NASA’s Landmark Twins Study Reveals Resilience of Human Body in Space

From NASA Results from NASA’s landmark Twins Study, which took place from 2015-2016, were published Thursday in Science. The integrated paper — encompassing work from 10 research teams — reveals some interesting, surprising and reassuring data about how one human body adapted to — and recovered from — the extreme environment of space. The Twins…

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Epic photos of the Earth from 1 Million Miles at Sol-Earth L1

On July 20, 2015, NASA released to the world the first image of the sunlit side of Earth captured by the space agency’s EPIC camera on NOAA’s DSCOVR satellite. The camera has now recorded a full year of life on Earth from its orbit at Lagrange point 1, approximately 1 million miles from Earth, where…

Massive twin star discovered snuggling close to its stellar sibling

University of Leeds Astronomers have discovered a binary star system with the closest high-mass young stellar objects ever measured, providing a valuable “laboratory” to test theories on high mass binary star formation. An international team led by the University of Leeds has determined the distance between the massive young star PDS 27 and its orbiting…

Hubble’s dazzling display of 2 colliding galaxies

Located in the constellation of Hercules, about 230 million light-years away, NGC 6052 is a pair of colliding galaxies. They were first discovered in 1784 by William Herschel and were originally classified as a single irregular galaxy because of their odd shape. However, we now know that NGC 6052 actually consists of two galaxies that…

UCF research laying groundwork for off-world colonies

Public Release: 4-Mar-2019 UCF research laying groundwork for off-world colonies Space economy estimated at $1.1 trillion by 2040 University of Central Florida Before civilization can move off world it must make sure its structures work on the extraterrestrial foundations upon which they will be built. University of Central Florida researchers are already laying the groundwork…

Hubble reveals dynamic atmospheres of Uranus, Neptune

Public Release: 7-Feb-2019 Hubble reveals dynamic atmospheres of Uranus, Neptune NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center During its routine yearly monitoring of the weather on our solar system’s outer planets, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered a new mysterious dark storm on Neptune and provided a fresh look at a long-lived storm circling around the north polar…

How to watch NASA’s New Year’s date with a distant space rock

From The Toronto Star Sun., Dec. 30, 2018 To ancient explorers, “Ultima Thule” was what lay past the northernmost edges of maps, beyond the borders of the known world. So when NASA chose a target for its New Horizons spacecraft that was farther than anything explored before, “Ultima Thule” seemed a fitting moniker. The far-flung…

Another space telescope shuts down – one week after Hubble

Less than a week after the Hubble Space Telescope went down due to a gyroscope problem, the NASA Chandra X-ray Observatory has also gone offline. NASA issued a press release today saying that Chandra automatically went into “safe mode” on Wednesday, and it may also be due to a gyroscope problem. As previously reported, the…