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A mysterious 'Rosetta Stone' explosion reveals a missing link behind solar eruptions

The failed portion of a solar eruption on March 13, 2016. NASA/Solar Dynamics Observatory Scientists recently examined a solar eruption from 2016 that seemed to defy categorization. They named it the "Rosetta Stone" since it connected three different types of eruptions. Their research now suggests that all three forms of solar eruptions may have the same origin. See more stories on Insider's business page. When the sun isn't sleeping, it's bursting with activity - including gia...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Atlantic, Jet, Coronal Mass Ejection, Mason, Rosetta Stone, American Astronomical Society, Goddard Space Flight Center, ESA NASA, Universities Space Research Association, Solar Flares, Solar Storms


A sun-skimming spacecraft captured video of a massive plasma eruption on the solar surface for the first time

An artist's impression of the Solar Orbiter observing an eruption on the sun. ESA/AOES The Solar Orbiter spacecraft captured video of two solar eruptions for the first time. These coronal mass ejections from the sun can cause hazardous electrical storms on Earth. NASA and the European Space Agency launched the Solar Orbiter to study these explosions. See more stories on Insider's business page. The sun is constantly bubbling and bursting. If eruptions on its surface are big enough,...
Tags: Trends, Nasa, Earth, Canada, European Space Agency, Quebec, Soho, European Space Agency ESA, Proba, CME, ESA NASA, Solar and Heliospheric Observatory SOHO, Morgan McFall Johnsen, Yannis Zouganelis, NRL Solar, Earth Already the Solar Orbiter


We'd need 5 to 10 years' notice to stop a killer asteroid heading for Earth

An artist's illustration of asteroids flying by Earth. Peter Carril/ESA NASA simulated a scenario in which an asteroid was approaching Earth and would hit in six months. The experts determined that wasn't enough time to stop it. We'd need at least five years to deflect an asteroid. To have that much warning time, NASA needs a new space telescope that can spot asteroids. See more stories on Insider's business page. Last month, experts from NASA and other space agencies aroun...
Tags: Space, New York, Science, News, Dart, Congress, France, Time, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mit, Explosion, Asteroids, Simulation


There’s nowhere left on Earth free of space pollution

New research has found that the entire planet is covered by light pollution from space objects.Companies like SpaceX and Amazon plan to launch thousands of satellites into orbit this decade.Scientists fear this space traffic will impede their ability to stare into deep space.In December, we reported on the imminent clean-up of space junk. With an estimated 129 million pieces of debris currently orbiting our atmosphere, one lucrative contract awarded by the European Space Agency will commence in ...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Technology, Fcc, Nasa, Earth, United States, Pollution, International Space Station, Innovation, Dubai, European Space Agency, Tim Peake, Derek


A stunning photo shows both red-sprite and blue-jet lightning in the skies above Hawaii

Two types of lightning, a red sprite and a blue jet, in the skies above Mauna Kea Observatory in Hawaii. International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/A. Smith Sometimes during a thunderstorm, you can glimpse red and blue lightning in the sky. These types of lightning, called red sprites and blue jets, are tricky to photograph.  The Gemini Observatory in Hawaii snapped a stunning picture with both types in the same frame. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. In a sto...
Tags: Space, Texas, Science, News, India, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Hawaii, International Space Station, Lightning, Mauna Kea, Hilo, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Bay of Bengal, Gemini Observatory


Space 2021: All the Mars landings, eclipses, astronaut flights, rocket launches, and other big missions to look for this year

The year 2021 will bring an exciting series of Mars landings, rocket launches, astronaut flights, and more. NASA; JPL-Caltech; Boeing; SpaceX In 2020, SpaceX became the first private company to launch humans into orbit, Japan brought asteroid samples to Earth, and China's landed a spacecraft on the moon. But 2021 is set to be an even more ambitious year in space, with rovers set to land on Mars, new commercial astronaut missions, and much more. Here's what to watch for in 2021. Visit Busin...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Utah, Japan, Spacex, Elon Musk, Dart, Australia, China, Virginia, India, US, Alabama, Beck, Trends, Nasa


2021 in space: This year will bring Mars landings, eclipses, and even more commercial astronaut launches. Here's what to watch for.

