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The Hubble telescope has discovered a ‘dark vortex’ raging on Neptune that would swallow 20% of Earth’s surface

The Hubble telescope has discovered a ‘dark vortex’ raging on Neptune that would swallow 20% of Earth’s surface

A photo of planet Neptune by Voyager 2 in 1989. NASA/ JPL NASA and Europe's Hubble Space Telescope keeps an eye on distant planets, watching for changes in their weather. Hubble has discovered a new and mysterious "dark tempest" on Neptune that's 6,800 miles across. The space observatory also got a fresh look at a…

NASA’s Opportunity rover mission on Mars ‘bites the dust’ after eight months of no communication – The New Indian Express

NASA’s Opportunity rover mission on Mars ‘bites the dust’ after eight months of no communication – The New Indian Express

By PTI WASHINGTON: The record-breaking 15-year-long Mars mission of NASA's Opportunity rover was declared over after the US space agency failed to contact the robotic explorer for over eight months. The Opportunity rover stopped communicating with Earth when a severe Mars-wide dust storm blanketed its location in June last year. After more than a thousand…

This is the Kepler space telescope’s last image after nearly a decade of work

This is the Kepler space telescope’s last image after nearly a decade of work

It’s now been a few months since the Kepler space telescope bit the dust, but the work it did will still have an impact for a long time to come. In a new post, NASA reveals the telescope’s “Last Light‘ image, which is the final observation it made after nearly a decade of exoplanet hunting.…

CERN Reveals Plans for Particle Collider Four Times Larger Than LHC

CERN Reveals Plans for Particle Collider Four Times Larger Than LHC

By Ryan Whitwam on January 16, 2019 at 1:48 pm This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Science requires finesse, but sometimes it also needs more power. CERN took the latter approach when it built the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a 17-mile (27 kilometers) particle accelerator that…

Riccardo Giacconi (1931-2018)

Riccardo Giacconi (1931-2018)

Credit: Bettman/Getty Revolutionary discoveries in astronomy stem from new observing technologies. And so it was with orbiting X-ray telescopes. They revealed a Universe dominated by luminous, gravity-fed black holes and plasmas glowing at tens of millions of degrees, inside clusters of galaxies. Now 60 years old, the discipline requires space observatories — outside Earth’s X-ray-blocking…

A river of stars in the solar neighborhood

A river of stars in the solar neighborhood

Home Astronomy & Space Astronomy February 15, 2019 February 15, 2019, Astronomy & Astrophysics Night sky centered on the south Galactic pole in a so-called stereographic projection. In this special projection, the Milky Way curves around the entire image in an arc. The stars in the stream are displayed in red and cover almost the…

Introducing: The Girard-Perregaux Quasar (Live Pics & Pricing)

Introducing: The Girard-Perregaux Quasar (Live Pics & Pricing)

Girard-Perregaux has been making movements with the Three Golden Bridges (capitalization theirs, not mine) for well over a century, as Jack has shown you before, and the distinctive movement architecture remains an important part of the brand and its visual language today. This latest take on the three-bridged watch takes that 19th-century principle to a…

New Horizons Images Show Ultima Thule May Actually Be More ‘Pancake’-Shaped

New Horizons Images Show Ultima Thule May Actually Be More ‘Pancake’-Shaped

Image: NASA/Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute/National Optical Astronomy ObservatoryThe distant (486958) 2014 MU69, nicknamed Ultima Thule, made history on New Year’s Day for becoming the farthest object ever visited by a spacecraft. As it’s situated in the Kuiper Belt about 4.1 billion miles from Earth, there’s much about MU69 that scientists are still…

Brooks Koepka and Jena Sims pose with their butts out while on vacation

Brooks Koepka and Jena Sims pose with their butts out while on vacation

Cheek to cheek! PGA star Brooks Koepka and his model girlfriend show off VERY pert backsides while wearing skimpy thongs in a saucy snap from their luxe Maldives vacationJena Sims, 30, took to Instagram Stories on Tuesday to post a playful snapshot of herself and her 28-year-old golfer beau flaunting their derrières in thongs The model…

Resources for shooting this weekend’s Super Blood Wolf Moon

Resources for shooting this weekend’s Super Blood Wolf Moon

Photo captured and provided by NASA Astrophotography fans will be treated to the sight of a rare 'super blood wolf Moon' this weekend, and lots of helpful people are offering advice on how best to photograph it. The event will bring together the drama of the year’s first full moon at the same time as…