The Universe is a Colorful and Amazing Place

The Universe is a Colorful and Amazing Place

If you seek awe-inspiring, colorful and vibrant images, look no further than the night’s sky. The eye of telescope transforms these meager points of light we’re used to seeing into a fantastic castles of twinkling radiance in all the colors of the...
What makes one Earth-like planet more habitable than another?

What makes one Earth-like planet more habitable than another?

When it comes to finding the right kind of planet to target in the search for life elsewhere in the universe, the size of the planet matters. All planets are believed to form by a process of competitive cannibalism, in a disk of material around a nascent star. Small...
Enormous Ocean Discovered On Jupiter’s Moon

Enormous Ocean Discovered On Jupiter’s Moon

Photo credit: Artist’s concept of the moon Ganymede as it orbits the giant planet Jupiter. Two auroral ovals can be seen over northern and southern mid-latitudes / NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI)   Space Enormous Ocean Discovered On Jupiter’s Moon...
A Grand Extravaganza of New Stars

A Grand Extravaganza of New Stars

This dramatic landscape in the southern constellation of Ara (The Altar) is a treasure trove of celestial objects. Star clusters, emission nebulae and active star-forming regions are just some of the riches observed in this region lying some 4000 light-years from...