Powerful farside eruption captured by Solar Orbiter in unique image

Powerful farside eruption captured by Solar Orbiter in unique image

The ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter spacecraft has captured the largest solar prominence eruption ever observed in a single image together with the full solar disc. This latest event took place on February 15, 20221 on the far side of the Sun and extended millions of…

Starlink satellites falling from the sky caught on videos

Starlink satellites falling from the sky caught on videos

Starlink satellites are falling from the sky after a G1 – Minor geomagnetic storm hit Earth just a day after they were launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on February 3, 2022. Preliminary analysis shows that the storm caused significantly increased…

First close-up images of Ganymede in more than 20 years

First close-up images of Ganymede in more than 20 years

The first two images from Juno spacecraft's June 7, 2021, flyby of Jupiter’s giant moon Ganymede have been received on Earth. This was the closest any spacecraft has come to this moon in a generation. The photos – one from the Jupiter orbiter’s…

First flight of the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter

First flight of the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter

NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet on April 19, 2019, NASA said in a press release. The Ingenuity team at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California…

NASA’s InSight lander detects two strong quakes on Mars

NASA’s InSight lander detects two strong quakes on Mars

The InSight lander has registered two strong, clear quakes with magnitudes 3.3 and 3.1 in Cerberus Fossae on Mars– the same location where two other powerful tremors with magnitudes 3.6 and 3.5 were detected earlier in the mission. The mission has recorded more…

Hubble makes unexpected discovery on the process of star formation

Hubble makes unexpected discovery on the process of star formation

New observations from the Hubble Space Telescope have changed our understanding of star formation as what scientists previously believed may have been an off-switch for the process does not work that way after all. The telescope shows that the powerful astrophysical…