Submitted by Luis Georg on Sun, 10/30/2016 - 19:51
Elon Musk-led SpaceX has indicated that it is close to solve the mystery over what caused the Falcon 9 rocket explosion during a test firing in early September. After the crash, Elon Musk had asked scientific community to help the company figure out the cause of explosion. The investigation was jointly conducted by the Federal Aviation Association, NASA and the U.S. Air Force. The mission exploded while the fuel tanks were being prepped at the Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral in Florida.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Sun, 10/30/2016 - 08:39
The origin of Orientale Basin on the Moon, a 580 miles wide Bull’s-Eye crater surrounded by three concentric rings, has long been perplexing scientists. But, a new study has apparently solved that mystery.
Using data collected by NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) space probe, a team of scientists peered beneath the Moon’s surface and pieced together information about the crater’s origin.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Thu, 10/27/2016 - 06:09
Providing astronomers first of its kind glimpse into how multiple-star systems come into existence, Chile-based ALMA telescope has captured a litter of newborn stars emerging from the same disk of gas and dust.
The image captured by the powerful telescope shows a triple-star system, with two young stars forming in a spiral around an older star. It confirms the major theory that states how multiple stars wind up close to each other.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Wed, 10/26/2016 - 06:32
Two astronomers, viz. Ermanno Borra and Eric Trottier of the Quebec-based Université Laval, claimed to have found evidence of intelligent alien life but their claim has raised some scientists’ eyebrows.
Borra and Trottier examined more than 2 million stars catalogued from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, and determined that 234 of them exhibit spectral modulation or rapid bursts of light. They said the signals from the stars are consistent with signals from an alien civilization sending tremendously rapid optical pulses predicted previously in an earlier research paper by Borra.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Tue, 10/25/2016 - 06:02
The Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo ship that recently arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) will remain tethered to the orbiting lab for weeks to allow space station crew to unload the vessel and then reload it with trash and release it to burn up in the atmosphere.
Around a week after its launch, the Cygnus cargo ship loaded with equipment and supplies docked with the ISS at 7:28 a.m. EDT (GMT-4) on Sunday. It was pulled up grabbed by the space station’s robotic arm operated by Japanese astronaut Takuya Onishi and NASA crewmate Kate Rubins.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Mon, 10/24/2016 - 17:51
Astronomers have unveiled a detailed map of Milky Way Galaxy with incredible details about the galaxy, using the presence of hydrogen and mapping it meticulously. The detailed map of Milky Way Galaxy has been generated using telescopes with high sensitivity in Germany and Australia. By using the distribution of hydrogen across the Milky Way, astronomers have been able to map amazing map of the galaxy.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Mon, 10/24/2016 - 05:31
Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday, October 23rd, American space agency NASA announced.
According to a NASA statement, the spacecraft designated OA-5 under the agency’s Commercial Resupply Services 1 (CRS-1) contract docked with the ISS at 10:53 a.m. EDT, nearly 250 miles above the Indian Ocean.
Frank Culbertson, the president of Orbital’s Space Systems Group, called the OA-5 mission ‘distinct’ and ‘special’ to their entire team.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Sun, 10/23/2016 - 04:58
The ExoMars lander has possibly crash landed on the Red Planet, as a NASA satellite provided some images of the joint mission of the European Space Agency and Roscosmos. The Schiaparelli lander possibly hit the right spot selected by ExoMars mission team but the speed was probably much higher than planned. The lander might have ended up in an explosion the moment it hit the surface, as per initial estimates. The European Space Agency team was unable to get any signal from Schiaparelli Mars lander.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Sat, 10/22/2016 - 05:10
Piecing together billions of telescope observations at Australia-based Parkes Observatory and Germany-based Effelsberg 100-m Radio Telescope, a team of international researchers has created a detailed map of hydrogen in the Milky Way as well as some of its surrounding galaxies.
Hydrogen is the most abundant element in space, accounting for the creation of stars and galaxies. A better understanding of this element is expected to help scientists solve mysteries about our galaxies and the universe as a whole.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Thu, 10/20/2016 - 09:17
Three new crew members including two cosmonauts from Russia and one astronaut from the United States will join other members at the International Space Station. The Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft blasted off from Kazakhstan on Wednesday. NASA's Shane Kimbrough and Russians Sergey Ryzhikov and AndreyBorisenko will travel for two days before the Soyuz spacecraft will dock with the docking station at ISS.
The International Space Station orbits around 250 miles above the planet. Due to technical issues, the launch of Soyuz spacecraft was delayed from its earlier schedule on September 23.