New Horizons Mission Returns First Images of Pluto's Smallest Known Moons Kerberos and Styx

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has just returned the first long-range images of Kerberos and Styx, the two smallest moons of Pluto. Each animation consists of five 10-second frames which were taken with the onboard LORRI camera between April 25 and May 1At left is the initial set of raw images, while at the center […]

Kepler Planet Hunter and APL Experimenter Krimigis Honored by Smithsonian

Marine Gen. John “Jack” R. Dailey (front right), director of the National Air and Space Museum, presents the 2015 Current Achievement Trophy Award to William Borucki (front left) and NASA’s Kepler Mission Team. Photo Credit: NASM

The scientists and engineers searching for potentially habitable planets orbiting distant stars, as well as the exploration of […]

NASA's RBSP Next on the Runway

Various individuals encircle NASA’s twin Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) at the Astrotech Facilities located in Titusville, Fla on Aug. 2, 2012. Photo Credit: Alan Walters / awaltersphoto.com

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) is getting readied for launch atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V 401 rocket. A […]

Tornados Threaten U. S., But Are Bigger on Mars and Gigantic on Sun

The deadly tornados prowling the Midwest and South are one of the planet’s most powerful type of storm. But tornados are far larger on Mars and so gigantic on the Sun that a dozen Earths could stack inside them (video above). Remarkably,  magnetic tornados also soar above the planet Mercury.

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