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How glaciers melted 20,000 years ago may offer clues about climate change's effects

How glaciers melted 20,000 years ago may offer clues about climate change’s effects

An aerial view of icebergs and the ice sheet near Pituffik, Greenland. Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images An aerial view of icebergs and the ice sheet near Pituffik, Greenland. Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images During Earth’s ice ages, much of North America and northern Europe were …

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Webb, Hubble space telescopes capture an intriguing galactic pair | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN  —  When astronomers combine the observational powers of James Webb Space Telescope and Hubble Space Telescope, they capture more detailed portraits of the cosmos. A new image showcasing a galactic pair, shared by NASA …

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If SpaceX’s Starship Goes Boom on the Launch Pad, NASA Has a Backup Plan

SpaceX’s Super Heavy Booster 7 recently completed a 7 engine static fire test at Starbase.Photo: SpaceX SpaceX is moving ahead with plans to upgrade a launch pad at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, which will serve as a backup to the Kennedy Space Center pad the company currently uses to launch cargo and crews to …

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Jupiter and Saturn will be visible in the night sky throughout October

NASA is urging stargazers to enjoy ‘evenings with giants’ this month — as the massive planets Jupiter and Saturn will be visible in the night sky for the next few weeks.  Early in the evening, you’ll find them to the southeast, moving slowly westward with the stars over the course of the night. ‘They form a …

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After 8 Years Of Hard Work, India’s ‘Mangalyaan’ Runs Out Of Fuel: Report

The Rs 450 crore Mars Orbiter Mission was launched onboard PSLV-C25 in 2013.(File) Bengaluru: India’s Mars Orbiter craft has run out of propellant and its battery drained beyond the safe limit, fuelling speculation that the country’s maiden interplanetary mission ‘Mangalyaan’ may have finally completed its long innings. The Rs 450 crore Mars Orbiter Mission was …

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Hubble Space Telescope Detects Protective Shield Defending a Pair of Dwarf Galaxies

Scientists have used spectroscopic observations of ultraviolet light from quasars to detect and map the Magellanic Corona, a diffuse halo of hot, supercharged gas surrounding the Small and Large Magellanic Clouds. Shown in purple, the corona stretches more than 100,000 light-years from the main mass of stars, gas, and dust that make up the Magellanic …

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The Water-Lakes-on-Mars Debate Just Got More Interesting

This image taken by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows ice sheets at Mars’ south pole. Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/JHU Scientists have been arguing for years about ambiguous radar scans of Mars’ south pole. Do they reveal underground lakes of liquid water? Or something else? Two new papers out this week have added even more intrigue …

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Webb telescope spies a celestial sparkler among the universe’s earliest galaxies | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN  —  The very first image captured by the James Webb Space Telescope is revealing some of the oldest stars and galaxies in the universe, including one that looks like a sparkler, according to new …

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See the First Eerie NASA Images of DART’s Asteroid Crash Site

On Monday, the world watched as a little NASA spacecraft called DART met its explosive end. This box, slightly bigger than an oven and winged with solar panels, had been fated to die since it left Earth in November.   The Double Asteroid Redirection Test’s mission was simple: Crash into a large asteroid so scientists can see …

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New images reveal moment of DART asteroid impact captured by Italian satellite | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN  —  History was made Monday night when NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test spacecraft successfully slammed into the asteroid Dimorphos. DART’s camera shared dramatic images of the asteroid’s surface before it crashed. Now, new images …

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