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NASA's LRO performed second flyby over Vikram's landing site

NASA’s LRO performed second flyby over Vikram’s landing site

Continuing effort to locate Vikram lander.
NASA releases 3D map of the moon

NASA releases 3D map of the moon

Unveiling the topography of the Moon.
This illustration envisions the Milky Way galaxy's gas recycling above and below its stellar disk. Hubble observes the invisible gas clouds rising and falling with its sensitive Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS) instrument. The spectroscopic signature of the light from background quasars shining through the clouds gives information about their motion. Quasar light is redshifted in clouds shooting up and away from the galactic plane, while quasar light passing through gas falling back down appears blueshifted. This differentiation allows Hubble to conduct an accurate audit of the outflowing and inflowing gas in the Milky Way's busy halo — revealing an unexpected and so-far unexplained surplus of inflowing gas. Credits: NASA, ESA and D. Player (STScI)

An unexplained surplus of gas flowing into our home galaxy

The new gas could be coming from the intergalactic medium.
An illustration depicting the layers of the heliosphere. Credits: NASA/IBEX/Adler Planetarium

There is an unexpected pressure at the edge of the solar system

It was found to be greater than expected.
The network of cracks in this Martian rock slab called "Old Soaker" may have formed from the drying of a mud layer more than 3 billion years ago. The view spans about 3 feet (90 centimeters) left-to-right and combines three images taken by the MAHLI camera on the arm of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

NASA’s Curiosity rover discovers ancient oasis on Mars

Mars could have sustained microbial life in the past.
In this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in 2007, the plumes of Enceladus are clearly visible. The moon is nearly in front of the Sun from Cassini's viewpoint. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

New organic compounds discovered on Saturn’s Moon Enceladus

If the conditions are right, these molecules coming from the deep ocean of Enceladus could be on the same reaction pathway as we see here on Earth.
Clouds drift over the dome-covered seismometer, known as SEIS, belonging to NASA's InSight lander, on Mars. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Listen to the peculiar sounds on Mars

Put on headphones to listen to two of the more representative quakes SEIS has detected.
An 82-Foot Asteroid will swing by Earth tomorrow morning

An 82-Foot Asteroid will swing by Earth tomorrow morning

The space-rock is predicted to swoop in for its shut strategy to Earth at 3:35 a.m. ET on September 29.
This illustration shows a tidal disruption, which occurs when a passing star gets too close to a black hole and is torn apart into a stream of gas. Some of the gas eventually settles into a structure around the black hole called an accretion disk. Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

Astronomers spotted first star-destroying black hole

NASA's TESS mission recently captured a rare event called a tidal disruption event, an astronomical phenomenon that occurs when a black hole ripping a...