The orphan cloud is the blue umbrella-shaped part of this image, which is color-coded to show the X-ray part of the cloud in blue, the warm gas in red, and the visible region in white. Credit: Ge et al (2021) A scientifically mysterious, isolated cloud bigger than the Milky Way has been […]

The north-south velocity associated with the retrograde propagating mode of oscillation. Left: observations using the SDO/HMI instrument. Right: numerical model. Credit: MPS/Z-C Liang Ten years of data from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory combined with numerical models reveal the deep low musical notes of the Sun. These motions were measured by analyzing […]

Galaxies imaged in spectacular detail by Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3). Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, T. Treu, Acknowledgment: J. Schmidt Clustered at the center of this image are six luminous spots of light, four of them forming a circle around a central pair. Appearances can be deceiving, however, as […]

An image taken by the Curiosity Rover MastCam instrument shows layered sedimentary rocks composing Mount Sharp. The rover has been driving from the floor of Gale crater up through the rocks within these hills in order to understand how the rocks change from lower in the section (older) to higher […]