NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory News and Features 7 Aug 2009, 19:08 UTC Thanks to a special play of sunlight and shadow as Saturn continues its march towards its August 11 equinox, recent images captured by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft are revealing new three-dimensional objects and structures in the planet’s otherwise flat rings. The Cassini spacecraft captured this image of a small object in the outer portion of Saturn's B ring casting a shadow on the rings as Saturn approaches its August 2009 equinox.
Science and Technology Facilities Council News and Press Releases 7 Aug 2009, 12:28 UTC STFC Innovations Ltd has been selected to lead ESA’s Technology Transfer Programme (TPP) in the UK as part of its Technology Transfer Network. This will see them identify opportunities to exploit ESA’s technology, expertise and know-how to create social and economic impact in non-space sectors.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory News and Features 6 Aug 2009, 19:08 UTC Radar imaging at NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar on June 12 and 14, 2009, revealed that near-Earth asteroid 1994 CC is a triple system.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory News and Features 6 Aug 2009, 19:08 UTC NASA's new exoplanet-hunting Kepler space telescope has detected the atmosphere of a known giant gas planet, demonstrating the telescope's extraordinary scientific capabilities. The discovery will be published Friday, Aug. 7, in the journal Science.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory News and Features 6 Aug 2009, 19:08 UTC Composition measurements by NASA's Opportunity rover confirm that this rock on the Martian surface is an iron-nickel meteorite.
IAU Press Releases 6 Aug 2009, 18:00 UTC Saturn’s haze-enshrouded moon Titan turns out to have much in common with Earth in the way that weather and geology shape its terrain, according to two pieces of research to be presented at the XXVII General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Wind, rain, volcanoes, tectonics and other Earth-like processes all sculpt features on Titan’s complex and varied surface in an environment more than 100 °C colder on average than Antarctica.
Royal Astronomical Society 6 Aug 2009, 11:22 UTC The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the British National Space Centre (BNSC) have launched a consultation on the future of UK civil space activities. The consultation seeks views on whether BNSC is the right organisation to continue to oversee UK space activity or should be replaced by a free standing space agency.
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope 5 Aug 2009, 17:00 UTC NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is starting a second career and taking its first shots of the cosmos since warming up.
HubbleSite NewsCenter -- Latest News Releases 5 Aug 2009, 17:00 UTC Get larger image formatsEven some galaxies may have been hyperactive youngsters. Looking almost 11 billion yearsinto the past, astronomers have measured the motions of stars for the first time in a very distantgalaxy. They are whirling at a speed of one million miles per hour-about twice the speed of ourSun through the Milky Way. Even stranger, the galaxies are a fraction the size of our Milky Way,and so may have evolved over billions of years into the full-grown galaxies seen around us today.Astronomers are puzzled by how galaxies like these formed. They may be what will eventually become the dense central regions of very large galaxies.