Two Galaxies, One Photo

Since it left Earth on April 24, 1990, the Hubble telescope has delivered again and again stunning snapshots of the vast universe around us, and kept us in awe of the marvels of space. To mark the 27th anniversary of the telescope’s launch, NASA has released this epic image of two galaxies captured in one…

via NASA’s Hubble telescope captured two galaxies in one epic photo — Quartz

Some Sunday Joy for SpaceX

Success all around for today’s SpaceX mission. The company successfully launched a Dragon spacecraft that is on its way to the International Space Station. SpaceX also successfully landed the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral. The weather was cloudy but it looks like it wasn’t enough to stop SpaceX from launching…

via SpaceX successfully lands its first-stage Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral — TechCrunch

Goodbye, Rosetta — hogewash

The Rosetta spacecraft “landed” on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at 11:19 UTC yesterday. The picture above was taken from a range of about 16 km during the descent. It shows objects about 30 cm across. The image below is the last image sent from the spacecraft at an estimated altitude of 20 m. The area shown is about 2.4 […]

via Goodbye, Rosetta — hogewash

Auroras Larger Than Earth Spotted Over Jupiter — TwistedSifter

Photograph by NASA, ESA [30 June 2016 press release] Astronomers are using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to study auroras — stunning light shows in a planet’s atmosphere — on the poles of the largest planet in the Solar System, Jupiter. This observation programme is supported by measurements made by NASA’s Juno spacecraft, currently…

via Auroras Larger Than Earth Spotted Over Jupiter — TwistedSifter