Philae Lander Runs Out Of Battery And Enters Deep Sleep | IFLScience

Philae Lander Runs Out Of Battery And Enters Deep Sleep | IFLScience. "It’s been a tense week for space exploration, to say the least. But after a nail biting few days that kept millions around the world on the edge of their seats, with fingers and toes tightly crossed, the ESA has announced that the Philae …

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope Spots Mars-Bound Comet Sprout Multiple Jets

"NASA released Thursday an image of a comet that, on Oct. 19, will pass within 84,000 miles of Mars -- less than half the distance between Earth and our moon. The image on the left, captured  March 11 by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, shows comet C/2013 A1, also called Siding Spring, at a distance of …

NASA Mars Rover’s Next Stop Has Sandstone Variations

Sandstone layers with varying resistance to erosion are evident in this Martian scene recorded by the Mast Camera on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on Feb. 25, 2014, about one-quarter mile (about 400 meters) from a planned waypoint called "the Kimberley." Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS NASA article link: http://mobile.nasa.gov/jpl/msl/curiosity-20140324 via #NASA_APP "Variations in the stuff that cements grains …

NASA’s Van Allen Probes Reveal Zebra Stripes in Space

Link: http://mobile.nasa.gov/content/goddard/van-allen-probes-reveal-zebra-stripes-in-space via #NASA_APP " Scientists have discovered a new, persistent structure in one of two radiation belts surrounding Earth. NASA's twin Van Allen Probes spacecraft have shown that high-energy electrons in the inner radiation belt display a persistent pattern that resembles slanted zebra stripes. Surprisingly, this structure is produced by the slow rotation of …