Soyuz lands safely in Kazakhstan to end record-breaking mission; Rubio: “It’s good to be home”
The Soyuz MS-23 spacecraft descends under its parachute in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan. Image: NASA/Bill Ingalls. NASA astronaut Frank Rubio and two Russian cosmonauts undocked from the International Space Station and plunged …
Harvest moon 2023, the last supermoon of the year, kicks off fall stargazing on Sept. 29
This Friday’s full moon will be a somewhat special one in that it will carry the title of “Harvest Moon” for those living in the Northern Hemisphere. The moon officially will turn full when it reaches a spot in the sky opposite (180-degrees) to the sun …
Watch a 180-year-old star eruption unfold in new time-lapse movie (video)
Observations from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory show how the faint X-ray shell surrounding Eta Carinae has expanded over time. (Image credit: NASA/SAO/GSFC/M. Corcoran et al.).
NASA opens OSIRIS-REx’s asteroid-sample canister (photos)
OSIRIS-REx’s asteroid-sample canister just creaked open for the first time in more than seven years. Scientists at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston lifted the canister’s outer lid on Tuesday (Sept. 26), two days after OSIRIS-REx’s return …
What does spending more than a year in space do to the human body?
Nasa astronaut Frank Rubio has just returned from a record-breaking 371 days in space onboard the ISS, but the trip may have altered his muscles, brain and even the bacteria living in his gut. W. With a few handshakes, a brief photoshoot and a wave, …
Webb spots a building block of life on Jupiter’s moon Europa
Two independent teams of astronomers used the James Webb Space Telescope to observe the frozen surface of Europa, and each analysis of the space observatory’s detections revealed an abundance of carbon dioxide within a specific region of the frigid terrain …
The Washington Post
New York City is sinking. These spots are sinking fastest.
A runway at LaGuardia Airport, Arthur Ashe Stadium, Interstate 78 — which includes the Holland Tunnel — and Highway 440, which connects New Jersey and Staten Island, are all sinking at more than 2 millimeters a year, researchers found.
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Nothing’s the Matter With Antimatter, New Experiment Confirms
A worker in a hard hat and with several straps over his clothing helps guide a. Installing a magnetic apparatus containing anti-hydrogen as part of the Antihydrogen Laser Physics Apparatus collaboration at CERN in …
A far-off asteroid brought to life in 3D
The asteroid Bennu is one of the most likely objects to collide with Earth – and a time capsule from the Solar System’s early days. Nasa’s Osiris-Rex mission has captured it in never-before-seen detail. Osiris-Rex mission members recovering capsule …
What 1 year in space does to the body as NASA astronaut Frank Rubio returns home
Experts say spending a prolonged period in space — especially one year — comes with many changes to human physiology and psychology. One of the biggest changes comes from spending time in microgravity, which allows astronauts to …