Wednesday , October 18 2017

Space Exploration

Crash Of 2 Neutron Stars– Seen For Very first Time– Spews Huge Cloud Of Gold, Heavy Aspects: The Two-Way: NPR

The accident of two neutron stars, seen in an artist’s making, developed both gravitational waves and gamma rays. Researchers utilized those signals to find the event with optical telescopes. Robin Dienel/Carnegie Organization for Science hide caption toggle caption Robin Dienel/Carnegie Organizationfor Science The accident of two neutron stars, seen in …

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Heavy Methane Rainstorms Batter Titan, Researchers Say

Saturn’s hazy moon has surprisingly extreme rainstorms, according to new research published in the journal Nature Geoscience. It’s raining on Titan. Image credit: David A. Hardy, AstroArt / NASA. Although rainstorms are rare on Titan (less than once per Titanian year, which is 29.5 Earth years), they occur much more …

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ESA’s Rosetta Team Reconstructs Probe’s Final Image

Rosetta’s final image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was taken by the probe shortly before its controlled impact into the comet’s surface on September 30, 2016. A final image from ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft, shortly before it made a controlled impact onto Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on September 30, 2016, was reconstructed from residual telemetry. …

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Mars’ Eridania Basin Once Held Vast Sea

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has identified what appear to be ancient hydrothermal deposits in the Eridania region in the southern highlands of Mars. The deposits would represent the remains of a vast inland sea that existed 3.7 billion years ago, according to a study published in the journal Nature …

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Mars Odyssey Captures Phobos in Infrared Light

The Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) camera on NASA’s Mars Odyssey spacecraft observed Phobos — the larger and inner of the two natural satellites of the Red Planet — on September 29, 2017. This image combines two products from the first pointing at Phobos by Mars Odyssey’s THEMIS camera. Surface-temperature …

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