Russian Module Unexpectedly Fires Thrusters After Docking to ISS

Serious drama unfolded in low Earth orbit today when the newly arrived Nauka module, for reasons unknown, began to fire its thrusters after docking to the ISS.

3 hours ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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New Lightweight Rocket Fuel Tank Ditches Metal for Carbon Fiber and Plastic

With the support of the European Space Agency, German aerospace company MT Aerospace has developed a unique design for a small-scale rocket fuel tank made of a carbon-fiber reinforced plastic.

1 day, 2 hours ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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Physicists See Light Echoing From Behind a Black Hole for the First Time

Astrophysicists have detected light coming from the far side of a black hole, using telescopes to see physics predicted by Einstein’s theory of general relativity but not yet directly observed.

1 day, 13 hours ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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Newly Launched ‘Galileo Project’ Will Hunt for Alien Technologies in Our Midst

A new project seeks to uncover evidence of aliens, not by gazing upon distant star systems but by finding traces of their technologies inside our solar system—and even on Earth.

2 days, 6 hours ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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Bezos Says He’ll Spend $2 Billion on a Lunar Lander in Exchange for a NASA Contract

Jeff Bezos—the world’s richest “astronaut” and sour grape—has written an open letter to NASA administrator Bill Nelson, saying Blue Origin will cover billions in NASA costs in exchange for a contract to build a lunar lander that will deliver astronauts to the Moon in 2024.

3 days, 7 hours ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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Water Vapor Potentially Detected in the Atmosphere of Ganymede, Biggest Moon in the Solar System

In 1998, the Hubble’s Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) instrument took two ultraviolet images of Ganymede, which revealed bands in the moon’s atmosphere similar to Earth’s aurorae, which would mean the moon had a permanent magnetic field.

3 days, 15 hours ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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Russian Pirs Module Successfully Detaches From ISS to Make Room for Incoming Nauka

on Monday, July 26, an uncrewed Progress MS-16 transport cargo vehicle, along with the Pirs docking station, undocked from the ISS, according to a NASA statement.

4 days ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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With Successful 10th Flight, Ingenuity Has Now Flown More Than a Mile on Mars

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter successfully completed its 10th flight on Mars on Saturday, bringing its total distance flown on the Red Planet to more than one mile (roughly 1.60 kilometers) and capturing important images to help out its friend, the Perseverance rover.

4 days, 15 hours ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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Russian Module Headed for the ISS Is Still Having Problems

Russia’s newly launched International Space Station module Nauka is still in the fight as of Friday afternoon, as early reports indicate that the module’s backup engines have fired successfully.

6 days, 10 hours ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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NASA Captures Spooky Photo of the Moon's Shadow on Earth During an Eclipse

Today NASA shared an image of that shadow, taken by the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) aboard NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory nearly a million miles from Earth.

6 days, 19 hours ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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Russia Averts Possible Disaster as New Space Station Module Finally Reaches Proper Orbit

Russia’s new space station module, dubbed Nauka, is currently en route to the ISS, but the spacecraft initially failed to complete its first orbit-raising burn, leading to concerns that it might not complete the trip.

1 week ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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A Dozen 'Marsquakes' Clue Scientists In to the Red Planet's Interior

The first direct seismic observations of Mars by NASA’s InSight Lander have been reported, giving scientists a tantalizing look at the composition of the rocky world currently 236 million miles from us.

1 week ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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Watch Live as Russia Launches Its New ISS Module and Europe’s Robotic Arm

The purpose of the mission is to deliver Russia’s new “Nauka” module to the ISS, along with a sleek new robotic arm built by a European consortium.

1 week, 1 day ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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Rebooted Hubble Telescope Wastes No Time, Captures Cool New Pics of Misfit Galaxies

It was looking grim there for a while, but Hubble is back in business after a computer glitch kept the space telescope offline for over a month.

1 week, 2 days ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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Physicists Get a Unique View of a Destroyed Comet

But NASA and the European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter just flew near what’s left of ATLAS, giving scientists a rare look at what happens to a comet’s tail when it’s no longer tailing anything.

1 week, 3 days ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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Curiosity rover might be sitting near microbe 'burps' on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover might be sitting near a wealth of information that might hint at signs of life on Mars.

1 week, 4 days ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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Hubble Space Telescope Is Back

The announcement will bring a sigh of relief to space lovers, following a month of anxiety over whether the aging technology could be resuscitated at all after it slipped into a non-operational safety mode in mid-June.

1 week, 6 days ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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$28 Million Ticket-Holder for Jeff Bezos’s Flight to Space Suddenly Has Something Better to Do

The person who paid $28 million for a seat to the edge of space with billionaire Amazon magnate Jeff Bezos on one of his Blue Origin rockets has decided they have better things to do.

2 weeks ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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NASA Identifies ‘Possible Cause’ of Hubble Glitch

The Hubble recovery team thinks it’s finally tracked down a problem that’s kept the space telescope out of commission for over a month.

2 weeks ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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Enormous Inbound Comet Appears as ‘Beautiful Little Fuzzy Dot’ in New Image

Comet Bernardinelli-Bernstein, as it’s now known, won’t make its closest approach to the Sun for another 10 years, but the object is already showing signs of life, as this wonderful new image shows.

2 weeks ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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