Unveiling the Mysteries of Galaxy Cluster MS0735: Explore the enigmatic cluster through optical, X-ray, and radio lenses, revealing the colossal scale of a supermassive black hole's impact and the intricate dance of forces within this captivating galactic cluster.
The Rosette Nebula: A cosmic wonder in Monoceros constellation. Learn about its stunning features, formation, and why it appears as a skull.
Astronomers use helioseismology, spectroscopy, magnetic field studies, and space missions to explore the Sun's layers beneath the photosphere.
Pulsars emit deadly radiation, disintegrating DNA and making them dangerous. Surprisingly, some have planets orbiting them, defying current theories.
ISS: A scientific marvel in space. Over 3,000 experiments conducted, from zero-gravity Parkinson's research to interstellar 3D printing. Exciting future ahead!
SpaceX has been launching 60 satellites at a time as part of their Starlink constellation. When complete, this network will provide high-speed, low-latency internet to the entire world. This project provides one example of a type of satellite orbiting at various heights above the planet’s surface. Why are satellites so essential?
In an earlier article we have showed you how Saturn's moon Mimas totally looks like the Death Star from the Star Wars movies. Now it seems that Mimas also looks like Pac-Man from the 1980s video game when seen in infrared.
Sometimes it's all in the details. Something as simple as polyurethane foam made the modern space shuttle a possibility. This crucial material opened up a range of new options for spacecraft, as well as everyday objects.
When we think about space-age technology and exploring the Cosmos, we usually think of metals, foils and ceramics. But what about textiles? As many NASA engineers can tell you, textiles have always been an unsung hero in the world of material science. But if the future of space exploration pans out the way engineers expect, humanity's status as a spacefaring species will see the inclusion of — and even come to depend on — advanced new types of fabrics, textiles and membranes.
As a species, we're working on expanding our horizons — literally — by making our first forays into outer space. Despite this push toward space exploration, there is still a lot about the universe around us that we don't know, and a lot that we don't even know to ask about yet. On top of that, much of the data that we could be collecting from outer space is invisible to the human eye. What tools are scientists using to gather data in space?