Discovery

August 20, 2018

So, you’re still interested in Astronomy? Locating the Andromeda Galaxy

So, you’re still interested in Astronomy? This time around, I thought we’d start to do something different. Something practical. After all, stargazing is an amazing pastime. […]
August 9, 2018

The secret to Mars’ past warmth could be beneath Curiosity’s wheels

Minerals forming in ancient lake bottom could have boosted greenhouse effect. Mars is mostly a red pile of mysteries. In its youth, it was clearly a […]
August 8, 2018

Space Rock in the Crosshairs! Japanese Spacecraft Takes Close-Up Images of Target Asteroid

A Japanese sample-return spacecraft just gave its destination asteroid a special close-up. As Hayabusa2 swept to only 1 kilometer (0.6 miles) above the surface of 162173 […]
August 7, 2018

Parker Solar Probe will go 25 times closer to the sun and withstand 520 times the solar intensity

The Parker Solar Probe should be launched August 11, 2018 on a Delta IV Heavy class launch vehicle and an upper stage based on the STAR-48B […]
August 5, 2018

Commercial Crew Astronauts Prepare for Launch — What Will They Wear?

SpaceX and Boeing are working to launch commercial crewed vehicles into space — so what will the astronauts wear? As part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, SpaceX and […]
August 4, 2018

NASA names astronauts for first American flight to International Space Station since 2011

NASA has named the astronauts chosen to fly on commercial spacecraft made by Boeing and SpaceX to and from the International Space Station, the research laboratory […]
July 31, 2018

Sorry, Elon Musk: NASA says plans to terraform Mars won’t work

Making Mars habitable has been a staple of science fiction, which is where scientists say it will have to stay. SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk famously […]
July 30, 2018

NASA reveals winners of 3D-printed mars habitat competition

NASA has selected the five winning designs in the latest stage of its 3D-printed habitat competition, including a pod inspired by the anatomy of a spider and vertical egg-like container. teams […]
July 30, 2018

Why Ku-band HTS is Superior for AISR

The commercial space industry is experiencing a new era in satellite performance. Over the past few years, multiple commercial satellite operators have deployed and activated next-generation […]