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The fall equinox is on Wednesday. A simple animation shows what equinoxes are and why they mark the change of season.

An illustration of earth during an equinox. Shayanne Gal/Business Insider The fall equinox happens at 3:21 p.m. ET on Wednesday. During an equinox, both halves of the Earth experience an equal 12 hours of sunlight and darkness. A planetary scientist created an animation that shows how the planet's tilt creates equinoxes. See more stories on Insider's business page. The fall equinox comes this Wednesday at 3:21 p.m. ET.The day heralds the start of autumn in the northern hemisphere, ...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Equinox, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Donoghue, Solstice, James O Donoghue, Shayanne Gal, BI Graphics, Aylin Woodward Morgan McFall Johnsen, James O Donoghue Earth


Africa is poised to be a significant player in the new space age - especially when it comes to governance. Here's why.

The thin blue line of Earth's atmosphere appears on the horizon beyond the Red Sea and the Nile. NASA Professor Timiebi Aganaba believes Africa has an important role to play in a new space age. Governance is a particular area of interest for countries across the continent, she told Insider. But there are obstacles these countries must navigate to become competitive hubs for exploration. See more stories on Insider's business page. There are many unanswered questions about the real...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, Russia, Nigeria, Africa, US, International, Trends, Nasa, Zimbabwe, Space Exploration, Arizona State University, Rwanda, Red Sea, Space Exploration Technologies


Elon Musk welcomes SpaceX crew home with $50m donation to charity

Four-person crew asked for the public’s help in reaching fundraising target of $200m for the children’s charity St JudeElon Musk surprised his first all-private crew of space tourists with a welcome home gift after their trailblazing trip to orbit ended on Saturday night: a $50m donation to the children’s charity St Jude. Related: ‘The point is ambition’: are we ready to follow Netflix into space? Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Netflix, St JudeElon Musk


‘Heck of a ride’: SpaceX’s historic amateur astronauts splash down safely in Atlantic

The four-person crew thanked mission control as they splashed down in the AtlanticFour space tourists ended their trailblazing trip to orbit on Saturday with a splashdown in the Atlantic off the Florida coast.Their SpaceX capsule parachuted into the ocean just before sunset, not far from where their chartered flight began three days earlier. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Florida, Science, US news, Atlantic


‘Heck of a ride’: SpaceX’s historic amateur astronauts splashdown safely in Atlantic

The four-person crew thanked mission control as they splashed down in the AtlanticFour space tourists ended their trailblazing trip to orbit on Saturday with a splashdown in the Atlantic off the Florida coast.Their SpaceX capsule parachuted into the ocean just before sunset, not far from where their chartered flight began three days earlier. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Florida, Science, US news, Atlantic


Scientists find the molecules necessary for life swirling newborn planets

Did you know Neural is taking the stage this fall? Together with an amazing line-up of experts, we will explore the future of AI during TNW Conference 2021. Secure your online ticket now! A team of researchers at the University of Leeds recently made the startling discovery that many observable protoplanets are surrounded by the raw molecules necessary for life. Planets such as Earth are formed when the gravitational pull of a star captures swirling clouds of dust and gas. Over time, the clouds ...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Leeds, University Of Leeds, Neural, Next Featured


Physicists think we’ve detected the dark energy ripping our universe apart

Did you know Neural is taking the stage this fall? Together with an amazing line-up of experts, we will explore the future of AI during TNW Conference 2021. Secure your online ticket now! A team of researchers led by physicists at the University of Cambridge may have accidentally stumbled upon the biggest (as in, size-wise) discovery in the history of physics: dark energy. And not a moment too soon, as many scientists believe this mysterious force is literally ripping the universe apart. Up fron...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Tech, University of Cambridge, Neural, Next Featured


A crew member on the SpaceX civilian launch survived cancer as a kid, and took a photo of her 10-year-old self into orbit

An annotated picture the Inspiration4 crew sits inside a model Crew Dragon spaceship. Left to right: Chris Sembroski, Sian Proctor, Jared Isaacman, and Hayley Arceneaux. SpaceX/Insider A member of SpaceX's all-civilian crew took a picture of her 10-year-old self to space. Hayley Arceneaux is a cancer survivor, she had bone cancer as a kid. She said she hopes the picture will show children receiving cancer treatments that "there is a future." See more stories on Insider's business ...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Florida, Science, Cancer, Trends, Earth, Tennessee, New York Times, News UK, Memphis, St Jude, Arceneaux, Inspiration4, Marianne Guenot, Hayley Arceneaux


