China’s Mars-bound Tianwen-1 Takes a Selfie

China’s Mars-bound Tianwen-1 Takes a Selfie The CNSA (Chinese National Space Agency) has released an image of its Tianwen-1 spacecraft to coincide with the National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival. The spacecraft is on its way to Mars, and if the landing is successful, China will be only the third nation to successfully land a spacecraft […]

Starman Just Made his Closest Approach to Mars

Starman Just Made his Closest Approach to Mars In a interesting bit of SpaceX news, Starman and his cherry Tesla Roadster made their first flyby of Mars, and will be passing by Earth in less than a month! The post Starman Just Made his Closest Approach to Mars appeared first on Universe Today. Universe Today […]

This is a Landslide… on the Moon

This is a Landslide… on the Moon Landslides bringing you down? Landslides can be found all across our own planet Earth, on all seven continents plus the ocean floors. Similar large mass movements have been spotted around the Solar System on rocky worlds, including our companion, the Moon. This image from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter […]

Comet P1 NEOWISE Makes a Brief Late October Appearance

Comet P1 NEOWISE Makes a Brief Late October Appearance The Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) caught another intriguing object on August 2, 2020 as part of its extended sky survey mission, as Comet C/2020 P1 NEOWISE is set to become a fine binocular object in late October and early November. The post Comet […]

The Moon is the Perfect Spot for SETI

The Moon is the Perfect Spot for SETI A recent white paper submitted to the PSA Decadal Survey 2023-2032 recommends that a lunar observatory be built that can search the Universe for signs of intelligent life! The post The Moon is the Perfect Spot for SETI appeared first on Universe Today. Universe Today Go to […]

Radio Astronomers are Worried About Mega-Constellations and the Square Kilometer Array

Radio Astronomers are Worried About Mega-Constellations and the Square Kilometer Array With all the satellite constellations heading to space in the near future, there are concerns they will interfere with radio telescopes like the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) The post Radio Astronomers are Worried About Mega-Constellations and the Square Kilometer Array appeared first on Universe […]