New Moon Discovered for Uranus
While examining old photographs from Voyager, an astronomer has discovered a new moon orbiting Uranus. Only 25 miles across, the moon, currently has the boring name of 1986 U10, but it will soon be given a Shakespearean character name – a tradition for Uranus’ moons.
TERRIERS Satellite Runs Out of Juice
The student-built TERRIERS satellite has drained its battery since it was launched on Tuesday. This is because the satellite wasn’t able to orient its solar panels in the direction of the sun to recharge. Engineers are attempting to recover it before declaring the launch a write-off.
Hubble Catches Giant Storm on Mars
The Hubble Space Telescope has recently captured images of a giant storm raging across the surface of Mars. Over 1,000 miles across, the storm is surprisingly Earthlike, in composition, unlike the dust storms discovered by the Viking orbiter over 20 years ago.
Asteroid 1999 AN10 will Come Very Close in 2027
Although it was recently announced that asteroid 1999 AN10 may strike the Earth in 2039, astronomers have been calculating and recalculating its trajectory. Recent data suggests that 1999 AN10 will streak past the Earth as close as 38,000 miles in 2027, but it’s still unclear if gravitational effect of the Earth will cause the later impact.