A crew member on the SpaceX civilian launch survived cancer as a kid, and took a photo of her ten-year-old self into orbit

An annotated picture the Inspiration4 crew sits inside a model Crew Dragon spaceship. Left to right: Chris Sembroski, Sian Proctor, Jared Isaacman, and Hayley Arceneaux. SpaceX/Insider A member of SpaceX's all-civilian crew took a picture of her ten-year-old self to space. Hayley Arceneaux is a cancer survivor, she had bone cancer as a kid. She said she hopes the picture will show children receiving cancer treatments that "there is a future." See more stories on Insider's business...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Florida, Science, Cancer, Trends, Earth, Tennessee, New York Times, News UK, Memphis, St Jude, Arceneaux, Inspiration4, Marianne Guenot, Hayley Arceneaux


SpaceX's first civilian crew will have zip ties and sedatives onboard their spaceship in case someone becomes a danger

The Inspiration4 crew enjoys weightlessness on a parabolic flight, July 11, 2021. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is launching its first civilians into orbit Wednesday, weather permitting. The crew of this Inspiration4 mission completed a five-month training program to prepare. Nonetheless, SpaceX is sending them up with zip ties and sedatives in case someone becomes a danger to themselves or others. See more stories on Insider's business page. SpaceX plans to launch a spaceship full ...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, News, Montana, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Associated Press, Lockheed Martin, Air Force, Spaceflight, Rocket Launch, Falcon, Kramer, St Jude Children s Research Hospital


SpaceX rocket to take world’s first all-civilian crew into orbit

Four-person Inspiration4 mission will orbit Earth for up to four days and marks latest step in space tourismThe world’s first crew of “amateur astronauts” is preparing to blast off on a mission that will carry them into orbit around Earth before bringing them back home at the weekend.The four civilians, who have spent the past few months on an astronaut training crash course, are due to launch on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 8.02pm local time on Wednesday ...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Florida, UK, Science, World news, US news, Earth, Falcon, Kennedy Space Center


SpaceX is launching its first all-civilian space mission tomorrow - here's what the flight means for the future of space tourism

The four members of the Inspiration4 crew will orbit around Earth for three days. Netflix On September 15, SpaceX will launch Inspiration4, it's first all-civilian mission to space. The crew of four has spent months in rigorous training to prepare for the flight. While space tourism isn't accessible for everyone yet, this all-civilian trip marks an important milestone in space travel. See more stories on Insider's business page. On Sept. 15, 2021, the next batch of space tour...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Science, Opinion, Time, Trends, Earth, Netflix, Virgin Galactic, Tourism, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Branson, Falcon, Nordic


Scientists discover mysterious ‘quantum pressure’ emanating from a black hole

Did you know Neural is taking the stage this fall? Together with an amazing line-up of experts, we will explore the future of AI during TNW Conference 2021. Secure your online ticket now! Scientists from the University of Sussex recently stumbled upon a startling discovery: black holes emit quantum pressure. What’s quantum pressure? Nobody’s quite sure, but it’s very exciting! Up front: To put this discovery into perspective, the last time someone discovered a new mechanical facet of black holes...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Tech, Stephen Hawking, Sussex, University of Sussex, Neural, Next Featured


So you want to live on Mars eh? Good luck. You’ll probably die a horrific death

Did you know Neural is taking the stage this fall? Together with an amazing line-up of experts, we will explore the future of AI during TNW Conference 2021. Secure your online ticket now! The US government and Silicon Valley don’t agree on everything, but when it comes to dominating the modern space race they’re perfectly aligned. Uncle Sam’s going to put American boots on Martian soil and Elon Musk’s building the spaceship that’ll get them there. No matter your notions on nations, there’s somet...
Tags: Startups, Space, Elon Musk, Science, Opinion, US, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Silicon Valley, Mars, Uncle Sam, Neural, Next Featured


