Spacecrafts

Astronomers Unveil Tiny New Moon Orbiting Neptune

A new moon called Hippocamp, named after a mythological equine sea creature had been previously overlooked by other spacecraft as it is only 34 kilometres in diameter and has a tight orbit around the blue giant, going around the planet once a day.
Related topics: Space, Moon, Neptune

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Spacex Is Set To Launch Israel's First Lunar Lander. Here's What You Need To Know

The spacecraft launched by SpaceX will not only be Israel's first lunar mission, but the country's first privately funded one as well.        
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Lofar Radio Telescope Reveals Secrets Of Solar Storms

The team of scientist showed that solar storms can accelerate particles simultaneously in several locations by combining data from the Low Frequency Array, LOFAR, with images from NASA, NOAA and ESA spacecraft.
Related topics: Telescopes, Space, Solar Storms, Sun, NASA, European Space Agency

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With The Best Air Pressure Sensor Ever On Mars, Scientists Find A Mystery

Enlarge / An artist's image of InSight on the surface of Mars, showing the location of its weather sensors. (credit: NASA) There's a new meteorologist on Mars. Although NASA's InSight spacecraft landed on the red planet late in 2018 to measure the...
Related topics: Mars, Space, NASA

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This Is A Dust Devil… On Mars

We live in a time when our spacecraft orbiting Mars at an altitude of about 300 km. can snap photos of a dust devil and transmit them back to us so we can share them on the internet. Not only that, but we have rovers wandering around on the surface...
Related topics: Mars, Space, Science Photos

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Japanese Spacecraft Will Collect A Sample From Asteroid Ryugu By Shooting At It

The Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa 2 will soon touch down on the asteroid Ryugu, where it will collect a sample by shooting a bullet into the soil. The sample will be returned to Earth in 2020 to learn about the formation of asteroids. The post...
Related topics: Asteroids

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British Satellite Tests Its Space Junk Harpoon

The RemoveDebris spacecraft recently tested out its harpoon, one of the tools it will use to remove space debris from Earth's orbit. The post British Satellite Tests its Space Junk Harpoon appeared first on Universe Today.
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Russia Could Send Heavy Mining-capable Rover To Moon After 2030 - Source

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia plans to deliver a reusable cargo spacecraft, a heavy lunar rover for mining and modules for a lunar base to the Moon in 2031–2035, a source in the Russian space industry told Sputnik on Sunday.
Related topics: Moon, Space

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Elon Musk Says Spacex Is Developing A 'bleeding' Heavy-metal Rocket Ship. Making It Work May Be 100...

SpaceX is developing a giant, fully reusable launch system called Starship to ferry people to and from Mars. Elon Musk, the aerospace company's founder, said he recently made "radical" changes to the spacecraft's design. One change gives Starship a...
Related topics: SpaceX, Space, NASA, Mars

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Amazing Nasa Satellite Photos Show China's New Lunar Lander And Rover On The Far Side Of The Moon

China recently landed the first-ever robotic mission on the far side (not "dark side") of the moon, called Chang'e 4. NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, a moon satellite, photographed the Chinese spacecraft on January 30. NASA published the first...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Satellites, Science Photos, Moon, Robots

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Incredibly Lightweight And Durable Ceramic Aerogel Could Protect Future Spacecraft

Researchers from UCLA and partners from eight other institutions have created a new material that is a lightweight aerogel made of ceramic that is very durable. The material is so durable that it could one day be used in some of the most extreme...

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Rocket Report: Russia’s New Spacecraft; Is The Us Sabotaging Iranian Rockets?

Enlarge / A Falcon 9 rocket launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base. (credit: Aurich Lawson/SpaceX) Welcome to Edition 1.36 of the Rocket Report! Lots of news this week on smaller rockets and the spaceports around the world that aspire to launch...
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Ultra-lightweight Ceramic Material Withstands Extreme Temperatures

Researchers have created an extremely light, very durable ceramic aerogel. The material could be used for applications like insulating spacecraft because it can withstand the intense heat and severe temperature changes that space missions endure.

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Spacecraft Measurements Reveal Mechanism Of Solar Wind Heating

Queen Mary University of London has led a study which describes the first direct measurement of how energy is transferred from the chaotic electromagnetic fields in space to the particles that make up the solar wind, leading to the heating of...
Related topics: Solar Power

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Nasa Shares Breathtaking Mars Images After Pulling Plug On Opportunity Rover [photos]

NASA has finally pulled the plug on the Mars Opportunity Rover, which lost contact with the space agency eight months ago. The Opportunity spacecraft landed on Mars back in 2004, but after over 14 years of exploring the Red Planet, the $400 million...
Related topics: NASA, Mars Rover Curiosity, Space, Mars, Science Photos

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Nasa Says Ultima Thule Actually Looks Like A Pancake And A Walnut

They had initially thought the object four billion miles from Earth looked like a snowman. The New Horizons spacecraft flew by it on New Year's Day and new images give scientists a clearer picture. (Image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University...
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Van Allen Probes Begin Final Phase Of Exploration In Earth's Radiation Belts

Two tough, resilient, NASA spacecraft have been orbiting Earth for the past six and a half years, flying repeatedly through a hazardous zone of charged particles around our planet called the Van Allen radiation belts. The twin Van Allen Probes,...
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Nasa Maven Spacecraft Changes Orbit To Support Mars 2020 Rover Operations

NASA’s next big mission will be the launch and landing of the Mars 2020 rover on the surface of the Red Planet. To support that mission, an existing NASA spacecraft is changing its orbit. That spacecraft is MAVEN, Mars Atmosphere and Volatile...
Related topics: NASA, Mars Rover Curiosity, Space, Mars

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Us To Extend Use Of Russia's Soyuz For Iss Missions Until April 2020 - Source

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States will extend the use of Russian Soyuz spacecraft to bring NASA astronauts to the International Space Station and ensure their return to Earth until April 2020, a Russian space industry source told Sputnik.
Related topics: International Space Station, NASA, Space, Astronaut

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The Space Station's New 3-d Printer Recycles Old Plastic Into Custom Tools

Last week, Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus spacecraft departed the International Space Station, having delivered a batch of new experiments and cargo. Among them was the Refabricator, a new machine that will not only make objects on demand things for...
Related topics: International Space Station, Space, Northrop Grumman

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