NASA DART: science fiction has become reality

The destruction of a multi-million dollar spacecraft is normally not something to celebrate. But the crash of NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft on an asteroid is a significant…

When is the October partial solar eclipse and who can see it?

On Tuesday, October 25, 2022, just six days before Halloween, the moon will pass in front of the sun, creating a partial solar eclipse. The sun will appear as if…

What will happen to NASA’s SOFIA Boeing 747 now?

Between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning, NASA operated the final flight of the Boeing 747-SP carrying a reflecting telescope for the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). This flight marked…

NASA’s Juno spacecraft captures closest view of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa in 22 years

On September 29, 2022, NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured the complex, ice-covered surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa during a close flyby. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SWRI/MSSS Observations of the close passage of the icy…

First potential traces of the first stars in the universe

Astronomers may have discovered the ancient chemical remnants of the first stars to light up the Universe. Using innovative analysis of a distant quasar observed by the 8.1-meter Gemini North…

New evidence for liquid water on Mars

Scientists have discovered new evidence that liquid water exists under the ice cap at Mars’ south pole and it could mean the planet is geothermally active. In 2018, the European…

See! Our closest sight to Europa, Jupiter’s ocean moon, in 22 years

NASA’s Jupiter spacecraft just got a rare close-up of an icy world. The Juno spacecraft made the closest pass in 22 years of Jupiteris the icy moon Europe on Thursday,…

NASA’s Juno spacecraft captures extraordinarily detailed images of Jupiter’s moon Europa

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has taken its first photo of Europa, Jupiter’s moon, capturing the ice-encrusted surface in extraordinary detail. The image is the closest look at Europe any spacecraft has…

Webb and Hubble space telescopes capture detailed views of asteroid impact DART

These images, Hubble on the left and Webb on the right, show observations of the Didymos-Dimorphos system several hours after NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) intentionally crashed into the…

Webb and Hubble space telescopes capture detailed views of asteroid impact DART

These images, Hubble on the left and Webb on the right, show observations of the Didymos-Dimorphos system several hours after NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) intentionally crashed into the…