NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory News and Features 4 Oct 2017, 18:42 UTC It might be lingering bashfully on the icy outer edges of our solar system, hiding in the dark, but subtly pulling strings behind the scenes: stretching out the orbits of distant bodies, perhaps even tilting the entire solar system to one side.
Subaru Telescope 4 Oct 2017, 17:00 UTC An international team of researchers has found evidence that the brightest stellar explosions in our Universe could be triggered by helium nuclear detonation near the surface of a white dwarf star. Using Hyper Suprime-Cam mounted on the Subaru Telescope, the team detected a type Ia supernova within a day after the explosion, and explained its behavior through a model calculated using the supercomputer ATERUI.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory News and Features 4 Oct 2017, 16:12 UTC One of the most mysterious stellar objects may be revealing some of its secrets at last.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center 4 Oct 2017, 11:53 UTC Scientists will use NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to study sections of the sky previously observed by NASA’s Great Observatories, including the Hubble Space Telescope and the Spitzer Space Telescope, to understand the creation of the universe’s first galaxies and stars.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory News and Features 3 Oct 2017, 19:10 UTC The first direct observations of gravitational waves have earned the Nobel Prize in Physics for three key players in the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) collaboration. Caltech professors emeritus Kip S. Thorne and Barry C. Barish, along with MIT professor emeritus Rainer Weiss, have been named winners of the prize.
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory 3 Oct 2017, 17:00 UTC This graphic shows two of five new pairs of supermassive black holes recently identified by astronomers using a combination of data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, the Wide-Field Infrared Sky Explorer Survey (WISE), the ground-based Large Binocular Telescope in Arizona, and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) Mapping Nearby Galaxies at APO (MaNGA) survey. This discovery could help astronomers better understand how giant black holes grow and how they may produce the strongest gravitational wave signals in the Universe, as described in our press release.
ESA Human Spaceflight and Exploration 2 Oct 2017, 11:03 UTC On 18 September 2017, ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli shot this beautiful time-lapse showing the Moon rising above the Earth’s horizon together with Mercury, Mars, the star Regulus, and Venus.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory News and Features 29 Sep 2017, 19:09 UTC An unexpectedly strong blast from the Sun hit Mars this month, observed by NASA missions in orbit and on the surface.