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NASA Solar System & Beyond

NASA Image of the Day

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  • We Are Going: Artemis I on Launch Pad
    17 August 2022, 4:20 pm
    NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard is seen atop the mobile launcher as it is rolled up the ramp at Launch Pad 39B, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

  • Perennial Perseids
    16 August 2022, 4:19 pm
    The Perseid meteors are an annual event many skywatchers look forward to, as they often produce lots of shooting stars to enjoy.

  • Aquanaut Gets to Work Underwater
    15 August 2022, 3:41 pm
    A team of roboticists from NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston have applied their expertise in making robots for deep space to designing a fully electric shape-changing submersible robot that will cut costs for maritime industries.

  • Hubble Peers at Celestial Cloudscape
    12 August 2022, 2:00 pm
    This celestial cloudscape from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captures the colorful region in the Orion Nebula surrounding the Herbig-Haro object HH 505.

  • Artemis I Moonikin Campos Inspection and Install
    11 August 2022, 4:17 pm
    Artemis I Moonikin Campos Inspection and Install

  • NASA’s B377SGT Super Guppy Turbine Cargo Airplane lands at Moffett Field at NASA Ames
    10 August 2022, 4:09 pm
    In this picture from 2016, our Super Guppy, a specialized aircraft with a unique hinged nose, lands at Moffett Field at NASA Ames.

  • Moon Mosaic
    8 August 2022, 4:46 pm
    This Moon-mosaic is comprised of 1,231 images taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's (LRO) Narrow-Angle Camera (NAC) in the summer of 2018.

  • Curiosity's Dusty Selfie
    5 August 2022, 4:09 pm
    Since August 2012, Curiosity has been exploring 3-mile-high Mt. Sharp in Gale Crater. The rover has climbed more than 2,000 feet (612 meters), reaching progressively younger rocks that serve as a record on how Mars has evolved from a wet, habitable planet to a cold desert environment.

  • Hubble Gazes at a Star-Studded Skyfield
    5 August 2022, 2:00 pm
    This star-studded image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the heart of the globular cluster NGC 6638 in the constellation Sagittarius.

  • Ice Stars
    4 August 2022, 4:04 pm
    Like distant galaxies amid clouds of interstellar dust, chunks of sea ice drift through graceful swirls of grease ice in the frigid waters of Foxe Basin near Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic.

  • Wildflowers in Bloom at Kennedy Space Center
    3 August 2022, 4:00 pm
    With wildflowers surrounding the view, NASA’s Space Launch System Moon rocket – carried atop the crawler-transporter 2 – arrives at Launch Pad 39B at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on June 6, 2022.

  • Webb Captures Stellar Gymnastics in The Cartwheel Galaxy
    2 August 2022, 4:00 pm

  • NASA Pays Tribute to Nichelle Nichols
    1 August 2022, 3:26 pm
    NASA celebrates the life of Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek actor, trailblazer, and role model, who symbolized to so many what was possible. She partnered with us to recruit some of the first women and minority astronauts, and inspired generations to reach for the stars.

  • Zeta Ophiuchi: A Star With a Complicated Past
    29 July 2022, 4:29 pm
    Zeta Ophiuchi is a star with a complicated past, having likely been ejected from its birthplace by a powerful stellar explosion. A new look by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory helps tell more of the story of this runaway star.

  • Vortices Near Jupiter’s North Pole
    28 July 2022, 4:33 pm
    As NASA’s Juno mission completed its 43rd close flyby of Jupiter on July 5, 2022, its JunoCam instrument captured this striking view of vortices — hurricane-like spiral wind patterns — near the planet’s north pole.

Astronomy News - ScienceDaily

    Source: Astronomy News - ScienceDaily

  • Ready for its close-up: New technology sharpens images of black holes
    16 August 2022, 6:03 pm
    Using new computational algorithms, scientists have measured a sharp ring of light predicted to originate from photons whipping around the back of a supermassive black hole.

  • Hubble sees red supergiant star Betelgeuse slowly recovering after blowing its top
    11 August 2022, 8:30 pm
    The star Betelgeuse appears as a brilliant, ruby-red, twinkling spot of light in the upper right shoulder of the winter constellation Orion the Hunter. But when viewed close up, astronomers know it as a seething monster with a 400-day-long heartbeat of regular pulsations. This aging star is classified as a supergiant because it has swelled up to an astonishing diameter of approximately 1 billion miles. If placed at the center of our solar system it would reach out to the orbit of Jupiter. The star's ultimate fate is to explode as a supernova.

