Tag: NASA

Solar storms trigger Jupiter’s ‘Northern Lights’

Solar storms trigger Jupiter’s ‘Northern Lights’

It is the first time that Jupiter’s X-ray aurora has been studied when a giant storm from the Sun has arrived at the planet. The dramatic findings complement NASA’s Juno mission this summer which aims to understand the relationship between the two biggest structures in the solar system – the region of space controlled by […]

Incredible New Image Shows Two Galaxy Clusters Colliding

Incredible New Image Shows Two Galaxy Clusters Colliding

This kaleidoscopic image of twinkling stars and cosmic hazes shows the site of a colossal collision of two galaxy clusters, coming together to form a single entity known as MACS J0416.1-2403. Galaxy clusters can be made up of thousands of galaxies, along with hot gas and dark matter, bound together by gravity. Under the right […]

Message From Aliens Or Colliding Objects? The Hunt For Enigmatic Radio Bursts Is About To Get Real

Message From Aliens Or Colliding Objects? The Hunt For Enigmatic Radio Bursts Is About To Get Real

Astronomers are getting ever closer to understanding the origin of mysterious “fast radio bursts” – very brief but intense pulses of radio waves from outer space – after a series ofrecent contradictory findings. While the cause of these powerful blips is still unknown, scientists’ eagerness to find out is driving a renaissance in radio astronomy. […]