Science

February 9, 2020

Europe’s Solar Orbiter Begins Its Journey to the Sun

ESA’s orbiter will work with NASA’s Parker Solar Probe to unveil the mysteries of our home star and the origin of violent storms that spew plasma […]
February 8, 2020

Space Minerals: A New Frontier?

Thousands of meteorites plunge to Earth each year and to the untrained eye look remarkably like terrestrial rocks. But many of these ancient geological wonders originate […]
February 2, 2020

Voyager 2 Went Into Fault Protection Mode, But Engineers Brought it Back Online

NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft went into fault protection mode on Tuesday January 28th. The fault protection routines automatically protect the spacecraft in harmful conditions. Both Voyagers […]
January 27, 2020

Japan seeks to finalize agreement with the U.S. on lunar exploration cooperation

WASHINGTON — The Japanese space agency JAXA hopes to have an agreement in place outlining its contributions to NASA’s lunar exploration efforts in the next few […]
January 25, 2020

How A Year In Space Affected An Astronaut’s Genes

The long-await results of the study comparing twin astronaut brothers, Scott and Mark Kelly, were published in Science. The Twins Study produced some important findings on […]
January 24, 2020

Space cookies: First food baked in space by astronauts

Chocolate chip cookies have become the first food to be baked in space in a first-of-its-kind experiment. Astronauts baked the cookies in a special zero-gravity oven […]
January 23, 2020

Meet Vyom – India’s first robot ‘astronaut’

India’s space agency has unveiled a robot that will travel to space later this year as part of an unmanned mission. Scientists hope that it will […]
January 19, 2020

Who’s Out There–Anyone Nearby Reviewing Earth’s Year 2019?

Reviewing an article about what happened during the 2010’s made me realize that the view of planet Earth from our exoplanet neighbors might be a bit […]
January 17, 2020

SpinLaunch raises $35 million

WASHINGTON — SpinLaunch, a startup pursuing an alternative approach for placing payloads into orbit, has raised $35 million in a new funding round disclosed Jan. 16. […]