NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has captured stunning shots of three of Saturn’s moons. The Cassini probe recently beamed home photos of Titan, Dione and Enceladus, three of Saturn’s six largest moons.
A Chinese Long March 4B rocket lifts off from Taiyuan launching base in Shanxi province on December 22, 2011 to launch a new Earth-mapping satellite.
Earth has two moons, a group of scientists argues. One is that waxing and waning nightlight we all know and love. The other is a tiny asteroid, no bigger than a Smart Car, making huge doughnuts around Earth for a while before it zips off into the distance.
NASA’s TRMM satellite detected and imaged the heavy rainfall before the storm Washi came ashore.Heavy rains caused by Washi have attacked the Philippines bringing torrential rains and mudslides to the country
NASA’s NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) satellite has sent the first global images of the Earth. The NPP satellite was launched on October 28 and is dedicated to climate control and weather forecasting.
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has launched a new radar spy satellite that has reached the orbit on H-2A rocket from Tanegashima Space Center. The satellite reached Earth’s orbit 20 minutes after the rocket launch. It is dedicated for observing and picturing military and civil objects from the space. However Japanese professionals do not open up all capabilities of the satellite. This was the 20th flight of the H-2A launcher rocket; 19 past missions passed successfully.
A team of astronomers led by Sergey Koposov and Vasily Belokurov of the University of Cambridge recently discovered two streams of stars in the Southern Galactic hemisphere that were torn off the Sagittarius dwarf galaxy.
The Christmas sky last year was lit up by an extraordinarily powerful and mysteriously long-lasting explosion in space that scientists now suggest was a comet smacking into a dense star or a peculiar supernova death.
The massive storm bearing down on Alaska was caught by infrared sensors on board a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite at 9 a.m. ET on November 8.