Japan’s X-ray satellite and ‘Moon Sniper’ lunar lander are ready to launch
An artist’s depiction shows what the “Moon Sniper” mission will look like after landing on the lunar surface. JAXA. Editor’s Note: Sign up for …
Live coverage: SpaceX Falcon 9 to launch 22 Starlink satellites from Cape Canaveral
SpaceX is getting ready for its second Falcon 9 mission of the day. Following the successful launch of a four-member crew to the International Space Station early Saturday, it will send 22 second-generation Starlink satellites into orbit at 9:05 p.m. …
NASA sees giant sunspot that could disrupt Earth’s power grids this week
NASA scientists recently spotted a massive sunspot on the surface of the Sun, which could spell some problems for Earth this week as it continues to expand and face our planet. NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover, which is mainly designed to explore the …
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Space News: NASA selects geology team for the first crewed Artemis lunar landing
NASA’s Artemis III mission will land astronauts, including the first woman to land on the Moon, near the lunar South Pole to advance scientific discovery and pave the way for long-term lunar exploration. “Science is one of the pillars of Artemis,” said Dr.
Colorado Skies: Many legends flow from the Milky Way
Of the celestial wonders that greet observers of the late summertime Colorado sky, none is more impressive to the naked eye than the faint irregular band of light that we call the Milky Way. Sweeping down from …
Somatic genetic variants: A genomic revolution hiding inside our cells
After fertilisation, the combined single cell, with the 23 chromosomes, starts to divide, copying the genetic material over and over to nearly a trillion cells – which make up the human body.
A Protein Guardian of Our Genes and Immune System Identified
Summary: Researchers identified a critical protein called midnolin that degrades short-lived nuclear proteins, solving a long-standing biological mystery. These proteins play essential roles in gene expression, affecting brain development, learning, …
Astronomers Discover Mysterious Dark Spot On Neptune
The astronomers also discovered an unexpected smaller bright spot adjacent to the dark spot. … Astronomers observed a mysterious dark spot in Neptune’s atmosphere for the first time from Earth. The observation was made using the European Southern …
Russia declares new space race but China’s not competing
This is about ensuring defensive capabilities and achieving technological sovereignty.” Roscosmos had been keen to beat a rival Indian spacecraft, Chandrayaan-3, to achieve a soft landing near the lunar south pole. The …
Telescope spots giant question mark floating around the cosmos
The luminous, hot star Wolf-Rayet 124 (WR 124) is prominent at the center of the James Webb Space Telescope’s composite image combining near-infrared and mid-infrared wavelengths of light from Webb’s Near-Infrared Camera and Mid-Infrared Instrument.