Strange Honeycomb Pattern on Mars Appears to Be Formed by Water Ice And CO2

Strange Honeycomb Pattern on Mars Appears to Be Formed by Water Ice And CO2

From orbit, this landscape on Mars looks like a lacy honeycomb or a spider web. But the unusual polygon-shaped features aren’t created by Martian bees or spiders; they are actually formed from an ongoing process of seasonal change from created from water ice and carbon dioxide. The HiRISE camera (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) on … Read more

Elon Musk says Starship will be ‘ready to fly’ into Earth orbit next month

Elon Musk says Starship will be ‘ready to fly’ into Earth orbit next month

We finally know when it’s happening. Elon Musk said SpaceX’s “Starship will be ready to fly next month,” in a tuesday tweet. This comes in the wake of years of ostensibly endless delays and schisms with the federal government — not to mention legal tug-o-wars with other aerospace firms, like Blue Origin, for NASA contracts. … Read more

Committing crimes on Moon or in orbit may turn illegal for Canadian astronauts soon

Committing crimes on Moon or in orbit may turn illegal for Canadian astronauts soon

Space has its own rules. But Canada seems to be looking to form its own regulations for the vast area too. A measure has been recently proposed in the Canadian Parliament to make committing crimes illegal for astronauts from the nation on the moon or in the orbit. The measure will bring astronauts under the … Read more

There’s a New Asteroid Deflection System in The Works, And It Could Be Up by 2025

There’s a New Asteroid Deflection System in The Works, And It Could Be Up by 2025

There’s an old joke that the dinosaurs are only extinct because they didn’t develop a space agency. The implication, of course, is that unlike our reptilian ancestors, we humans might be able to save ourselves from an impending asteroid strike on Earth, given our six-and-a-half decades of spaceflight experience. But the fact is that while … Read more

Greenland Ice, Jupiter Moon Share Similar Feature – NASA’s Europa Clipper

Greenland Ice, Jupiter Moon Share Similar Feature – NASA’s Europa Clipper

Parallel ice ridges, a common feature on Jupiter’s moon Europa, are found on Greenland’s ice sheet – and could bode well for Europa’s potential habitability. Parallel ice ridges in Greenland bear a striking resemblance to ridges on Jupiter’s ice-encased moon Europa, suggesting the moon’s icy shell could be riddled with pockets of water. This similarity … Read more

First all-private astronaut team aboard space station ready to fly home

First all-private astronaut team aboard space station ready to fly home

Axiom-1 mission crew during training, from left, Mark Pathy, Larry Connor, Michael Lopez-Alegria, the mission commander, and Eytan Stibbe.SPACEX/The New York Times News Service The first all-private astronaut team ever sent to the International Space Station (ISS) was due to depart the orbiting outpost on Sunday for a flight back to Earth, capping a two-week … Read more