Category: astronomia

This simulated image was constructed from th…

This simulated image was constructed from the measured optical depth profiles of the Cassini Division and ring A. It depicts the observed structure at about 10 kilometers (6 miles) in resolution.

credit: NASA/JPL

Soaring Over Titan: Extraterrestrial Land of…

Soaring Over Titan: Extraterrestrial Land of Lakes

This false-color composite was created with …

This false-color composite was created with images taken during the Cassini spacecraft’s closest flyby of Titan on April 16, 2005.

Credit: NASA/JPL

Vega is the brightest star in the constellat…

Vega is the brightest star in the constellation of Lyra, the fifth-brightest star in the night sky, and the second-brightest star in the northern celestial hemisphere, after Arcturus. It is relatively close at only 25 light-years from the Sun, and, together with Arcturus and Sirius, one of the most luminous stars in the Sun’s neighborhood.

Image credit: Darren Olley and Masahiro Miysaka

Multi-planet System Found Through Crowdsourc…

Multi-planet System Found Through Crowdsourcing

A system of at least five exoplanets has been discovered by citizen scientists through a project called Exoplanet Explorers, part of the online platform Zooniverse, using data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope. This is the first multi-planet system discovered entirely through crowdsourcing.

Thousands of citizen scientists got to work on Kepler data in 2017 when Exoplanet Explorers launched. It was featured on a program called Stargazing Live on the Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). On the final night of the three-day program, researchers announced the discovery of a four-planet system. Since then, they have named it K2-138 and determined that it has a fifth planet – and perhaps even a sixth, according to the new paper.

Another batch of 2017 Kepler data was recently uploaded to Exoplanet Explorers for citizen scientists to peer through. Astronomers have not yet searched through most of it for planets.

source: nasa.gov

Processed using infrared and ultraviolet (IR…

Processed using infrared and ultraviolet (IR2, UV1) filtered images of Venus taken by Akatsuki on May 17 2016.

credit: JAXA/ISAS/DARTS/Kevin M. Gill

The Tarantula Nebula Image Credit: Rober…

The Tarantula Nebula

Image Credit: Robert Gendler, Roberto Colombari 

This image of Jupiter was taken by Juno on D…

This image of Jupiter was taken by Juno on December 16 and then processed by citizen scientist David Marriott.

Image credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / SwRI / MSSS / David Marriott 

Mimas – January 30 2017

Mimas – January 30 2017

Image credit: NASA/JPL/Kevin M. Gill

images of the Sun captured during the first ye…

images of the Sun captured during the first year of NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) mission.

Credit: NASA/SDO