NASA satellite spies massive iceberg parked near small Greenland village

NASA satellite spies massive iceberg parked near small Greenland village

July 18 (UPI) -- The massive iceberg parked ominously outside Innaarsuit, a small village on Greenland's western coast, looks less intimidating from a few hundred miles away. That's the vantage offered this week by NASA, which posted a photo of the iceberg captured by its Landsat 8 satellite. The satellite's Operational Land Imager captured a…
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will Inspect the Atmospheres of Distant Gas Giants

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will Inspect the Atmospheres of Distant Gas Giants

The James Webb Space Telescope is like the party of the century that keeps getting postponed. Due to its sheer complexity and some anomalous readings that were detected during vibration testing, the launch date of this telescope has been pushed back many times – it is currently expected to launch sometime in 2021. But for…
Astronomers discover 10 new moons for Jupiter

Astronomers discover 10 new moons for Jupiter

Illustration showing the newly discovered moon (in bold). Image via Carnegie Science/Roberto Molar Candanosa. Our solar system is full of moons of many different kinds, just as diverse and amazing as the planets they orbit. While Earth only has one moon, and some planets, like Mercury and Venus, have none, others have dozens, namely Jupiter…
Upgraded Very Large Telescope Captures Neptune in Stunning Detail

Upgraded Very Large Telescope Captures Neptune in Stunning Detail

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. A newly released image of the planet Neptune shows just how far telescope technology has come in recent years. This view of Neptune is almost impossibly clear compared with past attempts, thanks to a recent upgrade to the Very Large…
How to take the best photos of Blood Moon in longest lunar eclipse of 21st century

How to take the best photos of Blood Moon in longest lunar eclipse of...

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Overlooked No More: Beatrice Tinsley, Astronomer Who Saw the Course of the Universe

Overlooked No More: Beatrice Tinsley, Astronomer Who Saw the Course of the Universe

Since 1851, obituaries in The New York Times have been dominated by white men. With Overlooked, we’re adding the stories of remarkable people whose deaths went unreported in The Times. In 1967 a very prominent astronomer visited Dallas to give a talk. Before he could speak, however, a young woman named Beatrice Tinsley stood up…
Great Barrier Reef not bouncing back as before, but there is hope

Great Barrier Reef not bouncing back as before, but there is hope

IMAGE: These are reefs experiencing flood and poor water quality. view more  Credit: Peter Mumby The Great Barrier Reef is losing its ability to recover from disturbances, but effective local management could revive its capacity to bounce back. Scientists at The University of Queensland, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reefs Studies (Coral CoE) and the…
This 3D-printed origami trap captures delicate sea life without hurting them

This 3D-printed origami trap captures delicate sea life without hurting them

To call someone “spineless” is an insult on land, but in the ocean, it’s simply a sensible lifestyle choice. From jellyfish to octopuses, anemones to sea cucumbers, life under the waves teems with squishy invertebrates. But while these soft bodies are perfectly adapted to the crushing pressures of the ocean, they present a problem for…
Astronauts, Your Ride’s Here!

Astronauts, Your Ride’s Here!

For more than seven years, U.S. astronauts have blasted into orbit from a Russian launch pad in Central Asia. Now Cape Canaveral is about to reclaim its position as center stage of the American space program. A pair of privately owned spaceships, Boeing’s Starliner and SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, are set to make their debut within…
X-ray data may be first evidence of a star devouring a planet

X-ray data may be first evidence of a star devouring a planet

This artist's illustration depicts the destruction of a young planet, which scientists may have witnessed for the first time. Credit: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss For nearly a century, astronomers have puzzled over the curious variability of young stars residing in the Taurus-Auriga constellation some 450 light years from Earth. One star in particular has drawn astronomers' attention. Every…

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