  • Astronomers confirm star wreck as source of extreme cosmic particles
    11 August 2022, 3:49 pm
    NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope confirms one supernova remnant as a launch site for some of our galaxy's highest-energy protons.

  • First stars and black holes
    11 August 2022, 3:03 am
    Just milliseconds after the universe's Big Bang, chaos reigned. Atomic nuclei fused and broke apart in hot, frenzied motion. Incredibly strong pressure waves built up and squeezed matter so tightly together that black holes formed, which astrophysicists call primordial black holes. Did primordial black holes help or hinder formation of the universe's first stars, eventually born about 100 million years later?

  • One more clue to the Moon's origin
    10 August 2022, 10:10 pm
    Researchers discover the first definitive proof that the Moon inherited indigenous noble gases from the Earth's mantle. The discovery represents a significant piece of the puzzle towards understanding how the Moon and, potentially, the Earth and other celestial bodies were formed.

  • Stars determine their own masses
    9 August 2022, 8:12 pm
    Using new simulations, astrophysicists discovered that star formation is a self-regulatory process. In other words, stars themselves set their own masses. This helps explain why stars formed in disparate environments still have similar masses.

  • Planet formation: ALMA detects gas in a circumplanetary disk
    9 August 2022, 8:11 pm
    Scientists using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to study planet formation have made the first-ever detection of gas in a circumplanetary disk. What's more, the detection also suggests the presence of a very young exoplanet.

  • Signs of disturbance in nearby dwarf galaxies indicate an alternative gravity theory
    5 August 2022, 4:37 pm
    According to the standard model of cosmology, the vast majority of galaxies are surrounded by a halo of dark matter particles. This halo is invisible, but its mass exerts a strong gravitational pull on galaxies in the vicinity. A new study challenges this view of the Universe. The results suggest that the dwarf galaxies of Earth's second closest galaxy cluster -- known as the Fornax Cluster -- are free of such dark matter halos.

  • Cosmic Evolution Early Release Science Survey: Wide view of the early universe
    4 August 2022, 8:56 pm
    New images from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope show what may be among the earliest galaxies ever observed. The images were taken from the Cosmic Evolution Early Release Science Survey (CEERS).

  • Out with a bang: Explosive neutron star merger captured for the first time in millimeter light
    3 August 2022, 3:39 pm
    Scientists have recorded millimeter-wavelength light from a fiery explosion caused by the merger of a neutron star with another star. The team also confirmed this flash of light to be one of the most energetic short-duration gamma-ray bursts ever observed, leaving behind one of the most luminous afterglows on record.

  • Webb captures stellar gymnastics in the Cartwheel Galaxy
    2 August 2022, 11:58 pm
    NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has peered into the chaos of the Cartwheel Galaxy, revealing new details about star formation and the galaxy's central black hole.

  • Scientists reveal distribution of dark matter around galaxies 12 billion years ago -- further back in time than ever before
    1 August 2022, 4:30 pm
    Using Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation instead of visible light allows scientists to determine the distribution of dark matter several billion years earlier than previously possible.

  • Super-Earth skimming habitable zone of red dwarf
    1 August 2022, 4:29 pm
    A super-Earth planet has been found near the habitable zone of a red dwarf star only 37 light-years from the Earth. This is the first discovery by a new instrument on the Subaru Telescope and offers a chance to investigate the possibility of life on planets around nearby stars. With such a successful first result, we can expect that the Subaru Telescope will discover more, potentially even better, candidates for habitable planets around red dwarfs.

  • Scientists discover places on the moon where it's always 'sweater weather'
    26 July 2022, 10:02 pm
    A team led by planetary scientists has discovered shady locations within pits on the moon that always hover around a comfortable 63 degrees Fahrenheit. The pits, and caves to which they may lead, would make safer, more thermally stable base camps for lunar exploration and long-term habitation than the rest of the moon's surface, which heats up to 260 degrees during the day and drops to 280 degrees below zero at night.

  • Space study offers clearest understanding yet of the life cycle of supermassive black holes
    26 July 2022, 7:25 pm
    Supermassive black holes with varying light signatures are actually in different stages of the life cycle.

