Mars is going through an ice age, according to a new study. Based on radar data collected by Nasa's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, researchers at the Southwest Research Institute have found an increase in ice at Mars' north pole is consistent with the long-term drop in temperature associated with an ice age.
NASA researchers have detected atomic oxygen in Mars' atmosphere for the first time in 40 years, thanks to the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) which soars on a plane 13.7 kilometres (45,000 feet) above Earth, reports Science Alert.
Scientists thought that they finally came to know the reasons behind the movement of North Pole.It's not terribly unusual for the rotational pole of a planet to shift, especially since the earth is not perfectly spherical. It tends to wobble a little as it spins on its axis, reports Business Insiders.
"Did you hear that whistling sound too?" "Sounds like -- you know, outer-space type music." "I wonder what it is." The above conversation between Apollo 10 astronauts Eugene Cernan and John Young, as their craft flew around the far side of the moon remained under wraps for over four decades.
The January figures are in, and Earth's string of hottest-months-on-record has now reached nine in a row. But NASA said January stood out: The temperature was above normal by the highest margin of any month on record.
A photo of a galactic merger captured by the Hubble Space Telescope shows a galaxy known as NGC 1487, located 30 million light-years away from Earth, but rather than viewing it as an object, NASA said it can be thought of as an "event."