On Feb. 24, 2014, the sun emitted a significant solar flare, peaking at 7:49 p.m. EST. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), which keeps a constant watch on the sun, captured images of the event.
Black widow spiders and their Australian cousins, known as redbacks, are notorious for an unsettling tendency to kill and devour their male partners. Astronomers have noted similar behavior among two rare breeds of binary system that contain rapidly spinning neutron stars, also known as pulsars.
Flying over East Asia, astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) took this night image of the Korean Peninsula.
Dale Gardner’s countless contributions to NASA as well as his country will not be forgotten. Gardner passed away last Wednesday in Colorado Springs, Colorado. His 8½-year career with NASA came during an historical time for the space program.
The impact of one such speeding star was captured by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. The stunning image of the roguish runaway star released by the space agency shows how the star dubbed Kappa Cassiopeiae (HD 2905) shocks the galaxy by creating dazzling arcs.
Astronomers at the University of Huelva in Spain witnessed what is believed to be a record-breaking impact on the surface of the moon. On September 11th, 2013 the explosion was spotted through the use of the Moon Impacts Detection and Analysis System (Midas) in southern Spain.
The newly launched IRIS telescopes captured its strongest solar flare ever since it was launched in the year 2013, said NASA in a latest announcement.
A new fleet of 28 small satellites, called Flock 1, may help provide a perspective of Earth to people like never before.
The United States plans to launch a pair of satellites to keep tabs on spacecraft from other countries orbiting 22,300 miles above the planet, as well as to track space debris, the head of Air Force Space Command said.
Scientists using Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CISRO) Pakes telescope and another one based in South Africa, have found a neutron (or pulsar) dubbed PSR J0738-404, that is being hit by large chunks of rocks from space.
In 2024 the Mars One project plans to send a crew of astronauts from Earth to the Red Planet. Thus far in the process, there is no technology to develop a return flight from Mars, so the participants will be receiving a one-way ticket. This project is not popular among Islamic leaders.
The surface of the earth-like planet Venus features structures that may have been formed by mechanisms that are also found inside the Earth, as simulations conducted by ETH-Zurich professor Taras Gerya reveal.