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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Weekly Space Hangout: April 1, 2020 – Dr. Robert B. Hayes and Radiation Shielding in Space

Weekly Space Hangout: April 1, 2020 – Dr. Robert B. Hayes and Radiation Shielding in Space Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Pam Hoffman (EverydaySpacer.com / @EverydaySpacer) Michael Rodruck (@michaelrodruck) Announcements: This week we are airing Fraser’s prerecorded interview with Dr. Robert B. Hayes, Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering at North […]

Are the Gaps in These Disks Caused by Planets?

Are the Gaps in These Disks Caused by Planets? Astronomers like observing distant young stars as they form. Stars are born out of a molecular cloud, and once enough of the matter in that cloud clumps together, fusion ignites and a star begins its life. The leftover material from the formation of the star is […]

How Will Clouds Obscure the View of Exoplanet Surfaces?

How Will Clouds Obscure the View of Exoplanet Surfaces? A new study shows how the presence of a cloud layer could make it harder for the James Webb Space Telescope to detect water on exoplanets. The post How Will Clouds Obscure the View of Exoplanet Surfaces? appeared first on Universe Today. Universe Today Go to […]

Highest Resolution Mosaic Image of the Surface of Bennu

Highest Resolution Mosaic Image of the Surface of Bennu NASA and the University of Arizona have released a stunning new global map of asteroid Bennu. At 2 inches (5 cm) per pixel, this is the highest-resolution global map of any planetary body. This hi-res map will help guide the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft to the surface of […]

Even More Repeating Fast Radio Bursts Discovered

Even More Repeating Fast Radio Bursts Discovered The CHIME radio telescope array has detected nine new fast radio bursts on repeat, which are revealing things about this strange phenomenon The post Even More Repeating Fast Radio Bursts Discovered appeared first on Universe Today. Universe Today Go to Source