In the world of quantum mechanics, particles behave in discreet ways. One breakthrough experiment was the Stern-Gerlach Experiment, performed in 1922.
Newly found asteroid 2015 HD1 will pay a close visit to Earth overnight, zipping by at just 45,600 miles at 3:11 a.m.
False-color image of the mid-infrared emission from the Great Galaxy in Andromeda, as seen by Nasa’s WISE space telescope.
“There’s coffee in that nebula”… ehm, I mean… in that #Dragon. ISS Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency in Star Trek uniform as Dragon arrives at the International Space Station on April 17, 2015.
Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Amy Shira Teitel (@astVintageSpace) Guests: Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @MorganRehnberg ) Dave Dickinson (@astroguyz / www.astroguyz.com) (...) Read the rest of Weekly Space Hangout – April 17, 2015: (455 words) © Fraser for Universe Today, 2015.
A day-old Moon filled out with earthshine floats over the Spirit Mountain ski hill in Duluth, Minn. this past January.
The first Dark Energy Survey map to trace the dark matter distribution across a large area of sky. The colors indicate projected mass density.
Video caption: High resolution and color corrected SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage landing video of CRS-6 first stage landing following launch on April 14, 2015.
The MESSENGER spacecraft has been in orbit around Mercury since March 2011 – but its days are now numbered.
Dawn’s framing camera took these images of Ceres on April 10, 2015 which were combined into a short animation.
Embryonic Stars amid molecular clouds Credit: ESA/NASA/JPL-Caltech There is something about them that intrigues us all.
Headlines from the Topeka (Kansas) Daily Capital newspaper from April 1970 told of the perils facing the crew of Apollo 13.
SpaceX Falcon 9 and Dragon blastoff from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on April 14, 2015 at 4:10 p.m.
Apollo 13 images via NASA. Montage by Judy Schmidt. To celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission, Universe Today is featuring “13 MORE Things That Saved Apollo 13,” discussing different turning points of the mission with NASA engineer Jerry Woodfill.
SpaceX Falcon 9 and Dragon poised at Cape Canaveral Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida for planned April 14 launch to the International Space Station on the CRS-6 mission.
Carnival of Space. Image by Jason Major. The tent is up! This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Amy T.
A recent Navcam montage of 67P as seen from Rosetta. Image credit: ESA Calling all light-bucket scope owners: the folks at the European Space Agency want to enlist you in the quest to monitor Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from our Earthbound perspective through perihelion later this summer.
Image credit and copyright: Steed Yu & NightChina.net Light makes life, and sometimes, life returns the favor.
Infographic shows how SpaceX Falcon 9 will fly back to Earth after next launch on CRS-6 mission to ISS.
Seasonal flows spotted by HiRISE on northwestern slopes in Hale Crater. (NASA/JPL/University of Arizona) As the midsummer Sun beats down on the southern mountains of Mars, bringing daytime temperatures soaring up to a balmy 25ºC (77ºF), some of their slopes become darkened with long, rusty stains that may be the result of water seeping out from just below the surface.