Jupiter’s moon, Europa, appears to have clay-like minerals on it (visible in blue in the false-color patch, amid red-colored water ice).
Here’s a new DARPA-inspired, NASA-built robot, complete with a glowing NASA Meatball in its chest, reminiscent of ET’s heart light.
What’s the perfect holiday gift for any space fan? It’s the 2014 version of Steve Cariddi’s wonderful Year in Space Wall Calendar, which is now available to order, and thanks to Steve, Universe Today has another 5 copies to give away!
NASA’s Morpheus Project — a prototype for vertical landing and takeoff for other planets — during a free flight test Dec.
These dark lines on a slope on Mars appear to be changing with the seasons, as portrayed in this image from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera.
Artist’s conception of the European Space Agency’s CryoSat mission. Credit: ESA – P. Carril The West Antarctic Ice Sheet is losing the equivalent of a Lake Tahoe in ice every single year, according to new measurements from the European Space Agency CryoSat satellite — quite a bit more than what was measured earlier.
Mars One proposes concept based on NASA’s Phoenix-like lander for first privately funded mission to the Red Planet slated to blastoff in 2018.
Asteroid 2013 XY8 imaged on 2013, December 10, 2013 by E. Guido, N. Howes and M. Nicolini/Remanzacco Observatory.
When NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew past Earth in October of this year, it focused some of its cameras on the Earth-Moon system.
An artist’s sketch of a supernova explosion (credit: Adam Burn / deviantART). New observations confirm that young Nathan Gray’s discovery is indeed a supernova explosion, albeit a rather peculiar one.
Image of NGC 6872 (left) and companion galaxy IC 4970 (right) locked in a tango as the two galaxies gravitationally interact.
Um, something in my eye. This wonderful video details a what took place when the Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft swung past Earth on Oct.
There was much excitement two years ago when the astronauts on space station unpackaged Robonaut 2 (or R2), which is supposed to help with simple tasks.
Just where has the Curiosity rover traveled so far and where is it going? This new video, narrated by John Grotzinger, the principal investigator for the Mars Science Laboratory mission, provides an aerial tour of the rover’s past, present and future traverses on the Red Planet.
Black hole with disc and jets visualization courtesy of ESA The concept of a black hole jet isn’t a new one, but we still have a lot to learn about the mixture of particles found in the vacinity of them.
The thickness of the moon’s crust as calculated by NASA’s GRAIL mission. The near side is on the left-hand side of the picture, and the far side on the right.
The scary extent of Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the Philippines, is apparent in this shot from the International Space Station.
As the chill of winter settles into the northern hemisphere, fantasies of down-south travel pervade a lot of people’s dreams.
The Magellanic Stream as imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope. Note the red color. Image Credit: NASA.
Comet 2012 S1 (ISON) is just 16 days away from its close encounter with the Sun and is now inside the orbit of Venus, at under 103,000,000 km (64,000,000 miles) away from the Sun.