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”.
The legendary Arecibo telescope in Puerto Rico is permanently closing after two supporting cables suffer catastrophic failure.
A new study published in Nature suggests building powerful telescopes in Hawaii and Northern Chile might not be such a great idea.
Wow. Check out the picture NASA just released. This photo shows images of a rocky cliff face that was formed by a flowing river more than 3.7 billion years ago. Stunning!
LIGO researchers released a detailed analysis yesterday regarding the event known as GW198814. The epic cosmic collision was believed to be a collision between a black hole and a neutron star. Now they admit, they don’t know what the heck happened.
A new research paper published in Nature journal suggests the asteroid that formed the 66 Ma Chicxulub crater struck earth at just the right angle to create maximum damage. The asteroid’s trajectory was determined by studying “asymmetries int he subsurface structure of the Chicxulub crater” and 3D simulations. According to researchers, the impact direction and…
In the NASA press conference running right now, they released the first high-res image of Pluto. So without further ado…