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NASA’s ‘Moonikin’ Will Boldly Go Where No Test Dummy Has Gone Before

Should all go according to plan, NASA’s new Space Launch System megarocket will finally leave Earth this November, in a journey that will take an Orion capsule to the Moon and back. No human will fly on this inaugural Artemis mission, but a soon-to-be-named manakin will make the trip along with a pair of simulated…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Orion, Lockheed Martin, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Monty, Outer Space, Helga, Apollo Program, Zohar, Space Launch System, Ii, Drop Test, Mark Baldwin

The give and take of mega-flares from stars

The long relationships between stars and the planets around them - including the Sun and the Earth - may be even more complex than previously thought. This is one conclusion of a new study involving thousands of stars using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth

NASA’s Upcoming Megarocket Is Really Starting to Take Shape

NASA has reached an important milestone, as the 188,000-pound core stage of its latest rocket is now standing vertically inside an assembly building in Florida.Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Nasa, Orion, Spaceflight, Outer Space, Kennedy Space Center, Space Launch System, Lunar Gateway, Artemis program, Artemis Iii, Mobile Launcher Platform, Exploration Ground Systems, Artemis 1

Photos of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket and spaceship offer a peek at Jeff Bezos' first-class flight to the edge of space

Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin employees celebrate the New Shepard rocket booster's first landing. Blue Origin Jeff Bezos plans to launch to space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket as early as July 20, alongside his brother and two guests who have not yet been named. The group will be the vehicle's first passengers. Photos of the rocket and spaceship offer a peek at Bezos' upcoming flight, which will be unlike any human spaceflight before it. In just 11 minutes, New Shepa...
Tags: Transportation, Texas, Science, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Features, Spaceships, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Rocket Launch, Blue Origin, Mark, Jeff, Bezos, West Texas

Watch Live: Space Force Rocket Launch Should Be Visible From Eastern U.S. on Tuesday Morning

Update: June 15, 8:05 a.m. ET: The launch team is now aiming for liftoff of the Minotaur 1 rocket at 9:35 a.m. ET, with NASA coverage starting at 9:05 a.m. ET.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Spaceflight, Minotaur, Northrop Grumman, Mid Atlantic Regional Spaceport, Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority, Wallops Flight Facility, Science And Technology In The United States, Minotaur Iv

Space Force Rocket Launch Should Be Visible From Eastern U.S. on Tuesday Morning

A Northrop Grumman Minotaur 1 rocket is scheduled to launch from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility at 7:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, June 15. Conditions permitting, the launch will be visible from New York City and other locations along America’s northeast. Read more...
Tags: Science, New York City, America, Nasa, Spaceflight, Minotaur, Northrop Grumman, Zuma, Mid Atlantic Regional Spaceport, Wallops, Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority, Wallops Flight Facility, Science And Technology In The United States, Minotaur Iv

The sound of science: Why audio is the next frontier in Mars exploration

For most of human history, space exploration has been carried out with visual technologies like telescopes. Now, astronomers are turning to microphones
Tags: Space, Science, Trends, Nasa, Features, Mars, Astronauts

Photos shows NASA's newly-assembled megarocket, which is taller than the Statue of Liberty and its most powerful launch vehicle built since the 1960s

The core module of the Space Launch System placed between the two booster rockets. NASA NASA assembled its first Space Launch System rocket on Friday. The rocket is the first of NASA's new generation of heavy launchers. The assembly is an important step in NASA's plan to put humans back on the moon by 2024. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA has released new photos of its newly-assembled Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket, its most powerful launch vehicle buil...
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Wikipedia’s Surprising Power in Shaping Science: A New MIT Shows How Wikipedia Shapes Scientific Research

If you were in high school or college when Wikipedia emerged, you’ll remember how strenuously we were cautioned against using such an “unreliable source” for our assignments. If you went on to a career in science, however, you now know how important a role Wikipedia plays in even professional research. It may thus surprise you to learn that students still get more or less the same warning about what, two decades later, has become the largest encyclopedia and fifth most-visited web site in the w...
Tags: Facebook, Science, College, Wikipedia, Nasa, Mit, Seoul, Thompson, University of Pittsburgh, Hanley, Wharton, Colin Marshall, 21st Century Los Angeles, Facebook Wikipedia, Neil C Thompson, Ethan Mollick

Jeff Bezos is trusting Blue Origin's new rocket with his life. It's flown 15 times, but he'll have no pilot and possibly no spacesuit.

