Data from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, which passed the Kuiper Belt object Ultima Thule on January the 1st, is yielding scientific discoveries daily.
For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. NASA’s Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere – the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by the Sun. Voyager 2 now is slightly more than 11 billion miles (18 billion kilometers) from Earth. Mission operators still can... Continue Reading →
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has helped scientists get a better idea of the size of 'Oumuamua — the first known interstellar object to visit our solar system. Source: NASA Learns More About Interstellar Visitor 'Oumuamua No ownership claimed on images or materials: Credit NASA
An international team of researchers, including a NASA glaciologist, has discovered a large meteorite impact crater hiding beneath more than a half-mile of ice in northwest Greenland.
NASA's Dawn mission is over after 11 years. The only spacecraft to have orbited two worlds runs out of fuel: via NASA’s Dawn Mission to Asteroid Belt Comes to End | NASA net Simon Also find Planet Simon on Twitter Come and visit find me on my Planet Simon Facebook Page Find some of my... Continue Reading →
A tiny dwarf planet being called the Goblin which has an extremely elongated orbit has be found and is giving astronomers further insight into the mysterious 'Planet X' which is believed to exist far beyond the orbit of Pluto. The Goblin is only about 300km across and so far out it's too faint to see... Continue Reading →
The Dawn mission that has visited 2 asteroids, Vesta and Ceres is drawing to a close after 11 years. Dawn is the only spacecraft to have travelled to two bodies under it's own power rather than using gravity assistance. This amazing spacecraft brought us stunning images of Ceres, with it's infamous bright spot that initially... Continue Reading →
After waking up, Curiosity has begun working again. Taking a panoramic photograph and taking a rock sample it's coming back to life. NASA are planning it's next set of operations. Read more here: via Curiosity Surveys a Mystery Under Dusty Skies | NASA Planet Simon Also find Planet Simon on Twitter Come and visit... Continue Reading →