Category Archives: NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena California

June 3, 2014 – Astronomers Puzzled Over Massive Far Off Rocky Planet.

June 3, 2014 – Astronomers Confounded By Massive Rocky World: Astronomers have discovered a rocky planet that weighs 17 times as much as Earth and is more than twice as large in size. This discovery has planet formation theorists challenged … Continue reading

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Possible ‘Moonwich’ of Ice and Oceans on Gannymede.

May 2, 2014 – Possible ‘Moonwich’ of Ice and Oceans on Ganymede: This artist’s concept of Jupiter’s moon Ganymede, the largest moon in the solar system, illustrates the “club sandwich” model of its interior oceans. Scientists suspect Ganymede has a … Continue reading

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Saturn’s Moon Enceladus (en-SELL-dus) Holds a Sea of Water.

April 4, 2014 – Under Icy Surface of a Saturn Moon Lies a Sea of Water, Scientists Say:  Inside a moon of Saturn, beneath its icy veneer and above its rocky core, is a sea of water the size of Lake … Continue reading

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Starry Starry Skies.

March 21, 2014 – Starry Starry Skies: Astronomers have discovered two gas giant planets orbiting stars in the Beehive cluster, a collection of about 1,000 tightly packed stars. The planets are the first ever found around sun-like stars in a … Continue reading

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Star Infrared Light Mystery Solved.

March 7, 2014 – Loops of Gas and Dust Rise from Planetary Disks (Artist Concept): Magnetic loops carry gas and dust above disks of planet-forming material circling stars, as shown in this artist’s conception. These loops give off extra heat, which … Continue reading

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The Surface of the Asteroid Vesta in Color.

December 18, 2013 – The Surface of the Asteroid Vesta in Color: This colorful composite image from NASA’s Dawn mission shows the flow of material inside and outside a crater called Aelia on the giant asteroid Vesta. The area is … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Mars Curiosity Rover – One Today.

August 6, 2013 – Mars Curiosity Rover Turns One Today: Curiosity Sol 343 (Day) Vista with ‘Twin Cairns’ on Route to Mount Sharp. The scene above combines seven images from the telephoto-lens camera on the right side of the Mast Camera … Continue reading

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Our “Champagne” Galaxy – Bubbles Anyone?

June 6, 2013 – More than 5,000 “bubbles” in the disk of our Milky Way Galaxy have been discovered: A team of volunteers has pored over observations from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and discovered more than 5,000 “bubbles” in the … Continue reading

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The “Rains” of Saturn.

April 11, 2013 – The “Rains” of Saturn: A new study tracks the “rain” of charged water particles into the atmosphere of Saturn and finds there is more of it and it falls across larger areas of the planet than … Continue reading

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NASA’s NuSTAR Helps Solve Riddle of Black Hole Spin

February 28, 2013 – NASA’s NuSTAR Helps Solve Riddle of Black Hole Spin: Two X-ray space observatories have teamed up to measure definitively, for the first time, the spin rate of a black hole with a mass 2 million times … Continue reading

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