NASA: Icy object past Pluto looks like reddish snowman

1 of 4 This image made available by NASA on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 shows images with separate color and detail information, and a composited image of both, showing Ultima Thule, about 1 billion miles beyond Pluto. The New Horizons spacecraft encountered it on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. (NASA via AP) LAUREL, Md. (AP) — [...]

2019-01-03T15:00:55+00:00January 3rd, 2019|

NASA spacecraft opens new year at tiny, icy world past Pluto

1 of 5 In this photo provided by NASA, New Horizons principal investigator Alan Stern, of the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colo., center, celebrates with school children at the exact moment that the New Horizons spacecraft made the closest approach of Kuiper Belt object Ultima Thule, early Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Johns Hopkins [...]

2019-01-01T15:20:46+00:00January 1st, 2019|

Satellite images show collapse of Indonesian island volcano

This combination of synthetic aperture radar images taken by JAXA's ALOS-2 satellite and analyzed by Geospatial Information Authority of Japan shows Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano, center in images, before and after the Dec. 22, 2018, eruption. The images were taken on Aug. 20, 2018, left, and on Dec. 24, 2018, right, respectively. The satellite imagery [...]

2018-12-28T15:49:03+00:00December 28th, 2018|

SpaceX Christmas delivery arrives at space station

1 of 5 In this image taken from NASA Television, the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is captured by a robotic arm for docking to the International Space Station, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. A SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies has arrived at the International Space Station. The Dragon capsule pulled up at the orbiting lab [...]

2018-12-08T15:16:43+00:00December 8th, 2018|

Former President George H.W. Bush dies at age 94

ByEd Adamczyk and Danielle Haynes Former President George H.W. Bush was the longest living president in U.S. history. He died Friday at the age of 94. File Photo by Pat Benic/UPI | License Photo Dec. 1 (UPI) -- George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st president of the United States, died Friday, his family announced. He [...]

2018-12-01T14:00:06+00:00December 1st, 2018|

Dust storms on Saturn’s moon Titan observed for the first time

By Brooks Hays  (1) An artist's rendering of a dust storm on Titan. Photo by IPGP/Labex UnivEarthS/University Paris Diderot -- C. Epitalon and S. Rodriguez Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Titan, Saturn's largest moon, is home to dust storms. According to newly analyzed Cassini data, a large dust storm swirled across the moon's equator. Scientists have previously [...]

2018-10-05T13:46:09+00:00October 5th, 2018|

Rock used as doorstop revealed to be meteorite worth…

By Ray Downs  (1) Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The doorstop that a Michigan man had been using since 1988 has turned out to be a meteorite worth $100,000. The man, who has asked to remain anonymous, knew the 22-pound rock came from outer space ever since he bought the house in 1988. The previous owner showed [...]

2018-10-05T13:04:41+00:00October 5th, 2018|

Russia says…. Hole responsible for space station leak caused by…..

A tiny hole found in the Russian Soyuz spacecraft caused a depressurization event on the International Space Station. Photo by NASA Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The hole that caused a slight air leak and a depressurization event on the International Space Station last week was caused by a drill hole. According to Russian media reports, the [...]

2018-09-04T20:53:25+00:00September 4th, 2018|

Astronomers identify 121 giant planets likely to host habitable moons

Astronomers have identified 121 giant planets that potentially host habitable moons. Scientists believe the next generation of telescopes will be able to target alien moons in search of signs of life. Scientists identified the candidates among exoplanet data collected by NASA's Kepler telescope. Kepler's main goal is to help astronomers locate habitable planets outside the [...]

2018-06-16T13:01:02+00:00June 16th, 2018|

NASA shares photo from Operation IceBridge flight

-- NASA scientists conducted the longest flight of the Operation IceBridge mission's spring campaign this week. On Friday, the space agency shared a photo captured during the flight. The image features a ridge in Greenland dividing a pair of glacial valleys. The deep blue of a fjord and the Arctic sky interrupt the snow-capped mountains. [...]

2018-05-01T19:33:59+00:00May 1st, 2018|