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NASA - Solar System & Beyond

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  • Comets and asteroids shower Mars with organics
    16 March 2018, 11:00 am
    For decades, astronomers suspected that Mars might be teeming with organics, which are carbon-based molecules like proteins, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids. However, it wasn’t until 2015 that the Mars Curiosity rover uncovered the first evidence showing these life-supporting compounds were not only present, but also likely scattered all over the Red Planet. At the time, astronomers suspected that organics were hitchhiking to Mars almost exclusively aboard tiny, interplanetary dust part
  • Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is shrinking in length, but growing in height
    16 March 2018, 11:00 am
    The storm’s upward expansion is just as unexplained as its retreating base.
  • Mercury: The Swift Planet
    15 March 2018, 11:00 am
    Our solar system's innermost planet reaches greatest elongation tonight. Here's some background before you step outside to view its best 2018 apparition.
  • Starmus Advisory Board remembers Stephen Hawking
    14 March 2018, 11:00 am
    Starmus Today, on the 14th of March, 2018, the human race has suffered an immeasurable loss. The loss of a man who was not only one of the greatest scientists of all times and one of the most influential people on the planet, but also a model and inspiration for many of us. Stephen Hawking was a man of exceptional power of spirit and a model of civic stance. He changed the way we perceive our Universe, our time and ourselves, and did it with his unique talent of communication and gentle,
  • Potentially habitable super-Earth found during exoplanet search
    14 March 2018, 11:00 am

    Of 15 recently discovered exoplanets, one could hold liquid water.

  • Stephen Hawking passes away at 76
    14 March 2018, 11:00 am
    A witty and brilliant cosmologist and mathematician, Hawking became a household icon who advanced our understanding of the cosmos.
  • All disk galaxies rotate once every billion years
    13 March 2018, 11:00 am
    In a study published March 9 in The Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, astronomers announced the discovery that all disk galaxies rotate about once every billion years, no matter their size or mass. “It’s not Swiss watch precision,” said Gerhardt Meurer, an astronomer from the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), in a press release. “But regardless of whether a galaxy is very big or very small, if you could sit on the extreme edge o
  • Hubble captures new image of two colliding galaxies
    9 March 2018, 1:00 pm

    To say the duo will get to know each other is an understatement.

  • McDonald Observatory to Train National Park Service in Skywatching Programs for Visitors
    9 March 2018, 1:00 pm
    The University of Texas at Austin McDonald Observatory has entered into a partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) to train park rangers in bringing the wonders of the night sky to their visitors. The observatory also will create outreach programs for the park service. “We are extremely pleased to join forces with the McDonald Observatory to bring this training to NPS park and regional office staff,” said Ray Sauvajot, NPS Associate Director for Natural Resource Stewardship
  • Hubble reveals the most detailed exoplanet atmosphere we’ve seen to date
    8 March 2018, 1:00 pm

    The new data suggests WASP-39b made a fantastic migration across its planetary system.

  • NASA's Juno finds Jupiter's Jet-Streams Are Unearthly
    8 March 2018, 1:00 pm
    Data collected by NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter indicate that the atmospheric winds of the gas-giant planet run deep into its atmosphere and last longer than similar atmospheric processes found here on Earth. The findings will improve understanding of Jupiter's interior structure, core mass and, eventually, its origin. Other Juno science results released today include that the massive cyclones that surround Jupiter's north and south poles are enduring atmospheric features and unlike anything e
  • The Case of the Martian Boulder Piles
    7 March 2018, 1:00 pm
    This image was originally meant to track the movement of sand dunes near the North Pole of Mars, but what's on the ground in between the dunes is just as interesting! The ground has parallel dark and light stripes from upper left to lower right in this area. In the dark stripes, we see piles of boulders at regular intervals. What organized these boulders into neatly-spaced piles? In the Arctic back on Earth, rocks can be organized by a process called "frost heave." With frost heave, repeatedly
  • Simulations show how Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko likely formed
    7 March 2018, 1:00 pm
    Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is a curious comet. Not just because of its peculiar name, but also because of its odd, rubber-ducky shape. The comet — hereafter referred to as Chury — seems to be made up of two cometary nuclei that gently collided and stuck together at some point in the past. Astronomers believed that for two comets to merge in such a way, they must possess three traits: They must be extremely low in density, rich in volatiles (elements and compounds with low boil
  • Red giant brings its companion star back to life
    6 March 2018, 1:00 pm
    Winds emitted by a red giant revived a nearby neutron star’s dead core.
  • Fingerprinting the very first stars
    2 March 2018, 1:00 pm
    Using a radio antenna the size of a tabletop, astronomers found evidence suggesting the first stars formed just 180 million years after the Big Bang.

Sky & Telescope

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