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Four Shortlisted NASA Missions Would Explore the Nastiest Places in the Solar System

As part of its ongoing Discovery Program, NASA has selected four possible missions that would involve some of the most hostile and enigmatic places in the solar system.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Nasa, Space Exploration, Planetary Science

NASA Releases Remixed Version of Iconic ‘Pale Blue Dot’ Photo

A humbling photo of Earth taken by the Voyager 1 probe from a distance of 3.7 billion miles has been reprocessed by NASA to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the image. Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Space Exploration, Carl Sagan, Space Photography, Pale Blue Dot, Hey I Can See My House From Here

First city on Mars? No thanks

I have never taken the idea of large-scale colonization of Mars very seriously, at least not for the foreseeable future. Nothing about these two videos changes my mind. When thinking about colonization, we often focus on the fact that Mars is pretty much hellbent on killing organics. But what about Lord of the Flies-like tribes of humans turning on each other in a desperate fight for resources or via the phantasms in their heads as settlers go loco from the deprivation and isolation? I'm with ...
Tags: Post, News, Space Exploration, Mars, Bill Nye, Space Colonization, Mars Or Bust

Voyager 2 is back up and running!

NASA is reporting on their Voyager Twitter feed that the Voyager 2 spacecraft is once again operational. Here's the skinny: My twin went to do a roll to calibrate the onboard magnetometer, overdrew power and tripped software designed to automatically protect the spacecraft. Voyager 2's power state is good and instruments are back on. Resuming science soon. — NASA Voyager (@NASAVoyager) January 29, 2020 Good vibes! Voyager 2 con...
Tags: Post, News, Nasa, Earth, Space Exploration, Jpl, Voyager 1 and 2

Where are the Voyager spacecraft headed and what might they encounter next?

In this video on the UK-based V101 Science YouTube channel they ask the musical question: "What will Voyager 1 and 2 encounter next?" Next stop for Voyager 1? An obscure red dwarf known as Gliese 445 in the constellation Camelopardalis. It will take the then long-dead spacecraft over 38,000 years to get there. Voyager 2 is hellbound in the direction of Sagittarius and will arrive in the neighborhood in some 40,000 years. Its first encounter will be with Ross 248 in the constellation of Andromed...
Tags: Post, Astronomy, UK, News, Space Exploration, Ross, Voyager 1 and 2, V101 Science YouTube

Scientists Slam Congress's New Plan for NASA

A recently proposed House bill that calls for NASA to send humans to Mars in 2033 is coming under fire from scientists who think it would be a mistake to assign secondary importance to a lunar mission and to neglect technological contributions from the private sector.Read more...
Tags: Science, Congress, Nasa, House, Space Exploration, Mars, Artemis, Lunar Missions, Mars Missions

Here is the most detailed photo of the sun taken until today

The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) has produced the highest resolution image of the Sun’s surface ever taken. The world’s largest solar telescope captured the staggering amount of detail on the star’s turbulent surface. And for the first time ever, we can see the features of areas as small as 30km (18 miles). National […] The post Here is the most detailed photo of the sun taken until today appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Sun, Space Exploration, Telescope, Daniel K Inouye

Here is the most detailed photo of the sun ever taken

The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) has produced the highest resolution image of the Sun’s surface ever taken. The world’s largest solar telescope captured the staggering amount of detail on the star’s turbulent surface. And for the first time ever, we can see the features of areas as small as 30km (18 miles). National […] The post Here is the most detailed photo of the sun ever taken appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Sun, Space Exploration, Telescope, Daniel K Inouye

Congress Is Getting Serious About Sending Humans to Mars in 2033

A newly proposed House authorization bill would push back NASA’s deadline to land humans on the Moon to 2028 instead of 2024, while also calling for a crewed landing on Mars in 2033. Reactions to this proposal have been mixed, with NASA’s chief Jim Bridenstine unhappy about the way the agency is supposed to roll out…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Congress, Nasa, US politics, House, Space Exploration, Mars, Artemis, Jim Bridenstine, Moon Landings, Artemis Mission

Our Cosmos is a Spacecraft Graveyard

While it’s common to think of the universe as dark, mysterious and infinite, it’s less often that we consider all the human-made space junk floating around nearby. The cosmos is a graveyard of spacecraft—each with its own story. These defunct vessels “glide silently in Earth’s vicinity” with “their mission to chronicle the wonders of the universe long ended.” The Kepler, for instance, trails our planet since running …
Tags: Space, Science, Design, Tech, Research, Nasa, Earth, Space Exploration, Kepler, Spacecraft, Linkaboutit