Smoke and fire alarms go off on International Space Station

Crew in Russian segment report smoke and smell of burnt plastic possibly linked to battery rechargeFire and smoke alarms went off at the Russian segment of the International Space Station in the early hours of Thursday, and the crew reported noticing smoke and the smell of burnt plastic.Russia’s space agency, Roscosmos, said the incident took place in the Russian-built Zvezda module and occurred as the station’s batteries were being recharged. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Space, Science, Russia, World news, Nasa, International Space Station, Roscosmos


Amazon rips into Elon Musk in its dispute over Starlink, saying his companies believe 'rules are for other people'

MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images; Joe Skipper/Reuters Amazon ripped into SpaceX and Elon Musk in its latest FCC filing over a Starlink complaint. The company said the SpaceX CEO believes "rules are for other people." The letter comes a week after SpaceX said Jeff Bezos' lawsuits were hindering the company's progress. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon ripped into Elon Musk in its latest filing in a series of tiffs with SpaceX over its plans to expand Starlink ...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Fcc, Trends, Tesla, Nasa, Getty Images, Federal Communications Commission, Jeff Bezos, Cnbc, Musk, Blue Origin


Scientist says viruses may be the key to colonizing other planets

Did you know Neural is taking the stage this fall? Together with an amazing line-up of experts, we will explore the future of AI during TNW Conference 2021. Secure your ticket now! If you let NASA tell the story, some of the people walking around on this planet right now may end up taking a stroll on the surface of Mars during their lifetimes. People such as Elon Musk believe we’ll colonize the red planet entirely and become a two-planet species. And this could be one of humankind’s most importa...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Nasa, Mars, Neural, Next Featured


Viruses may exist ‘elsewhere in the universe’, warns scientist

Prof Paul Davies suggests viruses may form vital part of ecosystems on other planetsThe Covid pandemic has already turned life as we know it upside down – and no doubt prompted some people to want to leave the planet.Now a leading scientist has warned that viruses may not only be found on Earth, but might occur – should life exist – elsewhere in the universe. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, Biology, World news, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Planets, Alien Life, Paul Davies


Thousands of kilometres from anywhere lies Point Nemo, a watery grave where space stations go to die

The space cemetery, named for the fictional captain in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, is where the International Space Station is likely to end upAt the furthest point from any landmass on earth, and 4km under the sea, lies the space cemetery.When their outer space journeys come to an end, old satellites, rocket parts and space stations are sent to this desolate spot in the Pacific Ocean to rest on the dark seabed forever. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, Environment, World news, Australia news, Oceans, International Space Station, Pacific Ocean


NASA’s Perseverance rover finally gets hold of Mars rock sample

NASA says it’s confident its Perseverance rover has successfully collected its first Mars rock sample following a failed attempt last month.
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Mars, Mars Rover, Jpl, Perseverance


China’s planning a mile-long spaceship and Space Force doesn’t seem so silly now

Did you know Neural is taking the stage this fall? Together with an amazing line-up of experts, we will explore the future of AI during TNW Conference 2021. Secure your online ticket now! China’s researchers are looking into the problem of building a giant spaceship to advance the nation’s scientific, military, and economic endeavors. And by giant, we’re talking GIANT. According to Live Science, the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC) is proposing a craft that would be nearly a ...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, China, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Neural, Space Force, Next Featured, NNSFC


The FAA grounds Virgin Galactic rocket plane as it investigates a mishap during Richard Branson's flight

Richard Branson floats in space aboard a Virgin Galactic rocket plane. Virgin Galactic The FAA has grounded a Virgin Galactic rocket plane as it investigates a mishap during a July 11 flight. Billionaire and company co-founder Richard Branson was taken to the edge of space in the vehicle. The FAA said the space plane went outside its clearance zone while returning. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Federal Aviation Administration has grounded a Virgin Galactic rocket pla...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Air Traffic Control, Faa, Branson, Federal Aviation Administration, Breaking, Nicholas Schmidle, Tech Insider, Schmidle, Spaceport America Virgin Galactic


Elon Musk's SpaceX says Jeff Bezos' lawsuits have 'become a bigger bottleneck than the technology' as his companies have filed complaints roughly every 16 days this year

Blue Origin CEO Jeff Bezos (left) and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/Axel Springer Elon Musk said Jeff Bezos has taken on suing SpaceX as his "full-time job." On Tuesday, SpaceX issued a response to a protest letter from Amazon designed to halt Starlink Gen2. In the letter, SpaceX called Bezos' lawsuits a massive "bottleneck" to the company's progress. See more stories on Insider's business page. The billionaires are at it again. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk took aim at ...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Fcc, Trends, Tesla, Nasa, Jeff Bezos, Pluto, Musk, Blue Origin, Bezos, Amazon and Blue Origin


