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A massive telescope buried in the Antarctic ice has detected 28 extremely high-energy neutrinos-elementary particles that likely originate outside our solar system.
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Canada Flintridge reports they are keeping an eye out for an asteroid reportedly 1.7 miles long, one big enough to cause the dinosaurs\' extinction if it ever connected with the planet.
The Universe can be a very gray place. But this week, we'll look at a fine example of a class of objects that defies this trend.
The "starburst ring" seen at center in red and yellow hues is not the product of love, as in the song, but is instead a frenetic region of star formation.
The moon has a new hole on its surface thanks to a boulder that slammed into it in March, creating the biggest explosion scientists have seen on the moon since they started monitoring it.
Astrophile is our weekly column on curious cosmic objects, from the solar system to the far reaches of the multiverse Named Methone, this small, oval moon was seen in close-up for the first time last year by NASA's Cassini spacecraft .
Their paper describing the device and process was published in the physics journal Physical Review Letters .
And while QE2 is not of much interest to those astronomers and scientists on the lookout for hazardous asteroids, it is of interest to those who dabble in radar astronomy and have a 230-foot -- or larger -- radar telescope at their disposal.
South Africa's test telescope reveals secrets of a binary star system and proves the country is able to deliver first-class scientific instruments.
NASA's OSIRIS- REx asteroid mission may get much more exciting thanks to an innovative proposal from a group led by Steve Chesley at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
They traveled more than 200 miles from the San Gabriel Valley to reach one of the darkest corners in Southern California.
This composite image of a galaxy illustrates how the intense gravity of a supermassive black hole can be tapped to generate immense power.
A schematic of the jet streams on the planet Neptune. The atmospheric circulation is characterized by westward flow near the equator and an eastward flow at higher latitudes.
Kepler-22b, whose discovery was announced in December 2011, is one of many the bear the space telescope's name.
Fancy seeing the sky in neutrino? Supermassive black holes and enormous stellar explosions may give up their secrets now that neutrinos from space can be detected.