Scientists Are Generating Oxygen from Simulated Moon Dust

European researchers are working on a system that can churn out breathable oxygen from simulated samples of moon dust.Read more...
Tags: Science, Chemistry, Space Exploration, The moon, Oxygen, Good Ideas, Space Habitats, Lunar Regolith

Max Q: The New Space new year

Welcome back for the first Max Q of 2020! As should be expected, the holiday and New Year’s weeks didn’t produce all that much news in the space industry – but that changed fast as the decade got underway last week. 2020 promises to be a huge year for commercial space and private space technology companies, and we got a taste of that over the course of the past seven days, with news and announcements from SpaceX, Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic. SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, TC, Space, Spacex, Washington, Nasa, Earth, Broadband, Space Tourism, International Space Station, Virgin Galactic, Commercial Spaceflight, Space Exploration, Spaceshiptwo, Dragon

The Space News We're Excited About in 2020

It’s time to look ahead to the coming year and all things that will be happening in space exploration. With new missions to Mars, a probe returning to Earth with samples taken from an asteroid, and even more batches of Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites going into orbit, it’s going to be another fascinating year.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Nasa, Earth, Space Exploration, Mars, StarLink, Rocket Science, Space Industry

Ten years in space: Remembering a decade of achievements in the final frontier

Here are ten of the finest achievements in space of the last 10 years, from the landing of rovers on Mars to collecting samples from distant asteroids.
Tags: Spacex, Trends, Nasa, Features, Esa, Satellite, Space Exploration, Mars, Emerging Tech, Hubble Telescope, Ten Years of Tech

Watch NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Roll for the Very First Time

Like parents witnessing their baby’s first precious steps, engineers with NASA’s Mars 2020 mission have driven their fancy new rover for the very first time, in an important test of the space agency’s next Martian explorer.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Space Exploration, Mars, Mars 2020, Mars 2020 Rover, A Rover Needs To Rove

NASA red number prints of the 1969 moon landing are up for auction, starting at $50

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission when astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong set their feet on the Moon’s surface. If you’d like to own your own piece of the historic moment, now you can. Original NASA red number prints are available for auction at Sotheby’s, some of them starting […] The post NASA red number prints of the 1969 moon landing are up for auction, starting at $50 appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Space, News, Nasa, Auction, Space Exploration, Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11, Moon Landing, Sotheby, Buzz Aldrin

Deepfake Art Project Reimagines Nixon’s Speech Had Apollo 11 Gone Horribly Wrong

A prepared speech that President Richard Nixon thankfully never had to make has been brought to life in an art project that poses the question: Can a deepfake rewrite history? Read more...
Tags: Art, Space, Science, Space Exploration, Computer Art, Apollo 11, Nixon, Richard Nixon, Fake News, Moon Landings, Deepfakes

A spent Chinese rocket booster destroyed part of a village near the launching site

On at 8:55am local time on Saturday, November 23, 2019, the Chinese government "successfully" launched a Long March 3B carrier rocket into orbit. Leaving from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, the Yuanzheng-1 upper was carrying two Beidou satellites—basically China's version of GPS. I say "successfully" in quotes because, while the rocket and satellites reached their destination, they also happened to drop one of their lower rocket boosters on someone's house, along with some toxic propellant...
Tags: South Korea, Post, News, China, Space Exploration, Rocket Launch, Chinese Government, Sina Weibo, Andrew Jones, Space Launch System, Yuanzheng, Collateral Damage, Xichang, Aerospace Engineering, Beidou, Rocket Science

The First Batch of Data from NASA's Sun-Visiting Probe Is Now Available to the Public

NASA’s daring mission to kiss the Sun is now into its 15th month, with the Parker Solar Probe steadily drawing closer to our host star with each passing orbit. Data gathered by the probe during its first two stellar flybys is now available online, with NASA making it “available for interested public users to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Sun, Space Exploration, Parker Solar Probe

