Space   Tue 7 Jul 06:38 GMT

Hubble spots galaxy moving away from us at 3 million miles per hour

Hubble spots galaxy moving away from us at 3 million miles per hour

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured an image of a fleeing galaxy 60 million light-years away. The image was shared on Hubble's site Monday.

CNN - 11 hours ago

The 1st-ever Mars helicopter will start flying next year. Here's how.

The 1st-ever Mars helicopter will start flying next year. Here's how.

Ingenuity could pave the way for extensive exploration of the Martian skies.

space.com - 13 hours ago

Hubble Space Telescope spots 'feathered spiral' galaxy in deep space

Hubble Space Telescope spots 'feathered spiral' galaxy in deep space

Just days after it spotted a "bat shadow," the Hubble Space Telescope has found a "feathered spiral" galaxy in deep space.

Fox News - 15 hours ago

How To Change The World With Astronaut Leland Melvin

How To Change The World With Astronaut Leland Melvin

Astronaut Leland Melvin was training to perform a spacewalk at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory, a five million gallon pool that simulates space’s microgravity, when he realized something had gone wrong.

Forbes - a day ago

Space 'fireworks' highlight the violent birth of a star cluster in ALMA, Hubble image

Space 'fireworks' highlight the violent birth of a star cluster in ALMA, Hubble image

The cluster of stars itself is located in the Carina region of our galaxy, about 8000 light-years away.

Firstpost - a day ago

Op-ed | On the verge of a new era for space exploration? Assessing the impact of the ongoing crisis

Op-ed | On the verge of a new era for space exploration? Assessing the impact of the ongoing crisis

Establishing an international long-term sustainable lunar presence in partnership with the private sector remains the core focus in space exploration

SpaceNews - 2 days ago

Hubble just snapped one of its greatest images ever

Hubble just snapped one of its greatest images ever

The Hubble Space Telescope captured an image of a distant galaxy called NGC 2775 that sits 67 million light-years from Earth. The galaxy is packed with young stars and features a wide-open bulge in its center. Hubble’s mission is a joint effort between NASA a…

BGR - 3 days ago

Space 'fireworks' sparkle in eye-popping telescope view of star birth

Space 'fireworks' sparkle in eye-popping telescope view of star birth

ALMA and Hubble teamed up for a festive view of a star cluster just in time for July 4.

CNET - 4 days ago

SpaceX nails second Falcon nosecone recovery in one month

SpaceX nails second Falcon nosecone recovery in one month

SpaceX has successfully recovered two pairs of Falcon 9 payload fairings (nosecones) – one twice-flown – in one month after twin ships GO Ms. Tree and GO Ms. Chief returned to port on July 2nd. Around 45 minutes after Falcon 9 B1060 lifted off for the first t…

Teslarati - 4 days ago

Balloon trips to the edge of space by 2021

Balloon trips to the edge of space by 2021

A Florida company plans to fly passengers to the edge of space in a pressurized capsule suspended from a balloon, with test flights starting next year. But is it all hot air?

CNN - 4 days ago

This new, super-accurate way to pinpoint our solar system's center may help spot monster black hole crashes

This new, super-accurate way to pinpoint our solar system's center may help spot monster black hole crashes

The technique could aid the hunt for galaxy-warping gravitational waves.

space.com - 4 days ago

NASA astronauts conduct second spacewalk for space station power upgrades

NASA astronauts conduct second spacewalk for space station power upgrades

Early Wednesday, NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Robert Behnken began a spacewalk outside of the International Space Station to replace lithium ion batteries for one of the station's power channels. It is expected to last for seven hours.

CNN - 5 days ago

NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy set for next spacewalk days after losing a mirror in space

NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy set for next spacewalk days after losing a mirror in space

Early on Wednesday NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Bob Behnken will emerge from the International Space Station on a spacewalk to upgrade the orbiting lab’s power systems.

Fox News - 5 days ago

Astronaut Drops a Mirror During a Spacewalk. Now There's Another Piece of Space Junk

Astronaut Drops a Mirror During a Spacewalk. Now There's Another Piece of Space Junk

Oops. Dropping a mirror on Earth is only minor cause for concern, perhaps about the potential of some upcoming bad luck. Dropping a mirror while on a spacewalk means creating a potentially dangerous new piece of space junk, all while thousands of people watch…

Universe Today - 6 days ago

Watch SpaceX launch an updated GPS satellite for the US Space Force

Watch SpaceX launch an updated GPS satellite for the US Space Force

After a two-month delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, SpaceX is finally set to launch a new GPS satellite for the US Space Force out of Florida. This satellite will replace one of the older, less powerful GPS satellites currently in the system, part of an …

The Verge - 6 days ago

SpaceX set for rocket recovery first after US military satellite launch

SpaceX set for rocket recovery first after US military satellite launch

A SpaceX Falcon 9 is set to become the first commercial rocket to attempt to land after an operational launch for the US military, potentially paving the way for an even more significant milestone somewhere down the road. Featuring brand new booster B1060 and…

Teslarati - 6 days ago

Merging black holes blast out light… but not for the reason you'd think

Merging black holes blast out light… but not for the reason you'd think

When two black holes eat each other, they release a lot of energy. A lot. A significant fraction of the mass of the black holes is converted into energy, radiating away as gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of spacetime. These can have as much energy …

SYFY WIRE - 7 days ago

Flying Snakes Can Travel Remarkable Distances, Now Scientists Know How

Flying Snakes Can Travel Remarkable Distances, Now Scientists Know How

A snake researcher always wondered how flying snakes propelled themselves. Then, someone told him he should work with the snakes in The Cube — a vast theater space with cameras everywhere.

