Mars is known as the “Red Planet” for its rusty color—the result of the iron content in the soil. However, like Earth, the planet has polar regions and active weather patterns in its thin atmosphere. NASA has released an infrared image of the surface of Mars captured by their Mars Odyssey Orbiter.
It's difficult to capture the vast beauty of the night sky in a single image.
Those with a fascination for space exploration probably wonder what life is like for astronauts at the International Space Station.
Black holes are mysterious phenomena, but astronomers continue to take leaps and bounds towards a fuller understanding of these legendary celestial objects. In 2019, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration—a global network of radio telescopes—released the first image of a black hole. The photo of the supermassive black hole at the center of the Messier 87 (M87) galaxy was only visible by its central shadow, as light itself vanishes into it.
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In February 2021, NASA’s Perseverance Rover landed on the surface of Mars after an epic seven-minute descent through the planet's...
As of Thursday, February 18, 2020, NASA‘s fifth ever Mars rover has successfully landed on the dusty red planet. After an almost seven month journey across the 292.5 million miles separating Mars from Earth, NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover is ready to begin its first two-year mission around the Jezero Crater area. This ancient lakebed may hold fossils proving there once really were living Martian organisms.
As a pivotal figure in the Space Race between the United States and the U.S.S.
During the summer of 2019, a 17-year-old high school student named Wolf Cukier arrived at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center...
With the United States hoping to return astronauts to the Moon by 2024, exploring Earth’s natural satellite has received more popular attention in recent years. But astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy has his own type of moon mission—one he pursues from his own backyard in Sacramento, California. For several years, McCarthy has been refining his techniques to produce increasingly high resolution and detailed images of the Moon's surface.
Did you catch a glimpse of the Great Conjunction last week?
Many of us wonder about the existence of extraterrestrial life; and now, we might have gotten a step closer to...