Jeff Bezos (left) is set to launch aboard the New Shepard rocket (right) on July 20. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images; Blue Origin Jeff Bezos is risking his life to prove that Blue Origin can safely fly humans to the edge of space. About 1% of US human spaceflights have resulted in a fatal accident. But the New Shepard rocket seems relatively safe, given its flight record and how short the trip is. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos, his brother Mark, and two unnam...
Tags: Transportation, Texas, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Cnn, Getty Images, Space Tourism, Spaceships, Jeff Bezos, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin

2 stunning panoramas show life on Mars through the eyes and ears of NASA's Perseverance rover

NASA's Perseverance rover on Mars. AP NASA's Perseverance rover has been snapping photos of Mars for several months. A new 360-degree video captures Mars' rocky terrain, plus the sound of its windy atmosphere. Another panorama gives a close-up look at the rover's tracks in the Martian soil. See more stories on Insider's business page. In its first 100 days on Mars, NASA's Perseverance rover took more than 75,000 images - including selfies, photos of mysterious rock...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Helicopter, Ingenuity, Jezero, Aria Bendix, Jezero Crater, Perseverance Mars Rover, First Perseverance

NASA is finally advancing a space telescope that could track down dangerous asteroids before they strike Earth

An artist's concept of the NEOCam asteroid-hunting mission. NASA/JPL-Caltech A NASA space telescope could help track down 90% of asteroids big enough to crush New York. NASA is finally advancing the telescope, called NEO Surveyor, after years of passing it over. By passing a key review, the telescope has escaped what one expert called "NASA mission limbo hell." See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA is finally moving forward with a space telescope that could spot asteroi...
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European Space Agency Lays Out Plans for Next 30 Years of Space Exploration

The future of space exploration is looking absolutely thrilling, as the European Space Agency has revealed its long-term plans for research that will, hopefully, identify potentially life-hosting planets beyond our solar system and scrutinize the earliest structures of the universe. Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Environment, Nasa, Lander, European Space Agency, Space Exploration, Jupiter, Spaceflight, James Webb Space Telescope, Titan, Astrobiology, Outer Space, Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, Cosmic Vision, Future Of Space Exploration

Photos show China's rover on the surface of Mars, ramping up its competition with NASA to explore the planet

The China manned space agency released a selfie of the Zhurong rover and its landing platform on Friday. CMSA China released a set of pictures from its Zhurong Mars rover on Friday. The images include a selfie of the rover and a 360 panorama of the terrain around the landing site. The rover also snapped a picture prominently showing the Chinese flag on Mars. See more stories on Insider's business page. China unveiled a new set of pictures beamed back from Mars by the country's Zhu...
Tags: Space, Science, China, Russia, US, Trends, Nasa, News UK, Mars, Soviet Union, China Manned Space Agency, CMSA, Aylin Woodward, Jezero Crater, Zhang Kejian, Utopia Planitia

Europe is sending a probe to Venus, teaming up with NASA to rocket 3 missions to the planet in the next 15 years

An illustration of the EnVision spacecraft with Earth (left) and Venus (right). NASA / JAXA / ISAS / DARTS / Damia Bouic / VR2Planets The European Space Agency is sending an orbiter to Venus, joining forces with NASA. Alongside NASA's two new Venus probes, the mission spells a renaissance for our closest neighbor. The three new spacecraft could help scientists understand how Venus' climate went to hell. See more stories on Insider's business page. After decades of gazing longin...
Tags: Europe, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Esa, European Space Agency, Space Exploration, Planets, Mars, Spaceflight, Venus, Solar System, Spacecraft, Veritas

