This composite video shows the auroras, produced by the interaction of Jupiter's magnetic field with its atmosphere, relative to their position on the planet. The Jupiter auroras observed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope are some of the most active and brightest ever caught by Hubble, according to NASA. They reach intensities over a thousand times brighter than those seen on Earth. Hubble's sensitivity to ultraviolet light captures the glow of the auroras above Jupiter's cloud top. The auroras were photographed on May 19, 2016.
Watch a video (no audio) that explains how a hand was transplanted in 12-hour procedure was performed May 27, 2016, by a team of surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, operating room staff and technicians at Duke.
The Kepler Space Telescope, NASA's planet-hunting mission, verified the existence of 1,284 planets, announced NASA scientists on Tuesday. Timothy Morton, associate research scholar at Princeton University in New Jersey, said that it was the most planets ever discovered at one time. The discovery is just another step in scientists' quest to answer the question: "are we alone in the universe?"
On May 9, 2016 Mercury will move across the face of the sun, offering a rare viewing opportunity for professional astronomers and backyard sky watchers alike. The next time this event happens will be Nov. 11, 2019.
The Triangle Veterinary Referral Hospital donated care for two rescued green sea turtles including a CT scan for two and surgical repair to an injured flipper for another Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 in Durham, NC. The NC Aquarium System, which provides care to rescued turtles, has been overwhelmed with turtle rescues this season with over 2000 cold stunned turtles being treated.
The sky on August 12 and 13 this year is going to be ablaze with meteors, often called "shooting stars." But what are the Perseid Meteors? Why is this year's meteor shower brighter than normal? What time should you go outside to watch? Find out in this video, courtesy of NASA! Read more about the shower