Watch Rocket Lab launch 4 private satellites, recover booster early Jan. 31
a white, red and green rocket launches into a blue sky. A Rocket Lab Electron vehicle launches 34 satellites to orbit on the “There and Back Again” mission on May …
SpaceX to launch 2 rockets 3 hours apart today in Starlink doubleheader
SpaceX plans to launch two more batches of its Starlink internet satellites today (Jan. 28), in doubleheader liftoffs just three hours apart. A Falcon 9 rocket topped with 23 Starlink spacecraft is scheduled to launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center …
SKA telescope 1st light! Milky Way core and more
First light for SKA: White dish-style telescope in front of blue sky with SKAMPI, a prototype radio telescope at the Square Kilometre Array Observatory (SKAO) South Africa site in Karoo, has observed the southern sky in its “first light” image (see below).
Live coverage: SpaceX to launch first of planned back-to-back Falcon 9 Starlink missions
SpaceX is preparing for a busy week to close out the month of January. Two Starlink flights are set to kick things off as the company prepares to launch a Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft to the International Space Station for the first time.
Oldest-known black hole is eating its galaxy
| This image – captured by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2016 – shows the location of galaxy GN-z11. A supermassive black hole – the oldest-known black hole we know about at this time – lies in the center of this galaxy. Image via NASA/ ESA/ P. Oesch (Yale …
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NASA’s Perseverance Rover Confirms Presence of Ancient Lake on Mars; Revives Hope For Traces of Life
The research, published in the journal Science Advances, shows that at some point, the crater filled with water, depositing layers of sediments on the crater floor. The lake subsequently shrank and sediments carried by …
NASA helicopter’s mission ends after three years on Mars
This NASA photo obtained January 25, 2024 shows the Ingenuity Mars helicopter’s rotor blade damaged during flight landing. NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter, which made history by achieving the first powered flight on another world, has officially ended …
SpaceX rockets to launch Sunday and Tuesday, including mission to International Space Station
Grab that camera: Prepare for a pair of SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches Sunday night and Tuesday afternoon from Florida’s Space Coast. First up — though SpaceX has yet to publicly announce this Starlink 6-38 mission — a Federal Aviation Administration …
New fossils suggest kelp forests have swayed in the seas for at least 32 million years
The kelp forests that hug the Pacific coastline are an underwater jungle. They’re a thicket of colossal algae intermixed with a pageant of life that includes snails, urchins, sea lions, sea otters, and a host of seabirds.
Here’s the moon missions all the world’s major space programs are working on now
Landing a spacecraft on the moon puts Japan in a club with the United States, the Soviet Union, India and China. When are they each going back?