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On its second flight, FOXSI captured evidence of hard X-ray emission from nanoflares. FOXSI’s observations of hard X-rays are shown in blue outlining the very hottest regions of the solar atmosphere, superimposed over a soft X-ray image of the Sun from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) and NASA’s Hinode solar-observing satellite

NASA-funded rocket to view Sun with x-ray vision

Sun, the hot ball of glowing gases at the heart of our solar system. Most of the gas — 91 percent — is hydrogen....
Europa’s Ocean Ascending

Europa’s Ocean Ascending

In a new study by the NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, scientists studied new animation that demonstrates how deformation in the icy surface of Europa...
Inside the target chamber at the University of Rochester’s Omega Facility, lasers compress iron-silicon samples to the ultrahigh pressures found in the cores of super-Earths. Photo courtesy of Laboratory for Laser Energetics

Ultrahigh-pressure laser experiments enlightens cores of super-Earth exoplanets

Researchers have identified more than 2,000 of these "super-Earths," exoplanets that are bigger than Earth, however, smaller than Neptune. By examining how iron and...
Artist’s rendition showing the inner structure of Mars. The topmost layer is known as the crust, underneath it is the mantle, which rests on an inner core. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Marsquakes could shake up planetary science

How are planets born? The answer to this question is the biggest mystery that various scientists are trying to solve. Now, NASA scientists are also...
NASA Fires up Voyager 1 Thrusters After 37 Years

NASA Fires up Voyager 1 Thrusters After 37 Years

Voyager 1, NASA's most remote and quickest spacecraft is the only man-made protest in interstellar space. The spacecraft, which has flown for a long time, depends...
Scientists Detected Solar System's First Interstellar Visitor

Scientists Detected Solar System’s First Interstellar Visitor

For the first time, scientists have detected an asteroid that has entered the Solar System from interstellar space. Their data suggest that this rocky and cigar-shaped...
What Creates Eerie Whistling Sounds in Space

What Creates Eerie Whistling Sounds in Space?

There are solar-energized particles trapped around the planet. Those particles sometimes lead to beautiful auroral displays. Scientists are aware of it but they are still unknown...
Mars Study Yields Clues to Possible Cradle of Life

Mars Study Yields Clues to Possible Cradle of Life

Scientists have recently discovered the evidence for ancient sea-floor hydrothermal deposits on Mars. Thus, they are now investigating an area on the planet that may...
Uncovering the Mysteries of the Solar System: Simone Marchi Awarded 2017 Paolo Farinella Prize

Uncovering the Mysteries of the Solar System: Simone Marchi Awarded 2017 Paolo Farinella Prize

Our solar system is comprised of the sun and everything that revolves around it including planets, asteroids, etc. Understanding or uncovering mysteries of the solar system could...

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