A selfie photograph snapped by the Perseverance Mars rover, moments before it landed on the red planet, is being called one of the most iconic images ever taken by NASA in space.
Instead of closing the mission after its exploration of Jupiter, NASA engineers will turn the spacecraft towards Jupiter’s moons – Io, Europa, and Ganymede. The new mission will include several close flybys of Jupiter’s moons as well as its system of rings.
2021 is going to be more than a merry celebration following the annus horribilis year 2020 – it’s going to be a space party like never seen before. Here are the space events we have to look forward to in 2021.
On Friday, NASA released move than 50 new images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. The collection, called the Caldwell Catalogue, includes exploded stars, star clusters, galaxies, and more. Check out the collection here.
2020 SO will fly past the Earth tomorrow at 3:50 AM ET, coming as close as 31.605 miles from our planet. It’s close, but still considered safe. Funny thing though – scientists are not sure what the object is and pretty sure it’s not “natural”.
DeepMind, the AI developed by Google. has made what scientists are calling a “gargantuan leap” in solving biology’s greatest question. To say scientists are excited would be an understatement.
The legendary Arecibo telescope in Puerto Rico is permanently closing after two supporting cables suffer catastrophic failure.
Remains of medieval soldier found at bottom of Lithuanian lake, hidden for centuries beneath the mud.
NASA has launched several studies that will look at the impact of the pandemic on the planet’s climate. Check out the before and after NO2 tropospheric column models in the graphics below. Wow!
Researchers still know very little about how Coronavirus infects the lungs. After all, it’s hard to study the impact of a disease on a person while you’re scrambling to save their life. To work around this, scientists at Cambridge used donated tissue to grow “mini-lungs” in three dimensions to track the impact of SARS-CoV-2 on…