Nasa to wake up New Horizons spacecraft for voyage into mysterious Third Zone Nasa is to wake up its New Horizons spacecraft next month following a five month hibernation, ahead of a journey deeper into one of the most mysterious regions of the Solar System. New Horizons, which captured incredible images of Pluto in July […]Read more "Nasa to wake up New Horizons spacecraft"
The upcoming Solar eclipse is your chance to witness one of the greatest mysteries of the universe. Scientists are understandably jazzed about the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21. They hope to learn a lot. But you should be excited, too, because the eclipse will pull back the curtains on one of the greatest and […]Read more "Solar Eclipse"
NASA announced last month that it was looking for a new Planetary Protection Office, the person whose job it will be to ensure that future missions to other planets don’t contaminate them with microbes that have come along for the ride, and that return missions don’t bring extra-terrestrial microbes back to Earth. Despite its “defender against […]Read more "Need a Job? NASA is Looking for a New Planetary Protection Officer"
Scientists have successfully teleported an object from Earth to space for the first time, paving the way for more ambitious and futuristic breakthroughs. A team of researchers in China sent a photon from the ground to an orbiting satellite more than 300 miles above through a process known as quantum entanglement, according to MIT […]Read more "Scientists Just Teleported an Object Into Space"
Just before dawn on the morning of November 15, 1988, the Energiya rocket stood fueled and ready on the launch pad at Baikonur, the Soviet Union’s launch site. Mated to the booster was the Buran space shuttle orbiter, ready for its maiden flight. It looked to strongly reminiscent of NASA’s Space Transportation System, colloquially known […]Read more "Abandoned Soviet Space Shuttles"
If you have plans to watch the total solar eclipse that will cross the United States on Aug. 21, you likely have a long checklist of things to do. For example, you’ll want to buy special protective eyewear and plan a way to beat traffic as hordes of people travel toward the path of […]Read more "Can Your Pet Go Blind from the Solar Eclipse?"
A team of engineers and scientists may have just found a way for astronauts to enjoy fresh bread in space. Currently, astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) rely on tortillas as their “bread” because they have a long “shelf life” and don’t produce crumbs. But now, a team of engineers and scientists in […]Read more "Company Wants to Help Astronauts Bake in Space"