- Neutron Stars Join The Black Hole Jet Set
NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory has revealed an X-ray jet blasting away from a neutron star in a binary system. This discovery may help astronomers understand how neutron stars as well as black holes can generate powerful beams of relativistic particles. ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 28 2007 - 8:55am
- Tectonic Signatures On Mars
The High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board Mars Express has provided snapshots of the Aeolis Mensae region. This area, well known for its wind-eroded features, lies on a tectonic transition zone, characterised by incised valleys and unexplained line ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 28 2007 - 11:05am
- Watching The Face Of Jupiter Change
Massive Jupiter is undergoing dramatic atmospheric changes that have never been seen before with the keen "eye" of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Jupiter's turbulent clouds are always changing as they encounter atmospheric disturbances ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 28 2007 - 2:52pm
- 3D View Of Near-Earth Magnetic 'dance'
Scientists have obtained the first-ever 3D pictures of magnetic reconnection events, the dances on the solar winds of near-Earth space. In magnetic reconnection, magnetic field lines from different magnetic domains collide and reconnect, mixing previously ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 30 2007 - 12:22pm
- NASA Satellite Captures First View Of Iridescent Polar Clouds
A NASA satellite has captured the first occurrence this summer of mysterious iridescent polar clouds that form 50 miles above Earth's surface. The first observations of these clouds by the Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM) satellite occurred abo ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 29 2007 - 10:35am
- ESA's Cosmic Visions
Today ended more than a year of hard work for Europe's space-based scientists and their collaborators located all over the world. It was final submittal day to the European Space Agency's (ESA's) Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 Program. The proposal ...
Article - Amara Graps - Jun 29 2007 - 6:39pm
- What Happened Before The Big Bang?
Did another universe collapse give birth to the one we live in today? "My paper introduces a new mathematical model that we can use to derive new details about the properties of a quantum state as it travels through the Big Bounce, which replaces the ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 13 2007 - 6:56pm
- Farewell To Jules Verne- The Spacecraft, That Is
Jules Verne is the first of five ATVs ESA plans to use to send cargo to the Station. The development, production and launch of the first vehicle have cost over 11 years around 1.3 billion Euros. Each of the following ATVs assembly and launch will cost just ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 2 2007 - 11:19am
- Fourth Of July Bonus- Stellar Fireworks In Galaxy NGC 4449
Hundreds of thousands of vibrant blue and red stars are visible in this new image of galaxy NGC 4449 taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Hot bluish white clusters of massive stars are scattered throughout the galaxy, interspersed with numerous du ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 3 2007 - 10:43am
- Dawn's Early Light: Ceres And Vesta
After a frustrating set of July launch delays, a decision has been made by the Dawn Project to launch Dawn in its September / October launch window. Update: The September 27 launch was a success! (The mosaic shows the exhaust trail from Dawn's Delta ...
Article - Amara Graps - Oct 10 2007 - 5:05pm