Post by: Evan Gough
Mars, NASA, Planetary Formation
26 Jan , 2018 by Evan Gough
NASA’s InSight lander will launch in May 2018, NASA has announced. InSight will study the interior structure of Mars to learn how it, and other rocky planets, formed and evolved.
Astronomy, Brown Dwarf, Gas Giants
25 Jan , 2018 by Evan Gough
Astronomers have debated which objects are gas giants like Jupiter, and which are more correctly called brown dwarfs. A new study aims to end that debate.
Commercial Space, Space Flight, SpaceX
24 Jan , 2018 by Evan Gough
We’ve been anticipating this for a long time: SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy has completed its first Static Fire Test. Should launch “in a week or so” says Musk.
Atmosphere, Eclipse, Science
23 Jan , 2018 by Evan Gough
Scientists have long predicted that an eclipse can create a bow wave in the ionosphere. The August 2017 eclipse, called the Great American Eclipse, gave researchers an opportunity to look for it.
Satellites, Science, Space Junk
22 Jan , 2018 by Evan Gough
Long aluminum tethers attached to satellites could revolutionize satellite propulsion systems, and help eliminate space junk.
Astrobiology, Mars, Solar System
19 Jan , 2018 by Evan Gough
Researchers at McGill University are developing what they call the Life Detection Platform, a compact, robotic, energy-efficient system for detecting life on other worlds.
Missions, NASA, Titan
22 Dec , 2017 by Evan Gough
NASA has chosen the Dragonfly mission concept as a finalist in its New Frontiers program. The double-quadcopter drone is designed to explore Titan and study habitability.
Astronomy, News, Observatories
7 Nov , 2017 by Evan Gough
The 5th of the Giant Magellan Telescope’s 7 gigantic mirrors is being cast at the Caris Mirror Laboratory, as the GMT progresses towards first light in the early 2020’s.
HiRISE, Mars, NASA
9 Jun , 2017 by Evan Gough
An unusual pit on the surface of Mars is a bit of a mystery to scientists: is it the result of an impact, or of the melting of carbon dioxide ice?
Astronomy, Cosmology, Science
8 Jun , 2017 by Evan Gough
A presentation at the June 6th AAS meeting confirms that our galaxy is inside an enormous cosmic void, the largest one ever discovered.
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