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NASA researchers have managed to capture the highest resolution image yet of Ultima Thule, the oldest object ever researched by spacecraft. The New Horizons probe visited the object on New Year’s Day and obtained information on its size and shape. The New Horizons spacecraft, which performed a flyby of Pluto in 2015, passed Ultima Thule on...
"The aim is to discover life on another world." We may not have to wait much longer to get our first indication of E.T., NASA chief Jim Bridenstine said. During a ceremony announcing Opportunity’s death, NASA chief Jim Bridenstine said an update on the agency’s Mars 2020 mission, which will...
According to a study published in the journal Nature on Wednesday, for the first time in years, a new small moon was found in orbit around the gas giant Neptune. Hippocamp is a tiny moon whose discovery required some innovation on the part of its observers.Mark R. Showalter, SETI Institute
Scientists hope it will help expose light on the origins of the solar system. Staff react as they confirm Hayabusa2 touched down on a distant asteroid on a mission to collect material that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life on Earth. (ISAS/JAXA/Associated Press) A...
New NASA research showed us Saturn is losing its rings at the maximum rate prediction from Voyager 1 & 2 observations made for years. The rings are being pulled into Saturn through gravity as a dusty rain of ice particles under the effect of Saturn’s magnetic field. “We estimate that this ‘ring rain’ drains...
Credits: NASA, ESA, A. Simon (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), and M.H. Wong and A. Hsu (University of California, Berkeley) Like Earth, Uranus and Neptune have seasons, which likely drive some of the features in their atmospheres. But their seasons are much longer than on Earth, spanning decades rather than months.
This self-portrait of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity comes courtesy of the Sun and the rover's front hazard-avoidance camera. The dramatic snapshot of Opportunity's shadow was taken as the rover continues to move farther into "Endurance Crater." The image was taken on sol 180 (July 26, 2004), a date that marks achievement of fully double the...
Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is an icy world whose surface is completely obscured by a golden hazy atmosphere. Titan is the second largest moon in our solar system. Only Jupiter's moon Ganymede is larger, by just 2 percent. Titan is bigger than Earth's moon, and larger than even the planet Mercury. This mammoth moon...
In this image, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured the smoking gun of a newborn star, the Herbig–Haro objects numbered 7 to 11 (HH 7–11). These five objects, visible in blue in the top center of the image, lie within NGC 1333, a reflection nebula full of gas and dust found about a thousand light-years away from...
Looking Back on Opportunity Rover Tracks: This scene from the panoramic camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity looks back toward part of the west rim of Endeavour Crater that the rover drove along, heading southward, during the summer of 2014. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/ASU. After 15 years, the mission of NASA's Opportunity...

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