Decreasing power will end the NASA InSight lander’s Mars mission this summer

Due to a decreasing power supply, the mission will cease scientific operations by the end of late summer, said Kathya Zamora Garcia, InSight deputy project manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, during a news conference Tuesday. InSight’s solar panels have been increasingly covered in red Martian dust, despite creative efforts by the … Read more

Total lunar eclipse 2022: Dazzling ‘blood moon’ captured in pictures

During a full lunar eclipse, the moon passes through the darkest part of the Earth’s shadow — the umbra. When the moon is within the umbra it gets a reddish hue because blue and green light get more easily scattered by dust particles in the atmosphere and orange and red colors remain more visible, according … Read more

‘Supermassive’ black hole at the centre of our galaxy viewed for the first time

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Total lunar eclipse 2022: How to view the ‘blood moon’

The moon will glow a scarlet color during this year’s first total lunar eclipse on Sunday — a stark contrast to its ordinarily milky white sheen. A partial eclipse will begin at 10:27 pm ET Sunday, with the total lunar eclipse starting at 11:29 pm ET, according to EarthSky. The total eclipse will end at … Read more

1st image of supermassive black hole at the center of Milky Way galaxy revealed

It’s the first direct observation confirming the presence of the black hole, known as Sagittarius A*, as the beating heart of the Milky Way. Black holes don’t emit light, but the image shows the shadow of the black hole surrounded by a bright ring, which is light bent by the gravity of the black hole. … Read more

China’s rover makes surprising water discovery at Mars landing site

Zhurong landed in a large plain in Mars’ northern hemisphere called Utopia Planitia on May 15, 2021 — where NASA’s Viking 2 lander touched down in 1976. The rover’s primary mission, which lasted for three months, was to search for signs of ancient life. It has investigated the minerals, environment and distribution of water and … Read more

Fragment of the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs may have been found in amber

It’s one of several astounding finds at a unique fossil site in the Hell Creek Formation in North Dakota that has preserved remnants of the cataclysmic moment that ended the dinosaur era — a turning point in the history of the planet. The fossils unearthed there include fish that sucked in debris blasted out during … Read more

NASA’s InSight lander just detected the biggest quake on Mars

The NASA InSight lander just detected the biggest quake ever found on another planet — a marsquake with a magnitude of 5 that took place on the red planet on May 4. “Since we set our seismometer down in December 2018, we’ve been waiting for ‘the big one,’” said Bruce Banerdt, InSight’s principal investigator at … Read more

James Webb Space Telescope captures sharp views of invisible light

The highly anticipated first science images by the world’s premier space observatory aren’t expected until this summer. But recently test images captured by the telescope during its final commissioning phase are providing a glimpse of what’s to come. “These are the sharpest infrared images ever taken by a space telescope,” said Michael McElwain, Webb observatory … Read more

Listen to eerie sounds from echoing black holes

Astronomers have been able to pin down the locations of eight rare pairings of black holes and the stars orbiting them, thanks to the X-ray echoes they release. Previously, there were only two known pairs emitting X-ray echoes in our galaxy. black hole binaries occur when these celestial phenomena are orbited by a star, which … Read more