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Junocam captures stunning view of Io’s shadow during Jovian eclipse
Generations of amateur astronomers have enjoyed watching the shadows of Jupiter’s Galilean moons periodically sweep across the giant planet’s cloud tops as they pass in front of the Sun. 136 palabras más


Most massive neutron star near black hole tipping point
Pulses from a rapidly spinning neutron star are delayed slightly as they head toward Earth, passing through the distorted space around a companion white dwarf. 487 palabras más


Saturn and Some of Its Moons

The animation shows the orbits of Saturn’s visible moons Tethys, Janus, Mimas, Enceladus, and Rhea over the observing run in June, 2019 (with elapsed time bar). 24 palabras más


Gigantic Jet Lightning over India

Yes, but can your lightning bolt do this? While flying from Munich to Singapore earlier this month, an industrious passenger took images of a passing lightning storm and caught something unexpected: gigantic jet lightning. 76 palabras más


Terrifying NASA map shows 'increased' count of near-Earth asteroids - VIDEO

The NASA video depicts a map of all known asteroids in the solar system between January 1, 1999, and January 31, 2018. The blue dots represent near-Earth asteroids, and the orange represents main-belt asteroids between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. 18 palabras más

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NASA's new launch pad can shoot out 1,000,000 gallons of water a minute

Whenever there’s a high-profile NASA mission on the horizon you can expect to hear about the various tests leading up to an eventual launch. Firing huge rocket engines is cool, and testing new instruments on a rover is pretty exciting, too, but spewing a bunch of water across a launch pad? 306 palabras más