The US space agency’s mission to Pluto is about to take its first pictures of the mysterious icy world. —> Read More Here
Nasa’s mission to Pluto gets under way in earnest as the New Horizons probe starts taking the pictures needed for July’s close fly-by. —> Read More Here
On January 5 NASA captured a1.5 billion pixel image (69,536 x 22,230) that requires more than 4 GB of disk space. Its is an image of the Andromeda Galaxy and it was captured using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. One image contains 100 million stars and takes you to more than 40,000 light years.
There is a common belief that requiring the use of “politically correct” language in the workplace stifles creativity. Researchers decided to see if that notion held up to scrutiny.
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24 (UPI) — The shadows of three moons orbiting Jupiter appeared on Friday night. —> Read More Here
A strange, flickering white blotch found on the dwarf planet Ceres by a NASA spacecraft has scientists scratching their heads. —> Read More Here
Writer Greg O’Brien was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease five years ago. He describes what it was like to hear the news — and break it to his family.
A farmer in Chile has found two mummified animals and claims they may be the remains of the mythical chupacabra. —> Read More Here
The Japanese robotic arm installs the CATS experiment on an external platform on Japan’s Kibo lab module. The SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft is seen at the right center of the image. Credit: NASA TV
See way cool installation video below
“Robotic controllers let the CATS out of the bag!” So says NASA spokesman Dan Huot in a cool new NASA timelapse video showing in detail how CATS crawled around the space stations gangly exterior and clawed its way into its new home – topped off with a breathtaking view of our home planet below that will deliver science benefits to us down below.(…)
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A bleak yet beautiful boulder-strewn landscape on the smaller of the two lobes of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko taken from a distance of just 5 miles (8 km). Credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA
I feel like we’ve had to subsist for months on morsels of information coming from ESA’s mission to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Now, a series of scientific papers in journal Science offers us a much more complete, if preliminary, look at Rosetta’s comet. And what a wonderful and complex world 67P is.(…)
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