Weekly Space Hangout: October 7, 2019 – Marina Kounkel talks Stars and How They Form

Weekly Space Hangout: October 7, 2019 – Marina Kounkel talks Stars and How They Form Hosts:Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain)Sondy Springmann (@sondy) Beth Johnson (@planetarypan) Michael Rodruck (@michaelrodruck) This week we welcome Dr. Marina Kounkel, a postdoctoral scholar in the Physics and Astronomy Department at the Western Washington University. Her research focuses on observing the […]

Carnival of Space #632

Carnival of Space #632 It’s that time again! This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Pamela Hoffman at the Everyday Spacer blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #632. And if you’re interested in looking back, here’s an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space. If you’ve got a space-related blog, you should […]

NASA is Working on Electric Airplanes

NASA is Working on Electric Airplanes One of the chief aims of space agencies and commercial aerospace these days is reducing the associated costs of space exploration. When it comes right down to it, it is still very expensive to send rockets into orbit, never mind sending them beyond Earth. But it’s not just the […]

NASA is Going to Test 25 New Technologies in Upcoming Aircraft, Balloon and Sub-Orbital Rocket Flights

NASA is Going to Test 25 New Technologies in Upcoming Aircraft, Balloon and Sub-Orbital Rocket Flights NASA’s Flight Opportunities program has selected 25 space technologies for further testing. They’re testing the technologies on aircraft, balloons, and sub-orbital rocket flights. NASA hopes to learn a lot about each of the technologies with this rigorous testing, without […]

Astronomers Find Cyanide Gas in Interstellar Object 2I/Borisov, but Don’t Panic Like it’s 1910

Astronomers Find Cyanide Gas in Interstellar Object 2I/Borisov, but Don’t Panic Like it’s 1910 An international team of astronomers recently obtained spectra from the interstellar comet 2I/Borisov, which confirmed the presence of cyanide gas. The post Astronomers Find Cyanide Gas in Interstellar Object 2I/Borisov, but Don’t Panic Like it’s 1910 appeared first on Universe Today. […]

Hayabusa 2 Has Sent its Last Rover to Ryugu

Hayabusa 2 Has Sent its Last Rover to Ryugu Japan’s Hayabusa 2 mission to asteroid Ryugu has reached one of its final milestones, if not its climax. The sample-return spacecraft has launched the Minerva-II2 rover at the asteroid. This is the last of four rovers that Hayabusa 2 is deploying on Ryugu. Minerva-II2 is actually […]

InSight Has Already Detected 21 Marsquakes

InSight Has Already Detected 21 Marsquakes The SEIS (Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure) instrument on NASA’s InSight lander has sensed 21 Marsquakes since it was deployed on December 19th, 2018. It actually sensed over 100 events to date, but only 21 of them have been identified as Marsquakes. SEIS is extremely sensitive so mission scientists […]

Is the Milky Way Gaining or Losing Mass?

Is the Milky Way Gaining or Losing Mass? According to a study by The Milky Way Halo Research Group, we now know how quickly the Milky Way is losing and gaining new material – which is key to understanding how it changes over time. The post Is the Milky Way Gaining or Losing Mass? appeared […]