• When Storms Collide

    Cassini Saturn PIA05386: Merging Saturnian Storms

    PIA05386: Merging Saturnian StormsImage Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science InstituteRelease Date: 08 Apr 2004Image Caption excerpt: “Three months before its scheduled arrival at Saturn, the Cassini spacecraft has observed two storms in the act of merging.”Mission: Cassini-Huygens Target: Saturn Cassini-Huygens is less than 80 days away from Saturn and has already sent back some breathtaking images of its target.…

  • Black Hole

    Chandra, the X-Ray Space Observatory, has been sending back some amazing pictures. Space.com has a great one here [defunct link] of a possible black hole discovered in the Andromeda galaxy.

  • Mars Polar Lander Phone Home

    Frontier Channel Mars Header 2020 with website text next to image of Mars

    Only days ago NASA decided to give up on their attempts to contact the Mars Polar Lander, apparently lost during it approach last month. Now comes word that the Mars Polar Lander may have tried to contact Earth on a couple separate occasions. The feeble signal was only just detected during a new analysis. On…

  • Welcome Back, Hubble!

    Image courtesy of Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center from The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth - This view of Earth's horizon as the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean was taken by an Expedition 7 crew member onboard the International Space Station (ISS). Anvil tops of thunderclouds are also visible." [Credit from Wikipedia]

    After some much needed repairs, the Hubble Space Telescope is back at work and as always the results are breathtaking. To the right is an image of the “Eskimo” Planetary Nebula. The NASA announcement is located here.