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NASA probe speeds in the course of the solar’s environment, captures sizzling photograph of Mercury

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe recently dove deeper into the sun’s atmosphere than any spacecraft before. And it has the photos to prove it.  Launched four months ago, the heavily-shielded probe — an exploration craft that will swoop progressively closer to the sun over the next six years — came within 16.9 million miles of the...CONTINUE READING

Virgin Galactic’s most up-to-date take a look at flight appears to be like lovely dang spectacular in a brand new video

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Virgin Galactic flies to the brink of area for 1st time, environment the degree for business missions

And just like that, Virgin Galactic made it to space. For the first time in the company‘s 14-year history, the Richard Branson space outfit has sent one of their suborbital SpaceShipTwo spacecraft to space — at least by their definition.  A test flight on Thursday brought the company‘s VSS Unity ship — carrying two co-pilots...CONTINUE READING

The Geminid meteor bathe peaks this week, and it is going to be a different one

Get ready for what might be the best meteor shower of 2018.  The Geminid meteor shower, which peaks late at night on Thursday into the wee hours of the morning Friday, could bring more than 100 meteors per hour to light pollution-free skies in dark areas around the world, according to NASA. That’s a whole...CONTINUE READING

NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft is now flying in the course of the stars

Voyager 2, at 11 billion miles from Earth, has entered the stars.  Monday morning NASA announced that the legendary exploration spacecraft had left a protective bubble produced by the sun’s wind and energy, called the heliosphere, and is now hurtling through interstellar space.  Voyager 2 is the second spacecraft to ever reach the outer limits...CONTINUE READING

How NASA recorded the eerie Martian wind, with out a microphone

Cold winds constantly blow across the wide Martian plains of Elysium Planitia, and NASA unexpectedly recorded the sound of these extraterrestrial gusts.  Although NASA sent the InSight lander to Mars to study Mars’ earthquakes and geology, the robot’s scientists discovered that one of InSight’s instruments picked up audio of wind gusting against the machine’s metal...CONTINUE READING

SpaceX successfully launches to the space station but misses the landing

Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched to space on Wednesday, but it didn’t quite stick the landing. Elon Musk‘s SpaceX successfully lifted off from a launch pad in Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying 5,600 pounds of supplies inside a Dragon capsule destined for the International Space...CONTINUE READING

The incredible view of a rocket launch … from space

Not many of us will get a chance to see a rocket launch live from this angle in our lifetimes, but at least we can see the photos. European astronaut Alexander Gerst managed to photograph the launch of three new crewmembers to the International Space Station from his post aboard the orbiting laboratory. The pictures,...CONTINUE READING
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