SpaceX’s Third Starship Prototype Collapsed Last Night

SpaceX’s Third Starship Prototype Collapsed Last Night SpaceX suffered another setback with its development of the Starship last night when a third prototype (SN3) suffered a structural failure during testing and collapsed. The post SpaceX’s Third Starship Prototype Collapsed Last Night appeared first on Universe Today. Universe Today Go to Source

Carnival of Space #657

Carnival of Space #657 This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Brian Wang at his Next Big Future blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #657 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 really join the carnival. […]

Stratolaunch Shows Off its New Hypersonic Testing Vehicle

Stratolaunch Shows Off its New Hypersonic Testing Vehicle A year ago, the high-altitude launch company Stratolaunch flew the world’s largest aircraft. Now, Stratolaunch has revealed the designs of two hypersonic aircraft plus a reusable space plane that will be launched from its giant Carrier Aircraft launch plane. The company hopes to begin test flights of […]

New Find Shows Uranus Loses Atmosphere to its Magnetic Field

New Find Shows Uranus Loses Atmosphere to its Magnetic Field NASA’s researchers at the Goddard Space Flight Center recently did just that, looking at Voyager 2’s lone encounter with the planet Uranus to uncover an amazing find, as the planet seems to be losing its atmosphere to it’s lop-sided magnetic field at a high rate. […]

Mapping Out the Water on the Moon

Mapping Out the Water on the Moon Using LRO data, the ESA recently created a map of water ice on the Moon, which will aid in future exploration and resource prospecting The post Mapping Out the Water on the Moon appeared first on Universe Today. Universe Today Go to Source

This Galaxy Has Only One Spiral Arm

This Galaxy Has Only One Spiral Arm There are all kinds of odd things in the sky. Things that defy our naming conventions, and our attempts to understand them. For instance, NGC 4618, the one-armed galaxy. A spiral galaxy with only one arm may not top the list of cosmic oddities, but it does capture […]

Astronomers perform variability study of the blazar 3FGL J0449.4-4350

Astronomers perform variability study of the blazar 3FGL J0449.4-4350 Chinese astronomers have conducted a gamma-ray and optical variability analysis of the blazar 3FGL J0449.4-4350. The new research, presented in a paper published March 25 on arXiv.org, reports the detection of possible quasi-periodic oscillation (QPO) from the source and provides more insights into the origin of […]

Density fluctuations in the solar wind based on type III radio bursts

Density fluctuations in the solar wind based on type III radio bursts Type III bursts are among the strongest radio signals routinely observed by both space-borne and ground-based instruments. They are generated via the plasma emission mechanism, when beams of suprathermal electrons interact with the ambient plasma, triggering radio emissions at the plasma frequency (the […]

Astronaut Pee Will Help Build Bases on the Moon

Astronaut Pee Will Help Build Bases on the Moon In a strange development, a new ESA-supported study has shown that urine could actually help astronauts build bases on the Moon The post Astronaut Pee Will Help Build Bases on the Moon appeared first on Universe Today. Universe Today Go to Source

SpaceX Almost Ready to Start Testing its Third Starship Prototype. Let’s Hope it Doesn’t Explode

SpaceX Almost Ready to Start Testing its Third Starship Prototype. Let’s Hope it Doesn’t Explode Musk recently posted photos of the latest Starship prototype, which were recently assembled and shipped to Boca Chica to begin testing. The post SpaceX Almost Ready to Start Testing its Third Starship Prototype. Let’s Hope it Doesn’t Explode appeared first […]

Hubble finds best evidence for elusive mid-sized black hole

Hubble finds best evidence for elusive mid-sized black hole Astronomers have found the best evidence for the perpetrator of a cosmic homicide: a black hole of an elusive class known as “intermediate-mass,” which betrayed its existence by tearing apart a wayward star that passed too close. phys.org Go to Source

This Galaxy is the Very Definition of “Flocculent”

This Galaxy is the Very Definition of “Flocculent” I know you’re Googling “flocculent” right now, unless you happen to be a chemist, or maybe a home brewer. You could spend each day of your life staring at a different galaxy, and you’d never even come remotely close to seeing even a tiny percentage of all […]

Electron-eating neon causes star to collapse

Electron-eating neon causes star to collapse An international team of researchers has found that neon inside a certain massive star can consume the electrons in the core, a process called electron capture, which causes the star to collapse into a neutron star and produce a supernova. phys.org Go to Source