Space

Nasa Aims For Historic Helicopter Flight On Mars

NASA is hoping to make history early Monday when the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter attempts the first powered, controlled flight on another planet.
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Hackaday Links: April 18, 2021

More bad news from Mars this week, and this time not just from Perseverance. Last week the eagerly anticipated first flight of the helicopter Ingenuity was delayed for a couple of days after failing a full-speed spin-up test of its rotors. That...
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Roman Space Telescope Will Also Find Rogue Black Holes

In the past we’ve reported about how the Roman Space Telescope is going to potentially be able to detect hundreds of thousands of exoplanets using a technique known as “microlensing”. Exoplanets won’t be the only things it can find with this...
Related topics: Telescopes, Black Holes, Exoplanets

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Only Female Cosmonaut In Russia’s Team Set To Go To Iss Next Year, Source Says

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's only current female cosmonaut Anna Kikina will head to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2022, a space industry source told Sputnik.
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Nasa, Spacex Crew-2 Mission: How To Watch Dragon Launch To The Iss - Cnet

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch on April 22, sending astronauts from NASA, ESA and the Japanese Space Agency to the ISS.
Related topics: NASA, SpaceX, International Space Station, Astronaut, European Space Agency

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Amateur Astronomers Have Great Sky Watching To Look Forward To This Month

We’re halfway through April, but amateur astronomers and backyard sky gazers still have some spectacles to look forward to in the nighttime sky. Starting on the 16th of April, the annual Lyrid meteor shower began. Each year that meteor shower...
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Google Earth Rolls Out New Feature To Show Effects Of Climate Change

Google Earth has released a new video feature to illustrate the effects of climate change across the globe over the past four decades. The new feature, Timelapse, uses 24 million satellite photos from the past 37 years to create an interactive 4D...
Related topics: Google, Science Videos, Satellites, Science Photos

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Russia Plans To Withdraw From Iss, Deploy Its Own National Space Station

PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, Russia (Sputnik) - Russia will exit the International Space Station (ISS) initiative in 2025 and will inform its international partners about that decision, Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov told broadcaster Rossiya 1 on...
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Starlink Internet Service Could Be “fully Mobile” By The End Of The Year

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and his company are working hard to put more satellites into orbit capable of providing Internet access to people worldwide. So far, SpaceX has hundreds of Starlink satellites in orbit, with more set to launch during the year....
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Spacex's Nasa Contract Has Sparked Reaction From Industry Figures Seeking Details. Blue Origin Says...

Illustration of SpaceX Starship human lander design that will carry NASA astronauts to the Moon's surface during the Artemis mission. SpaceX SpaceX on Friday was awarded an exclusive $2.9 billion contract to help NASA return to the moon. NASA...
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Scientists May Detect Signs Of Extraterrestrial Life In The Next 5 To 10 Years

Research shows that a new telescope could detect a potential signature of life on other planets in as little as 60 hours. “What really surprised me about the results is that we may realistically find signs of life on other planets in the next 5 to...
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Nasa's Mars Copter Flight Could Happen As Soon As Monday

NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter could make its first flight over the Red Planet as soon as Monday, the US space agency reported, following a delay of more than a week due to a possible technical issue.
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Parker Solar Probe Sees Venus Orbital Dust Ring In First Complete View

NASA's Parker Solar Probe mission has given scientists the first complete look at Venus' orbital dust ring, a collection of microscopic dust particles that circulates around the Sun along Venus' orbit. Though earlier missions have made some...
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Hubble Watches Cosmic Light Bend

This extraordinary image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope of the galaxy cluster Abell 2813 (also known as ACO 2813) has an almost delicate beauty, which also illustrates the remarkable physics at work within it. The image spectacularly...
Related topics: Telescopes, Hubble Space Telescope, NASA, European Space Agency, Galaxies, Physics

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A Spacex Astronaut Family: Megan Mcarthur Is About To Pilot The Spaceship Her Husband, Bob Behnken,...

Married NASA astronauts Megan McArthur and Bob Behnken present a spaceflight achievement award during a 2012 ceremony. NASA via RNASA Megan McArthur is about to pilot the SpaceX spaceship that her husband, Bob Behnken, flew last year. Together,...
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Spacex Sees A $72 Billion U.s. Market For Starlink Internet

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is bringing broadband satellite internet to the world. He's said he expects SpaceX's new Starlink service to grow into a $30 billion-a-year business. But is that actually an understatement?Judging from comments recently made by...
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Google Earth Shows 37 Year Timelapse Of Our Planet

Google Earth is getting its “biggest update since 2017” although there’s just one major thing that you’ll see here. The new thing is that you’ll be able to see a 37-year timelapse of the whole planet or a specific place...
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Nasa's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Will Attempt To Fly Again On Monday, Following Several Delays

The Perseverance rover captured the Ingenuity helicopter before (left) and after spinning its rotor blades. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU NASA plans to launch its Ingenuity helicopter on Mars on Monday. "Our team considers Monday's attempted first...
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Spacex Has Given Up Trying To Catch Rocket Fairings. Fishing Them Out Of The Ocean Is Fine

If there is one driving force in the commercial space industry it is economics.  The whole concept of reusable booster rocket emphasizes the importance of getting launch costs down.  SpaceX, the company leading the charge in trying to bring launch...
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When Stars Get Too Close To Each Other, They Cast Out Interstellar Comets And Asteroids

In October 2017, humanity caught its first-ever glimpse of an interstellar object – a visitor from beyond our solar system – passing nearby the Sun. We named it Oumuamua, and its unusual properties fascinated and confounded astronomers....
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