SpaceX BFR – Elon Musk’s plan for making life multiplanetary

September 30th, 2017|

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 […]

As Cassini spacecraft makes its final approach to Saturn, is passing by Titan for the last time.

September 12th, 2017|

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 […]

One of the biggest Solar Flares of this century has affected Earth

September 7th, 2017|

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 […]

Infographic – A handy guide to Total Solar Eclipses

August 14th, 2017|

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, […]

Curiosity is getting old! NASA released his 5 year amazing time-lapse footage

August 9th, 2017|

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 […]

NASA reveals largest batch of earth-size, habitable planets around a single star

February 22nd, 2017|

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 […]

Night Sky Envelope – What better gift to send your friends?

July 28th, 2016|

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 […]

Underside view of the Space Shuttle Discovery as it approached the International Space Station

December 30th, 2015|

During STS-114 (the first “Return to Flight” Space Shuttle mission following the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster), the rendezvous pitch maneuver was performed by Commander Eileen Collins shortly before docking with the ISS at 11:18 UTC on July 28, 2005, when Space Shuttle Discovery was photographed by Commander Sergei Krikalev and Flight Engineer John L. Phillips, […]

A green plot of zinnias is growing inside International Space Station.

December 26th, 2015|

It’s starting to look a lot like springtime on the International Space Station. There’s a small garden of zinnia plants spreading their green leaves inside the VEG-01 mini-greenhouse, way up in orbit around Earth.

Astronauts don’t get a lot of access to fresh, green things. Mostly they get mushed-up spinach in a bag. The VEG-01 module […]

Hubble celebrates 25 years of unveiling the universe

April 24th, 2015|

In honor of the Hubble Space Telescope’s 25th anniversary on Friday, NASA representatives on Thursday unveiled an official celebratory image.

The image captures a section of Gum 29, a region of vigorous star birth around 20,000 light-years away from Earth in the constellation Carina. The glittering cluster you see is called Westerlund 2, and it’s made […]