Post by: Matt Williams
Astronomy, Guide to Space
28 Mar , 2017 by Matt Williams
Thanks to the New Horizons mission, which conducted the first detailed study of Pluto in 2014, we know that Pluto’s color is rather diverse, with patches of white, yellow and reddish-brown.
The average distance between the Sun and the Earth – 149,597,870.7 km (or 92,955,807 mi) – is known as an Astronomical Unit (AU).
24 Mar , 2017 by Matt Williams
A new study released by a team of international scientists has offered another explanation for Recurring Slope Lineae on Mars, one which doesn’t rely on the existence of water.
Curiosity, Mars, Mars Science Laboratory
23 Mar , 2017 by Matt Williams
Images presented at the 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference this week showed the first indication of gravity waves around the Martian equator.
Astronomy, Curiosity, Mars
22 Mar , 2017 by Matt Williams
A routine check by the Curiosity science team revealed that breaks have formed in the rover’s left middle wheel since they last checked in January of 2017.
Astronomy, Comets, esa
21 Mar , 2017 by Matt Williams
Recently-released images from the Rosetta space probe show how the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko changes over time
Researchers from the Large Hadron Collider beauty experiment (LHCb) have announced the discovery of five new particles, which could shed light on what holds atoms together.
20 Mar , 2017 by Matt Williams
The latest numbers released by the ESA’s Space Debris Office indicate that the cloud of orbital debris is getting worse.
Uranus was named in honor of the father of Cronos in Greek mythology, befitting its place in the Solar System beyond Saturn and Jupiter.
17 Mar , 2017 by Matt Williams
The Cassini probe recently snapped its last up-close imagines of Saturn’s moon Mimas, which were used to create some impressive mosaic pictures of its pockmarked surface.
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