Category: astronomy

The Individuals Have Actually Elected on 2007 OR10’s Long term Recognize!

Meg Schwamb • Would perhaps 29, 2019 The Individuals Have Actually Elected on 2007 OR10’s Long term Recognize! The effects from the 2007 OR10 calling guidance contest remain in! Because of everyone that elected yet month. We’& rsquo; ve been surprised through your response. We counted higher than 280,000 enact general! Meg Schwamb Outcome of the public Read More

Passion Stares Upon Noctilucent Clouds Over Windstorm Crater

Emily Lakdawalla • Would perhaps 28, 2019 Passion Stares Upon Noctilucent Clouds Over Windstorm Crater Merely think this scene. You’& rsquo; re on Mars, in Windstorm crater, with Rate of interest. The solar has actually just established, and also the temperature level is dropping quickly. You glimpse up. You find great, slender clouds, nevertheless sunlit although night Read More

LightSail Launch Event

Richard Chute • May 21, 2019 LightSail Launch Event Preliminary Plans LightSail 2’s launch window opens on June 22, and we are finalizing plans for our launch viewing celebrations. Once we have finished coordinating the details with the Air Force’s STP-2 mission team and the Kennedy Space Center, we will share them with all of our members Read More

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Images Beresheet Impact Site

Emily Lakdawalla • May 16, 2019 Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Images Beresheet Impact Site Ouch. NASA / GSFC / ASU Beresheet impact site on the Moon, before and after Before and after comparison of the landing site as seen by Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera. Date in lower left indicates when the image was taken. It appears the spacecraft Read More

Chang’e-4 may have discovered material from the Moon’s mantle

Andrew Jones • May 15, 2019 Chang’e-4 may have discovered material from the Moon’s mantle The first science results from the unprecedented Chang’e-4 lunar far side mission are in. The mission’s Yutu-2 rover, deployed from the lander shortly after the Chang’e-4 landing on 3 January, has, with the help of the Queqiao relay satellite, returned data which Read More

China’s SmallSat Lunar Mission Longjiang-2 to Deorbit on 31 July

Emily Lakdawalla • May 14, 2019 China’s SmallSat Lunar Mission Longjiang-2 to Deorbit on 31 July According to amateur spacecraft tracker Daniel Estévez, Longjiang-2 will crash into the Moon on 31 July after more than a year in lunar orbit. Longjiang-2 is one of a pair of small satellites that launched to the Moon along with the Read More

A Crash Program or Modest Proposal?

Casey Dreier • May 13, 2019 A Crash Program or Modest Proposal? The latter. The White House released a long-awaited supplemental budget request for NASA today. It proposes an additional $1.6 billion for an accelerated human spaceflight effort to land on the Moon in 2024. This boosts the President’s budget request for NASA to $22.6 billion in Read More

Hearing Recap: Keeping Our Sights on Mars

Brendan Curry • May 9, 2019 Hearing Recap: Keeping Our Sights on Mars A Review of NASA’s Deep Space Plans and Lunar Proposal Overview: On May 8, the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics held a hearing entitled “Keeping our Sights on Mars: A Review of NASA’s Deep Space Plans”. Members in Read More

Mars Utilized to Have Water, However We Can Not Clarify Just How

Kaushik Mitra • Might 7, 2019 Mars Utilized to Have Water, However We Can Not Clarify Just How The Mystery of Water Security on Very Early Mars Mars has actually been one of the most thoroughly examined world in the Planetary system, other than naturally Planet. For the last 25 years, these objectives have actually concentrated on Read More

Accuracy Can Be Amusing!

Emily Lakdawalla • Would possibly 1, 2019 Accuracy Can Be Amusing! Knowledge and assets for the Chop Store Planetary Blocks Ultimate week, designer Thomas Romer of Chop Shop Studio launched a Kickstarter to support the creation of a new product: Planetary Blocks. I’ve been operating intently with Thomas on those blocks for greater than a 12 months, Read More

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