LADEE, managed by NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., is scheduled for launch at 11:27 p.m. EDT on Sept. 6 from Pad 0B at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, at Wallops. LADEE is a robotic mission that will orbit the moon to gather detailed information about the lunar atmosphere, conditions near the […]
A Japanese spacecraft has spotted two huge holes in the sun – gateways for solar material and gas to spill out into space.
Scientists call the sun holes "coronal holes." They are gaps in the sun’s magnetic field which make a hole through the star’s super-hot outer atmosphere – the corona – allowing gas to […]
The recent discovery of Gliese 581g, an alien planet in the habitable zone of another star, has been an exciting development for scientists probing the galaxy for signs of extraterrestrial life. At least one claim of a possible signal from the planet has already surfaced – and been met with harsh skepticism among the […]
An asteroid larger than a double-decker bus is to pass within 28,000 miles of Earth on Tuesday, but has no chance of hitting the planet, Nasa has said.
Sept. 9, 2010: In a paper published today in the Astrophysical Journal Letters, a group of professional and amateur astronomers announced that Jupiter is getting hit surprisingly often by small asteroids, lighting up the giant planet’s atmosphere with frequent fireballs.
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Melbourne, Aug 26 (ANI): Astronomers are predicting that a massive solar storm, much bigger in potential than the one that caused spectacular light shows on Earth earlier this month, is to strike our planet in 2012 with a force of 100 million hydrogen bombs.
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The show begins at sundown when Venus, Saturn, Mars and the crescent Moon pop out of the western twilight in tight conjunction. All four heavenly objects will fit within a circle about 10 degrees in diameter, beaming together through the dusky colors of sunset. No telescope is required to enjoy this naked-eye event: sky map.
NASA-funded researchers are monitoring a big event in our planet’s atmosphere. High above Earth’s surface where the atmosphere meets space, a rarefied layer of gas called "the thermosphere" recently collapsed and now is rebounding again.
Layers of Earth’s upper atmosphere. Credit: John Emmert/NRL. [larger image]
"This is the biggest contraction of […]
Lost: A giant belt of brown clouds big enough to swallow Earth twenty times over. If found, please return to Jupiter.
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The fight over global warming science is about to cross the Atlantic with a U.S. researcher poised to sue NASA, demanding release of the same kind of climate data that has landed a leading British center in hot water over charges it skewed its data.
Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise […]