Matter as we know it, all the planets, stars, galaxies, cluster of galaxies that can be seen make up just 5 percent of the cosmos. Approximately 2% of this percentage is made of stuff astronomers can’t see but still eluded detection.
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?
Tuesday will be remembered as the day humanity reached Pluto for the first time. If everything goes according to plan, a NASA spacecraft, called New Horizons, will fly by Pluto at 12:49 p.m. BST, or 7:49 a.m. ET.
As Hubble enters its 25th year in orbit, with celebrations planned around the world for its anniversary on 24 April 2015, this video “celebrates” the relationship that the telescope will have with its future colleague, the James Webb Space Telescope.
Mars One is a Netherlands based company who by 2025, want to have a permanent human colony on mars The company was established by dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp in 2011.
Nasa’ spacecraft Dawn is preparing to rendezvous with the largest object in the asteroid belt located between Mars and Jupiter. The Dawn craft is on target to slip into orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres on Friday after a three-year journey. It will be the second stop for Dawn, which earlier visited the asteroid Vesta. Dawn has been snapping pictures of Ceres as it nears the Texas-sized object. Sharper images are expected in the coming months as Dawn spirals closer to Ceres’ surface.
Enormous cloud-like plumes reaching 160 miles above the surface of Mars have left scientists baffled. This is way beyond Mars’ normal weather, reaching into the exosphere where the atmosphere merges with interplanetary space. None of the conventional explanations for such clouds make sense – neither water or carbon dioxide ice nor dust storms nor auroral light emissions usually hit such heights.
Capturing an image more than once per second, SDO (NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory) has provided an unprecedentedly clear picture of how massive explosions on the sun grow and erupt ever since its launch on Feb. 11, 2010. In honor of SDO’s fifth anniversary, NASA has released a video showcasing highlights from the last five years of sun watching. Hope you’ll enjoi it.
A black hole is a region of spacetime from which gravity prevents anything, including light, from escaping. The theory of general relativity predicts that a sufficiently compact mass will deform spacetime to form a black hole. Around a black hole, there is a mathematically defined surface called an event horizon that marks the point of no return.
Using data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio has produced a simulation of the side of the moon that we never get to see from Earth.
Eventually, billions or even trillions of years from now, the universe is going to end. Astrophysicists don’t know exactly how the universe will end, but they have some ideas. A group from Munich called Kurzgesagt put together a video explaining the three most likely ways it could happen.
An amazing new time-lapse video shows the Milky Way, dancing auroras and skies full of stars above stunning locations in areas free of light pollution.