SpaceX Launches Telstar Communications Satellite

SpaceX launched its first Block 5 Falcon 9 rocket from Florida in May 2018 as part of the Bangabandhu Satellite-1 Mission. Credit: SpaceX/Flickr SpaceX will launch a powerful Telstar communications satellite into orbit early Sunday morning (July 22), testing out the spaceflight company’s new Block 5 version of the Falcon 9 rocket for the […]

Why This Total Lunar Eclipse 2018 Will Be The Most Life Changing Celestial Event Of The Year

There are more eclipses coming your way, stargazers! Granted, some of us haven’t really had a chance to process the partial solar eclipse on July 12, but let’s be real, we really have no choice but to surrender. For the record, the total lunar eclipse 2018, aka blood moon, is not to be taken lightly. […]

This Is What Michael Collins Did During The Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Michael Collins also designed the Apollo 11 mission’s iconic mission patch.NASA On July 20, 1969, as astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to land on the Moon, a third member of the crew waited in lunar orbit with a load of worry on his shoulders and a vital job to do. […]

Europe’s Life-Hunting Mars Rover Needs a Name

Artist’s illustration of the ExoMars rover, which is expected to launch in 2020. Credit: ESA You can help name Europe’s life-hunting Mars rover, if geography smiles upon you. The UK Space Agency has launched a public competition to name the U.K.-built ExoMars rover, which is scheduled to launch toward the Red Planet on a […]

NASA prepares to launch Parker Solar Probe, a mission to touch the Sun

Illustration of NASA’s Parker Solar Probe leaving Earth. Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben Early on an August morning, the sky near Cape Canaveral, Florida, will light up with the launch of Parker Solar Probe. No earlier than Aug. 6, 2018, a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy will thunder to space carrying the car-sized spacecraft, […]

As Opportunity Rover Sleeps, Other NASA Craft Study Mars’ Raging Dust Storm

The huge dust storm raging on Mars is a curse for NASA’s Opportunity rover but something of a blessing for the space agency’s other Red Planet missions. The solar-powered Opportunity has been silent for weeks, unable to recharge its batteries because of all the light-blocking dust in the air. Mission team members think […]

NASA’s Solar Probe To Launch This Summer: Here’s Why It Won’t Perish In The Heat Of The Sun

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe was designed to withstand the extreme heat and temperatures of the sun. The spacecraft is set to go into orbit in the summer of 2018 and provide unprecedented detail about the corona of the sun.   ( Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory ) NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is set to […]

NASA Could Have People Living on the Moon in 8 Years. And That’s Just the Beginning

The moon is a very patient place. It once was a very busy place. Early in its long history, a constant bombardment of space debris left it with great lava bleeds that formed its so-called seas and tattooed it with thousands of craters that endure today. The shooting eventually stopped and the moon fell quiet, […]

Watch the Mars dust storm transform the entire planet

NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS Wow. These are some sweet progress pics, Mars. As the planet-encircling dust storm rages on, NASA have released “before and after” video footage of the planet which shows how completely different it looks, now that it’s covered in a fine brown haze. The stunning Mars glow up (I’m calling it a glow up, it […]

Geologists think there could be a quadrillion tons of diamonds inside our planet

Despite their incredible reputation for being exquisitely rare and valuable, diamonds are more common than you might think. Other planets, like Uranus, are probably chock full of them. They’re floating around on some space rocks even right now. As it turns out, us Earthlings might be sitting on top of a motherlode of diamonds — […]

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