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Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:36:48 GMTThe remnants of the Schiaparelli lander seemed to appear on Mars in photos taken by a NASA orbiter, the European Space Agency said Friday.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:48:57 GMTAn image of the sunlit part of Jupiter showing its swirling atmosphere. Juno recently measured radio waves emanating from 215 to 250 miles below Jupiter’s colorful striped cloud tops. The data shows that these mysterious stripes descend toward the surface.The spacecraft put itself into “safe mode” early Wednesday and restarted its computer, scuttling observations that were to take place as it passed 3,000 miles above Jupiter’s clouds.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:13:12 GMTA rendering of the Akatsuki probe, which is orbiting Venus seeking climate data.It is hoped that a Japanese space probe, Akatsuki, orbiting Venus will provide insights that could help in understanding Earth’s weather.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:08:07 GMTA Hubble Space Telescope view of thousands of galaxies made during the Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey.Once you get past a couple of hundred billion, who’s counting?
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 23:00:07 GMTA panorama of the Milky Way from Mauna Kea, Hawaii. From left, University of Hawaii 2.2 Meter Telescope, Mauna Kea Summit, Kilauea Volcano under cloud cover and Mauna Loa.The effort to build the Thirty Meter Telescope has been held up by Hawaiians who say it desecrates Mauna Kea, one of their most beloved mountains.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 21:34:01 GMTAn artist’s rendition of the gigantic ring system circling what scientists think may be a giant planet or brown dwarf called J1407b.A potential planet detected by astronomers probably has rings that spin in the opposite direction of the object’s spin around its sun.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 23:10:15 GMTAn artist’s rendition of an exoplanet orbiting the star Alpha Centauri B. Scientists guess there is an 85% probability that there is at least one planet in the habitable zones of the two Alpha Centauri stars.A scientific research consortium plans to build a telescope that will seek out an ocean-covered world in a neighboring star system.
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 19:27:08 GMTThe company, which is working toward carrying tourists into space, separated a crew capsule from the booster of its New Shepard rocket.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:32:58 GMTThis false-color image, taken by the Rosetta spacecraft at a distance of 45 miles, shows the smooth region that connects the two lobes of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.The spacecraft is to end its 12-year pursuit of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on Friday. Here is what the European Space Agency mission found out.
Mon, 05 Sep 2016 21:54:53 GMTThe Osiris-Rex robotic spacecraft is set to launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla. In July 2020, it is to slowly descend to the asteroid Bennu and then move like a pogo stick on its surface, grabbing a sample.The robotic spacecraft Osiris-Rex, to be launched Thursday, will chase down Bennu and then, hopefully, return with a sample from its surface.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:54:57 GMTHalley’s comet as seen from Australia in 1986. The comet’s trail leaves debris that Earth passes through twice a year, resulting in the Orionids and another meteor shower.The annual show left in the wake of Halley’s comet is expected to peak Thursday night and Friday morning, but the moon will most likely obscure views of meteors.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:11:35 GMTA screen at the European Space Agency headquarters shows the signal sent back to Earth by the Trace Gas Orbiter spacecraft on Wednesday.The lack of a signal most likely means the planned “soft landing” failed, but the orbiter continues to gather and transmit data.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:00:18 GMTA screen at the European Space Agency headquarters shows the signal sent back to Earth by the Trace Gas Orbiter spacecraft on Wednesday.The joint mission of the European and Russian space agencies consists of an orbiter and a lander looking for methane and testing landing technologies.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 02:20:59 GMTPossible clouds on Pluto.Findings from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft include images showing seven small, bright spots that might be clouds floating just above Pluto’s surface.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:29:54 GMTThere are theories, but no certainty, for why Venus rotates clockwise. In the solar system, only Venus and Uranus do so.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:23:55 GMTA rendering of the ExoMars 2016 spacecraft’s lander that is scheduled to set down on Mars.The spacecraft is to arrive at the red planet on Wednesday, perhaps providing important clues about geological process, or even hints of life.
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 14:46:10 GMTA 30-day stay on an orbiting lab would set a national record as part of a program to visit the moon in 2025.