Monthly Archives: July 2015
New Cassini’ enhanced-color photos reveal a surprising feature on Saturn’s icy moon Tethys: a mysterious, graffiti-like reddish streaks running for miles on moon’ surface, their origin unknown.
In a recent study, NASA show that it would cost about ten times cheaper to organize a lunar mission today than it was 40 years ago. If in 1969 it was necessary to spend 25.4 billion sollars — around $95 billion in today’s money — to allow Neil Armstrong step foot on the moon, now it would cost no more than 9 billion euros.
We all know Neil deGrasse Tyson’s stance on Pluto and its status as a planet. But what does the world renowned astrophysicist consider to be the most underrated planet?
NASA’ Former chief operating officer in Spain Carlos González Pintado says there could be life on Kepler-452b — the newly remarkable world discovered by NASA’ kepler mission — given its characteristics.
Soaring to the depths of our universe, gallant spacecraft roam the cosmos, snapping images of celestial wonders. Some spacecraft have instruments capable of capturing radio emissions. When scientists convert these to sound waves, the results are eerie to hear. We’ve put together a compilation of elusive “sounds” of howling planets and whistling helium that is sure to make your skin crawl.
NASA’s sophisticated telescope, Chandra X-ray Observatory, has witnessed a fast-moving pulsar puncturing a huge hole in the massive companion star’s circumstellar disk of hot gas and dust.
Russian billionaire and philanthropist Yuri Milner will devote 100 million dollars (92 million euros) to the SETI project, starting an ambitious ten-year project to detect signals from intelligent alien life in the Milky Way galaxy and beyond.
By using Gaia satellite, a team of scientists, with a little help from amateur astronomers, have found an extremely rare star system: a binary system where one star completely eclipses the other, the first of its kind ever discovered.
Here is a collection of .gifs covering first encounters/flybys of planets. The first & the new era of planetary exploration. Enjoy it.
So far, NASA’ Kepler Space Telescope and other exoplanet survey missions have found thousands of alien planetary systems with nearly 2,000 confirmed exoplanets.
New high-resolution images captured by NASA’ New Horizons probe reveals the first close-up of the dwarf planet’s equator, a region with large ice mountains reaching up to 11,000ft (3,350 meters) above the surface.