Post by: Matt Williams
Astronomy, Guide to Space, Venus
15 Mar , 2017 by Matt Williams
In addition to be the second closet planet to our Sun, Venus also has the most circular orbit – varying between 0.718 to 0728 AUs from the Sun.
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets, TRAPPIST-1
14 Mar , 2017 by Matt Williams
NASA recently announced the release of raw, uncalibrated data of the TRAPPIST-1 star system, which was collected by the Kepler K2 mission,
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017 has set aside funding for NASA’s proposed mission to Mars for the coming year.
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets, Solar System
13 Mar , 2017 by Matt Williams
A recent presentation made at the NASA Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop outlined how the study of magnetic fields could play a pivotal role in the exploration of our Solar System and beyond.
Astronomy, Brown Dwarf, Extrasolar Planets
After examining the strange object known as CFBDSIR 2149-0403, a team has determined that it is either a solitary planetary-mass object or a high-metallicity brown dwarf.
11 Mar , 2017 by Matt Williams
At NASA’s Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop, presenters showed various concepts for exploring Saturn’s moon Titan with aerial platforms.
Astronomy, Mars, Terraforming
9 Mar , 2017 by Matt Williams
At NASA’s Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop, which took place last week, some interesting concepts for terraforming Mars and space habitats were presented.
Astronomy, Guide to Space
8 Mar , 2017 by Matt Williams
Due to its rapid orbital period and slow rotation, a day on Mercury lasts 176 days, which is twice as long as a year on that planet!
7 Mar , 2017 by Matt Williams
At last week’s Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop, scientists presented a concept for exploring Titan with balloons and landers.
The latest image captured by the Mars Express has revealed evidence of a massive flood which took place in the Kasei Valles region over three billion years ago.
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