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Stratolaunch jet with 117-metre wingspan takes off for first flight

Stratolaunch jet with 117-metre wingspan takes off for first flight Mr Thomas said there were "a few little things that were off-nominal but really for a first flight it was spot on". Importantly, Saturday's flight was just a test - no rockets were launched from the giant plane as it soared at 17,000 feet. Continua a leggere...

SpaceX nails triple booster landing

SpaceX nails triple booster landing The launch marks the Falcon Heavy's second-ever trip to space, as well as its first commercial mission, as the megarocket carried Lockheed Martin's Arabsat 6A communications satellite into orbit. SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule, atop a Falcon 9 rocket, cleared its first unmanned test flight in March ahead of its crewed mission planned for July, while the first unmanned test for Boeing's Starliner... Continua a leggere...

University of MI alum helps discover first image of black hole

University of MI alum helps discover first image of black hole Bouman also led the development of a new algorithm to produce the first-ever image of a black hole as a grad student at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory three years ago. When the first-ever image was unveiled Wednesday, it prompted overwhelming excitement online, not only for science but also for the scientist behind it. Continua a leggere...

SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket is set to blast off tonight

SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket is set to blast off tonight Eight minutes after liftoff, SpaceX landed two of the first-stage boosters back at Cape Canaveral, side by side, just like it did for the rocket's debut previous year. As such, this marks the first commercial mission for SpaceX's powerful rocket. Back in February 2018, the test payload was SpaceX CEO Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster with a mannequin nicknamed Starman in the driver's seat. Continua a leggere...

Bones found in Philippines may belong to previously unknown human relative

Bones found in Philippines may belong to previously unknown human relative Aside from Callao Cave, human fossils have recently been found in another site in Bulacan province just north of the capital, Manila, Mijares said without elaborating. Homo luzonensis had extraordinarily small adult molars - "they're close to half the size of adult modern human molars", Tocheri said. As far as experts were concerned, species like the Homo erectus ventured into Indonesia. Continua a leggere...

What humanity learned from the first-ever image of a black hole

What humanity learned from the first-ever image of a black hole To cut a long story short: Einstein was right. So, to achieve this, a global network of eight ground-based telescopes called the Event Horizon Telescope project banded together to create one large telescope, designed to collect light data from the black hole . Continua a leggere...

Israel's Beresheet moon mission fails to stick lunar landing

Israel's Beresheet moon mission fails to stick lunar landing Only the United States, Russia (U.S.S.R.) and China have accomplished the feat, and the SpaceIL mission will also be the first privately-funded Moon landing in history. Kahn, a South African-born Israeli billionaire, said that he hoped the initiative would contribute significantly to future space exploration. Dictionaries in 27 languages are also on the disks, along with the Bible and a chil... Continua a leggere...

The First Picture Of A Black Hole Was Taken By A Woman

Bouman has since graduated from MIT and will start as an assistant professor at the California Institute of Technology this fall. Katie Bouman , 29, is a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics who has been working with the Event Horizon Telescope project since 2017. Continua a leggere...

Israel's SpaceIL circles moon with Beresheet (Genesis)

On April 4, Beresheet entered lunar orbit , targeting an actual landing for April 11, in the Mare Serenitatis region in the Moon's northern hemisphere. SpaceIL is a non-profit organization so this will be the first non-government spacecraft to land on the Moon or any other celestial body. A tweep enquires about whether the view gave the mission team any information about life on the Moon, promp... Continua a leggere...

Adani wins groundwater management clearance for Aussie coal mine

Adani wins groundwater management clearance for Aussie coal mine The Morrison government has moved to end a damaging split over the Adani coal mine and granted the controversial project its final Commonwealth environmental approval. Now, Adani plans to letter drop thousands of homes in the state's north, touting the number of jobs its project will create and challenging the state government on its approvals process. Continua a leggere...