A mysterious 'Rosetta Stone' explosion reveals a missing link behind solar eruptions

The failed portion of a solar eruption on March 13, 2016. NASA/Solar Dynamics Observatory Scientists recently examined a solar eruption from 2016 that seemed to defy categorization. They named it the "Rosetta Stone" since it connected three different types of eruptions. Their research now suggests that all three forms of solar eruptions may have the same origin. See more stories on Insider's business page. When the sun isn't sleeping, it's bursting with activity - including gia...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Atlantic, Jet, Coronal Mass Ejection, Mason, Rosetta Stone, American Astronomical Society, Goddard Space Flight Center, ESA NASA, Universities Space Research Association, Solar Flares, Solar Storms

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Is Finally Hitting the Road on Mars

With its helicopter babysitting duties all wrapped up, Perseverance can finally get down to the serious business of searching the Martian landscape for signs of former life.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Nasa, Rover, PERCY, Mars, Spaceflight, Astrobiology, Gale, Perseverance, Kevin Hand, Jezero, Exploration Of Mars, Jennifer Trosper, Aeolis Quadrangle, Octavia E Butler Landing

Hell Yeah, Another Venus Mission Just Got the Green Light

It’s been just a week since NASA announced its two Venus missions, and now there’s another one to look forward to. The European Space Agency today announced EnVision, its own Venus-bound spacecraft, slated to launch in the early 2030s.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Nasa, European Space Agency, Ariel, Spaceflight, Venus, Spacecraft, Veritas, Envision, JAXA, DaVinci, Thomas Zurbuchen, Günther Hasinger, Life On Venus, Cosmic Vision

Stunning images show the rare solar eclipse that just partially obscured the sun across the Northern Hemisphere

A composite image showing a solar eclipse from three vantage points on June 10, 2021. Left is Long Island, New York, top-right is Avon, New Jersey, and bottom-right is Baltimore, Maryland Insider/AP News/Brandon Berkoff/Collin Gross There was a partial solar eclipse on Thursday morning over much of the Northern Hemisphere. Those in the Northern US got one of the best views of the eclipse, and woke up early to see it. Here are some pictures showing the phenomenon in action. See more stori...
Tags: Science, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Washington Dc, New Jersey, News UK, Michigan, Associated Press, Greenland, Solar Eclipse, Baltimore, Delaware, Long Island, Eclipse, Northern Hemisphere

Here's What NASA's Probe Saw When It Flew Past Jupiter's Moon Ganymede

NASA’s Jupiter-orbiting Juno spacecraft was able to capture new images of the moon Ganymede during a close flyby on Monday. The natural satellite, the biggest moon in the solar system, has an icy surface that covers an interior of rock and iron.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Nasa, Jupiter, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Juno, Ganymede, Southwest Research Institute, Scott Bolton, Io, Junocam, Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, Planets Of The Solar System, Technology Internet, Draftplanetary Glaciology

Jeff Bezos will spend just 3 minutes in space, without a pilot. His launch will be unlike any prior US spaceflight.

Jeff Bezos (left) is set to launch aboard the New Shepard rocket (right) on July 20. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images; Blue Origin Jeff Bezos plans to launch into space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket on July 20. Bezos, his brother, and an auction winner will experience weightlessness for three minutes. This spaceflight will be unlike any prior US launch, with no pilot and possibly no spacesuits. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos is preparing to rocket...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Spaceships, Jeff Bezos, Orbit, Rocket Launch, Blue Origin, Mark, Bezos

Russia Threatens to Leave ISS Because U.S. Sanctions Are Actually Working

Dmitry Rogozin, director general of Roscosmos, said Russia will pack its bags and leave the International Space Station by 2025 unless the United States lifts sanctions that are currently impeding the country’s space sector. Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Putin, Government, Russia, Nasa, United States, International Space Station, Biden, International Relations, Alexei Navalny, Roscosmos, TASS, Dmitry Rogozin, Gennady Padalka, Jonathan McDowell

Congressman Asks Forest Service to Change the Course of Earth’s Orbit Around the Sun

