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Send Your Name to Mars with the 2020 Rover

If you’ve ever yearned to travel to Mars, now is your chance. Well, okay, you can’t travel to Mars, but your name can, and that’s as close as you’re ever going to get. Read more...
Tags: Travel, Space Exploration, Mars, Lifehacks, Outer Space

Here's Everything Jeff Bezos Said to Convince Humanity That Space Colonies Are the Future

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, the wealthiest man on the planet, gave an hour-long presentation yesterday about his plans for humanity’s future living on the moon and in space colonies. It was a bit like watching a monologue from a sci-fi movie in a lot of ways. And now you can finally view the entire presentation online…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Elon Musk, Science, Space Travel, Billionaires, Space Exploration, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, Blue Moon, Space Colonies, Lunar Lander, Jeff Bezos Said

#BlueMoon: Jeff Bezos says Blue Origin will land on Moon by 2024

Jeff Bezos gathered press, government officials, and aerospace execs in Washington, DC today to showcase the details of Blue Origin's plan to place a lander on the Moon by 2024. “My generation’s job is to build the infrastructure,” said the Amazon founder and CEO. “We’re going to build the road to space.” TechCrunch: Blue Origin is going to send humans to space on New Shepard later this year and has unveiled a lunar lander, called “Blue Moon,” to access the resource-rich lunar surface, Bezo...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Business, Space, Technology, News, Nasa, Washington Dc, Moon, Space Exploration, Jeff Bezos, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Neil Armstrong, Blue Origin, Bezos

We Still Know Painfully Little About the SpaceX Capsule ‘Anomaly’ and Its Impact on NASA's Crew Program

It’s been nearly a week since an anomaly triggered the engine failure of a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule during testing. Few details have been disclosed, and it’s not yet clear how the incident might delay NASA’s ability to deliver astronauts to the ISS. Yesterday, a NASA safety panel remained tight-lipped, saying an…Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Nasa, Space Exploration, Crew Dragon, SpaceX Crew Dragon

This is the first ever image of a supermassive black hole

For the first time ever, we can see a photo of a supermassive black hole. National Science Foundation and Event Horizon Telescope captured the gigantic black hole and its shadow at the heart of distant galaxy Messier 87. And today, they shared their impressive image with the world. The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) is made […] The post This is the first ever image of a supermassive black hole appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Astronomy, Space, News, Space Exploration, Black Hole, Event Horizon Telescope, Space Photography, Messier, Supermassive Black Hole

NASA's Mars-Bound Helicopter Passes Critical Flight Tests In Extreme Conditions

Six-wheeled rovers on Mars are great, but imagine a helicopter flying through the thin Martian air. Darting from location to location, the craft would give us a bird’s eye view of the Red Planet. To test the feasibility of this idea, NASA will be sending a rotary-wing aircraft to Mars, and as recently concluded flight…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Space Exploration, Mars, Planetary Science, Choppers On A Red Planet, Helicopters On Mars

NASA just shared photos of an exploding meteor, and it equals to ten atomic bombs going off at once

Did you know that three months ago a meteor exploded 16 miles above the Earth? What’s more, it released the amount of energy ten times stronger than the atomic bomb blast over Hiroshima during World War II. NASA managed to capture the large meteor explosion, and it has recently shared impressive images and an animation […] The post appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Nasa, Earth, Space Exploration, Meteors, Meteor, Hiroshima

Vice President Pence Gives NASA Five Years to Put Americans Back on the Moon—or Else

Speaking on behalf of President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence directed NASA to put American astronauts on the moon “within the next five years” at the fifth meeting of the National Space Council on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Nasa, Space Exploration, Donald Trump, Space Race, Mike Pence, National Space Council, Space Policy, Human Spacelight

A 'Hairy Blue Spider' on Mars Is One of the Cool New Scenes Captured by European Orbiter

Sadly, David Bowie was wrong about spiders on Mars, despite this exciting new image of what appears to a gigantic blue tarantula on the Martian surface. In reality, the false-color picture shows a series of trails produced by Martian dust devils. The photo is one of many captured by Europe’s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter,…Read more...
Tags: Europe, Science, David Bowie, Space Exploration, Mars, ExoMars, Planetary Science, ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter

