Some Stars Could Support as Many as 7 Habitable Planets

Some Stars Could Support as Many as 7 Habitable Planets A new study by a team of astronomers and planetary scientists calculate that some stars could have as many as 7 habitable planets orbiting them! The post Some Stars Could Support as Many as 7 Habitable Planets appeared first on Universe Today. Universe Today Go […]

Juno Captures Pictures of Ganymede for the First Time

Juno Captures Pictures of Ganymede for the First Time On July 5, 2016, NASA’s Juno spacecraft arrived around Jupiter, becoming the second mission in history to study the gas giant from orbit – the last being the Galileo spacecraft, which orbited Jupiter from 1995 to 2003. Since then, the spacecraft has gathered data on Jupiter’s […]

Earth Observation Satellites Could be Flown Much Lower than Current Altitudes and Do Better Science

Earth Observation Satellites Could be Flown Much Lower than Current Altitudes and Do Better Science Satellite engineers know what every photographer knows: get close to your subject to get better pictures. Not just visible light pictures, but all across the spectrum. The lower altitude also improves things like radar, lidar, communications, and gps. But when […]

Perseverance Rover Rumbles Off the Launchpad to Mars

Perseverance Rover Rumbles Off the Launchpad to Mars NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover is now successfully on its journey to Mars, launching from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 7:50 am EDT (1150 GMT). Just minutes before the Atlas 5 rocket rumbled off the launchpad, a 2.9 magnitude earthquake rumbled […]

Russia Just Tested an Anti-Satellite Weapon

Russia Just Tested an Anti-Satellite Weapon The United States and Russia/USSR have been adversaries for a long time. Their heated rivarly stretches back to the waning days of WW2, when the enormous Red Army was occupying large swathes of eastern Europe, and the allies recognized the inherent threat. The Cold War followed, when the two […]