Astronomy news

First images from NOAA's GOES-16

Source: NOAA

Hi-def images come back from the recently launched weather monitoring satellite GOES-16

NASA finds new info on Ceres composition

Source: NASA

Previous asteroid impacts with Ceres may cover the real dwarf planet's actual make-up.

SpaceX single-use rocket launch

Source: Twitter

Elon Musk has revealed that SpaceX's next flight, which has a Falcon 9 delivering an EchoStar satellite as soon as January 30th, should use the company's last expendable rocket.

Swiss atomic clocks on European GPS competitor satellites starting to fail, why?

Source: SpaceNews

Apparently, ten atomic clocks on board five of the 18 navigation probes already in orbit have malfunctioned, and it could force the agency to delay the scheduled launch of four more satellites in August.

Ancient green galaxies

Source: Space.com

A new analysis reveals that some of the most distant galaxies ever observed are radiating green light, a finding that could deeply affect developing models of those early galaxies.

Space radio signals traced

Source: Space.com

For the first time, scientists have directly traced an incredibly intense, blindingly bright burst of radio waves — known as an FRB — back to its home galaxy 3 billion light years away

Under the Polar Ice Caps of Mars

Source: Space.com

NASA's SHARAD radar aboard the Mars Orbiter has been bouncing radio waves off the planet's surface for over a decade helping scientists to build a 3-D view of the ice covering the north and south poles

Ultra Rare Double-Ringed Galaxy

Source: Space.com

Astronomers recently mapped the rarest type of galaxy ever found: an elliptical galaxy sporting rings of young stars.

Space Missions to Watch in 2017

Source: Space.com

Take a look at some of the big missions in our solar system for this coming year.