NASA shares stunning photos of Mars captured by its Reconnaissance Orbiter

A spectacular shot of a Martian avalanche, an image of a dust devil and a long-distance portrait of planet Earth are among a selection of photos shared by NASA to mark 15 years of the agencies Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.  The images were all taken of the Red Planet and its surroundings from space using equipment … Read more NASA shares stunning photos of Mars captured by its Reconnaissance Orbiter

NASA discovers Betelgeuse ejected HOT PLASMA that cooled into a dark cloud and blocked its light 

Betelgeuse is NOT dimming! NASA discovers the giant star has ejected HOT PLASMA that cooled into a dark cloud and blocked its light Betelgeuse, a distant star, was thought to be dimming last year The dimming led to experts fearing the massive super giant would explode NASA has now found it was covered by a … Read more NASA discovers Betelgeuse ejected HOT PLASMA that cooled into a dark cloud and blocked its light 

Gruesome experiment pumps human and fish blood into the ocean to see which sharks prefer to feast on

YouTuber conducts gruesome experiment by pumping human and fish blood into the ocean to see which meal sharks prefer to feast on An experiment set out to see if sharks prefer human or fish blood  A YouTuber designed surfboards with a pumping system filled with blood One board had human and cow mixture and the … Read more Gruesome experiment pumps human and fish blood into the ocean to see which sharks prefer to feast on

NASA’s photo of cyclones on Jupiter liked to ‘pepperoni pizza’

NASA shares image of red cyclones swirling on Jupiter’s North Pole – but the internet says the planet looks like a ‘pepperoni pizza’ NASA shared an image captured by Juno of cyclones swirling on Jupiter  The image shows swirls of red and yellow at the planet’s North Pole The agency shared it on Instagram and … Read more NASA’s photo of cyclones on Jupiter liked to ‘pepperoni pizza’

Earth’s nearest dwarf planet Ceres is a ‘waterworld’ that harbours a salty ocean

Ceres, the nearest dwarf planet to the Earth is a water world and could have a vast reservoir of salty water hidden under its surface, according to new research. The reservoir on the minor planet, which orbits the Sun between Mars and Jupiter, lies beneath a 20 million year old crater known as Occator – … Read more Earth’s nearest dwarf planet Ceres is a ‘waterworld’ that harbours a salty ocean

NASA ridiculed for dropping ‘Eskimo Nebula’ and ‘Siamese Twins Galaxy’ nicknames

NASA is being ridiculed for its ‘idiotic’ decision to stop using the nicknames for two celestial phenomena – the Eskimo Nebula and Siamese Twins Galaxy – because of their ‘colonial’ implications.   The American space agency announced the move on Wednesday, writing in a statement: ‘As the scientific community works to identify and address systemic discrimination … Read more NASA ridiculed for dropping ‘Eskimo Nebula’ and ‘Siamese Twins Galaxy’ nicknames

NASA shares eight stunning images from the surface of the Red Planet

NASA‘s Curiosity rover has been on Mars since August 2012 and in that time it has shared some stunning images of the Red Planet during its 14 mile journey. It has seen a lot in that time as part of its mission to find out whether Mars has any water or the chemical building blocks … Read more NASA shares eight stunning images from the surface of the Red Planet

Jupiter’s huge storms caused by water and ammonia ‘mushballs’

Exotic weather on Jupiter is caused by slushy ‘mushballs’ made of water and ammonia that trigger huge storms on the gas giant, studies have revealed. Ammonia — a key ingredient in fertiliser — acts like an anti-freeze when it mixes with ice crystals, causing them to melt and in turn trigger vast storms. Images from … Read more Jupiter’s huge storms caused by water and ammonia ‘mushballs’

NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken give Q&A after splashdown in SpaceX Crew Dragon

Over 48 hours ago NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken were bobbing in the Gulf of Mexico inside SpaceX Dragon capsule and today the pair conducted a live Q&A. The duo took a number questions about the splashdown experience, their first meal and revealed if their long-standing friendship lasted while on the International Space Station. … Read more NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken give Q&A after splashdown in SpaceX Crew Dragon