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NASA Sets Sights on May 5 Launch of InSight Mars Mission


Portal origin URL: NASA Sets Sights on May 5 Launch of InSight Mars MissionPortal origin nid: 423457Published: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 17:11Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s next mission to Mars, Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight), is scheduled to launch Saturday, May 5, on a first-ever mission to study the heart of Mars. Coverage of prelaunch and launch activities begins Thursday, May 3, on NASA Television and the agency’s website.Portal image: An artist’s impression of the InSight lander on MarsScience Categories: Solar System

Stellar Thief Is the Surviving Companion to a Supernova


Seventeen years ago, astronomers witnessed a supernova go off 40 million light-years away in the galaxy called NGC 7424, located in the southern constellation Grus, the Crane. Now, in the fading afterglow of that explosion, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured the first image of a surviving companion to a supernova. This picture is the most compelling evidence that some supernovas originate in double-star systems.

News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 10:26


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