Rocket Lab-launched CAPSTONE Spacecraft Enters Lunar Orbit

Rocket Lab-launched CAPSTONE Spacecraft Enters Lunar Orbit

Almost five months after a successful launch by Rocket Lab, the CAPSTONE spacecraft has reached its lunar destination – a unique orbit around the Moon where the future Gateway space station will support NASA’s Artemis missions Rocket Lab USA, Inc. (Nasdaq: RKLB) (“Rocket Lab” or “the Company”), a leading launch and space systems company, is … Read more

Scientists find closest black hole to Earth

Scientists find closest black hole to Earth

Did you know that the closest black hole to Earth exists in our own cosmic backyard? Recently, astronomers discovered a black hole, ten times the size of the Sun, and have named it Gaia BH 1. The researchers used the Gemini North telescope in Hawai’i, at the International Gemini Observatory. Black holes are extremely powerful … Read more

DART Mission: Asteroid-smashing mission DART’s success depends on ground-based telescopes. Find out why

DART Mission: Asteroid-smashing mission DART’s success depends on ground-based telescopes.  Find out why

On purpose, the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft, which will be moving at a speed of 4 miles (6.6 kilometers) per second, will smash into a tiny space rock called Dimorphos on Monday, September 26. The precise rate at which Dimorphos’ orbit accelerates itself around larger companion Didymos must be determined in order for … Read more

Is there a way to divert killer asteroids? | Life

Is there a way to divert killer asteroids?  |  Life

At 7:17 am local time on June 30, 1908, something entered the atmosphere over Tungusca, Siberia and exploded. The blast, equivalent to about 17 million tons of TNT, flattened around 80 million trees over an area of ​​more than 2,000 square kilometres. The body is suspected to have been a small asteroid, with a diameter … Read more

Europa Clipper’s High-Gain Antenna Undergoes Precision Testing at NASA Langley – NASA’s Europa Clipper

Europa Clipper’s High-Gain Antenna Undergoes Precision Testing at NASA Langley – NASA’s Europa Clipper

The high gain antenna (HGA) for the Europa Clipper recently underwent testing at the Experimental Test Range (ETR) at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. There, researchers assessed its ability to precisely beam data from the spacecraft back to Earth. The HGA is pictured here arriving in March. He spent time at the ETR … Read more

New Super Earth is 4 Times Heavier Than Our Planet and a Year Flies by in 10.8 Days

New Super Earth is 4 Times Heavier Than Our Planet and a Year Flies by in 10.8 Days

NASA has discovered a new Super Earth that’s four times the mass of our planet and located 37 light years from us. Ross 508b “skims in and out of its star’s habitable zone” as per NASA and a year there takes just 10.8 days. The Super Earth orbits an M-type star, just like our Earth … Read more

Scientists Calculated The Probability of Falling Space Junk Killing Somebody

Scientists Calculated The Probability of Falling Space Junk Killing Somebody

The chance of someone being killed by space junk falling from the sky may seem ridiculously tiny. After all, nobody has yet died from such an accident, though there have been instances of injury and damage to property. But given that we are launching an increasing number of satellites, rockets and probes into space, do … Read more

Russia to pull out of the International Space Station after 2024

Russia to pull out of the International Space Station after 2024

The International Space Station, on Oct. 4, 2018.HANDOUT/Reuters Russia will pull out of the International Space Station after 2024 and focus on building its own orbiting outpost, the country’s new space chief said Tuesday amid high tensions between Moscow and the West over the fighting in Ukraine. The announcement, while not unexpected, throws into question … Read more

The Latest Out-Of-Control Chinese Rocket Now Has An Impact Window

The Latest Out-Of-Control Chinese Rocket Now Has An Impact Window

WENCHANG, CHINA – JULY 24: A Long March-5B Y3 rocket carrying China’s space station lab module … [+] Wentian blasts off from Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site on July 24, 2022 in Wenchang, Hainan Province of China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images) VCG via Getty Images China’s latest space mission was a success, sending the … Read more

We Have a New Record For The Fastest Star Zooming Around a Supermassive Black Hole

We Have a New Record For The Fastest Star Zooming Around a Supermassive Black Hole

A newly discovered star is so close to our galaxy’s central supermassive black hole that it completes an orbit in just four years. That’s the shortest orbit yet for one of the stars looping around the Sagittarius A*. It’s an oval-shaped journey around the black hole that brings the star to orbital velocities over 2.5 … Read more