You know surely all the rover Curiosity, this six-wheeled semi-autonomous vehicle sent on March. The photographs taken by the rover are now available on Eyes of the Universe, it is an opportunity to learn a bit more than this mission. The mission by the numbers Departure from the Earth: 26 November 2011 Arrived on Mars: August 6, 2012 Travel time: 8 months Distance travelled by the probe to go to   Lire plus ...

Since the launch of the first artificial satellite Sputnik 1 in 1957 by the Soviet Union, we sent into space a huge number of objects, including satellites. Not to mention that these satellites are put into orbit using tons of materials that become only debris (engine, launcher, tank,…), take for example the cover image for this article, she represents all of the debris from launchers Ariane generation combined. Below we   Lire plus ...

Juno is a space probe launched by NASA on 5 August 2011 in the direction of Jupiter and in orbit around this planet Tuesday morning at 05:53 (Paris time). This probe must collect data on the inner layers of Jupiter, the composition of its atmosphere and the characteristics of its magnetosphere. This information should allow to reconstruct how Jupiter formed and to correct or refine the training scenario of the   Lire plus ...

Since I started this site I notice more and more that people do not know too much how to interpret colors in the photos of celestial objects any and I think it’s significant enough to talk about, so, let’s talk about. You should know that the breathtaking photographs taken by space telescopes such as Hubble or Spitzer are taken in grayscale (that is, with different shades of grey) and filters   Lire plus ...

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The basis of what will constitute the majority of the photos of the Moon is now online for some time (even if it will continually evolve as the rest). I therefore attacked photos from the Hubble telescope and I fall truly beautiful images. I found a rather interesting picture representing the residue of a supernova accompanied by a series of artwork showing how this star to exploded. “A supernova is   Lire plus ...

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