Planetary Science Institute 15 Aug 2021, 07:05 UTC What lies beneath the frozen surface of Mars’ south polar region has been a recent hot topic among researchers, and a new paper by Planetary Science Institute Research Scientist Isaac Smith refines the answer, pouring cold water on the subglacial lake theory.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center 13 Aug 2021, 13:00 UTC Nestled among the vast clouds of star-forming regions like this one lie potential clues about the formation of our own solar system.
Las Cumbres Observatory 12 Aug 2021, 18:37 UTC Las Cumbres Observatory (LCO) is pleased to announce that two new 1-meter telescopes, funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, have been commissioned and are taking nightly observations for science. The grant from the Moore Foundation covered the construction and deployment of the telescopes at the Teide Observatory on Tenerife in the Canary Islands. These new instruments join the two 0.4m telescopes at Teide that are part of the LCO network.
NASA Breaking News 11 Aug 2021, 16:19 UTC In a study released Wednesday, NASA researchers used precision-tracking data from the agency’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft to better understand movements of the potentially hazardous asteroid Bennu through the year 2300, significantly reducing uncertainties related to its future orbit, and improving scientists’ ability to determine the total impact probability and predict orbits of other asteroids.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory News and Features 11 Aug 2021, 07:00 UTC NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter recently completed its 11th flight at the Red Planet, snapping multiple photographs during its trip. Along with capturing the boulders, sand dunes, and rocky outcrops prevalent in the “South Séítah” region of Jezero Crater, a few of the images capture NASA’s Perseverance rover amid its first science campaign.
American Astronomical Society 10 Aug 2021, 00:42 UTC A survey of exoplanet candidates is helping understand how the Milky Way’s most common planets formed and evolved, and determine why our Solar System’s pattern of planetary orbits and sizes is so unusual.
ESO Top News 5 Aug 2021, 12:00 UTC A team of astronomers have used the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO’s VLT) in Chile to shed new light on planets around a nearby star, L 98-59, that resemble those in the inner Solar System. Amongst the findings are a planet with half the mass of Venus — the lightest exoplanet ever to be measured using the radial velocity technique — an ocean world, and a possible planet in the habitable zone.
American Astronomical Society 5 Aug 2021, 01:06 UTC In a world-first, astronomers at The Australian National University (ANU), working with NASA and an international team of researchers, have captured the first moments of a supernova - the explosive death of stars - in detail never-before-seen.