I tried the French space food that launched with SpaceX's latest astronaut crew, and it was better than I expected

The author (left) tasted three French dishes specially designed for astronauts on the International Space Station. Morgan McFall-Johnsen/Insider Astronaut food is often dry, slimy, or just plain disappointing. But French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who launched aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship in April, wanted gourmet French dishes to share with his crewmates. So three French dishes launched to the International Space Station with Pesquet and his crew: beef bourguignon, einkorn riso...
Tags: Food, Space, Spacex, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Features, Esa, Atlantic, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Astronauts, Iss, Chris Hadfield


‘Mini-Neptunes’ beyond solar system may soon yield signs of life

Cambridge astronomers identify new hycean class of habitable exoplanets, which could accelerate search for lifeSigns of life beyond our solar system may be detectable within two to three years, experts have said after rethinking the kinds of planets that may be habitable.Researchers have mostly looked for planets of a similar size, mass, temperature and atmospheric composition to Earth. But University of Cambridge astronomers believe there may be more promising possibilities after recent work su...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Earth, Cambridge, Planets, Exoplanets, Neptune, Earth But University of Cambridge


First commercial rocket due to be launched from Australia later in 2021

Taiwanese company TiSPACE is planning three launches from South Australia in 2021, amid hopes the event will provide a boost to Australia’s space industryGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingAustralia’s first commercial rocket launch will take place in South Australia this year, after receiving approval from the federal government.Australian space company Southern Launch will send a Taiwanese rocket into space after being granted a launch permit, it was announced on Monday. Conti...
Tags: Space, Science, Australia, Australia news, Taiwan, South Australia, Christian Porter, Southern Launch


Nasa delays ISS spacewalk due to astronaut’s medical issue

Sortie will not take place until after SpaceX cargo run this weekend and Russian spacewalks in SeptemberNasa is delaying a spacewalk at the International Space Station because of a medical issue involving one of its astronauts.Officials announced the postponement on Monday, less than 24 hours before Mark Vande Hei was supposed to float outside. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, Nasa, International Space Station, Iss, Mark Vande Hei


Rocket Lab’s Mars mission gets green light from NASA

Rocket Lab is one step closer to going to Mars with NASA’s approval of the company’s Photon spacecraft for an upcoming science mission. If all continues according to plan the two craft will launch in 2024 and arrive on the Red Planet 11 months later to study its magnetosphere. The mission is known as the Escape and Plasma Acceleration and Dynamics Explorers, or ESCAPADE (hats off to whoever worked that one out), and was proposed for a small satellite science program back in 2019, eventually bein...
Tags: TC, Space, Science, Tech, Nasa, Mars, UC Berkeley, Aerospace, Artemis, Mars Mission, Rocket Lab, Peter Beck, Escapade, Varda Space Industries, Interestingly Rocket Lab


A disturbing 'zoo' theory may explain why we haven't yet discovered alien life

Despite myriad sightings of unidentified flying objects and alleged incidences of alien contact with Earth, so far we've put forward little hard evidence that we have intelligent company elsewhere in the universe. Chandra X-ray Observatory/Hubble Space Telescope/Spitzer Given the size of the universe, it would seem impossible that intelligent life is unique to Earth. In 1973 researcher John Ball of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology put forward a hypothesis. He suggested aliens...
Tags: Space, UK, Science, International, San Francisco, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mit, Paris, Aliens, Alien Life, Extraterrestrial Life, Nordic, Meti, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology


August full moon 2021: how to photograph the blue moon on your phone or camera with the right settings

Guardian Australia picture editor Carly Earl explains the dos and don’ts of taking pictures of this month’s blue moon, also known as a sturgeon moonWhen a full moon rises, many people will pull out their mobile phones to try and get an Instagram-worthy photograph, but unfortunately the moon is really challenging to get a great photo of.Two reasons: it is very far away and unless you have a telephoto lens (which makes the moon appear closer than it is) it will always appear as a very small glowin...
Tags: Photography, Astronomy, Space, Science, Australia, The moon, Carly Earl



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