Messier 78 – the NGC 2068 Reflection Nebula

Messier 78 – the NGC 2068 Reflection Nebula Located in the Orion Constellation, roughly 13,500 light years from Earth, is the bright reflection nebula known as Messier 78. The post Messier 78 – the NGC 2068 Reflection Nebula appeared first on Universe Today. Universe Today Go to Source

Carnival of Space #599

Carnival of Space #599 This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Allen Versfeld at his Urban Astronomer blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #599. And if you’re interested in looking back, here’s an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space. If you’ve got a space-related blog, you should really join the carnival. […]

British Satellite Tests its Space Junk Harpoon

British Satellite Tests its Space Junk Harpoon The RemoveDebris spacecraft recently tested out its harpoon, one of the tools it will use to remove space debris from Earth’s orbit. The post British Satellite Tests its Space Junk Harpoon appeared first on Universe Today. Universe Today Go to Source

We Hate Long Goodbyes, But Opportunity has Earned One

We Hate Long Goodbyes, But Opportunity has Earned One NASA’s Opportunity rover has reached the end of its life. Initially designed to last 90 days, and to travel only 1000 meters (1100 yards), the rover spent almost 15 years exploring the surface of Mars. During that time, it travelled more than 45 kilometers (28 miles.) […]

InSight has Placed its Heat Probe on the Martian Surface. The Next Step is to Jackhammer Down 5 Meters and Hope it Doesn’t Encounter a Large Rock

InSight has Placed its Heat Probe on the Martian Surface. The Next Step is to Jackhammer Down 5 Meters and Hope it Doesn’t Encounter a Large Rock NASA’s InSight lander has finally placed its heat probe on the surface of Mars. The Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3) was deployed on February 12th, about […]

Another Enormous Crater Found Under the Ice in Greenland

Another Enormous Crater Found Under the Ice in Greenland A glaciologist has discovered another enormous impact crater under more than a mile of ice in Greenland. This is on the heels of the November 2019 discovery of an impact crater in the same area under the Hiawatha Glacier. The November discovery was the first-ever crater […]

There’s Evidence that Mars is Still Volcanically Active

There’s Evidence that Mars is Still Volcanically Active A new study shows that Mars may very well be volcanically active. Nobody’s seen direct evidence of volcanism; no eruptions or magma or anything like that. Rather, the proof is in the water. In the past, Mars was a much warmer and wetter place. Now, Mars is […]

Weekly Space Hangout: Feb 13, 2019 – Luciano Iess of the Cassini Radio Science Team

Weekly Space Hangout: Feb 13, 2019 – Luciano Iess of the Cassini Radio Science Team Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org) Luciano Iess, professor of Aerospace Engineering at Sapienza University of Rome, is […]

This is Kepler’s Final Image

This is Kepler’s Final Image Even in retirement, the Kepler space telescope is still allowing for discoveries, which include it’s “last light” images and recordings. The post This is Kepler’s Final Image appeared first on Universe Today. Universe Today Go to Source

InSight Just Put a Windshield Over its Seismometer

InSight Just Put a Windshield Over its Seismometer NASA’s InSight lander arrived on Mars on November 26th, 2018. Since then, it’s been busying itself studying its landing spot, and taking its time to carefully place its instruments. It spent several weeks testing the seismometer and adjusting it, and now it’s placed the domed, protective shield […]