SpaceX's Demo-2 mission lifts off with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley inside a Crew Dragon spaceship, May 30, 2020. SpaceX In 2020, SpaceX became the first private company to launch humans into orbit, Japan brought asteroid samples to Earth, and China's landed a spacecraft on the moon. But 2021 is set to be an even more ambitious year in space, with rovers set to land on Mars, new commercial astronaut missions, and much more. Here's what to watch for in 2021. Visit Busines...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Utah, Japan, Spacex, Elon Musk, Dart, Australia, China, Virginia, India, US, Alabama, Beck, Trends, Nasa


The 34 most awe-inspiring scientific achievements of 2020 include ancient mummy tombs, historic rocket launches, and the fastest vaccine in history

Scientists in a lab test COVID-19 samples at New York City's health department, April 23, 2020. Astronomers, archaeologists, geneticists, and many other scientists made mind-boggling breakthroughs in 2020. Some highlights include work that uncovered stashes of mummies, launched the first-ever crewed commercial spaceflight, and produced COVID-19 vaccines in record time. These are 34 of the biggest scientific accomplishments of the year. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stori...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Japan, Spacex, Elon Musk, UK, England, Wales, Colorado, Australia, Cdc, Washington, Mexico, China, New York City, Americas


An eruption on the sun didn't bring the aurora to Pennsylvania or Oregon this week, but more solar outbursts are expected soon

The sun blows out a coronal mass ejection, February 24, 2015. NASA/GSFC An eruption on the sun's surface sent plasma and charged particles speeding towards Earth this week. Forecasts suggested that this coronal mass ejection would reach our planet late Wednesday as a solar storm that could interfere with radio, GPS, and power grids. The aurora borealis could have appeared from Pennsylvania to Iowa to Oregon as solar particles interacted with the atmosphere. But the solar storm's magnetic f...
Tags: National Weather Service, UK, Science, News, Oregon, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Pennsylvania, Maine, International Space Station, Iowa, Sun, European Space Agency, Michigan


The space station is showing its age after housing people for 20 years. Companies are already designing new space habitats to take its place.

The International Space Station. NASA Monday marked the 20th anniversary of continuous human presence on the International Space Station. During that time, the station has hosted over 240 crew members and 3,000 science experiments. But the space station is getting old and may be retired in the next 10 years. Private companies are developing new orbiting space habitats that could be roomier. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On Monday, the world celebrated 20 years of cont...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Science, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Jeff Bezos, Iss, Pacific Ocean, Sierra Nevada, Blue Origin, Maui, Axiom, Bezos, Houston Texas


Astronauts on the space station see vibrant deserts, roiling storms, and volcanic eruptions. These are the best photos ever taken from the ISS.

Backdropped by New Zealand and the Cook Strait in the Pacific Ocean, astronauts Robert Curbeam (left) and Christer Fuglesang (right) participate in an extravehicular activity. NASA Astronauts have lived on the International Space Station continuously for 20 years — the first expedition arrived on November 2, 2000. Astronauts have taken millions of pictures of their breathtaking views throughout those two decades, capturing from sprawling city lights to volcanic eruptions. Here are the 27 b...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Australia, France, Africa, Trends, Iran, Nasa, Earth, Features, Unesco, Canada, Chile, International Space Station, Paris


The International Space Station has housed people for 20 years, but the $150 billion experiment will soon come to an end

NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, Expedition 36 flight engineer, is pictured near the windows in the Cupola of the International Space Station on August 7, 2013. NASA November 2 marks the 20th anniversary of people continuously living on the International Space Station. Over those two decades, the station has hosted 240 crew members and 3,000 science experiments, including growing vegetables in and researching the human body response to microgravity. But the ISS requires constant maintenance a...
Tags: Space, Japan, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Esa, International Space Station, Mars, Astronauts, Iss, Pacific Ocean, Scott Kelly, Blue Origin


The International Space Station has housed people for 20 years. From elusive air leaks to 3,000 experiments, here's how the $150 billion project has evolved.

NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, Expedition 36 flight engineer, is pictured near the windows in the Cupola of the International Space Station on August 7, 2013. NASA November 2 marks the 20th anniversary of people continuously living on the International Space Station. Over those two decades, the station has hosted 240 crew members and 3,000 science experiments, including growing vegetables in and researching the human body response to microgravity. But the ISS requires constant maintenance a...
Tags: Space, Japan, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Esa, International Space Station, Mars, Astronauts, Iss, Pacific Ocean, Scott Kelly, Blue Origin


ESA/NASA's solar orbiter returns first data, snaps closest pictures of the sun

The first images from ESA/NASA's Solar Orbiter are now available to the public, including the closest pictures ever taken of the Sun.
Tags: Science, ESA NASA


Solar Orbiter blasts off on mission to discover the secrets of the sun

The Solar Orbiter launched from Cape Canaveral on Sunday night at the beginning of a joint ESA/NASA mission.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Esa, Sun, Cape Canaveral, Emerging Tech, ESA NASA, Solar Orbiter


Launch of Russian Spacecraft Captured in Stunning Outer Space Timelapse

An impressive timelapse captured by astronaut Alexander Gerst while on board the International Space Station shows the Russian Progress MS-10 launching into space on November 16.Gerst gave the following information regarding key moments in the video as the cargo spacecraft launches: “00:07 – Rocket booster separation. 00:19 – Core stage separation. 00:34:05 – Core Stage starts burning in the atmosphere. 00:34:19 Progress separates from rocket.”The Progress MS-10 spacecraft carried 2.5 metric ton...
Tags: Science, International Space Station, Kazakhstan, Alexander Gerst, ESA NASA, Gerst


Barred Spirals

Step Up to the Bar A long bar of stars highlights NGC 1073, a galaxy about 55 million light-years away in the constellation Cetus. The galaxy spans about 80,000 light-years, which is a bit smaller than our home galaxy, the Milky Way. Bars are found in the centers of many spiral galaxies, including the Milky Way. [ESA/NASA] The Milky Way bar is more than just candy. It’s a key part of our home galaxy. That’s because the Mil...
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Step Up to the Bar

A long bar of stars highlights NGC 1073, a galaxy about 55 million light-years away in the constellation Cetus. The galaxy spans about 80,000 light-years, which is a bit smaller than our home galaxy, the Milky Way. Bars are found in the centers of many spiral galaxies, including the Milky Way. [ESA/NASA] Barred Spirals
Tags: Space, NGC, Cetus, ESA NASA


The Ghost Nebula glows in new photo just in time for a spooky Halloween

Nearly 550 light-years away lies the Ghost Nebula, which haunts the constellation Cassiopeia like a shadow.  Named after a vain queen in Greek Mythology, the constellation Cassiopeia forms a highly-recognizable 'W' in the sky, with gigantic star Gamma Cassiopeiae marking the central point. Radiation from the nearby Gamma Cassiopeiae is causing the nebula to dissipate, NASA said in a statement. The Hubble Telescope captured new photos of the Ghost Nebula.Image: esa/nasa Hubble telescop...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Hubble Space Telescope, Northern Hemisphere, ESA NASA, Hubble Telescope, Ghost Nebula, Gamma Cassiopeiae


A 4 Billion Light-Year Journey Ends At The South Pole

Ghostly particles called neutrinos can travel nearly unimpeded across the universe. For the first time, physicists have been able to pinpoint the origin of a powerful neutrino.(Image credit: ESA/NASA/the AVO project/Paolo Padovani)
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Return of the comet: 96P spotted by ESA, NASA satellites

