Home » Archives by category » SCIENCE (Page 2)

NASA Sun Observatory Sees Partial Solar Eclipse in Space – Space.com

Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/SDO/Joy Ng, producer NASA’s powerful Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) may seem to have a boring job: staring at the sun as a space weather sentinel. But every now and then, the observatory gets a lunar surprise to break up the routine. That’s what happened Thursday (May 25), […]

NASA’s delay of rocket launch puts competition in spotlight – The Daily Herald

By Marco Santana, Orlando Sentinel ORLANDO, Fla. — NASA’s delay in ferrying astronauts to the moon comes as competition has heated up, with SpaceX and Boeing aiming to build passenger capsules and heavy-lift craft — and launch them from Florida — by the end of next year. “You can make a strong argument that […]

What happens to Earth if the US exits the climate deal? – Washington Post

WASHINGTON — Earth is likely to hit more dangerous levels of warming even sooner if the U.S. pulls back from its pledge to cut carbon dioxide pollution, scientists said. That’s because America contributes so much to rising temperatures. President Donald Trump, who once proclaimed global warming a Chinese hoax, will soon decide whether the United […]

Juno mission first results: Jupiter isn’t like what researchers expected – CNN

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. Juno mission first results: Jupiter isn’t like what researchers expected – CNN

NASA news: Earth-asteroid mission to 16 Psyche fast tracked four years – Daily Star

“The excellent trajectory gets us there twice as fast and is more cost effective” Dr Jim Green, NASA NASA scientist Lindy Elkins-Tanton estimates the rock’s value at £8,072quadrillion. But bringing back such a huge haul of gold, nickel and iron could crash the world economy. Luckily, however, NASA aren’t planning to […]

How did whales get so big? Paleontologists say they’ve figured it out. – Washington Post

A blue whale feeding on krill off the California coast. (SilverbackFilms/BBC) Blue whales are the most massive animals to exist in the history of animals. Dreadnoughtus and those other thundering, 60-ton dinosaurs? Bantamweights next to one of today’s 100-ton Balaenoptera musculus. “We truly live in an age of giants,” said Nicholas D. Pyenson, an expert in the paleobiology of marine […]

[ May 24, 2017 ] Probe into crash of ESA lander recommends more checks on ExoMars descent craft Mission Reports – Spaceflight Now

[ May 24, 2017 ] Probe into crash of ESA lander recommends more checks on ExoMars descent craft Mission Reports – Spaceflight Now

Artist’s concept of the Schiaparelli lander with its parachute deployed. Credit: ESA/ATG medialab Investigators who studied the crash of the European Space Agency’s Schiaparelli lander on Mars last year have recommended more stringent testing and computer modeling before the launch of a joint European-Russian landing craft in 2020 to avoid a repeat of the mistakes […]

Trump’s 2018 Budget Request Axes 5 NASA Earth-Science Missions – Space.com

Five NASA Earth-science missions are now on the chopping block. Four we already knew about; they were zeroed out in the White House’s preliminary, or “skinny,” 2018 budget request, which was unveiled in March. The fifth, called the Radiation Budget Instrument (RBI), was revealed yesterday (May 23) with the release of the […]

Psyche mission to reach metallic asteroid 4 years earlier – SpaceFlight Insider

Psyche mission to reach metallic asteroid 4 years earlier – SpaceFlight Insider

An artist’s rendering of the Psyche spacecraft. Photo Credit: NASA NASA announced on May 24, 2017, that it would be launching the Discovery-class Psyche mission one year earlier, which will enable it to reach the nickel-iron asteroid of the same name four years earlier than previously planned. Thanks to spacecraft and trajectory redesigns, the probe is now scheduled to […]

Neil Armstrong’s Moon Bag Could Fetch $4 Million at Auction – New York Times

We’re sorry, we are not able to log you in In order to access our website, your browser must accept cookies from NYTimes.com. More information on cookie settings » Log in here » Sign up here » Neil Armstrong’s Moon Bag Could Fetch $4 Million at Auction – New York Times