Jun 27 - NASA has announced it will award the Distinguished Public Service
Medal, its highest honor, to astronomer Yervant Terzian, the Tisch
Distinguished Professor Emeritus. Read more ›
Professor Michael Niemack, left, and Cornell graduate student Nicholas Cothard at 18,400 feet elevation in Chile near the future locations of the Simons Observatory and CCAT-prime telescopes.
Image courtesy of JPL-Caltech/NASA, Univ. of Arizona, Univ. of Idaho
Juno is soaking up as much data as it can about the planet’s gravity, magnetic fields, deep atmosphere and core. [Forbes/Science]
Scientists say they have found evidence of dunes of frozen methane on Pluto.
In this artistic rendering, an Earth-like exomoon orbits a gas giant planet in a star's habitable zone in a galaxy far away. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)
Fact #8: Cosmic Combat
Antares (think anti-Ares) is known as the rival of Mars because Mars passes by this bright red star, "challenging" the planet as it nears.
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