How about a planet that acts like a comet! The Hubble Space Telescope has found planet HD 209458b. NASA says it is a gas giant that is so close to its star—about 4 million miles away—that its atmosphere is escaping into space so fast that the created winds look like a sweeping tail of a comet.
The NASA probe Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) took images of the Sun. And, these images were processed by scientists at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Some people think an object in the video appears to look like a UFO spaceship refueling, but NASA says otherwise.
The Mars rover Spirit has been in hibernation on Mars due to the planet’s harsh winter. The mission team at NASA for the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Spirit hope it will awaken from its deep slumber. They are listening for signs of life.
NASA announced on October 3, 2011, that in early November it will begin the process to find new astronauts to support its Expedition missions to the International Space Station and future missions to the inner solar system. This latest group of astronauts will be NASA Group 21.
Written by: William Atkins | Published in: Space
The NASA probe MESSENGER has discovered that the planet Mercury, one of the hottest places in the solar system, contains a lot of ice; in fact enough to cover the policial capital of the United States 2.5 miles deep. What an great idea!