updated - October 24, 2020 Saturday EDT
NASA has discovered the formation of a gully channel on the slope of a crater wall on Mars. The image was captured by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) in May 2013.
Researchers used NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope to put together a 360-degree portrait of the Milky Way Galaxy. The image was made with over 2 million infrared pictures of the galaxy taken by the telescope over the last 10 years, marking the first time the pictures were put together into one, large view.
NASA announced on Tuesday that scientists have created the biggest high-resolution mosaic of the north polar region of the Moon. The mosaic was put together with 10,581 pictures, and web viewers can zoom in and out and scan around the area.
NASA is putting together a robotic mission for Europa, Jupiter’s watery moon, which astronomers theorize could host a form of life. Europa was first discovered by Galileo Galilei four-hundred years ago, and has what appears to be a subsurface ocean.
NASA’s Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has been unable to find the large, unknown planet referred to by astronomers as “Planet X”. NASA researchers have suggested that Planet X exists in our solar system beyond the orbit of Pluto.
NASA announced on Monday it will start an “Asteroid Data Hunter” contest and will offer $35,000 to those who can create algorithms to find asteroids in outer space that pose a threat to planet Earth. The first contest will begin on March 17.
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has recorded never-before-seen footage of an asteroid breaking apart into 10 pieces. While damaged comets have fallen apart as they get closer to the sun, disintegration such as this has never been seen before in the asteroid belt.
NASA announced on Feb.25 the discovery of 715 planets, including four planets more than twice the size of Earth, with the help of NASA’s Kepler telescope. The discovery increases the amount of known planets in our galaxy to 1,700.