Pulsating aurora mysteries uncovered with help from NASA's THEMIS mission
7 hours ago
Sometimes on a dark night near the poles, the sky pulses a diffuse glow of green, purple and red. Unlike the long, shimmering veils of typical auroral displays, these pulsating auroras are much dimmer and less common. While ...
James Webb Space Telescope to reveal secrets of the Red Planet
11 hours ago
The planet Mars has fascinated scientists for over a century. Today, it is a frigid desert world with a carbon dioxide atmosphere 100 times thinner than Earth's. But evidence suggests that in the early history of our solar ...
Ensuring fresh air for all
12 hours ago
A start-up company from an ESA business incubator is offering affordable air-quality monitors for homes, schools and businesses using technology it developed for the International Space Station.
Lyman-alpha emission detected around quasar J1605-0112
13 hours ago report
Using the Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) instrument astronomers have discovered an extended and broad Lyman-alpha emission in the form of a nebula around the quasar J1605-0112. The finding is reported February 9 ...
'Ultramassive' black holes discovered in far-off galaxies
13 hours ago
Thanks to data collected by NASA's Chandra X-ray telescope on galaxies up to 3.5 billion light years away from Earth, an international team of astrophysicists has detected what are likely to be the most massive black holes ...
Astronomers reveal secrets of most distant supernova ever detected
15 hours ago
An international team of astronomers, including Professor Bob Nichol from the University of Portsmouth, has confirmed the discovery of the most distant supernova ever detected – a huge cosmic explosion that took place 10.5 ...
Image: Saturn's B ring peaks
Feb 19, 2018
While the Winter Olympics is in full swing in PyeongChang, South Korea, and many winter sport fanatics head to snow-clad mountains to get their thrills on the slopes this ski-season, this dramatic mountain scene is somewhat ...
Astrophotographer captures Musk's Tesla Roadster moving through space
Feb 19, 2018
An astrophotographer in California has captured images of Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster on its journey around our sun. In the early morning of February 9th, Rogelio Bernal Andreo captured images of the Roadster as it appeared ...
Astronomers conduct a multi-frequency study of the Milky Way-like spiral galaxy NGC 6744
Feb 19, 2018 report
An international team of astronomers has conducted a multi-frequency study of NGC 6744, one of the most Milky Way-like spiral galaxies. The new research, published February 8 in a paper on arXiv.org, identifies radio and ...
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on precautionary standby status
Feb 19, 2018
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), at Mars since 2006, put itself into a precautionary standby mode on Feb. 15 in response to sensing an unexpectedly low battery voltage.