For the first time, scientists have found evidence of a weathering process called “thermal fracturing” on an asteroid. This image shows a close-up shot of Bennu’s rocks, showing the process. Read more.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station captured this view of the aurora australis gleaming above the Indian Ocean, halfway between Australia and Antarctica. Read more.
Hubble showed us this grand view of NGC 6441, a cluster of stars 1.6 million times the mass of the Sun. The cluster holds 4 pulsars and a planetary nebula. Read more.
This week, scientists discovered that Saturn's largest moon Titan is drifting away from Saturn about 4 inches per year, 100 times what they originally thought. Read more.
NASA's newest Moon rover, VIPER (Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover) will be traveling to the Moon in 2023. Read more.