Astronomy

January 20, 2022

Right Now There’s a Jupiter-Size Plasma Tree on the Sun

Thanks to the skills of astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy, we're able to see an incredible “tree” that has been “planted” on the Sun. Clocking in at an impressive 80,000 miles high, this isn't any ordinary tree. It's actually made from plasma that has been pulled away from the Sun by its magnetic field.

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January 10, 2022

NASA Selects 10 Astronauts From More Than 12,000 Applicants To Join Artemis Mission

Have you ever dreamed of one day being an astronaut in space? Just recently, NASA announced its latest trainee astronauts that will report for duty at the Johnson Space Center in Texas. Ten candidates were selected from a group of more than 12,000 applicants in hopes of being a part of NASA’s first human missions to the Moon in more than 50 years.

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December 22, 2021

NASA Releases Incredible Audio From Jupiter’s Moon Ganymede

It's incredible that we live in an age where we can actually see and hear what's happening on different planets. As various NASA missions send data back to Earth, the agency publishes it for the public to enjoy. The latest information comes courtesy of Juno, NASA's space probe that is exploring Jupiter. While it's constantly sending back images of the gas giant, new audio from Jupiter's moon Ganymede has just come to light.

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December 16, 2021

NASA Makes History With Spacecraft “Touching the Sun” For the First Time Ever

Solar science has taken a huge leap forward thanks to NASA's Parker Solar Probe. Launched in 2018, the probe has made history by entering the Sun's corona. This is the first time a spacecraft has ever “touched the Sun” and scientists are hoping that the particles and magnetic fields that the probe sampled will give them more insights into this star.

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