NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope 14 Nov 2018, 20:02 UTC In November 2017, scientists pointed NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope toward the object known as 'Oumuamua - the first known interstellar object to visit our solar system. The infrared Spitzer was one of many telescopes pointed at 'Oumuamua in the weeks after its discovery that October.
NASA Breaking News 14 Nov 2018, 18:43 UTC An international team of researchers, including a NASA glaciologist, has discovered a large meteorite impact crater hiding beneath more than a half-mile of ice in northwest Greenland. The crater — the first of any size found under the Greenland ice sheet — is one of the 25 largest impact craters on Earth, measuring roughly 1,000 feet deep and more than 19 miles in diameter, an area slightly larger than that inside Washington’s Capital Beltway.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center 14 Nov 2018, 14:30 UTC
NASA Breaking News 13 Nov 2018, 22:38 UTC NASA's Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander is scheduled to touch down on the Red Planet at approximately 3 p.m. EST Nov. 26, and viewers everywhere can watch coverage of the event live on NASA Television, the agency's website and social media platforms.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center 13 Nov 2018, 20:00 UTC NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft executed its fourth Asteroid Approach Maneuver (AAM-4) yesterday. The spacecraft fired its Attitude Control System (ACS) thrusters to slow the spacecraft from approximately 0.31 mph (0.14 m/sec) to 0.10 mph (0.04 m/sec). The ACS thrusters are capable of velocity changes as small as 0.02 mph (0.01 m/sec). The mission team will continue to examine telemetry and tracking data over the next week to verify the new trajectory. The maneuver targeted the spacecraft to fly through a corridor designed for the collection of high-resolution images that will be used to build a shape model of Bennu.
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Once-In-A-Lifetime Observations by Veritas Astronomers Reveal High Energy Gamma-Rays from a Binary Star System13 Nov 2018, 14:39 UTC A new discovery reported in the Astrophysical Journal Letters might lay claim to title of the most unusual extreme class of astronomical object: very high energy (VHE) gamma-ray emitting, neutron star-massive star binary pairs. Of the one-hundred billion stars in our galaxy, fewer than ten are in known to be in gamma-ray binary systems, with this discovery being only the second with an identified neutron star. The gamma-ray emission was discovered during an event that will not happen again until 2067.
Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation 10 Nov 2018, 15:51 UTC Three cosmologists from the University’s Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation analysed new data to provide one of the most accurate measurements of the Hubble Constant to date.