New measurements show that quasars can blow far past the theoretical temperature limit of 100 billion degrees Kelvin (179 billion degrees Fahrenheit), which has scientists puzzled.
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is struggling to understand exactly what went wrong with its brand-new astronomy satellite, Hitomi, which suffered some sort of malfunction over the weekend and is apparently tumbling in space.
The device briefly made contact with ground crews but has since disappeared.
SpaceX waited out high winds and worked through a series of technical issues to send its 22nd Falcon 9 rocket soaring into space on Friday to deliver a communications satellites into orbit.
Want to hear the rush of a satellite going by? Step inside this sound-filled interactive sculpture. Continue reading →
On Thursday (Jan. 14), the European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter is set to pay Phobos a visit in what will be the mission's closest flyby of the Martian moon this year.
The odd 'T'-shape is formed by an oasis, a highway and date trees. →
The space agency provides pictures of enigmatic giant shapes that were first spotted in 2007.
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