ESA Top News 12 Feb 2018, 08:45 UTC Glimmering with colour and light against a pitch-black sky, this ring was seen during the eclipse that took place on 21 August 2017 across the USA. This event was a total solar eclipse, meaning that the Moon slipped perfectly in front of the Sun and blocked the entirety of the star’s light – an occurrence known as totality – for a band of observers across the country.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory News and Features 9 Feb 2018, 17:16 UTC NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has begun extra stargazing to help the space agency accomplish advances in Mars exploration over the next decade.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center 9 Feb 2018, 14:37 UTC Roughly 50 million light-years away lies a somewhat overlooked little galaxy named NGC 1559. Pictured here by Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3, this barred spiral lies in the little-observed southern constellation of Reticulum (the Reticule).
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory News and Features 8 Feb 2018, 17:16 UTC Star-shaped and swallowtail-shaped tiny, dark bumps in fine-layered bright bedrock of a Martian ridge are drawing close inspection by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
Carnegie Science 8 Feb 2018, 15:56 UTC Pasadena, CA— A star about 100 light years away in the Pisces constellation, GJ 9827, hosts what may be one of the most massive and dense super-Earth planets detected to date according to new research led by Carnegie’s Johanna Teske. This new informationprovides evidence to help astronomers better understand the process by which such planets form.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory News and Features 6 Feb 2018, 16:36 UTC In deep space, accurate timekeeping is vital to navigation, but many spacecraft lack precise timepieces on board. For 20 years, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has been perfecting a clock. It's not a wristwatch; not something you could buy at a store. It's the Deep Space Atomic Clock (DSAC), an instrument perfect for deep space exploration.
Square Kilometer Array 6 Feb 2018, 09:00 UTC The first fullyassembled SKA dish was unveiled today at a ceremonyin Shijiazhuang, China, by the Vice Minister of the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, in thepresence of representatives from the countries involved and the SKA Organisation. The dish is one of two final prototypes that will be tested ahead of production of an early array.
ESO Top News 5 Feb 2018, 16:00 UTC A new study has found that the seven planets orbiting the nearby ultra-cool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 are all made mostly of rock, and some could potentially hold more water than Earth. The planets' densities, now known much more precisely than before, suggest that some of them could have up to 5 percent of their mass in the form of water — about 250 times more than Earth's oceans.