Missions

Cascading Post-Coronal Loops

April 21, 2017 – An active region of the sun that had just rotated into view blasted out a coronal mass ejection, which was immediately followed by a bright series of post-coronal loops seeking to reorganize that region’s magnetic field…

New Look At 2004’s Martian Hole-In-One Site

April 21, 2017 – A new observation from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) captures the landing platform that the rover Opportunity left behind in Eagle Crater more than 13 years and 27 miles (or 44 kilometers) ago. A series of…

April 20, 2017

Hubble Observes First Multiple Images Of Explosive Distance Indicator April 20, 2017 – An international team, led by astronomers from the Stockholm University, Sweden, has discovered a distant type Ia supernova, called iPTF16geu — it took the light 4.3 billion…

April 19, 2017

A Winter’s View Of A Gullied Crater April 19, 2017 – This image from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows the location with the most impressive known gully activity in Mars’ northern hemisphere. Gullies are active in the winter due…

A Winter’s View Of A Gullied Crater

April 19, 2017 – This image from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows the location with the most impressive known gully activity in Mars’ northern hemisphere. Gullies are active in the winter due to carbon dioxide frost, but northern winters…