27 Apr 2021, 10:00 UTC Next Previous
15 Apr 2021, 17:00 UTC Next Previous
9 Apr 2021, 19:56 UTC So, you want to find dark matter, but you don’t know where to look? A giant planet might be exactly the kind of particle detector you need! Luckily, our solar system just happens to have a couple of them available, and the biggest and closest is Jupiter. Researchers Rebecca Leane (Stanford) and Tim Linden (Stockholm) released a paper this week describing how the gas giant just might hold the key to finding the elusive dark matter. Next Previous
30 Mar 2021, 15:00 UTC Next Previous
24 Mar 2021, 15:31 UTC Next Previous
18 Mar 2021, 13:00 UTC Next Previous
18 Mar 2021, 13:00 UTC Next Previous
16 Mar 2021, 19:00 UTC Next Previous
NASA Breaking News 5 May 2021, 20:51 UTC The world’s largest and most powerful space telescope, Webb opened its iconic primary mirror wings in May as part of the telescope’s final testing regimen at Northrop Grumman in Redondo Beach, California. The conclusion of this test represents an important milestone as Webb marches toward launch.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center 30 Apr 2021, 13:00 UTC The interaction of two doomed stars has created this spectacular ring adorned with bright clumps of gas – a diamond necklace of cosmic proportions. Fittingly known as the “Necklace Nebula,” this planetary nebula is located 15,000 light-years away from Earth in the small, dim constellation of Sagitta (the Arrow).
Universities Space Research Association 23 Apr 2021, 14:19 UTC After making numerous discoveries of how magnetic fields shape our universe, an instrument flying on board the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy is about to get even faster at gathering data.
NASA Breaking News 21 Apr 2021, 18:26 UTC The growing list of “firsts” for Perseverance, NASA’s newest six-wheeled robot on the Martian surface, includes converting some of the Red Planet’s thin, carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere into oxygen.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center 21 Apr 2021, 13:45 UTC Before planets around other stars were first discovered in the 1990s, these far-flung exotic worlds lived only in the imagination of science fiction writers.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center 17 Apr 2021, 15:00 UTC Matter in the hearts of neutron stars – dense remnants of exploded massive stars – takes the most extreme form we can measure. Now, thanks to data from NASA’s Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER), an X-ray telescope on the International Space Station, scientists have discovered that this mysterious matter is less squeezable than some physicists predicted.
Most Recent NewsMore
Universe Today 8 May 2021, 01:24 UTC On April 30th, 2021, the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter achieved yet another milestone and set new records with its fourth flight on Mars. This time around, the helicopter took off at 12:33 AM Mars Standard Time (10:49 AM EDT; 07:49 AM PDT) and ascended to an altitude of 5 meters (16 feet). It then traveled south for approximately 133 meters (436 feet) and then back in the space of about two minutes (117 seconds).
Universe Today 7 May 2021, 12:07 UTC The Parker Solar Probe has been getting in a lot of extracurricular activity lately. Originally designed to observe the Sun, the probe has been taking full advantage of its path through the solar system. In addition to snapping pictures of comets, the probe has repeatedly focused on Venus, including capturing an image peering underneath the cloud cover of the notoriously hot world. Now a team led by Glyn Collinson of Goddard Space Flight Center found another serendipitous discovery in the data Parker collected during its latest flyby in the summer of 2020 – the probe actually flew through Venus’ upper atmosphere, and that atmosphere appeared different than it was almost 30 years ago.
New Scientist 7 May 2021, 08:00 UTC Any long-term base camp on Mars will need to be powered by renewable energy. A proposal developed in response to a competition run by the European Space Agency suggests using a giant kite flown by robots to harness high Martian wind speeds, which could provide enough energy to sustain several astronauts in their everyday work.