Erisa Hines, a driver for the Mars Curiosity rover, based at JPL, also talks to participants in “Destination: Mars.” Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Microsoft What might it look like if you were walking around on Mars? A group..
The gravitational effects associated with the presence of the Moon and Sun cause cyclical deformation of the Earth’s mantle and wobbles in its rotation axis. This mechanical forcing applied to the whole planet causes strong..
Hubble’s infrared vision pierced the dusty heart of our Milky Way galaxy to reveal more than half a million stars at its core. Except for a few blue, foreground stars, these myriad stars are members..
Supernova G1.9+0.3.Credit: NASA/CXC/CfA/S. Chakraborti et al. Scientists have used data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the NSF’s Jansky Very Large Array to determine the likely trigger for the most recent supernova in the Milky..
This illustration depicts two neutron stars colliding. As they merge, the stars eject material into space at 10 to 50 percent the speed of light. Mergers of these kinds of stars are thought to be..
Jupiter was struck by a celestial object. In the video above, a small blip of light can be seen on the right side of the planet. It may look insignificant, but the resulting explosion was unusually powerful. As..
The 50-meter diameter Large Millimeter Telescope is the largest, most sensitive single-aperture instrument in the world for studying star formation. Operated jointly by UMass Amherst and Mexico’s Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica, it..
This Hubble image shows the central region of the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The young and dense star cluster R136 can be seen at the lower right of the image. This cluster..
This artist’s impression is based on a detailed map of the surface compiled from images taken from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft in orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres. It shows the very bright patches of material..
Image shows an artist’s impression of a black hole, similar to V404 Cyg, devouring material from an orbiting companion star.Credit: ESO/L. Calçada Violent red flashes, lasting just fractions of a second, have been observed during..