Engineers and intriguing data from deep space

Engineers and intriguing data from deep space

After 10 weeks of flawless operation in 2015, the radar aboard NASA’s billion-dollar Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite suddenly stopped sending signals back to Earth. Understandably, “there was a sense of loss and disappointment,” said Mahta Moghaddam, a...
X-ray Detection Sheds New Light on Pluto

X-ray Detection Sheds New Light on Pluto

Scientists using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have made the first detections of X-rays from Pluto. These observations offer new insight into the space environment surrounding the largest and best-known object in the solar system’s outermost regions. While...
Astronomers shed light on different galaxy types

Astronomers shed light on different galaxy types

In research published today, Australian scientists have taken a critical step towards understanding why different types of galaxies exist throughout the Universe. The research, made possible by cutting-edge instrumentation, means that astronomers can now classify...
Astronomers observe star reborn in a flash

Astronomers observe star reborn in a flash

An international team of astronomers using Hubble have been able to study stellar evolution in real time. Over a period of 30 years dramatic increases in the temperature of the star SAO 244567 have been observed. Now the star is cooling again, having been reborn into...

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