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NASA’s Galaxy of Horrors [Video]

Free to download, new posters from NASA’s Exoplanet Exploration Program feature horrifyingly inhospitable planets located outside our solar system. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA’s Latest Exoplanet Posters Are a Halloween Treat Just in time for Halloween, NASA has released two new posters celebrating some truly terrifying exoplanets, or planets outside our solar system. Free to download, the…

Black hole: How NASA’s emergency warning over ‘cataclysmic event’ disturbed scientists

A black hole is a region of space and time exhibiting gravitational acceleration so strong that nothing can escape, not even light. These cosmic phenomena are said to form when massive stars collapse at the end of their life cycle, falling into themselves and engulfing other black holes to form what is known as a supermassive black hole. Scientists were left…

NASA’s Mars 2020 Comes Full Circle

​Engineers took NASA’s Mars 2020 for a spin on Aug. 29, 2019. The 2,300-pound (1,040-kilogram) Martian vehicle was rotated clockwise and counterclockwise at about 1 revolution per minute on what is called a spin table in the clean room of the Spacecraft Assembly Facility at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. (The rotation was…

NASA’s Deep Space Atomic Clock Mission Begins

Engineers working on the clockPhoto: General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems NASA’s atomic-clock-in-space officially began its year-long mission on Friday, according to a NASA release.The “toaster-sized” device launched back in June aboard a commercial satellite. Ultimately, a deep-space atomic clock would allow NASA to pilot its spacecraft more efficiently with better accuracy. The goal of this mission…