VIA The Guardian New measurements from the Gale crater contradict theories that the planet is too cold for liquid water to exist, but Mars still considered hostile to life The Curiosity rover is currently ascending Mount Sharp, in the centre of the Gale crater. Illustration: Stocktrek Images, Inc./Alamy Hannah Devlin, science correspondent @hannahdev Monday 13 […]
VIA “Raytheon.com” A New World View Top 10 Images from Raytheon’s VIIRS Sensor Black Marble image – Earth at Night. NASA Earth Observatory image by Robert Simmon, using Suomi NPP VIIRS data provided courtesy of Chris Elvidge (NOAA National Geophysical Data Center). Share In February, Raytheon delivered the second Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) […]
VIA “iflscience.com” by Danielle Andrew As a nod to the fith anniversary of the Solar Dyamics Observatory’s launch, NASA has created and released a stunning five-year timelapse of the sun. The footage was captured by taking one frame every 8 hours from 2010 to 2015, with different colours representing different wavelengths.
VIA “nasa.gov” Using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the “habitable zone” — the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet. The discovery of Kepler-186f confirms that planets the size of Earth exist in the […]