Space

Earliest Gigantic Black Hole Storm Ever Discovered – Supermassive Black Hole a Telltale Sign...

Artist’s impression of a galactic wind driven by a supermassive black hole located in the center of a galaxy. The intense energy emanating from the black hole creates a galaxy-scale flow of gas that...

Hubble Spots a Galactic Powerhouse

By ESA/Hubble June 13, 2021 Hubble Space Telescope image of spiral galaxy NGC 3254. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, A. Riess et al. This image shows the spiral galaxy NGC 3254, observed using Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3...

Two Gaseous Planets Around a Bright Sun-Like Star

In this artist’s rendering, two gaseous planets orbit the bright star HD 152843. These planets were discovered through the citizen science project Planet Hunters TESS, in collaboration with professional scientists. Credit: NASA/Scott Wiessinger At night,...

Planning Pivotal Space Science Missions of the Future

Artist impressions of the themes proposed for ESA’s next series of Large-class missions, as part of the Voyage 2050 plan.The themes are moons of the giant planets, temperate exoplanets to the Milky Way, and...

NASA Approves Continued Development Asteroid Hunting Space Telescope

NEO Surveyor is a new mission proposal designed to discover and characterize most of the potentially hazardous asteroids that are near the Earth. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech The infrared space telescope is designed to help advance NASA’s...

ExoMars Rover Replica Begins Earth-Based Mission in “Mars Terrain Simulator”

Credit: Thales Alenia Space The replica ExoMars rover that will be used in the Rover Operations Control Centre to support mission training and operations is fully assembled and has completed its first drive around the...

See the Northrop Grumman Minotaur 1 Rocket Launch – Visiblity Map

By Keith Koehler, NASA's Wallops Flight Facility June 12, 2021 Credit: NASA Get up early June 15, grab a cup of coffee and watch the rise of Northrop Grumman’s Minotaur 1 rocket as it’s launched into space...

“The Line Is Getting Fuzzier” – Asteroids and Comets May Be More Similar Than...

Using data from several instruments onboard Rosetta, CASTRA’s team has modeled the properties of cometary dust in the environment of Comet 67P. Image credit – ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM As anyone who has ever tried to clean a...

A New Era of Spaceflight? Exciting Advances in Rocket Propulsion

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) has recently commissioned three private companies, Blue Origin, Lockheed Martin and General Atomics, to develop nuclear fission thermal rockets for use in lunar orbit. Such a development, if flown,...

Revolutionary Venus Mission Promises a “New Era” in the Exploration of Earth’s “Evil Twin”

The EnVision mission to Venus will explore why Earth’s closest neighbor is so different. Credit: NASA / JAXA / ISAS / DARTS / Damia Bouic / VR2Planets EnVision will be ESA’s next Venus orbiter, providing...