Jupiter bulked up by cannibalizing baby planets, scientists find – National

Jupiter bulked up by cannibalizing baby planets, scientists find – National

The latest news out of our solar system invokes memories of a game of Hungry Hippos. A new paper published this month in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics says that the planet Jupiter might have gotten so big in part by, in a sense, gobbling up smaller nearby planets. NASA’s Juno probe was able to … Read more

The Capstone Launch Will Kick Off NASA’s Artemis Moon Program

The Capstone Launch Will Kick Off NASA’s Artemis Moon Program

A toaster-sized probe will soon scope out a special orbit around the moon, the path planned for NASA’s Lunar Gateway space station. The Gateway, to be rolled out later this decade, will be a staging point for the astronauts and gear that will be traveling as part of NASA’s Artemis lunar program. The launch of … Read more

The Capstone Launch Will Kick Off NASA’s Artemis Moon Program

The Capstone Launch Will Kick Off NASA’s Artemis Moon Program

A toaster-sized probe will soon scope out a special orbit around the moon, the path planned for NASA’s Lunar Gateway space station. The Gateway, to be rolled out later this decade, will be a staging point for the astronauts and gear that will be traveling as part of NASA’s Artemis lunar program. The launch of … Read more

NASA successfully fuels rocket in test for upcoming mission to the Moon despite leak

NASA successfully fuels rocket in test for upcoming mission to the Moon despite leak

NASA’s mission to return man to the Moon has taken a big step forward, following a successful fueling of its giant rocket and a countdown test. The Space Launch System (SLS) rocket test has been beset by delays, with technical and problems thwarting proposed tests in April this year, and financial problems pushing the ambitious … Read more

Researchers discover new ‘stellar systems’ of blue stars

Researchers discover new ‘stellar systems’ of blue stars

A new class of stellar systems has been identified, they’re not quite galaxies and only exist in isolation, according to the researchers at University of Arizona. The new stellar systems contain only young, blue stars, which are distributed in an irregular pattern and seem to exist in surprising isolation from any potential parent galaxy. Also … Read more

Researchers discover new ‘stellar systems’ of blue stars

Researchers discover new ‘stellar systems’ of blue stars

A new class of stellar systems has been identified, they’re not quite galaxies and only exist in isolation, according to the researchers at University of Arizona. The new stellar systems contain only young, blue stars, which are distributed in an irregular pattern and seem to exist in surprising isolation from any potential parent galaxy. Also … Read more

What Happens When You Wring A Wet Towel In Space? Viral Video Reveals

What Happens When You Wring A Wet Towel In Space?  Viral Video Reveals

The clip features Mr Hadfield wringing a towel in space. New Delhi: Space and its myriad secrets have always fascinated mankind. Now, thanks to technology, it has become easier to understand and experience several of its facets. A case in point is a video shared by astronaut Chris Hadfield of The Canadian Space Agency featuring … Read more

An Astronaut Wrings Out A Wet Towel In Space. This Is What Happened Next

What Happens When You Wring A Wet Towel In Space?  Viral Video Reveals

The clip features Mr Hadfield wringing a towel in space. New Delhi: Space and its myriad secrets have always fascinated mankind. Now, thanks to technology, it has become easier to understand and experience several of its facets. A case in point is a video shared by astronaut Chris Hadfield of The Canadian Space Agency featuring … Read more

NASA’s Giant SLS Rocket Is One Step Closer to Launch

NASA’s Giant SLS Rocket Is One Step Closer to Launch

NASA engineers finally tanked the massive Space Launch System rocket with fuel Monday night, getting through most of the last crucial test before its inaugural flight. After reviewing their trove of data from the test, the team will decide this summer’s launch date for the world’s most powerful rocket, part of the first major mission … Read more

Life on Venus unlikely, says new study. Aim …

Life on Venus unlikely, says new study.  Aim …

False-color view of Venus (to bring out details) from Japan’s Akatsuki orbiter. A new study suggests that biology – at least as we know it – can’t explain the sulfur dioxide anomalies in the planet’s atmosphere. Life on Venus – in its atmosphere – may therefore be unlikely. Image via JAXA/ ISAS/ Akatsuki Project Team/ … Read more