This illustration shows Earth surrounded by filaments of dark matter called “hairs. A hair is created when a stream of dark matter particles goes through the planet.
The James Webb Space Telescope team successfully installed the first flight mirror onto the telescope structure at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
Treasures of the Universe by André van der Hoeven We’ve featured the photography of André van der Hoeven here many times, and all of his photos are wonderful.
The launch of a French Diamant rocket, circa late 1960s. All images credit and copyright of CNES unless otherwise noted.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year: when the new Year In Space Wall Calendars become available!
This illustration shows a star behind a shattered comet. Observations of the star KIC 8462852 by NASA’s Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes suggest that its unusual light signals are likely from dusty comet fragments, which blocked the light of the star as they passed in front of it in 2011 and 2013.
The first RS-25 flight engine, No. 2059, is placed on the A-1 Test Stand at Stennis Space Center, Miss.
Carnival of Space. Image by Jason Major. This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Joe Latrell at his Photos To Space blog.
The launch of the New Shepard rocket from Blue Origin’s launch site in Texas on Nov. 23, 2015. Credit: Blue Origin.
Last week we talked about the fundamental particles that make up all matter – quarks. This week we’re going to talk about baryons, the particles made up of quarks.
Like a soaring eagle. Comet C/2013 US10 Catalina shows off a compact green coma and two tails in this photo taken this morning (Nov.
SpaceX Crew Dragon will blast off atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for missions to the International Space Station.
On approach in July 2015, the cameras on NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft captured Pluto rotating over the course of a full “Pluto day.” The best available images of each side of Pluto taken during approach have been combined to create this view of a full rotation.
Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Miguel Drake-McLaughlin, Director of the new documentary, Sky Line, The Space Elevator Documentary.
Comet C/2013 US10 Catalina photographed from high atop the Himalayas by Ajay Talwar with a 200mm lens on a tracking mount earlier this morning, Nov.
Carnival of Space. Image by Jason Major. The tent is up! This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Pamela Hoffman at the Everyday Spacer blog.
The dark band in the lower portion of this Martian scene is part of the “Bagnold Dunes” dune field lining the northwestern edge of Mount Sharp.
NOT an Alpha Moncerotid… but a fine capture of a comparable Perseid over a bristlecone pine. Image Credit: Kenneth Brandon What’s rarer than a unicorn?
Physicists are getting a handle on the structure of the Universe, how everything is made of something else.
File photo of Atlas V rocket – powered by Russian made RD-180 engines – and Super Secret NROL-67 intelligence gathering payload following rollout to Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, on March 24, 2014.