NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory News and Features 22 Mar 2018, 21:46 UTC NASA's Mars Curiosity rover just hit a new milestone: its two-thousandth Martian day, or sol, on the Red Planet. An image mosaic taken by the rover in January offers a preview of what comes next.
HubbleSite NewsCenter -- Latest News Releases 22 Mar 2018, 17:00 UTC On the outskirts of our galaxy, a cosmic tug-of-war is unfolding—and only NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope can see who’s winning. The players are two dwarf galaxies, the Large Magellanic Cloud and the Small Magellanic Cloud, both of which orbit our own Milky Way Galaxy. But as they go around the Milky Way, they are also orbiting each other. Each one tugs at the other, and one of them has pulled out a huge cloud of gas from its companion.
ESA Science & Technology 20 Mar 2018, 10:49 UTC ARIEL, the Atmospheric Remote‐sensing Infrared Exoplanet Large‐survey mission, was selected by ESA today as part of its Cosmic Vision plan. The mission addresses one of the key themes of Cosmic Vision: What are the conditions for planet formation and the emergence of life?
Royal Astronomical Society 19 Mar 2018, 17:23 UTC New research finds that 'Oumuamua, the rocky object identified as the first confirmed interstellar asteroid, very likely came from a binary star system.
ESA Top News 19 Mar 2018, 08:05 UTC The Crab Nebula is a supernova remnant some 6500 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Taurus. At the centre of the nebula is a pulsar – the remnant of a star that exploded to form the nebula. The pulsar rotates around 30 times a second, sweeping a beam of radio waves across the Galaxy. Some of the material surrounding the pulsar was ejected before the star exploded, and the rest was expelled during the supernova.
Planetary Science Institute 19 Mar 2018, 07:00 UTC Large cyclones have been discovered clustered around Jupiter’s poles by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. The circumpolar cyclones were discovered on Juno’s first pass over Jupiter’s poles, and subsequent data has revealed how remarkably stable they are. The circumpolar cyclones ring a single cyclone at each pole.
MIT 19 Mar 2018, 03:59 UTC On Nov. 11, 2014, a global network of telescopes picked up signals from 300 million light years away that were created by a tidal disruption flare — an explosion of electromagnetic energy that occurs when a black hole rips apart a passing star. Since this discovery, astronomers have trained other telescopes on this very rare event to learn more about how black holes devour matter and regulate the growth of galaxies.