RSSArchive for July, 2011

N 44 superbubble nebula

Cosmic superbubble shaped by stars

Huge bubble nebula is being formed by stellar winds and the shockwaves from supernovae.

Artist's impression of Pluto and Charon

Pluto has a new moon

Hubble Telescope spots a previously unknown moon orbiting the dwarf planet Pluto.

One of the Earth-bound spiders

Space spiders coming home

After two months on the Space Station, Gladys and Esmerelda will return to Earth.

Three of Saturn's moons

Trio of Saturnian moons

Light and shadow play on three of Saturn’s moon as they whiz around the planet.

Latest Image of Vesta Captured by Dawn

Dawn mission is a rock star

Dawn spacecraft sends back first up-close image of the giant asteroid Vesta.

Spider patterns on Mars

The spiders of Mars!

No, not revolting rampaging alien arachnids. These spiders are harmless and quite pretty.

Artist's impression of the Dawn mission

Dawn mission reaches asteroid Vesta

NASA is celebrating the arrival of the first spacecraft to orbit a body in the asteroid belt.

Comet's death dive into the Sun

Comet’s death dive into the Sun

Amazing video shows a comet plunging into the Sun and being destroyed.

Artist's impression of a brown dwarf

Brown dwarfs – Sun has two new neighbours

Two previously unknown brown dwarf stars found close by in the Sun’s neighbourhood.

Dawn image of Vesta

Dawn’s day has finally come

NASA spacecraft about to reach the huge asteroid Vesta after a 4-year chase.