New Video Shows the Critical Moment Hayabusa2 Fired a Bullet Into Ryugu Asteroid

An encouraging new video released by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency shows Hayabusa2 briefly touching down on the surface of Ryugu, capturing the climactic moment when the spacecraft fired a bullet into the asteroid’s surface.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Space Exploration, Asteroids, Planetary Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, JAXA, Ryugu, Hayabusa2

Dramatic Dark Smudge Appears Where Hayabusa2 Landed on Ryugu Asteroid

Japan’s Hayabusa2 probe touched down successfully on the Ryugu asteroid late last week, blasting its surface and—hopefully—collecting samples. A new image released by JAXA shows a distinctive smudge on the asteroid where the procedure took place, but the cause of the dark surface feature isn’t immediately clear.Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Space Exploration, Asteroids, JAXA, Ryugu, Hayabusa2

Historic Israeli Mission to the Moon Underway Following SpaceX Launch

Israel has taken an important first step to the Moon following the launch of its privately-built Beresheet lunar lander, which entered space late yesterday aboard a SpaceX rocket.Read more...
Tags: Science, Israel, Space Exploration, Lunar Exploration, Beresheet, Beresheet Lunar Lander, Spaceex

Curiosity Rover Says Goodbye to Its Home of a Year With Superb Panoramic

The twisting terrain of Vera Rubin Ridge on Mars has been home to NASA’s Curiosity for over a year, but it’s time for the rover to move on. As a final gesture before trekking toward a nearby region rich in clay, the probe captured a stunning 360-degree panorama of its final worksite at the ridge.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Space Exploration, Mars, Curiosity Rover, Planetary Science

Turns Out One-Way Trips to Mars Not Exactly Great Business Plan

Remember Mars One, that company we all knew was a scam but still kinda hoped was real because of how much we liked the movie The Martian? Yeah, it went bankrupt. Read more...
Tags: Startups, Astronomy, Science, Space Exploration, Mars One, Mars, Human Spaceflight, Human Space Exploration

This is what the Earth looks like from the dark side of the Moon

I believe we’ve all seen the famous Earthrise photo taken by the Apollo 8 crew 50 years ago. But thanks to a Chinese satellite that’s currently in lunar orbit, we get to see the Erath and the Moon from a totally different and rare perspective. On 3 February current year, the satellite captured an image […] The post This is what the Earth looks like from the dark side of the Moon appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Space, News, China, Earth, Moon, Satellite, Space Exploration, Satellite Imagery, Erath

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Is Once Again Heading Toward the Sun

It’s been a while since we last heard from the Parker Solar Probe, the NASA spacecraft voted most likely to end up as a blistered chunk of molten metal. An update from the space agency suggests it’s now all systems go for the Sun-bound probe, which recently began its second of 24 planned stellar orbits.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Sun, Space Exploration, Probes, Parker Solar Probe

Good News From Mars: The InSight Lander Is on Track to Start Collecting Data Next Month

The U.S. government may be in partial shutdown mode, but operations to configure instruments critical to NASA’s InSight mission on Mars are right on schedule—and things are going swimmingly, as the latest mission update attests.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Insight, Space Exploration, Mars, Planetary Science, Insight Lander

This stunning photo shows two stars fighting to death

Did you know that stars can fight with each other out there in space? Thanks to this magnificent image captured by European Southern Observatory (ESO), we can see what it looks like. Located 650 light-years from Earth, these two stars were captured by ESO’s Very Large Telescope in a dramatic cosmic fight. The image shows […] The post This stunning photo shows two stars fighting to death appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Europe, Photography, Space, Inspiration, Earth, Stars, Space Exploration, European, Telescope, Eso, Stars Wars, European Southern Observatory ESO, European Southern Observatory

China shares the first photo from the far side of the Moon

On 3 January 2019, a Chinese spacecraft Chang’e 4 became the first to land on the far side of the Moon. After the successful landing, the rover will explore the Von Kármán crater that has never been explored before. And for us back on Earth, the lander’s cameras captured the first image of the “dark […] The post appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Space, China, Inspiration, Moon, Space Exploration, Chang, Von Karman, Moon Photography

China’s lunar probe makes history by successfully soft-landing on the far side of the moon

It’s not Lunar New Year yet, but there is something new on the moon. In a major milestone for space exploration, China announced that its lunar program has successfully soft-landed a probe on the far side of the moon, making it the first one to do so. The historic landing was reported by Xinhua, China’s official news agency, earlier today. According to the China National Space Administration, the probe, consisting of a lander and rover, touched down at about 10:26AM Beijing time. This is the fir...
Tags: TC, Space, China, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Beijing, Moon, Space Exploration, Luna, Sichuan, Soviet Union, Chang, Xinhua China, South China Morning Post, Xichang Satellite Launch Center

