Tag Archives: planet

Exciting News soon from Mars Rover said to be Historic….Evidence of Life?

Mars SAM instrument may have discovered “Something for the History Books.” (Update 11/26/12 – KnowledgeOrb has learned that the announcement from NASA about SAM findings will be on 12/3/12) According to an…

NASA Reacts to European Discovery of Earth Size Planet, Embarrassment?

NASA issues a statement about the Alpha Centuri Exoplanet Discovery, are they a little embarrassed? As reported by KnowledgeOrb earlier this week an Earth sized exoplanet was discovered orbiting our…

Kepler Failure Interrupts Science Data Collection

Kepler Hardware Failure causes it to temporarily stop observations The Kepler Satellite, known for many discoveries of planets outside of our solar system, has experienced the failure of one of…

Mars Science Lab Curiosity Worth the Cost?

The fact that we are about to land the largest most complex and powerful rovers ever to land on mars is exciting for anyone with even a passing interest in…

Cassini Spacecraft Changes Orbit for New View of Saturn’s Rings

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has recently resumed the kind of orbits that allow for spectacular views of Saturn’s rings. This view, from Cassini’s imaging camera, shows the outer A ring and…

Hubble, Swift Detect First-Ever Changes In An Exoplanet Atmosphere

WASHINGTON — An international team of astronomers using data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has made an unparalleled observation, detecting significant changes in the atmosphere of a planet located beyond…

Transit of Venus

Today, June 5th, 2012, At 22:09 UTC, we will be able to see the planet Venus as a small dark dot moving  across the face o the sun. It will…

Light of Alien “Super Earth” seen by Spitzer

  WASHINGTON — NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has detected light emanating from a “super-Earth” planet beyond our solar system for the first time. While the planet is not habitable, the…