RSSArchive for November, 2013

Artist's concept of MAVEN

NASA Mars mission set for launch

The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission aims to find out why Mars lost most of its atmosphere.

SNR B0049-73.6

Gallery: Supernova remnant B0049-73.6

The violent aftermath of a stellar explosion – a supernova remnant – gives astronomers clues to the death throes of massive stars.

NGC 6949

Gallery: The ‘Fireworks Galaxy’

The ‘Fireworks Galaxy’, about 22 million light years from Earth, contains three of the oldest supernovae ever detected at X-ray wavelengths.

Expedition 38 flight members holding the Olympic torch

Olympic torch to go on a spacewalk

Two Russian cosmonauts will carry the Olympic torch when they venture outside the International Space Station Saturday tonight for a six-hour spacewalk.