Brown dwarfs, such as the one seen in this illustration, are actually orange or red, and they glow brightest in the infrared part of the spectrum. PHOTOGRAPH: NASA/JPL-CALTECH/2MASS The brown dwarf isn’t a star and it’s not a planet. But it’s illuminating the murky borderlands that separate the two. DAN CASELDEN […]

Credit: ESA/Roscosmos/CaSSIS, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO This image was taken on March 22, 2021, in the Lunae Planum region [16.74°N, 300.9°E] of Mars by the CaSSIS camera on the ESA-Roscosmos ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO). This region is known to be covered by large lava deposits probably from the nearby Tharsis Montes […]

Artist’s impression of the internal structure of Mars. Credit: © IPGP / David Ducros The first direct seismic observations from NASA’s InSight lander, presented in three studies in this issue, provide clues to the composition of Mars. Researchers across these studies report preliminary findings from the Insight mission and begin to map […]

Jupiter is shown in visible light for context underneath an artistic impression of the Jovian upper atmosphere’s infrared glow. The brightness of this upper atmosphere layer corresponds to temperatures, from hot to cold, in this order: white, yellow, bright red and lastly, dark red. The aurorae are the hottest regions […]

ANIMATION Emirati national Aisha Al Yazeedi, a research scientist at the NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Center for Astro, Particle, and Planetary Physics, has published her first research paper, featuring some key findings on the evolution of galaxies. Galaxies eventually undergo a phase in which they lose most of their gas, which […]

If asked to pick what color asteroids in the asteroid belt would be, red is likely not one that would come to mind for most people.  But that is exactly the color of two new asteroids found by Hasegawa Sunao of JAXAand an international team of researchers.  The catch is the objects don’t […]

A view of Russia’s Nauka module docked with the International Space Station on July 29, 2021. (Image credit: Thomas Pesquet/ESA/NASA) Last week, a Russian module accidentally pushed the International Space Station out of place. Now, a NASA flight director has revealed that the event was more serious than NASA initially reported. https://www.livescience.com/russia-module-space-station-tilt-more-serious.htmlOn […]