Hubble Space Telescope Instruments Star in New Smithsonian Exhibit
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:19:37 -0400
Nearly a quarter century after its launch, two of the Hubble Space Telescope's most well-known instruments have landed in an exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in DC. 'Repairing Hubble' displays the orbiting observatory's correctiv
Saturn Moon's Weird Ridge Rained Down from Space
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:41:08 -0400
Saturn certainly has some oddball moons and astronomers think they're close to explaining how a weird feature formed on one of them. New 3D maps are giving scientists an idea of how Iapetus' strange moons actually formed.
Gathered Observations | Space Wallpaper
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:25:48 -0400
This stunning space wallpaper shows a patch of sky from the COSMOS survey, as viewed by XMM-Newton. COSMOS is a project studying how galaxies form and evolve, gathering observations using a variety of ground- and space-based telescopes.
US Air Force's Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Passes 500 Days in Orbit
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:23:00 -0400
The U.S. Air Force's X-37B space plane launched on its third and latest mission on Dec. 11, 2012. As of today (April 24), the vehicle has been aloft for 500 days — far longer than its officially stated maximum orbital lifetime of 270 days.
'Graveyard' on the Moon's Far Side Welcomes NASA Spacecraft
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:55:07 -0400
NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) slammed into the moon's surface, as planned, in the early hours of April 18, bringing to six the number of spacecraft whose remains are known to dot the lunar far side.
Solar Eclipse Will Transform Sun into 'Ring of Fire' Next Week
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:23:07 -0400
The sun will look like a ring of fire above some remote parts of the world next Tuesday (April 29) during a solar eclipse, but most people around the world won't get a chance to see it.