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Martian Avalanches And Defrosting Dunes Among New Gorgeous HiRISE Images

by Elizabeth Howell February 6, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter As NASA’s missions at the Red Planet age, it’s so important not to take any of the pictures beamed back to Earth for granted. The latest release of raw images from the University of Arizona’s High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (aboard […]

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This Exoplanet Is Turning Planetary Formation Scenarios Upside Down

by Elizabeth Howell December 6, 2013

What the heck is that giant exoplanet doing so far away from its star? Astronomers are still trying to figure out the curious case of HD 106906 b, a newly found gas giant that orbits at an astounding 650 astronomical units or Earth-sun distances from its host star. For comparison, that’s more than 20 times […]

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Skim Across Mars In Virtual Reality With These New Orbital Images

by Elizabeth Howell November 7, 2013

Stop what you’re doing, grab the nearest 3-D glasses (red/blue type) you have available and then pretend you’re hovering above Mars for a while. These are some of the latest images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has been cruising above the planet since 2006. Make sure to click through these pictures to see the […]

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Clouds of Sand and Iron Swirl in a Failed Star’s Extreme Atmosphere

by Jason Major January 9, 2013

Artist’s concept of brown dwarf  2MASSJ22282889-431026 (NASA/JPL-Caltech) The complex weather patterns within the atmosphere of a rapidly-rotating brown dwarf have been mapped in the highest detail ever by researchers using the infrared abilities of NASA’s Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes… talk about solar wind! Remove this ad Jason Major on Google+

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First-Ever Image of a Black Hole to be Captured by Earth-Sized Scope

by Jason Major January 17, 2012

“Sgr A* is the right object, VLBI is the right technique, and this decade is the right time.” So states the mission page of the Event Horizon Telescope, an international endeavor that will combine the capabilities of over 50 radio telescopes across the globe to create a single Earth-sized telescope to image the enormous black […]

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