Future Astronauts Could Enjoy Fresh Vegetables From an Autonomous Orbital Greenhouse

Future Astronauts Could Enjoy Fresh Vegetables From an Autonomous Orbital Greenhouse A team from a Russian polytechnic university is working on an autonomous space module where fresh vegetables could be grown for astronauts. The post Future Astronauts Could Enjoy Fresh Vegetables From an Autonomous Orbital Greenhouse appeared first on Universe Today. Universe Today Go to […]

Weekly Space Hangout: February 26, 2020 – Czarina Salido of Time In Cosmology is ‘Taking Up Space’

Weekly Space Hangout: February 26, 2020 – Czarina Salido of Time In Cosmology is ‘Taking Up Space’ Hosts: Dr. Pamela Gay (Cosmoquest.org / @StarStryder ) Allen Versfeld (https://www.urban-astronomer.com/ / @uastronomer) Beth Johnson (@planetarypan) Moiya McTier (https://www.moiyamctier.com/ / @GoAstroMo) This week we welcome Czarina Salido to the Weekly Space Hangout. Czarina is the Executive Director of Time In Cosmology and the […]

Detecting Exoplanets Through Their Exoauroras

Detecting Exoplanets Through Their Exoauroras A team of scientists from the Netherlands have proposed an exciting new approach for finding exoplanets: look for signs of auroras! The post Detecting Exoplanets Through Their Exoauroras appeared first on Universe Today. Universe Today Go to Source

Carnival of Space #652

Carnival of Space #652 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 #652. 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 […]

Betelgeuse Is Brightening Again

Betelgeuse Is Brightening Again After an usual period of dimming Betelgeuse is growing brighter. But no supernova yet. The post Betelgeuse Is Brightening Again appeared first on Universe Today. Universe Today Go to Source

A New Kind of Rocket that’s Lightweight and Easier to Construct: a Rotating Detonating Engine. Unfortunately, it’s Also Completely Unpredictable

A New Kind of Rocket that’s Lightweight and Easier to Construct: a Rotating Detonating Engine. Unfortunately, it’s Also Completely Unpredictable A new type of engine – known as the rotating detonation engine – could revolutionize rocketry and make space exploration more cost-effective The post A New Kind of Rocket that’s Lightweight and Easier to Construct: […]

Who was Aristotle?

Who was Aristotle? In the history of science, few scholars have as much of an enduring influence as classical philosopher Aristotle, whose theories would become canon for almost 2000 years. The post Who was Aristotle? appeared first on Universe Today. Universe Today Go to Source

Solar Orbiter is Already Starting to Observe the Sun

Solar Orbiter is Already Starting to Observe the Sun The ESA’s Solar Orbiter, which took to space over earlier this month, recently sent back its first batch of data to mission controllers on Earth. The post Solar Orbiter is Already Starting to Observe the Sun appeared first on Universe Today. Universe Today Go to Source

Nutrient-Poor and Energy-Starved. How Life Might Survive at the Extremes in the Solar System

Nutrient-Poor and Energy-Starved. How Life Might Survive at the Extremes in the Solar System Our growing understanding of extremophiles here on Earth has opened up new possibilities in astrobiology. Scientists are taking another look at resource-poor worlds that appeared like they could never support life. One team of researchers is studying a nutrient-poor region of […]

Japan Is Sending a Lander to Phobos

Japan Is Sending a Lander to Phobos Sending a mission to moons of Mars has been on the wish list for mission planners and space enthusiasts for quite some time. For the past few years, however, a team of Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) engineers and scientists have been working on putting such a mission together. […]

Weekly Space Hangout: February 19, 2020 – John Thornton, CEO of Astrobotic

Weekly Space Hangout: February 19, 2020 – John Thornton, CEO of Astrobotic Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Brian Koberlein (BrianKoberlein.com / @BrianKoberlein) Carolyn Collins Petersen (TheSpaceWriter.com / @spacewriter) Michael Rodruck (@michaelrodruck) Tonight we are airing Fraser’s interview with John Thornton, CEO of Astrobotic Technology. John earned his Master of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in […]