NPR - 7 days ago

Why a rocket launch can’t unite us right now

Why a rocket launch can’t unite us right now

SpaceX’s historic launch occurred as police broke out in violence across the country, against protestors who took to the streets to make a stand against the killing of George Floyd. NASA and the space industry have tried to stay in a celebratory bubble, but n…

The Verge - 7 days ago

NASA’s New Moon-Bound Space Suits Will Get a Boost From AI

NASA’s New Moon-Bound Space Suits Will Get a Boost From AI

Engineers are turning to generative design algorithms to build components for NASA’s next-generation space suit—the first major update in decades.

Wired - 7 days ago

ISS looks like Star Wars TIE fighter as it crosses the sun in NASA image

ISS looks like Star Wars TIE fighter as it crosses the sun in NASA image

Get a sensational view of the International Space Station.

CNET - 8 days ago

NASA will pay you to design a space toilet that works in lunar gravity

NASA will pay you to design a space toilet that works in lunar gravity

Got an idea for the ultimate lunar loo? You could cash in by helping NASA design a toilet that works in microgravity and on the moon.

CNET - 8 days ago

Space Station astronaut loses mirror during maintenance spacewalk

Space Station astronaut loses mirror during maintenance spacewalk

Part of NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy's spacesuit breaks off and floats away into space.

CNET - 9 days ago

NASA Space Maps Shows How Quarantine Has Changed Our Day-to-Day Lives

NASA Space Maps Shows How Quarantine Has Changed Our Day-to-Day Lives

Think family life is different because of COVID-19? Here's the bigger picture.

Yahoo Entertainment - 9 days ago

Black hole merger in deep space suggests universe’s darkest beings can create light

Black hole merger in deep space suggests universe’s darkest beings can create light

Analysis of a collision between two black holes in a distant region of space has revealed the existence of light, the first time such an association has been made with the phenomenon.

RT - 10 days ago

How NASA's Mars helicopter will reach the red planet's surface

How NASA's Mars helicopter will reach the red planet's surface

NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter will travel with the Perseverance rover through 314 million miles (505 million kilometers) of interplanetary space to get to Mars. But for the team working on the first experimental flight test on another planet, engineering t…

phys.org - 10 days ago

Two black holes collided in deep space. We may have seen it happen for the first time

Two black holes collided in deep space. We may have seen it happen for the first time

Astronomers may have seen the invisible: Light from a black hole merger.

CNET - 11 days ago

Roscosmos says it will send two tourists to the space station — and one will spacewalk

Roscosmos says it will send two tourists to the space station — and one will spacewalk

Roscosmos is working with US company Space Adventures to send two customers to the International Space Station by 2023 on a Soyuz rocket. And when they’re up there, one of the tourists will supposedly spacewalk, along with a Russian cosmonaut.

The Verge - 11 days ago

NASA astronauts prepare for two spacewalks

NASA astronauts prepare for two spacewalks

Early Friday, NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Robert Behnken will conduct a nearly seven-hour spacewalk outside of the International Space Station to replace lithium ion batteries for one of the station's power channels.

CNN - 11 days ago

Pluto was once hot and harbors oceans today, study finds

Pluto was once hot and harbors oceans today, study finds

Images from NASA's New Horizons space probe provide evidence that support experts claims of Pluto's 'hot start'. Oceans exist beneath its ice surface.

USA Today - 12 days ago

'Black neutron star' discovery baffles astronomers

'Black neutron star' discovery baffles astronomers

Laser labs that detect ripples in space-time may have witnessed a new class of cosmic object.

BBC News - 13 days ago

Photos may show a SpaceX 'UFO on stick' satellite dish for StarlinkBusiness Insider

Photos may show a SpaceX 'UFO on stick' satellite dish for StarlinkBusiness Insider

A Reddit user who drove by a SpaceX lot in Wisconsin took clear photos of what appears to be Starlink user terminal and ground station prototypes.

Business Insider - 13 days ago

Here's when you can watch SpaceX's next launch from Kennedy Space Center on Thursday

Here's when you can watch SpaceX's next launch from Kennedy Space Center on Thursday

If the schedule holds, a Falcon 9 rocket will carry another batch of Starlink satellites into orbit from Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday afternoon.

FOX 35 Orlando - 13 days ago