Astronomy

December 18, 2018

NASA Releases First Photo Ever Taken from Inside the Sun’s Corona

After launching in August 2018, the Parker Solar Probe has transmitted its first scientific observations back to NASA—and the results don’t disappoint. The robotic spacecraft, which has gotten closer to the Sun than any previous probe, has taken the first ever photograph inside the star’s corona. It’s a triumph for the field of heliophysics—the study of the physics of the Sun—and opens doors to solving some of our biggest solar mysteries.

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November 27, 2018

NASA’s InSight Lander Successfully Touches Down on Mars

Seven months after leaving Earth, NASA’s InSight lander has touched down on Mars. This is just the eighth successful landing on the Red Planet for NASA and is a breakthrough moment as humanity moves closer and closer to interplanetary living. InSight traveled 300 million miles to Mars, landing on November 26 near the planet’s equator on an expanse of smooth lava known as the Elysium Planitia.

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November 14, 2018

NASA’s Juno Probe Sends Back Incredible Photos of Jupiter’s Swirling Clouds

Since entering Jupiter’s orbit in July 2016, NASA’s Juno Probe has been steadily capturing revealing images of the giant planet. While the Juno mission was originally set to end in 2018, NASA has approved continued research through 2021, guaranteeing us 41 additional months of stunning imagery. As the spacecraft’s JunoCam transmits RAW images back to NASA, they’re placed online, allowing the public to intervene and process the images.

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October 23, 2018

Mesmerizing Photos of the Milky Way Taken Across Southeast Asia

Based in Kuala Lumpur, photographer Grey Chow specializes in landscape and nature photography. All of his work is impeccable, but it’s his incredible astrophotography that really caught our eye. Using careful research and sharp technical skills, Chow has been able to capture unique images of the Milky Way. Chow’s foray into photography began in 2009 when he purchased his first DSLR. Five years later, he realized that his passion laid with landscape and nature photography.

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