Craters. Craters. Craters.

Here’s the full picture. Now this isn’t our Moon. It’s Tethys, Saturn’s ice moon. Search […]

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

No Technetium for you

Actually I think it is available on Earth, although in very small traces. When it […]

Image credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO/D.Patnaude, Optical: DSS, via http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2012/kepler/.

The rockier the better

Using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have confirmed the discovery of the nearest rocky planet […]

credit: Spitzer

Cold, down there

Sometimes it’s winter, sometimes it’s summer. Sometimes it’s winter, be it spring, summer, autumn or […]

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Witness of a celestial birth

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has been used to detect the most distant clouds […]

credit: ALMA
This view is a combination of images from ALMA and the Very Large Telescope. The central object is a very distant galaxy, labelled BDF 3299, which is seen when the Universe was less than 800 million years old. The bright red cloud just to the lower left is the ALMA detection of a vast cloud of material that is in the process of assembling the very young galaxy.

Looking at old pulsar data

Pulsars are rapidly rotating compact remnants born in the explosions of massive stars. They can […]

© Knispel/AEI/SDO/AIA/NASA/DSS

And in case the telescope doesn’t work…

…you could always convert it in a skateboard park. It sounds almost too apt to […]

credit: Mark Halpern/The CHIME Collaboration

A dwarf with an aurora

Aurorae—also known as the northern and southern lights—decorate the sky when energetic electrons hit Earth’s […]

Credit: CHUCK CARTER AND GREGG HALLINAN/CALTECH

Landsailing on Venus

Finally some interest again for my favorite planet! In what may be a significant step […]

Credit: NASA GRC