You might be able to see a NASA research rocket launch tonight
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You might be able to see a NASA research rocket launch tonight

A four-stage Black Brant XII sounding rocket. NASA Tonight, NASA will be launching a research rocket from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, and people living in eastern parts of the U.S. and Bermuda may be able to see the rocket on its ascent if they look to the skies at the right time. A Read more

Parker Solar Probe detects a natural radio signal coming from Venus
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Parker Solar Probe detects a natural radio signal coming from Venus

During its third Venus flyby on July 11, 2020, Parker Solar Probe’s WISPR imager captured this view of Venus’ nightside from 7,693 miles away. NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Naval Research Laboratory/Guillermo Stenborg and Brendan Gallagher A NASA spacecraft intended to study the sun has been doing some bonus science, revealing new information about Venus as it passes Read more

Debris from Chinese Long March rocket falls into the Indian Ocean
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Debris from Chinese Long March rocket falls into the Indian Ocean

The world has been watching the skies this week as a 30-meter-tall Chinese rocket came tumbling back to Earth in an uncontrolled reentry. The debris from the rocket has now landed in the Indian Ocean, arriving late in the evening of Saturday, May 9, with no reports of anyone being injured. Although debris from the Read more

SpaceX sets record with the tenth flight of a Falcon 9 rocket
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SpaceX sets record with the tenth flight of a Falcon 9 rocket

For the first time, SpaceX has sent a Falcon 9 rocket booster on its tenth flight, marking an important milestone in rocket reusability. The company launched the rocket early this morning with a first stage booster that has previously flown on the historic first demonstration mission of the Crew Dragon capsule, the RADARSAT Constellation Mission, Read more

How to spot a habitable exoplanet by investigating its core
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How to spot a habitable exoplanet by investigating its core

UBCO’s Brendan Dyck is using his geology expertise about planet formation to help identify other planets that might support life. NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center In the last decade, we’ve been able to peer out beyond the solar system and to discover planets in systems beyond our own, discovering over 4,000 exoplanets in total. The next Read more

Hubble captures giant galaxy cluster that could help us understand dark matter
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Hubble captures giant galaxy cluster that could help us understand dark matter

This detailed image features Abell 3827, a galaxy cluster that offers a wealth of exciting possibilities for study. Hubble observed it in order to study dark matter, which is one of the greatest puzzles cosmologists face today. ESA/Hubble & NASA, R. Massey Dark matter is one of the biggest mysteries in physics today. Based on Read more

How to watch NASA bring home a piece of asteroid on Monday
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How to watch NASA bring home a piece of asteroid on Monday

NASA’s spacecraft OSIRIS-REx recently visited an asteroid and collected a sample, making it the first NASA craft to do so. This week, OSIRIS-REx will begin its journey home to Earth, and NASA will be livestreaming the event with information about the mission and about what we can hope to learn by bringing a sample of Read more

Ingenuity helicopter explores Mars on its own for the first time
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Ingenuity helicopter explores Mars on its own for the first time

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter’s fifth flight was captured on May 7, 2021, by one of the navigation cameras aboard the agency’s Perseverance rover. This was the first time it flew to a new landing site. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter has made another successful flight, this time traveling away from the location which has been its Read more

A 10,000-year-old conflict between two stars formed the Necklace Nebula
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A 10,000-year-old conflict between two stars formed the Necklace Nebula

The interaction of two doomed stars has created this spectacular ring adorned with bright clumps of gas ­– a diamond necklace of cosmic proportions. Fittingly known as the “Necklace Nebula,” this planetary nebula is located 15,000 light-years away from Earth in the small, dim constellation of Sagitta (the Arrow). ESA/Hubble & NASA, K. Noll Around Read more

What space agencies learned from a simulated asteroid impact
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What space agencies learned from a simulated asteroid impact

Artist’s impression of ESA’s Hera Mission, a small spacecraft that aims to investigate whether an asteroid headed for Earth could be deflected. ESA – ScienceOffice.org This week, space agencies from around the world came together to figure out how to respond if a large asteroid were to strike Earth. As part of the Planetary Defense Read more