Astronomers can finally breathe a sigh of relief: A team of scientists has discovered the first oxygen molecules in deep space, capping a nearly 230-year search for the elusive cosmic molecule.
The oxygen molecules were detected in a star-forming region of the Orion nebula, roughly 1,500...
NASA and the European Space Agency have been warning the world for two years about the approaching catastrophes that may unfold during late 2011 through 2012.
Few have been listening.
Calling it a "once in a lifetime super solar storm event," NASA warns that killer solar flares can slam the...
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IT'S the ultimate experience for Star Wars fans - staring forlornly off into the distance as twin suns sink into the horizon.
Yet it's not just a...
One of the most well-known celestial objects still has some tricks up its sleeve, according to a new discovery of surprising gamma-ray flares coming from the famous Crab Nebula.
The Crab, long-considered such a steady celestial light that it was used to calibrate other sources, has now had...
NASA's WISE infrared telescope, which recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of its launch into space, has returned some stunning photos lately.
The new pictures from WISE — short for Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, which launched on Dec. 14, 2009 — are dramatic, colorful images of...
After the Big Dipper, probably the best known grouping of stars in the sky is the constellation Orion.
Lying on the celestial equator, Orion is an "equal opportunity" constellation, visible from all parts of the world except for the extreme polar regions. [See a star map of Orion and nearby...
The Cassini-Huygens mission has discovered a tenuous atmosphere infused with oxygen and carbon dioxide at Saturn’s moon Rhea – the first time a spacecraft has captured direct evidence of an oxygen atmosphere at a world other than Earth.
The NASA-led international mission made the discovery...
Elliptical galaxies were once thought to be aging star cities whose star-making heyday was billions of years ago.
But new observations with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope are helping to show that elliptical galaxies still have some youthful vigor left, thanks to encounters with smaller galaxies...
A NASA spacecraft has snapped a photo of two dying stars encircled by vast rings, a view that scientists describe as a cosmic jellyfish floating in a starry sea.
NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) telescope took the eye-catching snapshot, which depicts a pair of dying stars...
NASA UPGRADES 2012 SOLAR STORM WARNING
Award winning astrophysicist Alexia Demetria says our solar system
is entering an interstellar energy cloud that will soon bring global catastrophe
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The delicate nebula NGC 1788, located in a dark and often neglected corner of the Orion constellation, is revealed in a new and finely nuanced image that the European Southern Observatory (ESO) releases today. Although this ghostly cloud is rather isolated from Orion's bright stars, the latter's...
The Inner Sun: A Scientific Look
?Briefly our theory is that the original nebula did not break up into a solar system but condensed into one planet. From observations of nebulae which are at this moment in various stages of their evolution we are forced to the conclusion that the rotating mass...
The Orion Nebula reveals many of its hidden secrets in a dramatic image taken by the new United Kingdom-designed Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA). The survey telescope's huge field of view can show the full splendor of the whole nebula, and VISTA's infrared vision also...
The European Southern Observatory (ESO) is releasing a magnificent Very Large Telescope (VLT) image of the giant stellar nursery surrounding NGC 3603 — an area where stars are born continuously. Embedded in this scenic nebula is one of the most luminous and most compact clusters of young...
Explaining how the most massive stars are born, deep within their stellar nurseries, is one of the most persistent mysteries in modern astronomy. Now, observations at the Gemini Observatory in Hawaii provide convincing new evidence that these stellar heavyweights may be born in much the same...
The protective bubble around the sun that helps to shield the Earth from harmful interstellar radiation is shrinking and getting weaker, NASA scientists have warned.
This significant development must be investigated in light of two other...
December 23, 2009: The solar system is passing through an interstellar cloud that physics says should not exist. In the Dec. 24th issue of Nature, a team of scientists reveal how NASA's Voyager spacecraft have...
A new telescope, the Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA), has just started work at the European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Paranal Observatory and has made its first release of pictures. VISTA is a survey telescope working at infrared wavelengths, and it is the world's...