Immense Trail of Debris From DART Collision With Asteroid Dimorphos Captured by SOAR Telescope

Astronomers using the SOAR telescope in Chile captured the vast plume of dust and debris blasted from the surface of the asteroid Dimorphos by NASA’s DART spacecraft when it collided on September 26, 2022. In this image, the more than 10,000-kilometer-long dust trail — the ejecta that has been pushed away by the Sun’s radiation … Read more

Nasa investigating mystery object that has ‘attached’ itself to Mars helicopter – The Sun

NASA is looking into an odd mystery object attached to their special Mars chopper. Experts noticed something peculiar stuck to Ingenuity, the space agency’s helicopter used to search for signs of life on the Red Planet. 2 Nasa doesn’t know exactly what the weird object isCredit: Nasa The debris was spotted just as the bot … Read more

How stiff is the proton?

Compton scattering setup at the High Intensity Gamma Ray Source. The central cylinder is the liquid hydrogen target. High energy gamma rays are scattered from the liquid hydrogen into eight large detectors that measure the gamma rays’ energy. Credit: Mohammad Ahmed, North Carolina Central University and Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory The proton is a composite … Read more

NASA pushes back Artemis 1 launch to November

KIHEI, Hawaii — NASA will wait until at least the middle of November before attempting another launch of the Space Launch System on the Artemis 1 mission, citing the impacts from Hurricane Ian. NASA announced late Sept. 30 that inspections of Kennedy Space Center facilities after the passage of the storm a day earlier turned … Read more

Uranus’ whopping 98-degree tilt may be due to a moon migrating away from the planet

Uranus’ whopping 98-degree tilt may be due to a MOON migrating away from the planet and pulling it over on its side, astronomers claim Uranus peculiarly has a rotational axis so skewed it may as well be laying down Seventh planet from the sun has a whopping tilt of 98 degrees from orbital plane Astronomers … Read more