Firefly’s Alpha rocket reaches orbit on second launch

KIHEI, Hawaii — Firefly Aerospace’s Alpha launch vehicle reached orbit on its second launch Oct. 1, more than a year after the vehicle’s first launch failed. The Alpha rocket lifted off from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Space Force Base at 3:01 a.m. Eastern. The rocket’s upper stage achieved orbit nearly eight minutes later. After a circularization burn, the upper stage deployed its payloads, … Continue reading Firefly’s Alpha rocket reaches orbit on second launch

NASA Invites Media to Witness World’s First Planetary Defense Test

Illustration of NASA’s DART spacecraft and the Italian Space Agency’s (ASI) LICIACube prior to impact at the Didymos binary system. Credits: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben Editor’s note: This advisory was updated Sept. 22 to include details about the Sept. 26 DART post-impact briefing, including streaming details, and information to request media credentials for remote participation. Lee esta nota de prensa en español aquí. NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection … Continue reading NASA Invites Media to Witness World’s First Planetary Defense Test

Scientists have found out how the dangerous journey of the Earth through the Milky Way affects the planet

New research shows that Earth’s geology is influenced by comets that fall every 200 million years as the planet passes through the spiral arms of our galaxy. Scientists believe that Earth’s journey through the Milky Way may have greatly affected the planet’s geology. Scientists have come to the conclusion that during the passage of the planet through the spiral arms of the Milky Way, every … Continue reading Scientists have found out how the dangerous journey of the Earth through the Milky Way affects the planet

Falling of an asteroid to the Earth – an asteroid that moves faster than the speed of sound flies towards the planet

The celestial body will fly past the planet already on September 6. A small asteroid will fly by the Earth on September 6 at a speed that is 10 times faster than the speed of a bullet. According to The Jerusalem Post, the diameter of the celestial body designated 2022 QC7 is 16-36 meters, according to NASA data. For comparison, 36 meters is about half … Continue reading Falling of an asteroid to the Earth – an asteroid that moves faster than the speed of sound flies towards the planet

The Sun will absorb Mercury, Venus and Earth: how it will happen

Scientists have long estimated that the Sun will explode within the next 5 billion years. A new study says that when this happens, the Sun will destroy Mercury, Venus and Earth. However, it is not entirely clear how such a destruction will occur. To find out, scientists conducted several 3D hydrodynamic simulations. This made it possible to consider possible scenarios of the development of events … Continue reading The Sun will absorb Mercury, Venus and Earth: how it will happen

Scientists have discovered a new eerie kind of aurora borealis on Mars (photo)

NASA and the United Arab Emirates’ Nadia probe have joined forces to study the ultraviolet proton glows that dance and glow high in the Martian atmosphere. Scientists have studied the aurora borealis on Mars. A new study shows that Auroras are very dynamic and changeable. This is reported by Science Alert. For the new study, NASA and the Nadia probe of the United Arab Emirates joined … Continue reading Scientists have discovered a new eerie kind of aurora borealis on Mars (photo)

NASA has postponed the launch of the Artemis-1 mission to the Moon for the second time

The NASA space agency has again postponed the launch of the Artemis I lunar mission. Initially, the launch was supposed to take place on August 29, and the second launch was planned for September 3. However, a leak of liquid hydrogen was again discovered during refueling of the first stage of the SLS rocket. This was reported by the press service of NASA. “The launch … Continue reading NASA has postponed the launch of the Artemis-1 mission to the Moon for the second time

China has created a space nuclear reactor capable of providing energy for 10 ISS

According to Chinese media reports, the space nuclear reactor has undergone a comprehensive assessment of its performance. China has created a nuclear reactor that can produce 1 megawatt of energy to support spacecraft systems and their movement in space. According to Chinese media reports, this development has passed the evaluation of the effectiveness of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, writes Space. American … Continue reading China has created a space nuclear reactor capable of providing energy for 10 ISS

Artemis: Nasa ready to launch new era of Moon exploration

By Jonathan AmosBBC Science Correspondent, Cape Canaveral The American space agency is counting down to the lift-off of its giant new Moon rocket – the Space Launch System. SLS is the most powerful vehicle ever developed by Nasa, and will be the foundation of its Artemis project which aims to put people back on the lunar surface after a 50-year absence. The moon mission will … Continue reading Artemis: Nasa ready to launch new era of Moon exploration

A powerful flare on the Sun: a huge stream of plasma is flying towards the Earth and a geomagnetic storm is expected

A stream of charged solar particles will reach the planet already on Monday, August 29, as a result of which the Earth will be exposed to a geomagnetic storm for several days. Experts who monitor space weather have already warned that another strong eruption should take place on the Sun this week. The M-class flare on the Sun occurred on Friday, August 26. A huge … Continue reading A powerful flare on the Sun: a huge stream of plasma is flying towards the Earth and a geomagnetic storm is expected