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Recently we have witnessed history in the making and celebrated the success of Falcon Heavy launch. As an illustration, Alborz Design paid tribute to this event by rendering beautiful 3D animations of the most powerful rocket emerging.
On the 6th of February 2018, at 3:45 p.m. EST (20:45 UTC), SpaceX successfully sent the world’s most powerful rocket into space. Moreover, Falcon […]
Russia has conceded that a high-profile space failure in November last year occurred because scientists programmed a rocket carrying a US$45 million weather russian satellite with the wrong coordinates.
In comments to Russian state TV last week, deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin admitted the Meteor-M weather satellite was effectively under the impression it had launched from […]
Traveling above Jupiter at more than 130,000 miles per hour, NASA’s $1 billion Juno probe took its ninth set of stunning flyby images on October 24. But the sun slipped between the giant planet and Earth for more than a week, blocking the spacecraft from beaming home its precious bounty of data.
Now that the conjunction is over, however, new […]
Elon Musk wants to direct all of his space program resources into the SpaceX BFR.
This week SpaceX CEO and lead designer Elon Musk provided an update of SpaceX vision to make life multiplanetary and colonize Mars. Previous name for the colonization class SpaceX booster&spaceship – “Interplanetary Transport System” – has been dropped and now Musk referred to it by […]
The next opportunity to visit Titan again isn’t going to be until 2034 at a minimum.
And that’s assuming that a Titan probe gets selected as the next New Frontiers mission- which is not that likely, given that just 2 of the 12 entries are Titan probes, and that Titan is facing serious competition from worlds like […]
Actually, it spat out two X-class solar flares, on the morning of 6 September EDT. These are the biggest class of solar flare there is, and the largest explosions in our solar system, with loops of plasma tens of times the size of the Earth.
Solar flares are giant explosions on the surface of the sun that occur […]
This infographic should be a notification for you to mark the 21th of August on your calendar. It’s The Great American Eclipse after all! The total phase of this total solar eclipse will be visible from a narrow path spanning all across the USA from the West Coast to the East Coast (see map and local times below), weather permitting. In the surrounding areas, […]
Some interesting things about Curiosity:
It travels at about 5cm a second to preserve power. It takes like 45 minutes to get it across a football Field;
At one point scientists started to drive Curiosity backwards to even out the wear and tear of the front and back wheels. This is due to sharp rocks […]
What a time to be alive! NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable planets zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water.
The discovery sets […]
Sometimes it’s the little touches like the Night Sky Envelope that really pull a design together.
You might not be able to give your BFFs the world, but at least you can send them the starry night sky. Japan Trend Shop is selling envelopes that contain entire galaxies inside them. Once your friend neatly opens the package and removes […]