Sun-gazing missions SOHO and STEREO watched the return of comet 96P/Machholz when it entered their fields of view between Oct. 25-30. It is extremely rare for comets to be seen simultaneously from two different locations in space, and these are the most comprehensive parallel observations ever taken of this comet.
Tags: Science, Soho, ESA NASA, Machholz


Set today’s solar eclipse to sound, with music picks, data, and NASA

Musical ritual has long been tied to the magic of the skies. So it’s fitting today’s total solar eclipse will be set to sound. A huge swath of North America will today see our sun obscured by the moon, in a rare total eclipse. And of course, that means it’ll be met by one of the world’s big space agencies and a global Internet viewing audience – as this is the first major eclipse like this to happen in the age of global social media. NASA has everything you need to catch up with the event, inc...
Tags: Space, Music, Usa, Science, Congress, Australia, Berlin, San-francisco, Data, Nasa, Earth, Pink Floyd, Esa, Wyoming, Sun, European Space Agency


ESA, NASA's SOHO reveals rapidly rotating solar core

After four decades of searching, solar scientists have at long last found evidence of a type of seismic wave in our Sun, thanks to ESA and NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO.
Tags: Science, Nasa, Soho, ESA NASA, Heliospheric Observatory


Grand Spiral

Bright waves of new stars, lanes of dark dust, and a central clump of billions of older stars highlight this Hubble Space Telescope view of Messier 100, one of the leading members of the Virgo Cluster, a collection of hundreds of galaxies. M100 is bigger and more massive than our home galaxy, the Milky Way. It is about 56 million light-years away. [ESA/NASA/STScI] M100
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M100

Grand Spiral Bright waves of new stars, lanes of dark dust, and a central clump of billions of older stars highlight this Hubble Space Telescope view of Messier 100, one of the leading members of the Virgo Cluster, a collection of hundreds of galaxies. M100 is bigger and more massive than our home galaxy, the Milky Way. It is about 56 million light-years away. [ESA/NASA/STScI] For sheer grandeur, no astronomical object bea...
Tags: Space, Hubble Space Telescope, Virgo, Damond Benningfield, Messier, ESA NASA


A Danish astronaut has captured the best ever images of rare, blue flashes (ars technica)

ESA/NASA Scientists don't know much about the mysterious, powerful electric discharges that sometimes occur in the upper levels of the atmosphere in conjunction with thunderstorms. The first photograph of the phenomenon—which can occur as high as about 90km above the surface of the Earth and are known variously as sprites, pixies, elves, or jets—was only taken from Earth in 1989. Fortunately for scientists interested in these storms, the International Space Statio...
Tags: News, Earth, Thor, Eric Berger, ESA NASA


Image: ESA, NASA's SOHO sees bright sungrazer comet

ESA and NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO, saw a bright comet plunge toward the sun on Aug. 3-4, 2016, at nearly 1.3 million miles per hour. Comets are chunks of ice and dust that orbit the sun, usually on highly elliptical orbits that carry them far beyond the orbit of Pluto at their farthest points. This comet, first spotted by SOHO on Aug. 1, is part of the Kreutz family of comets, a group of comets with related orbits that broke off of a huge comet several centuries ago.
Tags: Science, Nasa, Space Exploration, Pluto, Soho, Kreutz, ESA NASA


Watch Expedition 42/43 Blast Off to ISS Today at 4PM EST [Updated]

The second phase of Expedition 42 will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome via Soyuz rocket (above) today at 4:01PM EST. Carrying three astronauts from ESA, NASA, and the Russian Federal Space Agency, the rocket will then rendezvous with the International Space Station about six hours later.Read more...
Tags: Nasa, International Space Station, Iss, Expedition 42, Russian Federal Space Agency, ESA NASA