Curious Cosmic Places

Join us as we explore the cosmos and some of the most interesting cosmic bodies (places) in the universe.

To Save Earth, NASA Plans to Crash a Spacecraft Into an Asteroid

To Save Earth, NASA Plans to Crash a Spacecraft Into an Asteroid

Last year, the European Space Agency (ESA) signed a contract for the design, construction, and testing of three spacecraft for…
Saturn’s Moon Enceladus and Antarctica’s Ocean Are Eerily Similar

Saturn’s Moon Enceladus and Antarctica’s Ocean Are Eerily Similar

Inside the ocean of Saturn’s moon Enceladus, global circulation processes can operate, transferring heat and various substances from the bottom…
Powerful Earthquakes Spotted by NASA Lander on Mars

Powerful Earthquakes Spotted by NASA Lander on Mars

In March this year, the SEIS seismograph of the automatic station InSight registered two new intense “Marsquakes”. The source of…
NASA Reveals First X-Rays From Uranus

NASA Reveals First X-Rays From Uranus

Scientists have carried out a remarkable study of Uranus, one of the most distant planets in the Solar System. According…
Curiosity Reveals Stunning Martian Landscape On New Research Location

Curiosity Reveals Stunning Martian Landscape On New Research Location

Earlier in March, NASA announced that the Curiosity rover had reached the foot of Mont Mercou on Mars after a…
An Undisturbed Ancient Relic of Our Galaxy is Flying Through Our Solar System

An Undisturbed Ancient Relic of Our Galaxy is Flying Through Our Solar System

Astronomers have found that the first-ever interstellar comet Borisov was also the first observable relic of its planetary system, which…
Scientists Spot Mystery Object As They “Look Back” In Time

Scientists Spot Mystery Object As They “Look Back” In Time

Astronomers have discovered a new candidate for a black hole of intermediate masses. It is assumed that it has a…
TESS Space Telescope Spots Over 2000 Alien Worlds in Record 24 Months

TESS Space Telescope Spots Over 2000 Alien Worlds in Record 24 Months

Astronomers have summed up the results of the main scientific program of the TESS space telescope. In two years, it…
Bright Nova Lights Up Cassiopeia, Here Are The Images

Bright Nova Lights Up Cassiopeia, Here Are The Images

The coolest thing about astronomy is that you do not have to be a scientist or an expert to do…
Stunning Hubble Footage Reveals Seasonal Changes on Saturn

Stunning Hubble Footage Reveals Seasonal Changes on Saturn

Thanks to the Hubble telescope, NASA specialists were able to see how the unstable atmosphere of Saturn changes with the…
In Pursuit of the Deep Sky: ‘Run’ the Year-Round Messier Marathon

In Pursuit of the Deep Sky: ‘Run’ the Year-Round Messier Marathon

The time from mid-March to early April is the best time to “run” the Messier marathon. Lovers of astronomy every year try…
Martian Dunes Reveal Stunning Surface Details on Red Planet

Martian Dunes Reveal Stunning Surface Details on Red Planet

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) spacecraft was launched almost 16 years ago, in August 2005, and on March 10 of…
Comet Impacts on Jupiter Help Scientists Reveal Storms of Unimaginable Proportions 

Comet Impacts on Jupiter Help Scientists Reveal Storms of Unimaginable Proportions 

Analysis of comet impacts on Jupiter have helped scientists reveal the existence of storms with winds of unimaginable proportions.  Of…
Researchers Believe They’ve Found the Most Powerful Cosmic Particle Accelerator in our Galaxy

Researchers Believe They’ve Found the Most Powerful Cosmic Particle Accelerator in our Galaxy

The ground-based Cherenkov telescope HAWC discovered the most powerful natural cosmic particle accelerator in the Milky Way – it turned…
Alien Life More Likely to Exist in Worlds With Underground Oceans

Alien Life More Likely to Exist in Worlds With Underground Oceans

Decades ago, nobody would have believed that there was water on other planets. And yet, now we know that even…
Scientists Spot Record-Breaking Cosmic Jet In Ancient Universe

Scientists Spot Record-Breaking Cosmic Jet In Ancient Universe

The Chandra space telescope discovered the most distant X-ray jet of a quasar to date – it existed at a…
Scientists Spot Supermassive Black Hole Moving at 110,000 Miles Per Hour

Scientists Spot Supermassive Black Hole Moving at 110,000 Miles Per Hour

For the first time in history, researchers from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (USA) clearly recorded the case of a…
NASA’s Newest Rover Fires Laser On The Surface Of Mars

NASA’s Newest Rover Fires Laser On The Surface Of Mars

NASA has released two new audio recordings of sounds on Mars. This time, the microphones of the Perseverance rover recorded…
Scientists Reveal Mars Is “Leaking” Material Onto Earth

Scientists Reveal Mars Is “Leaking” Material Onto Earth

Astronomers were able to estimate the distribution of interplanetary dust between the orbits of the Earth and Jupiter thanks to…
Scientists Solve Mystery Behind Enigmatic Clouds on Mars

Scientists Solve Mystery Behind Enigmatic Clouds on Mars

Astronomers using data from orbiters were able to trace the evolution of the unusually long cloud of Mount Arsia on…
Scientists Have Found The Most Distant Radio Signal From Outer Space

Scientists Have Found The Most Distant Radio Signal From Outer Space

Astronomers have discovered the most distant radio-loud quasar to date, which existed at a time when the age of the…
Water and Organic Matter Found on Asteroid Leaves Experts Stumped

Water and Organic Matter Found on Asteroid Leaves Experts Stumped

In 2005, the Japanese probe Hayabusa visited the near-Earth asteroid Itokawa and collected samples of its material in an airtight capsule. In 2010,…
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