Astronomy News - Astronomy.com

    Source: Astronomy News - Astronomy.com

  • <i>101 Must-See Cosmic Objects</i>: The Carina Nebula
    17 August 2022, 12:00 pm
    The Orion Nebula may be the best-known emission nebula, but it loses to the Carina Nebula (NGC 3372) as the most spectacular. Measuring 2° across, the Carina Nebula looks like an ethereal orchid blossoming, with many dark rifts dividing it into several distinct “petals.” Residing about 7,500 to 8,500 light-years from Earth, the Carina Nebula lies within its namesake constellation, Carina the Keel. Its southern location (declination –60°) keeps it below the southern ho

  • Best telescopes for stargazers in light-polluted cities
    16 August 2022, 12:00 pm
    Don’t let bright lights prevent you from exploring cosmic sights.

  • War in Ukraine highlights importance of private satellite companies
    16 August 2022, 12:00 pm
    Private satellite companies have boomed in recent years, and many experts have wondered what role they would play in a conflict. They have proved to be invaluable to Ukraine in recent months.

  • <em>Snapshot:</em> Astronomers find glowing gas around a baby planet
    16 August 2022, 2:30 am
    The ALMA radio telescope may have spotted the third known circumplanetary disk.

  • See Saturn’s rings at their finest
    15 August 2022, 12:00 pm
    The complex ring system is open wide during this year’s opposition, making it a prime time to explore the beautifully adorned gas giant.

  • <i>101 Must-See Cosmic Objects</i>: Alpha and Proxima Centauri
    15 August 2022, 12:00 pm
    The third-brightest star in the sky, Alpha (α) Centauri, gleams in the southern constellation Centaurus. Since it is positioned at a declination of almost –61°, only stargazers located south of latitude 29° have any hope of seeing it. But those who can will never forget their first glimpse. Proximity is the main reason this star, also known as Rigel Kentaurus, appears so bright in our sky. At just 4.37 light-years away, it’s our nearest stellar neighbor. When we look

  • Scientists find an ancient source of life-supporting oxygen
    12 August 2022, 12:00 pm
    The shifting of geological faults in the subsurface of Earth forged the oxygen, a study suggests.

  • <i>101 Must-See Cosmic Objects</i>: The Blackeye Galaxy
    12 August 2022, 12:00 pm
    Extragalactic pugilist M64, the Blackeye Galaxy in Coma Berenices, sports a massive shiner of dust that lies asymmetrically across the galaxy’s prominent bulge. Apparently, M64 met another galaxy over a billion years ago and did not so much battle it as assimilate it. Nevertheless, that feisty dwarf system caused significant turbulence in M64: The stars and gas in M64’s inner disk rotate in the opposite direction as its outer regions. Compression during the merger likely ignited bo

  • <i>The Sky This Week:</i> Mighty Saturn reaches opposition
    12 August 2022, 12:00 pm
    Although the Perseids peak under poor conditions, Saturn is ready to shine from August 12 to 19.

  • Unique liquid-mirror telescope comes online in India
    12 August 2022, 2:00 am
    Instead of a glass mirror, this telescope uses a spinning pan of liquid mercury.

  • Artemis 1 launch scheduled for late August
    11 August 2022, 7:00 pm
    NASA new lunar missions will set the basis for humanity’s next leap: Mars.

  • Capturing the Moon in high resolution
    11 August 2022, 12:00 pm
    The digital revolution has enabled amateur astronomers to take crisp, clear images that would have been the envy of professionals just a few decades ago.

  • <i>101 Must-See Cosmic Objects</i>: The Wild Duck Cluster
    10 August 2022, 12:00 pm
    The summer sky is for the birds — literally. There is Cygnus the Swan, Aquila the Eagle, the Eagle Nebula, and even a flock of wild ducks within the small constellation Scutum the Shield. The Wild Duck Cluster (M11) was discovered in 1681 by German astronomer Gottfried Kirch, who described it as “a small, obscure spot with a star shining through.” It wasn’t until 1733, however, that English Clergyman, philosopher, and scientist William Derham resolved Kirch’s obsc

  • Donald Machholz, comet hunter and co-inventor of Messier marathon, dies at age 69
    10 August 2022, 12:00 pm
    Soft-spoken with an encyclopedic knowledge of the solar system’s small bodies, Machholz regularly scoured the heavens for most of his life.

  • How to catch the Perseids’ peak this week
    10 August 2022, 12:00 pm
    The most popular annual meteor shower peaks on Friday under a Full Super Moon — but there are ways to increase your chances for a good show.

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