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Universe, Stars
Aug 4, 2016

seismology: Earthquakes send waves rippling through the body of Earth. By analyzing those waves, seismologists can figure out the interior structure of our planet. There are...

Universe
May 22, 2016

waves move throughout the Universe. They are produced by such cataclysmic events such as the merging of supermassive black holes. Unlike electromagnetic radiation (for...

Sun
Apr 26, 2001

medium caused by sunspots on the far side of the Sun. [more information] The MDI team's approach to peering through the Sun is more subtle.   The Sun is a...

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...

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...

Sun
May 22, 2016

Polar was launched to study the flow of particles and ionized gas, called plasma, within Earth’s magnetic system. By imaging the aurora, measuring the flow of particles,...

Universe
Feb 28, 2008

black holes, neutron stars, dark energy, and gravitational waves. By utilizing a fleet of space-based missions operating across the whole electromagnetic spectrum, PCOS...

Nov 29, 2017

structures visible in the featured image are actually shock waves - fronts where fast moving material encounters slow moving gas. The Orion Nebula spans about 40 light...

Jun 27, 2021

. Once made, some movies clearly show that Saturnian auroras can change not only with the angle of the Sun, but also as the planet rotates. Furthermore, some auroral...

Apr 15, 2017

planet Earth's largest salt flat, located on the Bolivian Altiplano at an altitude of about 3,600 meters. Escher's 1933 lithograph also featured familiar stars in planet...

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