All the Incredible Stuff Happening in Space in 2019

The past year saw tremendous advancements in humanity’s capacity to explore space, and 2019 promises to be no different. From mysterious Kuiper Belt objects and Martian probes to historic rocket launches and daring efforts to touch the Sun, here’s what the next 12 months have in store.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Nasa, Esa, Space Exploration, ISRO, Mars Exploration, JAXA, Lunar Rovers

This “winter wonderland” photo was captured on Mars

I don’t know if you’ll have a white Christmas in your area. But if there’s life on Mars – they certainly will. In this stunning photo recently released by the European Space Agency (ESA), you can see a crater full of “snow.” It’s actually the ice-filled Korolev crater, and it was recently sent to Earth […] The post This “winter wonderland” photo was captured on Mars appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Earth, European Space Agency, Space Exploration, Mars, European Space Agency ESA, Korolev

This is how NASA’s iconic Earthrise photo was shot 50 years ago

50 years ago, the crew of Apollo 8 took the iconic Earthrise photo. In this video published by Nostalghia, you can see how exactly the famous photo was taken. It contains a visualization of the entire process, with real voices of the Apollo 8 crew as the Earth appeared behind the Moon’s surface. On 24 […] The post This is how NASA’s iconic Earthrise photo was shot 50 years ago appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Space, Inspiration, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Space Exploration, Astronaut, Astronauts, Apollo, Apollo 8, Moon Mission

Hell Yes, NASA’s New Horizons Will Buzz Right Past Ultima Thule on New Year's Day

Today was the last possible day for mission controllers to adjust the trajectory of the New Horizons spacecraft as it approaches Ultima Thule, a distant Kuiper Belt object. With no detectable dangers in sight, NASA has given the green light for the spacecraft to remain along its optimal path—a trajectory that will…Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Nasa, Space Exploration, New Horizons, Kuiper Belt, Ultima Thule

NASA’s InSight Lander Strikes a Confident Pose for Its First Martian Selfie

In the very first selfie taken by InSight, the NASA probe looks ready and rarin’ to go. Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Insight, Space Exploration, Mars, Mars Insight, Planetary Science, Nasa Insight, So Far So Good

The Fastest Spacecraft Ever, NASA’s Parker Space Probe

The fastest manmade object ever, NASA’s Parker Space Probe, hurtled toward our Sun at 700,000 kilometers per hour. Its mission: to learn about particle and solar wind acceleration in the Sun’s corona, its shifting outer layer of plasma. It was launched in August 2018 and had to overcome many obstacles even before takeoff—including weight, size, and preparation for radiation and acute variation in temperature. Watch the “Science …
Tags: Videos, Science, Design, Tech, Nasa, Speed, Space Exploration, Spaceships, Spacecraft, Linkaboutit, Cosmos, Parker Space Probe

New Images from Mars Show NASA’s InSight Landed on an Absolutely Glorious Spot

It’s been 11 days since InSight made its picture-perfect landing on Mars. Vivid new photos taken from the landing site are finally giving mission controllers a sense of the landscape around the stationary probe—and the early signs are very positive.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Insight, Space Exploration, Mars, Mars Insight, Planetary Science

Curiosity Rover Just Spotted This Super-Shiny Object on Mars

An unusually smooth and reflective Martian rock has caught the attention of NASA scientists, prompting an investigation by the Curiosity rover.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Space Exploration, Mars, Curiosity Rover, Curiosity, Planetary Science, Doubloons

This is what a rocket launch looks like from space

We’ve seen many awe-inspiring timelapses, photos, and videos of rocket launches shot from the Earth. But have you ever wondered what does it look like from space? In this timelapse captured from the International Space Station (ISS), you can see a rocket launch from an entirely new perspective. The video above shows Russian Soyuz-FG carrying […] The post This is what a rocket launch looks like from space appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Space, Inspiration, International Space Station, Space Exploration, Rocket, Iss, Rocket Launch

Watch NASA Land the InSight Probe on Mars Live Right Here

Today, NASA will attempt to land its InSight probe on Mars at around 3:00 pm ET (12:00 pm PT), and you can watch it live right here.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Insight, Space Exploration, Mars, Mars Insight, Planetary Science, Mars Probe