Image Credit: Flickr/costachico We’re about to see the biggest since 1948, the closest full moon in the 21st century. If you go outside on November 14, you might notice the moon is looking bigger and brighter than usual. Bigger in fact, than it has appeared at any point in the last 68 years. During the event,

This artist’s concept illustrates how the most extreme ‘pumpkin star’ found by Kepler and Swift compares with the sun. Both stars are shown to scale. KSw 71 is larger, cooler and redder than the sun and rotates four times faster. Rapid spin causes the star to flatten into a pumpkin shape, which results in brighter

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover autonomously selects some targets for the laser and telescopic camera of its ChemCam instrument. For example, on-board software analyzed the Navcam image at left, chose the target indicated with a yellow dot, and pointed ChemCam for laser shots and the image at right. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/LANL/CNES/IRAP/LPGNantes/CNRS/IAS NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity is now

Image montage showing the Maunakea Observatories, Kepler Space Telescope, and night sky with K2 Fields and discovered planetary systems (dots) overlaid. An international team of scientists discovered more than 100 planets based on images from Kepler operating in the ‘K2 Mission’. The team confirmed and characterized the planets using a suite of telescopes worldwide, including

Tropical Cyclone 02A developed in the Northern Indian Ocean’s Arabian Sea as NASA’s Aqua satellite passed overhead and analyzed the storm in infrared light and NASA’s Terra satellite captured a visible look at the storm. On June 26, at the tropical cyclone was consolidating, NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over the Northern Indian Ocean. The Atmospheric

This new Hubble Space Telescope image confirms the presence of a dark vortex in the atmosphere of Neptune. The full visible-light image at left shows that the dark feature resides near and below a patch of bright clouds in the planet’s southern hemisphere. The dark spot measures roughly 3,000 miles (4,800 kilometers) across. Other high-altitude

This low-angle self-portrait of NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at the site from which it reached down to drill into a rock target called “Buckskin.” Bright powder from that July 30, 2015, drilling is visible in the foreground.Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS Scientists have discovered an unexpected mineral in a rock sample at Gale Crater on

K2-33b, shown in this illustration, is one of the youngest exoplanets detected to date. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Astronomers have discovered the youngest fully formed exoplanet ever detected. The discovery was made using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope and its extended K2 mission, as well as the W. M. Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Exoplanets are planets

Artist’s impression of the simultaneous stellar eclipse and planetary transit events on Kepler-1647. Credits: Lynette Cook If you cast your eyes toward the constellation Cygnus, you’ll be looking in the direction of the largest planet yet discovered around a double-star system. It’s too faint to see with the naked eye, but a team led by astronomers

This illustration shows the three steps astronomers used to measure the universe’s expansion rate to an unprecedented accuracy, reducing the total uncertainty to 2.4 percent. Astronomers made the measurements by streamlining and strengthening the construction of the cosmic distance ladder, which is used to measure accurate distances to galaxies near and far from Earth. Beginning

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