A NASA and the European Space Agency’s Hubble Space Telescope photo features the largest galaxy cluster ever discovered. It is so large that it weighs in at three million billion suns. The massive galaxy—nicknamed “El Gordo,” which means “the fat one” in Spanish—had...
The galaxy cluster, featured in a Hubble Space Telescope photo, weighs in at three million billion suns.
There is indeed evidence of an ancient ocean on Mars, but seashells and a Sphinx? Not so much.
After removing Webb from the deep freeze, NASA now reports that all systems are go. The post James Webb Space Telescope Completes Deep-Freeze Testing appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Apparently they thought women needed makeup in space.
Over the past few years, natural gas has become the primary fuel that America uses to generate electricity, displacing the long-time king of fossil fuels, coal. In 2019, more than a third of America's electrical supply will come from...Show More Summary
In 2014, astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope found that this enormous galaxy cluster contains the mass of a staggering three million billion suns—so it's little wonder that it has earned the nickname of "El Gordo" ("the...Show More Summary
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) In 2014, astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope found that this enormous galaxy cluster contains the mass of a staggering three million billion suns. Known officially as ACT-CLJ0102-4915, it is the largest, hottest, and brightest X-ray galaxy cluster ever discovered in the distant universe.
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Terra satellite passed over the Southern Indian Ocean and saw Tropical Cyclone Berguitta moving southwest toward the island of Mauritius. A tropical cyclone alert class 2 is in effect for Mauritius.
In NASA's efforts to explore the endless expanse of space, the agency eventually came to a realization: there is simply too much data. Missions like the one embarked upon in 2009 by the Kepler space telescope yield such a tremendousShow More Summary
Watch NASA's James Webb Space Telescope getting prepared for its 2019 launch. The telescope has now successfully passed all the necessary tests which ensured that it's going to withstand the "rigors of launch" as well as the extremely cold temperatures and the airless conditions in space. Show More Summary
Californian retailer PacSun has teamed up with the Buzz Aldrin Foundation for an exclusive NASA capsule collection featuring T-shirts, hoodies, and a jacket. The items in the collection feature NASA’s iconic ”meatball” logo alongside the company’s more stripped down text design. The USA flag can be found printed on the back of the hoodie (featuring six […]
When astronomers at NASA capture images of far-off galaxies, they typically appear only as tiny red dots. These distant celestial bodies are so far away that even the strongest telescopes are usually incapable of distinguishing between the many stars contained within a galaxy. Show More Summary
One of the real pleasures of modern living is the ability to take sightseeing trips to completely inaccessible places. Thanks to Google, you can climb up Mt Everest without donning a single crampon, and thanks to NASA, you can speedShow More Summary
"NASA and its partners have an outstanding telescope and set of science instruments."
I have built a research lab where we look for organic molecules that we find in meteorites, says Aaron Burton. a planetary scientist NASA's Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Division at the Johnson Space Center, who seeks to understand...
Colorful swirling cloud belts dominate Jupiter's southern hemisphere in this image captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft.
The ancient embryonic galaxy existed just 500 million years after the start of the universe.
With GPS it's harder than ever to get lost here on Earth, but deep space is a different story. Mind-boggling distances, three-dimensional travel and a lack of obvious landmarks all complicate spacecraft navigation. Pulsars have beenShow More Summary