Space

New Images Show The Dust in Nearby Galaxies, And You’ve Never Seen Them Like This

When we see pictures of galaxies outside the Milky Way, what we’re usually looking at is primarily the light of their stars. But stars are far from the only ingredient that makes up a galaxy. Think of stars as the chunks of vegetables in the galactic soup. The broth, then, in which they float, is …

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NASA’s Plan to Get Ingenuity Through the Martian Winter

Ingenuity, NASA’s autonomous Mars helicopter, was only meant to complete five flights. But since its history-making first flight in April 2021, the helicopter has flown 28 times, and preparation is underway for the 29th. Depending on dust levels and the schedule of the Perseverance rover, that flight could take place as soon as later this …

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NASA’s Plan to Get Ingenuity Through the Martian Winter

Ingenuity, NASA’s autonomous Mars helicopter, was only meant to complete five flights. But since its history-making first flight in April 2021, the helicopter has flown 28 times, and preparation is underway for the 29th. Depending on dust levels and the schedule of the Perseverance rover, that flight could take place as soon as later this …

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NASA Says a Tiny Space Rock Has Impacted The James Webb Space Telescope

In its new home far from Earth, the James Webb Space Telescope maybe isn’t quite as alone as it seems. The pocket of space occupied by the telescope isn’t a total vacuum – and now the inevitable has happened, with a tiny piece of rock, a micrometeorite, colliding with one of Webb’s mirror segments. But …

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A rare, 5-planet alignment will take over the sky this month. Here’s how to catch a glimpse

Don’t forget to look up this weekend to see the start of a rare, five-planet alignment grace the night sky. This rare phenomenon has not occurred since December 2004, and this year, the distance between Mercury and Saturn will be smaller, according to Sky & Telescope.Stargazers will need to have their binoculars handy along with …

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A rare, 5-planet alignment will take over the sky this month. Here’s how to catch a glimpse

Don’t forget to look up this weekend to see the start of a rare, five-planet alignment grace the night sky. This rare phenomenon has not occurred since December 2004, and this year, the distance between Mercury and Saturn will be smaller, according to Sky & Telescope.Stargazers will need to have their binoculars handy along with …

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A rare, 5-planet alignment will take over the sky this month. Here’s how to catch a glimpse

Don’t forget to look up this weekend to see the start of a rare, five-planet alignment grace the night sky. This rare phenomenon has not occurred since December 2004, and this year, the distance between Mercury and Saturn will be smaller, according to Sky & Telescope.Stargazers will need to have their binoculars handy along with …

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New Physics Theory Suggests Black Holes Are Key to Universe’s Expansion and Contraction Cycles

The universe is expanding. No one with any expertise in astronomy or physics disagrees with that fact. Likewise, nobody really disagrees that, at some point many billions of years in the future, the universe is going to expand too far—and run out of energy for further expansion. At that point, something has to change. That’s …

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