JPL/NASA

Computer swap on Curiosity rover

(Phys.org) —The ground team for NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has switched the rover to a redundant onboard computer in response to a memory issue on the computer that had been active.

Mar 01, 2013
4.4 / 5 (10) 9 | with audio podcast

Russia meteor not linked to asteroid flyby

New information provided by a worldwide network of sensors has allowed scientists to refine their estimates for the size of the object that entered that atmosphere and disintegrated in the skies over Chelyabinsk, ...

Feb 17, 2013
5 / 5 (9) 41 | with audio podcast

Hubble catches a side-on spiral streak

(Phys.org)—This thin, glittering streak of stars is the spiral galaxy ESO 121-6, which lies in the southern constellation of Pictor (The Painter's Easel). Viewed almost exactly side-on, the intricate structure ...

Feb 10, 2013
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Cassini sees Titan cooking up smog

(Phys.org)—A paper published this week using data from NASA's Cassini mission describes in more detail than ever before how aerosols in the highest part of the atmosphere are kick-started at Saturn's moon ...

Feb 05, 2013
4 / 5 (5) 4 | with audio podcast

Titan gets a dune 'makeover'

(Phys.org)—Titan's siblings must be jealous. While most of Saturn's moons display their ancient faces pockmarked by thousands of craters, Titan - Saturn's largest moon - may look much younger than it really ...

Jan 17, 2013
4.7 / 5 (3) 1 | with audio podcast

What is creating gullies on Vesta?

(Phys.org)—In a preliminary analysis of images from NASA's Dawn mission, scientists have spotted intriguing gullies that sculpt the walls of geologically young craters on the giant asteroid Vesta. Led by ...

Dec 06, 2012
4.6 / 5 (9) 11 | with audio podcast

Little telescope spies gigantic galaxy clusters

(Phys.org)—Our solar system, with its colorful collection of planets, asteroids and comets, is a fleck in the grander cosmos. Hundreds of billions of solar systems are thought to reside in our Milky Way ...

Dec 06, 2012
4.8 / 5 (6) 2 | with audio podcast