NASA Announces Moon Will Be Leaving Earth’s Orbit To Take On New Position With Bigger Planet
Turn up the volumeDouglas J. Struble from Taylor, MichiganThe Headphone Nebula, also known as Jones-Emberson 1, is a faint planetary nebula in the constellation Lynx. It lies some 1,600 light-years away. The photographer combined 36 hours of exposures to create this image.
When the Hooker Telescope first looked skyward in 1917, no one knew what wonders it might reveal. Within a decade, astronomer Edwin Hubble used it — then the largest telescope in the world, at 100 inches across — to discover that galaxies exist beyond the Milky Way, and that the universe is expanding.History repeated itself starting in 1949, when the 200-inch Hale Telescope took its first photograph of the night sky. In the early 1960s, astronomer Maarten Schmidt used the instrument to analyze unusual, “quasi-stellar radio sources”— quasars for short. These turned out to be supermassive black holes accreting matter in the centers of galaxies, a science-fiction fantasy when the Hale Telescope was built.By the 1990s, technology advanced far enough to usher in an era of telescopes 8 to 10 meters across (26 to 33 feet), and the same story played out once more. With an essential assist from the 2.4-meter Hubble Space Telescope orbiting above Earth’s image-distorting atmosphere, these instruments could analyze a few dozen distant Type Ia supernovas — the cataclysmic explosions of white dwarf stars. Shockingly, researchers discovered that the expansion of the universe is accelerating. Again, this was only possible with the increased firepower of the latest telescopes.
The Extremely Large Telescope, shown in an artist rendering on location in Chile, will be one of a new crop of telescopes that could change astronomy forever.
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Under the agreement, ESA will provide for the Gateway a habitation module called I-Hab and a telecommunications and refueling element called the European System Providing Refueling, Infrastructure and Telecommunications (ESPRIT). ESA will also build two additional service modules for the Orion spacecraft.
Humans have been living on the International Space Station for 20 yearsFor two decades, humans have permanently occupied the International Space Station. And though most residents have been professional astronauts, that could soon change.
NASA reestablishes contact with 43-year-old Voyager 2 which is 11.6 BILLION miles from Earth after repairs to antenna in Australia left spacecraft flying solo for seven monthsVoyager 2 has been traveling through space since launching in 1977 The spacecraft is now more than 11.6 billion miles away from EarthNASA cutoff communication with the probe in March to repair a satelliteThe Deep Space Station 43 antenna in Australia went back online and sent Voyager 2 a signalThe craft received the signal and sent a reply that reached NASA 34 hours later
Magnetars, short for “magnetic stars,” are the highly magnetic remnants of massive dead stars. Astronomers had long suspected these enigmatic beasts could be the source of FRBs. However, there’s only a handful of magnetars known in our Milky Way galaxy, and they all seemed too tame to be causing these extreme signals.
The CHIME telescope in Canada was the first to report it had detected a fast radio burst from a magnetar near the Milky Way's center. Andre Renard/CHIME
The first oneDaniel Beaulieu from Quebec, CanadaThe Dumbbell Nebula, also known as Messier 27, is a planetary nebula in the constellation Vulpecula the Fox. It lies 1,230 light-years away and carries the distinction of being the first planetary nebula to be discovered. Charles Messier found it in 1764.
The Sky This Week: The Moon meets Venus and MercuryCatch bright morning planets and scope out meteors in the sky this week from November 6 to 13.
Green FireballThis bright fireball meteor burst over Punta Gorda, Florida, during the Eta Aquariid meteor shower. The Northern Taurids are on display later this week and, although the hourly rate may be low, you could still spot fireballs like this if you’re lucky.Diana Robinson (Flickr)
The Venera program: Interplanetary probes from behind the Iron CurtainWhile NASA set their sights on the Moon and outer planets, the Soviets spent some 30 years investigating the hellish inner planet Venus.
Venera 13, launched by the Soviets in 1981, captured this image of the surface of Venus.