- Breathtaking Views Of Deuteronilus Mensae On Mars
The High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board ESA’s Mars Express has captured breathtaking images of the Deuteronilus Mensae region on Mars. The images were taken on 14 March 2005 during orbit number 1483 of the Mars Express spacecraft with a ground re ...
Article - News Staff - May 21 2007 - 9:53am
- Mars Rover Spirit Unearths Surprise Evidence Of Wetter Past
A patch of Martian soil analyzed by NASA's rover Spirit is so rich in silica that it may provide some of the strongest evidence yet that ancient Mars was much wetter than it is now. The processes that could have produced such a concentrated deposit of ...
Article - News Staff - May 22 2007 - 7:22pm
- Scientists Building "Ice Top" For A Telescope- At The Bottom Of The World
The University of Delaware is helping to build a huge "IceCube" at the South Pole, and it has nothing to do with cooling beverages. "IceCube" is a gigantic scientific instrument--a telescope for detecting illusive particles called neutr ...
Article - News Staff - May 23 2007 - 6:51pm
- The Death Of Cosmology
When Dutch astronomer Willem de Sitter proposed a static model of the universe in the early 1900s, he was some 3 trillion years ahead of his time. Now, physicists Lawrence Krauss from Case Western Reserve University and Robert J. Scherrer from Vanderbilt U ...
Article - News Staff - May 24 2007 - 2:32pm
- Astrophysicists Find Imprint Of Sun's "storm Season" On Solar Wind
Plasma astrophysicists at the University of Warwick have found that key information about the Sun’s 'storm season’ is being broadcast across the solar system in a fractal snapshot imprinted in the solar wind. This research opens up new ways of looking ...
Article - News Staff - May 25 2007 - 9:25am
- Coasts And Drowned Mountains On Titan
On 12 May 2007 Cassini obtained this image showing the coastline and an archipelago in a portion of a large sea, consistent with the larger sea seen by the Cassini imaging instrument. Like other liquid bodies seen on Titan, this feature reveals channels, i ...
Article - News Staff - May 25 2007 - 9:36am
- Hubble Photographs Grand Design Spiral Galaxy M81
The sharpest image ever taken of the large "grand design" spiral galaxy M81 is being released today at the American Astronomical Society Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii. A spiral-shaped system of stars, dust, and gas clouds, the galaxy's arms wi ...
Article - News Staff - May 28 2007 - 5:37pm
- Spitzer Nets Thousands Of Galaxies In A Giant Cluster
Article - News Staff - May 28 2007 - 6:46pm
- Clash Of The Space Titans
Using NASA's Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) satellite and ground-based telescopes, astronomers have determined, for the first time, the properties of a rare, extremely massive, and young binary star system. The system, known as LH54-425 ...
Article - News Staff - May 28 2007 - 8:33pm
- 28 New Planets, 7 New Brown Dwarfs
The world's largest and most prolific team of planet hunters announced today (Monday, May 28) the discovery of 28 new planets outside our solar system, increasing to 236 the total number of known exoplanets. University of California, Berkeley, post-do ...
Article - News Staff - May 29 2007 - 11:42am