Category: Space

Humans to live and work on the moon within the decade, NASA official said

An artist’s idea of a crewed Artemis mission to the moon’s floor in the 2020s. NASA NASA expects people to live and work on the moon by 2030, an official said. NASA launched an unmanned spacecraft to the moon final week, thought of a key preliminary step. Astronauts residing on the moon may very well be used as a launchpad for crewed missions to Mars….

Videos captured a fireball flashing across the Toronto skyline before it struck Earth near Niagara Falls

Toronto skyline Pierre Ogeron/Getty Images A fireball lit up a neighborhood and handed over Toronto early Saturday morning. The object’s affect on Earth was predicted, marking the sixth time in historical past that has occurred. The European Space Agency stated such detection expertise for small objects is enhancing. A vibrant fireball that flashed across the night time sky in the early hours of Saturday morning…

Former astronaut Scott Kelly says Russians have been ‘brainwashed’ over Ukraine

Scott Kelly spent nearly a yr on the International Space Station. NASA Former astronaut Scott Kelly mentioned Russians defending the warfare in Ukraine have been “brainwashed.” He has raised $65,000 to donate an ambulance to Ukraine by the United24 scheme. The former astronaut grew to become a web-based “troll” of Russia’s former house chief earlier this yr. Former astronaut Scott Kelly began the yr as…

Spectacular new photo from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope shows a star being born

An image of L1527, a protostar, that was hidden in a darkish cloud snapped by JWST, was launched by on November 16, 2022. NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI. Image processing: J. DePasquale, A. Pagan, and A. Koekemoer (STScI) NASA launched a new image from the James Webb Space Telescope, displaying a star being born.  The protostar is comparatively younger, at about 100,000 years of age. …

Photos show how NASA built a $50 billion mega-rocket and spaceship to return astronauts to the moon

Left: A check of an Orion spaceship prototype in 2019. Right: Technicians assemble the Space Launch System rocket in 2021. NASA/Tony Gray and Kevin O’Connell/Cory Huston/Insider annotations NASA’s Space Launch System rocket lifted off early Wednesday, launching the Orion capsule on its first moon mission. The SLS rocket and Orion have undergone essential checks to guarantee they’re prepared for flight. The mission, Artemis 1, is…

RETURN TO THE MOON: New NASA rocket launches Orion spaceship on its first flight, blazing a trail for astronaut missions

NASA’s Space Launch System lifts off for the Artemis I mission, November 15, 2022, at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA TV NASA’s Space Launch System launched its first Orion spaceship to the moon early Wednesday. The mission is an uncrewed flight take a look at that can lay the inspiration for an Artemis moon landing. It took 17 years and $50 billion to construct…

What happens if you break the law in space — and 3 times people or governments have tested the rules

Astronaut John Young saluting the flag whereas leaping, throughout the Apollo 16 mission, on April 21, 1972. NASA/Charlie Duke In 1967, 112 nations signed the Outer Space Treaty that laid the basis for worldwide space law. There are not any identified situations of anybody being charged with committing against the law in space. But there are three notable times that people or governments tested the…

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope watched a distant star die, explode, and fade away in uncommon, colorful detail

The Hubble Space Telescope orbits Earth and research the universe in beautiful detail. NASA NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured a star that exploded and died 11 billion years in the past. An enormous galaxy cluster warped mild from that supernova into three reflections. The three imprints present completely different colorful levels of the supernova explosion.  NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope watched a distant star die, explode,…

The Taurids meteor shower is expected to peak this weekend. Here’s how to watch bright fireballs dazzle the night sky.

Taurids meteorite fireball descending in glowing aurora over Lake Simcoe, on November 9, 2015. Orchidpoet/Getty Images The Northern Taurids meteor shower will likely be at its finest in a single day, between November 11 and 12. Meteor showers occur when Earth passes via the path of a comet. At their peak, you would possibly see round 5 meteors per hour underneath clear, darkish skies. Keep…

New image from one of Earth’s largest telescopes shows a ‘star manufacturing facility’ nebula in stunning detail

The Cone Nebula is an element of a star-forming area of house, NGC 2264, about 2500 light-years away. ESO A brand new image shows a nebula 2,500 light-years away in spectacular detail.  The Cone Nebula was snapped by the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope.  This is one of the largest telescopes in the world. A newly-released image shows the “Cone Nebula” in stunning detail….

New infrared photos of the ‘Pillars of Creation’ from the James Webb Telescope reveal star-creating cosmic dust and massive galaxy...

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope’s mid-infrared view of the Pillars of Creation. NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, Joseph DePasquale (STScI), Alyssa Pagan (STScI) The James Webb Space Telescope on Friday launched a brand new, mid-infrared view of the Pillars of Creation. The picture allowed scientists to view how a lot cosmic dust — wanted to create stars — is in the area. Additional pictures launched this…

William Shatner was proper, say 2 Blue Origin astronauts: space flights do trigger emotions of grief and sadness

Sharon and Marc Hagle kiss exterior the Blue Origin capsule after arriving again on Earth. Blue Origin Blue Origin astronauts agreed with William Shatner’s emotions of grief after flying into space. The Star Trek actor mentioned his Blue Origin spaceflight felt like a funeral and all he noticed was sadness. Sharon and Marc Hagle mentioned in addition they skilled intense emotions throughout and after the…

NASA said the sun was seen ‘smiling’ in a newly released satellite image

NASA photograph reveals the sun with a smile on its face NASA Sun/Twitter The sun could be seen ‘smiling’ in a new image from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. The “eyes” and “mouth” on the floor of the sun are coronal holes. These holes seem darkish as a result of they’ve a decrease temperature and density than surrounding areas. NASA released a new satellite image of…

A mind-boggling photo from NASA’s Lucy probe shows how far the moon is from Earth. Can you spot it?

NASA’s Lucy spacecraft captured this image of the Earth and the moon from a distance of 890,000 miles, on October 13, 2022. NASA/Goddard/SwRI A new photo from NASA’s Lucy spacecraft captures Earth and the moon together — a rare sight. The image reveals the vast space between us and the moon. About 30 Earths could fit there. The moon is faint and small. Can you…

Elon Musk says SpaceX won’t cut off Starlink in Ukraine even if the US government refuses to fund the internet...

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. HANNIBAL HANSCHKE /Getty Images Elon Musk said SpaceX wouldn’t stop Starlink in Ukraine even if the Pentagon declined to fund it. Ukraine’s vice prime minister said Musk confirmed Starlink would keep running prior to funding talks. SpaceX asked the Pentagon to fund Starlink in Ukraine because the company said it couldn’t afford it. Elon Musk said SpaceX wouldn’t switch off its…