Space News

Space Weather Prediction Center Issues Very Rare Geomagnetic Storm Watch (May 10, 2024): NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center has issued a Geomagnetic Storm Watch for May 11, 2024. the SWPC calls a watch at this level very rare.

Paired Brown Dwarfs End Up Alone (March 22, 2024): A new study by astronomers using Hubble data has found that Brown dwarfs that start out paired often end up alone.

Hubble Observes Stormy Weather on Jupiter (March 15, 2024): Hubble captures images of Jupiter's stormy weather and provides an animation showing Jupiter's rotation. See The Great Red Spot and Red Spot Jr.

NASA's JWST Captures New Views of NGC 604 (March 12, 2024): NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has captured stunning new views of NGC 604, a star forming region of the Triangulum galaxy.

Astronomers Identify Most Luminous Quasar (February 19, 2024): Astronomers have identified a record-breaking quasar which is powered by the fastest-growing black hole.

Japan Launches Rocket Carrying Moon Sniper (September 7, 2023): Japan has successfully launched a rocket carrying SLIM (Smart Lander for Investigating Moon). The precision mission has been nicknamed Moon Sniper.

Video: NASA Visualization of Shallow Lightning on Jupiter (August 10, 2020): NASA visualization shows a simulated journey into a high-altitude exotic storm on Jupiter.

Video: Mars Nightglow Animation from Mars Maven Orbiter (August 7, 2020): This video shows the Mars' nightside atmosphere glowing and pulsating. The video was created using data from the Mars MAVEN spacecraft.

Virgin Galactic Reveals VSS Unity Spaceship Interior (July 28, 2020): Virgin Galactic revealed the interior of its tourist ship VSS Unity in a livestream today.

It Rains Liquid Iron on Exoplanet WASP-76b (March 12, 2020): It rains liquid iron on exoplanet WASP-76b. The discovery was made by astronomers using the ESO's Very Large Telescope.

JPL Shares New Version of The Pale Blue Dot (February 19, 2020): NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has shared a new version of the Pale Blue Dot to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the famous image of Earth taken by NASA's 1990 Voyager mission.

NASA Shares Black Hole Visualizations (September 27, 2019): NASA has released new visualizations of a black hole illustrating how its gravity distorts our view.

Hubble Image Reveals Near Perfect Symmetry of Galaxy NGC 2985 (August 2, 2019): This stunning Hubble image reveals the near-perfect symmetry in spiral galaxy NGC 2985. The galaxy is located over 70 million light years from Earth.

First Image of a Black Hole Captured with Event Horizon Telescope (April 10, 2019): Astronomers have captured the first image of a black hole using the Event Horizon Telescope.

NASA Releases Free Earth Ebook (February 28, 2019): NASA has released a free ebook called Earth that contains 69 stunning images from Earth-observing satellites.

New Ultima Thule Image Reveals Small Pits (January 25, 2019): New Horizons has released a new image of Ultima Thule that reveals small pits and a bright collar ring.

ESO Shares Supersharp Neptune Image (October 19, 2018): ESO's very large telescope (VLT) has added a new adaptive optics mode called laser tomography.

Researchers Envision Four Climate Change Scenarios for Civilization-Planet Systems (June 5, 2018): Researchers from the University of Rochester have come up with four climate change scenarios for civilization-planet systems.

Exoplanet WASP-18b Has a Smothering Stratosphere Dominated by Carbon Monoxide (December 4, 2017): NASA says there are no signs of water on WASP-18b and the stratosphere is loaded with carbon monoxide.

NASA Proves Fidget Spinners are Still Cool (October 23, 2017): NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik used a fidget spinner on the International Space Station.

Lunar Lava Tube Cave Could House Moon Base (October 21, 2017): A huge lunar lava tube has been discovered on the moon that could be used as a moon base for astronauts and moon colonists.

SpaceX Wants to Take You Anywhere On Earth in Under One Hour (September 29, 2017): SpaceX wants to use rockets to take people anywhere on Earth in less than one hour.

Insect Inspired LAURON Robot Designed for Planetary Exploration (August 1, 2017): This insect inspired robot called Lauron was designed for planetary exploration. It was developed at FZI

NASA's Juno Spacecraft Captures Best Images of Jupiter's Great Red Spot (July 13, 2017): NASA's Juno spacecraft has captured the best images yet of Jupiter's Great Red Spot. The images were taken during Juno's flyby on July 10th.

Jupiter is the Oldest Planet in our Solar System (June 14, 2017): Scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have determined Jupiter is the oldest planet in our solar system.