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…

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New telescope brings the power of Hubble down to Earth

From the University of Arizona UA astronomers take sharpest photos ever of the night sky Using a new camera and a telescope mirror that vibrates a thousand times each second to counteract atmospheric flickering, astronomers have achieved image resolution capabilities that could see a baseball diamond on the moon Astronomers at the University of Arizona,…

The Kepler spacecraft has a failure

Two of four reaction wheels seized up, critical for precise photometry Excerpt from the Kepler Mission Manager Update. (h/t to Dr. Leif Svalgaard) At our semi-weekly contact on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, we found the Kepler spacecraft once again in safe mode. As was the case earlier this month, this was a Thruster-Controlled Safe Mode.…