martes, 1 de diciembre de 2015

Celebrating 20 Years of the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO)

After 20 years in space, ESA and NASA’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO, is still going strong. Originally launched in 1995 to study the sun and its influence out to the very edges of the solar system, SOHO revolutionized this field of science, known as heliophysics, providing the basis for nearly 5,000 scientific papers. via NASA

lunes, 30 de noviembre de 2015

Water World

Although Enceladus and Saturn's rings are largely made up of water ice, they show very different characteristics. via NASA

viernes, 27 de noviembre de 2015

A Precocious Black Hole

In July 2015, researchers announced the discovery of a black hole that grew much more quickly than its host galaxy. The discovery calls into question previous assumptions on development of galaxies. The black hole was discovered using the Hubble Space Telescope, and detected in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, by ESA's XMM-Newton and NASA's Chandra. via NASA

miércoles, 25 de noviembre de 2015

Hubble Captures a Galactic Waltz

This curious galaxy — only known by the seemingly random jumble of letters and numbers 2MASX J16270254+4328340 — has been captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope dancing the crazed dance of a galactic merger. The galaxy has merged with another galaxy leaving a fine mist, made of millions of stars, spewing from it in long trails. via NASA

martes, 24 de noviembre de 2015

Historic Formation Flight of NASA's WB-57s Over Houston

NASA's three WB-57s fly over foggy downtown Houston, Texas during their historic formation flight over the area on Nov. 19, 2015. This photo flight was the first time that all three WB-57s have been aloft simultaneously since the early 1970s, when the U.S. Air Force had an operational squadron of WB-57s. via NASA