Max Q: International Astronautical Congress 2019 recap edition

Our weekly round-up of what’s going on in space technology is back, and it’s a big one (and a day late) because last week was the annual International Astronautical Congress. I was on the ground in Washington, D.C. for this year’s event, and it’s fair to say that the top-of-mind topics were 1) Public-private partnerships on future space exploration; 2) So-called ‘Old Space’ or established companies vs./collaborating with so-called ‘New Space’ or younger companies, and 3) who will own and control...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Europe, Space, Spacex, Congress, Washington, Ceo, Nasa, Broadband, United States, Virgin Galactic, Moon, Space Exploration, IAC

SpaceX aims to send a Starship to the moon within three years

More details about SpaceX's ambitious plans for its next-generation Starship rocket have been announced by President and COO Gwynne Shotwell.
Tags: Spacex, News, Trends, Moon, Space Exploration, Emerging Tech, Starship, Space News

Major Milestone Reached as NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Stands on All Six Wheels

Images from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory show its next-gen rover standing on all six wheels for the first time.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Space Exploration, Mars, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Rovers, Mars 2020, Mars 2020 Rover, Milestone Reached

Fresh Look at New Horizons Data Shows Pluto’s ‘Far Side’ in Unprecedented Detail

When New Horizons zipped past Pluto on July 14, 2015, the NASA spacecraft was only able to observe one side of the dwarf planet. Scientists have now reviewed data collected by New Horizons during its approach and as it traveled away, resulting in the most detailed analysis yet of Pluto’s elusive far side.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Space Exploration, New Horizons, Pluto, Planetary Science, New Horizons Data Shows Pluto

NASA Needs New Strategies to Protect the Solar System From Earthly Contamination, Report Finds

NASA has worked hard to prevent microbes from hitching rides on our spacecraft and spreading around the solar system, but the agency’s tactics are now woefully out of date. A new report outlines the changes needed to modernize NASA’s planetary protection policies and prevent our germs from contaminating scientifically…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Moon, Space Exploration, Mars, Solar System, Astrobiology, Planetary Protection

NASA's Plan to Rescue InSight’s Stuck Heat Probe Appears to Be Working

After being stuck for months, the InSight lander’s heat probe has managed to dig down a few centimeters into the Martian dirt. It’s a positive sign that the probe didn’t hit a rock as engineers originally feared and that a newly devised strategy to remedy the situation is actually working.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Insight, Space Exploration, Mars, Insight Lander

NASA shows off the new spacesuits that astronauts will wear to the moon

NASA showed off its new spacesuit, the Exploration Extravehicular Mobility Unit, for the first time in a live demonstration.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Moon, Space Exploration, Artemis, Emerging Tech

Hubble snaps profile of a spiral galaxy from 60 million light-years away

Hubble Space Telescope has given us some of the most iconic images of space. It has seen many galaxies, and it has recently snapped an interesting photo of a spiral galaxy some 60 million light-years away from us. It gazed at the galaxy oriented sideways, and it snapped a photo of its profile, which isn’t […] The post Hubble snaps profile of a spiral galaxy from 60 million light-years away appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Space, Inspiration, Nasa, Esa, Hubble, European Space Agency, Space Exploration, Hubble Space Telescope, Galaxy

Check Out NASA's Look for the Next Lunar Landing

With NASA’s new line of spacesuits, its next crew of lunar bound astronauts likely won’t look much different from Neil Armstrong et al. while hopping around on the Moon. They’ll be a hell of a lot more comfortable while taking that “one small step for man,” though.Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Nasa, Moon, Space Exploration, Neil Armstrong, Moon Landing

The Trailer for the Fourth Season of The Expanse Asks Hard Questions About Space Colonization

Hot off an Amazon pickup and huge buzz at San Diego Comic-Con, The Expanse didn’t have to flex too hard on their Saturday morning New York Comic Con panel. But they still did. The panel started with the Season 4 premiere and ended with an incredible new teaser for the folks at home.Read more...
Tags: Science, Space Exploration, Scifi, The Expanse, Teaser Trailer, Amazon Studios, New York Comic Con, New York Comic Con 2019

Can the InSight lander free its stuck drill and continue exploring Mars?

NASA's InSight lander is stuck in place on the surface of Mars, its drill clogged up by soil. Now engineers are trying to rescue the stuck drill using the lander's robotic arm.
Tags: News, Trends, Nasa, Insight, Space Exploration, Mars, Emerging Tech, Drill