All posts tagged final frontier

Pluto’s Blue Sky: Pluto’s haze layer shows its blue color in this picture taken by the New Horizons Ralph/Multispectral Visible Imaging Camera (MVIC). The high-altitude haze is thought to be similar in nature to that seen at Saturn’s moon Titan. The source of both hazes likely involves sunlight-initiated chemical reactions of nitrogen and methane, leading to relatively small, soot-like particles (called tholins) that grow as they settle toward the surface. This image was generated by software that combines information from blue, red and near-infrared images to replicate the color a human eye would perceive as closely as possible.
October 8, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

The first colour images of Pluto’s atmospheric hazes, returned by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft last week, reveal that the hazes are blue, the space agency said on October 8 2015. […]

Mars photo NASA Greg Shirah

NASA: Strong evidence of liquid water on Mars

September 28, 2015, by VOANews

NASA scientists have found strong evidence of salt water streams on Mars, at least during the red planet’s summer, the space agency announced Mo ...

An eclipse occurs when the Earth, moon and sun are in perfect alignment, blanketing the moon in the Earth's shadow. (Courtsey of NASA Ames Research Center/Brian Day)

Rare Supermoon eclipse will be last until 2033

September 22, 2015, by VOANews

In the wake of the pope’s visit to the United States, a rare – and unrelated celestial event – will happen in the heavens. You’ll see it eithe ...

"Blood moon" eclipse in Sierra Nevada, California, in April 2014. Photo: Doug Jones/

Total lunar eclipse to be visible from Europe

September 11, 2015, by Raymond Johnston of The Prague Post

People in Europe will have a chance to see a total lunar eclipse on the night of September 27–28. The eclipse is visible from much of the world, but ...

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    2015 Perseid meteor shower to peak on August 11-13
    August 10, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

    This year’s Perseid meteor shower is set to peak in the very early morning hours of August 11 to 13. Unlike 2014, the Perseid meteor shower will not have a […]

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    NASA’s Kepler Mission discovers bigger, older cousin to Earth
    July 23, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

    NASA’s Kepler mission has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star. This discovery and the introduction of 11 other new small habitable zone candidate […]

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    Failed Russian spacecraft burns up
    May 9, 2015, by VOANews

    An unmanned Russian supply ship has burned up over the Pacific Ocean after a failed cargo run to the International Space Station. The Russian space agency said the spacecraft fell […]

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    Four Galileo satellites being readied for launch
    December 22, 2014, by The Prague Post

    Engineers at the European Space Agency opened an early Christmas present — a new satellite for the Galileo navigation program. The satellite, manufactured in Germany, will now be tested in […]

  • Lander Philae is safely on the surface of Comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko
    ESA: Comet probe is ‘game changer’
    November 16, 2014, by VOANews

    Hundreds of millions of kilometers from earth, a European spacecraft made history Wednesday by successfully landing on the icy, dusty surface of a speeding comet – an audacious first designed […]