Jupiter

July 21, 2018

NASA probe designed to ‘touch the sun’ set to launch in early August

A specialized probe 60 years in the making will soon be launching into space on a mission to “touch” our sun for the very first time. […]
April 3, 2018

Farthest star ever seen captured by astronomers

Star was imaged using the Hubble telescope in 2016, when it got a lucky boost from nature Scientists have captured an image of the most distant […]
February 11, 2018

‘Oumuamua: ‘space cigar’s’ tumble hints at violent past

The space interloper ‘Oumuamua is spinning chaotically and will carry on doing so for more than a billion years. That is the conclusion of new Belfast […]
November 18, 2017

Here’s What a Volcano on Mars Looked Like to Mariner 9 in 1971

Mariner 9, the first spacecraft to orbit a planet other than Earth, travelled to Mars and returned images of the surface, including this one of a Martian […]
August 16, 2017

NASA is about to find out if a supercomputer can survive a year in space

On Monday, at 12:31 p.m. Eastern time, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off on a resupply flight for the International Space Station, and among its […]
July 13, 2017

Moon Express ‘lunar outpost’ looks gorgeous, but don’t get too excited yet

The company hopes to put robots on the moon’s South Pole by 2020 While NASA stays diligently focused on its marathon to Mars, it seems everyone […]
July 6, 2017

NASA’s Juno spacecraft is about to peer into the depths of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

We’re getting our closest view ever of the 10,000-mile-wide storm. Humankind has been ogling Jupiter’s Great Red Spot through our telescopes for more than 300 years. […]
June 7, 2017

Earth Faces an Increased Risk of Being Hit by an Asteroid, Astronomers Warn

Large asteroids may be lurking undiscovered within a meteoroid stream whose particles are hitting Earth, and scientists are urging a concentrated search for them. Earth may […]
June 6, 2017

Here’s What Emergency Medicine Will Look Like for Astronauts in Space

Astronauts with little medical training could potentially break bones, develop blood clots, or find themselves dealing with other unexpected emergency situations. If an emergency medical situation […]