Congressperson Louie Gohmert (R-TX) would seriously like the federal government and “BLM” to turn its attention from evidence-based measures to mitigate climate change and look into altering the rotation of the Earth and/or moon. It’s unclear whether he’s trolling or sincerely trying to derail attention in order to…Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, Climate Change, Environment, Articles, Nasa, Earth, Forest Service, Louie Gohmert, American People Of German Descent, Right Wing Populism In The United States, States Of The United States, Judge Advocate Generals Corps United States Army, Jennifer Eberlien

NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Nails Its Seventh Flight on Mars

The seventh flight of NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter on Mars saw the vehicle fly nearly 350 feet to a landing spot that hadn’t been closely surveyed beforehand.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, United States, Mars, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Perseverance, Ingenuity, Mars rovers, Exploration Of Mars, Mars Exploration Program, In Spaceflight

Asteroid 16 Psyche might not be what scientists expected

New UArizona research finds that the target asteroid of NASA's Psyche mission may not be as metallic or dense as previously predicted, hinting that it might not be an exposed planetary core after all.
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Scientists discover new exoplanet with an atmosphere ripe for study

An international group of collaborators, including scientists from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and The University of New Mexico, have discovered a new, temperate sub-Neptune sized exoplanet with a 24-day orbital period orbiting a nearby M dwarf star. The recent discovery offers exciting research opportunities thanks to the planet's substantial atmosphere, small star, and how fast the system is moving away from the Earth.
Tags: Science, Nasa, Neptune, University of New Mexico

Ingenuity has done it again: NASA's Mars helicopter landed in a new spot it had never seen before

The Perseverance rover captured Ingenuity in mid-air during its second flight on April 22, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS NASA's Ingenuity helicopter has completed its seventh flight on Mars. The space helicopter landed in a new airfield that had only been imaged by a Mars-orbiting spacecraft. Ingenuity is on an extended mission to help NASA practice for future Mars helicopters. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA's Ingenuity helicopter has defied expectations on...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Helicopter, Planetary Science Division, NASA JPL Caltech, Ingenuity, Tech Insider, Ken Farley, Lori Glaze, Morgan McFall Johnsen, NASA JPL Caltech NASA, Perseverance Mars Rover

Nasa spacecraft captures first closeups of Jupiter’s largest moon in decades

Juno passed within 645 miles of Ganymede, the closest any spacecraft has come to the moon since 2000Nasa’s Juno spacecraft has provided the first closeups of Jupiter’s largest moon in two decades.Juno zoomed past icy Ganymede on Monday, passing within 645 miles (1,038km). The last time a spacecraft came that close was in 2000 when Nasa’s Galileo spacecraft swept past our solar system’s biggest moon. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, Nasa, Jupiter, Juno, Ganymede

NASA's Juno probe at Jupiter beamed back close-up photos of the planet's largest moon, Ganymede, for the first time in 2 decades

The Juno spacecraft (left) flew past Ganymede (right) on Monday. NASA/JPL-Caltech; NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS NASA's Juno spacecraft zipped past Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede, on Monday. Juno snapped an up-close portrait of the ice-encrusted moon for the first time in 20 years. NASA expects more Ganymede images soon, as well as data about its icy shell, which could hide an ocean. See more stories on Insider's business page. Grey, heavily cratered, and peering out from the bl...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Jupiter, Solar System, Spacecraft, Planet, Grey, Juno, Galileo, Ganymede, NASA JPL Caltech

NASA Spacecraft Has a Close Encounter with Jupiter's Moon Ganymede

NASA’s Juno spacecraft, in orbit around Jupiter since 2016, made a close flyby of the planet’s moon Ganymede at 1:35 p.m. ET on Monday. Its goal: to take stock of the icy orb’s composition and magnetic field, among other measurements.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Nasa, Jupiter, Europa, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Simone Biles, Juno, Ganymede, Southwest Research Institute, Scott Bolton, Europa Clipper, Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, Planets Of The Solar System, Cosmic Vision

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