Strange 'Alien' Lights From NASA Aurora Experiment Looks Out Of This World

Strange 'Alien' Lights From NASA Aurora Experiment Looks Out Of This World This experiment was part of NASA's Auroral Zone Upwelling Rocket Experiment (AZURE) mission, which is part of an worldwide collaboration to study the processes occurring inside a region of our atmosphere called the polar cusp. Auroras are a visible product of collisions as charged particles from space smash into Earth's. "A short while later odd lights and colourful, expanding clouds appeared ... Continua a leggere...

ISS infested with bacteria like gym on Earth

ISS infested with bacteria like gym on Earth Given that astronauts have altered immunity during spaceflight and do not have access to sophisticated medical interventions available on Earth, NASA's latest study on the existence of microbes lurking on the ISS will help in devising safety measures for astronauts and long-term space travel. Continua a leggere...

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy launch postponed again, rescheduled to Wednesday

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy launch postponed again, rescheduled to Wednesday SpaceX's Falcon Heavy will launch on its first commercial flight tomorrow. All of SpaceX's rocket launches are streamed live online via the company's website and official YouTube page . With three first-stage boosters akin to SpaceX's Falcon 9 rockets, the Falcon Heavy boosters , too, are created to fly back to Earth and be reusable. Continua a leggere...

Global warming is shrinking glaciers faster than thought

Global warming is shrinking glaciers faster than thought Based on their findings, the authors suggest that glaciers could nearly disappear in some mountain ranges by 2100 (including the Caucasus, Central Europe, Western Canada and the United States of America and New Zealand ). "By combining these two measurement methods and having the new comprehensive dataset, we can estimate how much ice has been lost each year in all mountain regions since the 19... Continua a leggere...

NASA Spacewalkers Replace Aging Space Station Batteries

NASA Spacewalkers Replace Aging Space Station Batteries This marks the 214th spacewalk at the station. These new batteries provide an improved power capacity for operations with a lighter mass and a smaller volume than the nickel-hydrogen batteries. The live show can be watched on NASA Live . Hague will be designated extravehicular crew member 2 (EV 2), wearing the suit with no stripes. At the start of the first spacewalk, power channel 4A had alr... Continua a leggere...

JAXA: Hayabusa2 likely succeeded in making crater

JAXA: Hayabusa2 likely succeeded in making crater The agency said the mission was a very risky one as it had to immediately move Hayabusa2 away so it would not get hit by flying shards from the blast but in all, the mission was a success. The probe also sent three small rovers on Ryugu previous year with the aim of collecting additional samples and is scheduled to make more landings before starting its journey back to Earth, where it is due t... Continua a leggere...

ISS is basically a bacteria-filled locker room, study finds

Explaining "the potential ability to form biofilms and the magnitude of actual biofilm formation on ISS surfaces is important during long-term space missions to maintain structural stability of the crew vehicle when routine indoor maintenance can not be easily performed", the report reads. Continua a leggere...

Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques expected to take 1st spacewalk

Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques expected to take 1st spacewalk Follow along with NASA's live, in-depth coverage of the third and final in a recent series of spacewalks outside the International Space Station on Monday morning, April 8. Canadian Space Agency robotics flight controllers will provide support to the Canadian astronaut while he performs his mission with NASA astronaut Anne McClain. Continua a leggere...

CAS: First ever black hole images in the final stage of 'printing'

CAS: First ever black hole images in the final stage of 'printing' On Wednesday, six simultaneous news conferences will present what is being called a " groundbreaking result " from the work of the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration. Doeleman said the project's researchers obtained the first data in April 2017 from a global network of telescopes. Since then, telescopes in France and Greenland have been added to the network. Continua a leggere...

Mission Shakti: Debris will decay within 45 days, says DRDO chief

Mission Shakti: Debris will decay within 45 days, says DRDO chief The letter comes days after NASA chief Bridenstine in a town hall meeting criticised India's anti-satellite missile (ASAT) test due to the debris it generated in the space and its potential threat to the International Space Station. The best way to ensure security is to have deterrence . Meanwhile, on March 27, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India has entered the elite space supe... Continua a leggere...


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