NASA and SpaceX made history today with the launch of second demonstration flight of the Crew Dragon (Demo-2), which signalled the restoration of the US’ domestic launch capability! The post NASA and SpaceX Make History with Successful Crew Dragon Launch! appeared first on Universe Today .
This Saturday, NASA and SpaceX will make their second attempt to send astronauts to the ISS from US soil for the first time since 2011! The post Due to Weather Delay, NASA & SpaceX Push Historic Launch to Saturday appeared first on Universe Today .
Even though Earthling scientists are studying Mars intently, it’s still a mysterious place. One of the striking things about Mars is all of the evidence, clearly visible on its surface, that it harbored liquid water.
For the child inside all of us space-enthusiasts, there might be nothing better than discovering a new type of explosion. (Except maybe bigger rockets.) And it looks like that’s what’s happened.
New technologies are being developed that will ensure astronauts have plenty of drinking water and food wherever resupply missions are not readily available The post How to Make the Food and Water Mars-Bound Astronauts Will Need for Their Mission appeared first on Universe Today .
There is an Earth-sized planet only four light years from Earth. Whether it has life is yet to be known
One of the most striking features on Earth are the curious flows of lava as it cools, forming undulating ropes of rock known by the Hawaiian word pahoehoe. New research simulating conditions on Mars now reveals that the red planet has its own kind of pahoehoe…but made of mud.
This week, European engineers hot-fire tested a fully 3D-printed thrust chamber that could one day power the upper stages for rockets. The chamber has just three parts, and was constructed using additive layer manufacturing, another name for 3D printing. This hot-fire test lasted 30 seconds and was carried out on May 26, 2020 at … Continue reading “This Rocket Engine’s Thrust Chamber was 3D-printed and Only has Three Parts” The post This Rocket Engine’s Thrust Chamber was 3D-printed and Only has Three Parts appeared first on Universe Today .
The speed of light is the absolute fastest thing in the universe, clocking in at a whopping 299,792,458 meters per second. At that speed, a beam of light could travel around the Earth’s entire equator in a mere 0.13 seconds. That’s…fast.
Thanks to the success of the Kepler mission, we know that there are multitudes of exoplanets of a type called “Hot Jupiters.” These are gas giants that orbit so close to their stars that they reach extremely high temperatures. They also have exotic atmospheres, and those atmospheres contain a lot of strangeness, like clouds made … Continue reading “Extremely Hot Exoplanets Can Have Extreme Weather, Like Clouds of Aluminum Oxide and Titanium Rain” The post Extremely Hot Exoplanets Can Have Extreme Weather, Like Clouds of Aluminum Oxide and Titanium Rain appeared first on Universe Today .
Researchers from the Carl Sagan Institute have created a new model for assessing the habitability of exoplanets that orbit different types of stars The post What Are Some Clues to the Climates of Exoplanets? appeared first on Universe Today .
The Solar System Might Not Exist if There Wasn’t a Huge Galactic Collision with the Milky Way Billions of Years Ago
The Milky Way has a number of satellite galaxies; nearly 60 of them, depedending on how we define them. One of them, called the Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy (Sgr d Sph), may have played a huge role when it comes to humans, our world and our little civilization. A collision between the Milky Way and … Continue reading “The Solar System Might Not Exist if There Wasn’t a Huge Galactic Collision with the Milky Way Billions of Years Ago” The post The Solar System Might Not Exist if There Wasn’t a Huge Galactic Collision with the Milky Way Billions of Years Ago appeared first on Universe Today .
In these days of social distancing, it appears this beautiful little galaxy is leading by example, sitting all by itself in the middle of a cosmic void.
A new study takes a look at the challenges of sending and receiving data over interstellar distances using tight-beam lasers The post How Will we Receive Signals From Interstellar Probes, Like Starshot? appeared first on Universe Today .
How to see SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Demo One mission in orbit Wednesday night. The post Spot SpaceX’s Crew Dragon After Wednesday’s Historic Launch appeared first on Universe Today .
What would be the best method for exploring planetary atmospheres, such as at Mars, Venus or even Earth? One group of researchers are developing tiny, levitating “nanocardboard” aircraft that could hover in alien skies
NASA and SpaceX are gearing up for the Demo-2 mission this week, which will see the Crew Dragon launch from the Kennedy Space Center and rendezvous with the ISS.
In 2017, astronomers used ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/sub-millimeter Array) to look at the star AB Aurigae. It’s a type of young star called a Herbig Ae star, and it’s less then 10 million years old. At that time, they found a dusty protoplanetary disk there, with tell-tale gaps indicating spiral arms
The US Space Force has announced that it is looking for a place to establish its new HQ, and is encouraging communities across the US to nominate themselves based on a set of criteria. The post U.S.
The US Space Force has announced that it is looking for a place to establish its new HQ, and is encouraging communities across the US to nominate themselves based on a set of criteria. The post U.S