The universe is teeming with planetary music. Sounds exists in the form of electromagnetic vibrations and can be detected using specially designed instruments developed by NASA. The “voice of Earth” and the sounds of other planets and stars are absolutely breathtaking.
Watch Nasa’s video above and learn all you need to know about the term “blue moon” in mere minutes. You just might come off as a sort of astronomical whiz at tonight’s dinner party. Enjoy!
Physicist Wal Thornhill continues his discussion of NASA’s New Horizons mission to the dwarf planet Pluto. The mission has already provided a number of surprises for planetary scientists. The tiny planet’s geological activity, its apparent age, the stunning features on its moons and more all defy many fundamental ideas in planetary science.
NASA has released a number of stunning colour photographs of the planet Pluto. The pictures have been compiled from four images from the New Horizons’ Long Range Reconnaissance Imager mixed with color data from the Ralph instrument. The new pictures indicate that Pluto is covered by masses of flowing ice.
NASA’s Kepler Mission is searching for life on other planets, and it recently discovered a promising lead that’s the most Earth-like yet (NASA: “similar to our own”). The new discovery, called Kepler-452b orbits around a sun-like star.
A $100 million donation will fund a new alien-seeking initiative called Breakthrough Listen. Physicist Stephen Hawking and Russian billionaire Yuri Milner announced the $100 million project aimed at searching for alien life at a conference in London. The project will use two powerful telescopes that will scan ten times the amount of sky covered by previous efforts.
Timelapse video showing a sequence of images just released by NASA that shows how human understanding of Pluto has evolved since the 1930s. The distant world was discovered in 1930 by astronmer Clyde William Tombaugh.
One day after its historic flyby of Pluto, NASA’s New Horizons space probe has delivered eye-popping photos of the dwarf planet and its moons.
After a decade-long journey through our solar system, New Horizons made its closest approach to Pluto Tuesday, about 7,750 miles above the surface — roughly the same distance from New York to Mumbai, India – making it the first-ever space mission to explore a world so far from Earth.
New Horizons is racing to Pluto so quickly, we’re literally learning new things every single day. Exploration is a true planet-wide “Today I learned…” moment: we now know what makes up Pluto’s atmosphere, what makes up its ice cap, and exactly how big it is.
The comet landed on by the spacecraft Philae could well be home to an abundance of alien microbial life, according to leading astronomers. Features of the comet, named 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, such as its organic-rich black crust, are most likely explained by the presence of living organisms beneath an icy surface, the scientists have said.
Stargazers and astronomers were treated to a stunning cosmic vision last night when the planets of Venus and Jupiter appeared to pass within a fraction of each other in what is known as a ‘celestial conjunction.’
Tonight (June 30), the two brightest planets Venus and Jupiter will appear so close in the sky that they will be seen like a single super bright star, which some astronomy-lovers say resembles the biblical ‘Star of Bethlehem’.
June 30, 2015 will officially be a bit longer than usual because an extra second, or ‘leap’ second, will be added. Here’s why…
An unmanned Falcon 9 rocket, carrying more than two tons of supplies for the International Space Station, exploded shortly after lifting off at 10.21am Eastern Time from Cape Canaveral.