RSSArchive for September, 2010

ACS Image of NGC 5866

Hubble’s greatest galaxy images

15 of the best galaxy photos taken by the Hubble Space Telescope

Artist's impression of a planet orbiting Gliese 581

“Goldilocks” planet discovered

Planet found in a star’s “habitable zone”. Is this the one we’ve been waiting for?

Artist's impression of an asteroid.

Another close shave for Earth

Our planet to have a “near miss” with an asteroid in October.

False-colour image of Saturn

Saturn’s eerie polar light show

Sheets of energy dance over the Ringed Planet’s north pole in a new mini-movie.

Infrared view of NGC 1365

Spiral galaxy seen in a new light

Infrared view of NGC 1365 shows stellar “nurseries” where stars are being born.

Close-up shot of the centre of the Lagoon Nebula

Dive into the Lagoon Nebula

New Hubble Space Telescope image reveals a dreamscape of colour and shade.

Aussie amateur spots Mercury's tail

Aussie amateur spots Mercury’s tail

Mercury’s comet-like tail seen in data from Sun-watching satellites.

Artist’s illustration of the data clipper concept

Sailing the Solar System

Planetary exploration could be boosted by Sun-powered “data clippers”.

Artist's impression of the ESA lunar south pole explorer

Lunar lander aims for pole position

Moon’s south pole to be explored by unmanned craft in 2018.

Saturn's moon Epimetheus

Saturn’s Siamese twin moons

Moon duo circles Saturn in lockstep with each other, occasionally swapping orbits.