Solar System

Omicron Eridanids

Warped meteor showers hit Earth at all angles

Some meteor showers persist for weeks and months, even though Earth sweeps a big arc around the Sun during that time. The meteors arrive from a slightly different direction each day, which is a clue to why these showers last so long.
Omicron Eridanids

Warped meteor showers hit Earth at all angles

Some meteor showers persist for weeks and months, even though Earth sweeps a big arc around the Sun during that time. The meteors arrive from a slightly different direction each day, which is a clue to why these showers last so long.
Ceres Observations

Observations of Ceres indicate that asteroids might be camouflaged

MOUNTAIN VIEW – The appearance of small bodies in the outer solar system could be deceiving. Asteroids and dwarf planets may be camouflaged with an outer layer of material that actually comes from somewhere else.
SOFIA

NASA Flying Observatory Makes Observations of Jupiter Previously Only Possible from Space

For the first time since the twin Voyager spacecraft missions in 1979, scientists have produced far-infrared maps of Jupiter using NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA.
Maven signal

MAVEN spacecraft picked up by Allen Telescope Array

The MAVEN spacecraft, designed to investigate how Mars went from being a kinder, gentler world to one that’s cold, dry and with only the thinnest of atmospheres, has arrived.  It has begun to orbit the Red Planet, where it will sample its air for clues to this world’s past.  
Allen Telescope Array

Meteor passes near to Allen Telescope Array

SETI Institute astronomer Peter Jenniskens notes that a very bright meteor, a so-called fireball, was seen in the vicinity of the Allen Telescope Array on Thursday, September 15 at about 7:48 pm local tim
Juno spacecraft

The view from Juno

NASA provided Fourth of July excitement this year when the Juno spacecraft arrived at the majestic planet Jupiter and successfully went into orbit.  Juno is only the second spacecraft to orbit Jupiter, after the Galileo mission of the 1990s.
Mars Polar Cap

CLUE TO MARS’ CLIMATE HISTORY: POLAR CAP SLOWLY BUILDING

MOUNTAIN VIEW – A science team led by Adrian Brown of the SETI Institute has measured the seasonal changes in Mars northern ice cap, and finds a net deposition each year that’s slightly more than the thickness of a human hair.
Mars Crater

Drone's Eye View of Mars

The easiest way to detect evidence of aliens is straightforward: just scrunch up your eyes and look for it.