Informally named Wright Mons a broad mountain about 150 kilometers across and 4 kilometers high with a wide deep summit depression is featured in this inset image captured during the New Horizons flyby of Pluto in July Of course broad mountains w
Planet or not, you can't discount the extraordinary beauty of Pluto
NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 2016 September 30 Lynds Dark Nebula 1251 Stars are forming in Lynds Dark Nebula (LDN) About light-years away, the dusty molecular cloud is part of a complex of dark nebulae mapped toward the Cepheus flare.
Pluto’s moon Charon. Imaged July Image via NASA / JHU-APL / SWRI. New Horizons spacecraft. Charon was imaged by the approaching New Horizons spacecraft using the LORRI (LOng Range Reconnaissance Imager) camera.
THE big question . there is water on Mars but are there hot tubs? A primitive ocean on Mars held more water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean, and covered a greater portion of the planet’s surface than the Atlantic Ocean does on Earth
In astronomers discovered a star composed entirely of diamond, measuring km across and 10 billion trillion trillion carats. 50 light years from Earth, the diamond star is classified as a crystallized white dwarf, the hot core that remains after
The latest two full-frame images of Pluto and Charon were collected separately by NASA's New Horizons during approach on July 13 and July The relative reflectivity, size, separation, and orientations of Pluto and Charon …
Puppis A Supernova Remnant : Driven by the explosion of a massive star, supernova remnant Puppis A is blasting into the surrounding interstellar medium about light-years away. At that distance, this colorful telescopic field based on broadband.
This set of computer modeling illustrations of Pluto’s moon Nix shows how the orientation of the moon changes unpredictably as it orbits the “double planet” Pluto-Charon. Credits: NASA/ESA/M. Showalter (SETI)/G.
Omega Centauri: The Brightest Globular Star Cluster : This huge ball of stars predates our Sun. Long before humankind evolved, before dinosaurs roamed, and even before our Earth existed, ancient globs of stars condensed and orbited a young Milky Way.