Europlanet Research Infrastructure 18 Sep 2018, 15:14 UTC Imagine being on Mercury, flying over its craters and dust. You turn around, the sunlight is really strong, but you can see a new arrived probe, BepiColombo. Big solar panels catch your attention and you start notice more and more details of the instruments it has onboard. And the journey has just begun.
CERN 18 Sep 2018, 13:00 UTC The largest liquid-argon neutrino detector in the world has just recorded its first particle tracks, signaling the start of a new chapter in the story of the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE). DUNE’s scientific mission is dedicated to unlocking the mysteries of neutrinos, the most abundant (and most mysterious) matter particles in the universe. Neutrinos are all around us, but we know very little about them. Scientists on the DUNE collaboration think that neutrinos may help answer one of the most pressing questions in physics: why we live in a universe dominated by matter. In other words, why we are here at all.
NASA Breaking News 17 Sep 2018, 20:27 UTC Members of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft team will host a Science Chat at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 19, on humanity’s farthest planetary flyby, scheduled to occur Jan. 1 when the spacecraft encounters a mysterious object in the Kuiper Belt nicknamed “Ultima Thule.”
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center 17 Sep 2018, 17:00 UTC NASA’s newest planet hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), is now providing valuable data to help scientists discover and study exciting new exoplanets, or planets beyond our solar system. Part of the data from TESS’ initial science orbit includes a detailed picture of the southern sky taken with all four of the spacecraft’s wide-field cameras. This “first light” science image captures a wealth of stars and other objects, including systems previously known to have exoplanets.
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Planetary Science Institute 17 Sep 2018, 15:00 UTC The prominent mountain Ahuna Mons is visible on Ceres’ limb. Ahuna Mons has been interpreted as a cryovolcanic edifice. Numerous older, more rounded mountains, like those seen in the lower half of this image, give Ceres a "lumpy" appearance.
NASA Breaking News 15 Sep 2018, 14:15 UTC NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) successfully launched from California at 9:02 a.m. EDT Saturday, embarking on its mission to measure the ice of Earth’s frozen reaches with unprecedented accuracy. ICESat-2 lifted off from Space Launch Complex-2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base on United Launch Alliance’s final Delta II rocket. Ground stations in Svalbard, Norway, acquired signals from the spacecraft about 75 minutes after launch. It’s performing as expected and orbiting the globe, from pole to pole, at 17,069 mph from an average altitude of 290 miles.
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 13 Sep 2018, 19:41 UTC The explosions of stars, known as supernovae, can be so bright they outshine their host galaxies. They take months or years to fade away, and sometimes, the gaseous remains of the explosion slam into hydrogen-rich gas and temporarily get bright again – but could they remain luminous without any outside interference?
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory News and Features 13 Sep 2018, 17:52 UTC During NASA's Cassini mission's final distant encounter with Saturn's giant moon Titan, the spacecraft captured the enigmatic moon's north polar landscape of lakes and seas, which are filled with liquid methane and ethane.