In a recent Hubble Space Telescope observation, a double-ringed planetary nebula and massive star have been observed -- this is a star in serious trouble; the fuse has been lit and it could go supernova any day now.
A new observation by NASA's NuSTAR and Chandra space telescopes has been released, depicting a nebula nicknamed the “Hand of God”
On Jan. 9, Orbital Sciences launched its Antares rocket, boosting the company's unmanned Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station. Two and a half days later on Sunday, the spacecraft, loaded with supplies and experiments, caught up with the orbiting outpost.
NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio studies the newly-arrived Ant Forage Habitat Facility in the International Space Station's Destiny laboratory.
The ant experiment will study the insect's behavior and colonization in microgravity. The colony arrived on board the Orbital Sciences Cygnus cargo delivery earlier this month.
The company Planet Labs hopes to change the world one mini-satellite at a time. Launched to the International Space Station, the fleet of cubesats called Flock 1 will be put into orbit to begin various Earth-observing projects.
On Jan. 16, Mars rover principal investigator Steve Squyres announced the bizarre appearance of a doughnut-sized rock feet from the robot. The leading theory is that Oppotunity's broken wheel flicked it from the bedrock as it was maneuvering, but scientists have yet to definitely say whether or not the rover is to blame.
Tracking weather conditions on other planets is no easy task, but if we start playing close attention to dune formation, we could develop a means to at least know which way the wind is blowing. Shown here is wind blown material on Mars that can be used to study wind direction and geological conditions.
A series of observations performed with the ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) to study the evolution of reconnection jets on a small patch of the sun’s surface.
The locations of three rare exoplanets discovered inside the star cluster Messier 67. Once of the worlds orbits a star that looks identical to our sun.
Long, medium, short and irregular gravity waves have been observed in Venus’ atmosphere by the European Mars Express orbiter -- similar gravity waves can be found on Earth and are often caused by winds blowing over mountain ranges.