Next week will be the last opportunity this century to see the planet Venus as a little black dot moving across the solar disk–a rare event with a long, important history in astronomy
The planet Mercury transited the [...]
Image: NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander’s Surface Stereo Imager shows two trenches dug by Phoenix’s Robotic Arm
Photographs: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona
NASA’s new rover blasted off for an eight-month, 570 million-km [...]
The sun and moon will align over the earth in a rare astronomical event on Sunday – an annular eclipse that will dim the skies over parts of Asia and North America, briefly turning the sun into a blazing ring of fire.
“It will look [...]
Endeavour’s final mission: The last blast, the 25th and final flight of Space Shuttle Endeavour
The shuttle overview:
The Crew Compartment:
The Payload Bay:
The Rear Engines:
SOURCES: NASA, Associated Press, AP [...]
On January 26th, 2274 Mars days into the mission, NASA declared Spirit a ‘stationary research station’, expected to stay operational for several more months until the dust buildup on its solar panels forces a final shutdown.
A “self [...]
NASA’s Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory (STEREO) satellites have provided the first three-dimensional images of the sun.
The Sun in 3D. For the first time, scientists will be able to see structures in the sun’s atmosphere [...]
Strange animals seen around the world…
A baby albino alligator swims at Sao Paulo’s Aquarium. Sao Paulo’s Aquarium, South America’s biggest thematic aquarium, holds two rare albino alligators, both measuring [...]
Thousands of strange animals that exist in eternal darkness deep in the oceans have been catalogued for the first time by scientists. The Census of Marine Life recorded 5,722 species living at depths greater than 1km
Photos from Census of Marine [...]
From platypus to star-nosed mole, wildlife never looked so wild
From the outside, the platypus looks like a grade-school art project assembled by a kid too busy making spitballs to pay attention in class. The creature, which is [...]
Doctor Gunther von Hagen , the anatomist who invented plastination, presents his newest exhibition – a collection of the most revered animals in the world.
At the “Body Worlds of Animals” exhibition, held at Neunkirchen Zoo, Germany, [...]