Hubble watches Neptune’s Mysterious Shrinking Storm. Three billion miles away on the farthest known main planet in our solar system, an ominous, dark storm – once big enough to stretch across the Atlantic Ocean from Boston to Portugal – is shrinking out of existence as seen in pictures of Neptune taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. Immense dark storms on Neptune were first discovered in the late 1980s by NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft. Since then, only Hubble has had the sharpness in blue light to track these elusive features that have played a game of peek-a-boo over the years. Hubble found two dark storms that appeared in the mid-1990s and then vanished.
NASA’s exoplanet-hunting space telescope has arrived two months ahead of its planned launch. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) was delivered via truck to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on Monday (Feb. 12), agency officials said. The spacecraft made the journey from the Dulles, Virginia, facilities of the aerospace company Orbital ATK, which had spent the last year building and testing TESS. TESS is scheduled to lift off atop a Space X Falcon 9 rocket no earlier than April 16 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, which is next door to KSC.
With overlapping of data from two spaceships of NASA confirms magnetic reconnection on the sun, process a reshaping of magnetic fields which underlies weather in space. Teal of the image of SDO, is shown the form of power lines of a magnetic field in the Sun atmosphere. Two NASA spacecrafts provided the fullest movie ever mysterious process on the basis of all explosions on the Sun: magnetic reconnection. Magnetic reconnections occurs when power lines of a magnetic field are segmented, and then an exchange of partners. This process underlies huge explosions on the Sun, such as solar flashes and coronal emissions of weight which can throw radiation and particles on all Solar systems. Scientists want better to understand this process, so they can provide the preliminary prevention about such space weather which can affect on near-earth satellites and a hindrance for a radio communication. One of the reasons why it is so difficult to study that can’t witness magnetic reconnection directly because magnetic fields are invisible. Instead scientists use a combination of computer modeling and poor selection in supervision round magnetic reconnection of events to try to understand that occures in weather in space.
In NASA reported that disconnected a NASA GALEX telescope (Galaxy Evolution Explorer) after nearly 10 years of work. The device was engaged in studying of development of galaxies, using the ultra-violet sight. GALEX telescope was engaged in research of the galaxies remote from us on distance to 10 billion light years. As reported in space department, the signal on a disconnecting of NASA GALEX telescope was given from the center by managements of flights of Orbital Sciences Corp in the city Dulles in past Friday. According to calculations, the device will be on Earth orbit about 65 more years then will start falling actively and will burn down at an entrance to the atmosphere.
The telescope Hubble captured a shining stars penguin. Approximately at distance of 326 million light years from our planet in constellation of the Hydra a space telescope Hubble photographed two galaxies in the course of merge, which are similar to huge and shining stars penguin. Two are guilty of creation of such unusual galactic form galaxy: usual spiral galaxy of NGC 2936, and also galaxy of the smaller NGC 2937 sizes. Object, which turns out as a result of merge of these two galaxies received Arp 142 designation. When two different galaxies face and merge, often they create form absolutely unrecognizable or reminding any object. Big gas-and-dust clouds of both galaxies which merge also are attracted to each other that give a powerful spur for active formation of new stars.
Astronomers have spotted young stars in the Orion nebula changing right before their eyes, thanks to the European Space Agency’s Herschel Space Observatory and NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. The colorful specks are rapidly heating up and cooling down, speaking to the turbulent, rough-and-tumble process of reaching full stellar adulthood. The rainbow of colors represents different wavelengths of infrared light captured by both Spitzer and Herschel. Spitzer is designed to see shorter infrared wavelengths than Herschel.
Astronomers have combined observations from the LABOCA camera on the ESO-operated 12-meter Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) telescope with measurements made with ESO’s Very Large Telescope, NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, and others, to look at the way that bright, distant galaxies are gathered together in groups or clusters. The more closely the galaxies are clustered, the more massive are their halos of dark matter, the invisible material that makes up the vast majority of a galaxy’s mass. The new results are the most accurate clustering measurements ever made for this type of galaxy.
With the help the slitless grism on Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3 to probe the distant universe, astronomers have found supermassive black holes growing in surprisingly small galaxies.
Now, new research suggests that these massive rocky planets may be the result of the failed creation of Jupiter-sized gas giants. Most astronomers currently believe planets are created by a method known as core accretion.