NASA probe snaps an image of a solar eclipse showing ‘lunar mountains backlit by solar fire’

NASA probe snaps an image of a solar eclipse showing ‘lunar mountains backlit by solar fire’

A solar eclipse… from SPACE! NASA probe snaps the moon passing in front of the sun in stunning images capturing the ‘lunar mountains backlit by solar fire’ NASA spacecraft has captured the moon passing in front of the sun from space in a stunning series of images Solar eclipse was not visible from Earth, and … Read more

China’s Tianwen-1 spacecraft captures STUNNING photos of Mars

China’s Tianwen-1 spacecraft captures STUNNING photos of Mars

A spacecraft that has circled Mars over 1,300 times has captured a stunning series photos covering the entire planet. China’s Tianwen-1 orbiter has returned high-resolution images of the Martian south pole, where almost all of the planet’s water resources are locked. Other images show the 2,485-mile (4,000-kilometre) long canyon Valles Marineris, and the impact craters … Read more

SpaceX’s Starship Super Heavy rocket, which is the world’s tallest, is ready for launch pad tests

SpaceX’s Starship Super Heavy rocket, which is the world’s tallest, is ready for launch pad tests

SpaceX Starship’s Super Heavy Rocket is ready for what could be its final launch pad test before a likely orbital test flight in July. The massive Super Heavy Booster 7, which has 33 Raptor engines, was transported to its orbital launch pad on June 23. An enormous robotic arm mounted the rocket to the launch … Read more

Stunning Jupiter storm photographs can be analyzed by citizens in new scientific project

Stunning Jupiter storm photographs can be analyzed by citizens in new scientific project

Stunning Jupiter storm photographs can be analyzed by citizens in new scientific project A new project empowers citizens to identify the composition of Jupiter’s storms Scientists have long sought to understand the ‘vortices’ forming in the clouds of these storms Jupiter more than 467 million miles from Earth and its atmosphere is composed of hydrogen … Read more

Mysterious fireballs spotted in the sky over Spain may have been caused by Chinese rocket debris

Mysterious fireballs spotted in the sky over Spain may have been caused by Chinese rocket debris

The Shenzhou-12 spacecraft is launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on June 17, 2021 in Jiuquan, Gansu Province of China, carried on the Long March-2F rocket, to Chinese Tiangong space station July 19, 1964: China took its first official step into space, launching and recovering an experimental biological rocket carrying white mice. April 24, … Read more

Scientists spot rare bronze deep-sea dragon lurking in the twilight zone

Scientists spot rare bronze deep-sea dragon lurking in the twilight zone

An incredibly rare species of deep-sea dragonfish with a shimmering metallic bronze hue has been spotted in the ‘twilight zone’. Marine scientists filmed the highfin dragonfish (Bathophilus flemingi) at 980 feet (300 meters) deep in Monterey Bay, Moss Landing, California. Footage shows the fish elegantly swimming through the water, like a bronze Parker pen or … Read more

Watch a swarm of DRONES navigate through dense forest with incredible precision

Watch a swarm of DRONES navigate through dense forest with incredible precision

From Blade Runner 2049 to Star Wars: Episode III, many of the most popular science fiction blockbusters feature swarms of flying cars. Now, scientists have taken inspiration from these films, to train swarms of drones to navigate through dense forests with expert precision. The team from Zhejiang University captured incredible footage of 10 bright blue … Read more

Eta Aquarids meteor shower will peak on Friday – with up to 50 shooting stars visible every hour

Eta Aquarids meteor shower will peak on Friday – with up to 50 shooting stars visible every hour

Up to 50 shooting stars per hour will light up the night sky when the Eta Aquarids meteor shower reaches its peak later this week. The annual Eta Aquariid meteor shower takes place between 19 April and 28 May, but will peak between midnight and dawn on Friday (May 6), according to Royal Observatory Greenwich. … Read more