, etc. But despite all the doom and gloom, in reality there are a whole bunch of incredible people doing […]

Curiosity is getting old! NASA released his 5 year amazing time-lapse footage

August 9th, 2017|

Some interesting things about Curiosity:

It travels at about 5cm a second to preserve power. It takes like 45 minutes to get it across a football Field;
At one point scientists started to drive Curiosity backwards to even out the wear and tear of the front and back wheels. This is due to sharp rocks […]

NASA reveals largest batch of earth-size, habitable planets around a single star

February 22nd, 2017|

What a time to be alive! NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable planets zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water.
The discovery sets […]

Underside view of the Space Shuttle Discovery as it approached the International Space Station

December 30th, 2015|

During STS-114 (the first “Return to Flight” Space Shuttle mission following the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster), the rendezvous pitch maneuver was performed by Commander Eileen Collins shortly before docking with the ISS at 11:18 UTC on July 28, 2005, when Space Shuttle Discovery was photographed by Commander Sergei Krikalev and Flight Engineer John L. Phillips, […]

Hubble celebrates 25 years of unveiling the universe

April 24th, 2015|

In honor of the Hubble Space Telescope’s 25th anniversary on Friday, NASA representatives on Thursday unveiled an official celebratory image.

The image captures a section of Gum 29, a region of vigorous star birth around 20,000 light-years away from Earth in the constellation Carina. The glittering cluster you see is called Westerlund 2, and it’s made […]

Sarychev volcano eruption from the International Space Station

February 1st, 2015|

The spectacular, eye popping beauty of an erupting volcano is not to be missed if it is captured from space. The ISS happened to be passing over the Sarychev volcano just as it was beginning to erupt. In the image, the plume appears to be brown ash capped with a head of white steam, a […]

Space shuttle Atlantis launch captured from the International Space Station.

January 17th, 2015|

Capture of Space Shuttle Atlantis launch (NASA Mission STS-115) from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on 9 September 2006.