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Jan 29, 2010

or "Compton Scattering for pool players" How do galaxy clusters perturb the CMBR? It's through a process physicists call Compton scattering. To understand how how...

Feb 22, 2017

What's happening to the rings of Saturn? Nothing much, just a little moon making waves. The moon is 8-kilometer Daphnis and it is making waves in the Keeler Gap of...

Jan 21, 2017

Plunging close to the outer edges of Saturn's rings, on January 16 the Cassini spacecraft captured this closest yet view of Daphnis. About 8 kilometers across and orbiting...

Earth, Climate Change
Sep 2, 2020

In August 2020, California is facing several major fires, including the LNU Lightning Complex Fire which grew into the second-largest wildfire in California history. The...

Aug 25, 2020

WGBH’S Bringing the Universe to America's Classrooms: New Resources Launched WGBH has expanded its Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms (BUAC) collection on PBS...

Solar System
Jul 11, 2018

New research from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft’s up-close Grand Finale orbits shows a surprisingly powerful and dynamic interaction of plasma waves moving from Saturn to its...

Universe, Sun
Nov 26, 2001

, glowing meteor trails give off not only visible light, but also very low frequency (VLF) radio signals. Such radio waves, which oscillate at audio frequencies between a few...

Solar System
Feb 20, 2004

get help. February 20, 2004: Waves crashing on a beach. Woodpeckers peck-peck pecking. Whales calling plaintively across the sea. These are the sounds of Jupiter. There...

Universe
Oct 20, 2008

fiery explosion. It's kind of like a crash." So how could scientists know whether this explanation is true? One way could be to detect gravitational waves. Before the two...

Sun
Feb 18, 2010

left the atmosphere," says SDO project scientist Dean Pesnell of the Goddard Space Flight Center. Moments after launch, SDO's Atlas V rocket flew past a sundog hanging...

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