Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Peeking over Saturn’s Shoulder

No Earth-based telescope could ever capture a view quite like this. NASA's Cassini spacecraft caught this spectacular view from a distance of approximately 810,000 miles (1.3...
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Massive alligator enthralls tourists in Florida

A massive alligator the size of a minivan was caught on video taking a stroll in a central Florida animal reserve. Kim Joiner, who posted...

Stellar explosion in 2022, say astronomers

A star created 1,800 years ago after the collision of two distant stars is set to appear in the night sky for the first...

The amazing Herschel Crater on Mimas

Mimas is a moon of Saturn which was discovered in 1789 by William Herschel. With a diameter of 396 kilometres (246 mi) it is the...

A ice block about the size of Delaware is breaking off of Antarctica

The Larsen C iceberg, approximately the size of Delaware, has been separating from Antarctica for decades and appears to be hastening its departure. Larsen C...

Saturn’s Amazing Hexagon

NASA's Cassini spacecraft beamed back some amazing photos of Saturn this week. The images show Saturn’s northern hemisphere, including the planet’s hexagon. Each side of the hexagon is about...

The Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight

The Geminid meteor shower peaks tonight (December 13) through the morning of December 14. The shower is thought to be intensifying every year and recent...

Russian Cargo Spacecraft Burns Up in Atmosphere

An unmanned Russian spacecraft meant to resupply the International Space Station has been lost and burned up in the atmosphere after falling back to Earth. "As a result...

Sunlit cliffs tower on Ceres

This image of Ceres, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows sunlit cliffs towering above the Yalode Crater. At 152 miles (260 kilometers) in diameter,...

America led the world in 2016 rocket launches

The United States leads the world for most space rocket launches in 2016 for the first time since the 1990s. The US will finish with...

Great Barrier Reef sees record coral deaths

Warming oceans and pollution have caused the largest die-off of corals ever recorded on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The worst-affected area is a 400-mile area...

Hubble spots Galaxy NGC 3274

NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope took this incredible image of Spiral galaxy NGC 3274. Spiral galaxy NGC 3274 is a relatively faint galaxy discovered by Wilhelm Herschel...

Huge lake of frozen water found on Mars

Scientists with NASA have discovered a huge deposit of water ice just under the surface of Mars. The ice deposits have been found in the...
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Video: Expedition 50-51 Launches to International Space Station

Expedition 50-51 Soyuz Commander Oleg Novitskiy of Roscosmos and Flight Engineers Peggy Whitson of NASA and Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency launched...

3 New Ceres Images from the Dawn Spacecraft

Launched in September 2007 with the mission of studying two of the three known protoplanets of the asteroid belt, Vesta and Ceres, the Dawn Spacecraft is...