Post by: Matt Williams
Guide to Space
11 Jul , 2017 by Matt Williams
While we tend to think of Mach One as being the speed it takes to break the sound barrier, its a bit more complicated than that, and requires a little math!
Astronomy, Juno Mission, Jupiter
Days after celebrating the 1st anniversary of its arrival around Jupiter, the Juno probe will give us our most detailed look at Jupiter’s Giant Red Spot.
Astronomy, Guide to Space
10 Jul , 2017 by Matt Williams
A single day on the Moon lasts the equivalent of 29.5 Earth days, which is the result of its tidally-locked orbit with Earth, and Earth’s orbit around the Sun.
7 Jul , 2017 by Matt Williams
The ESA’s Gaia mission made a startling discovery recently, detecting six stars that appear to have been kicked out of the Milky Way
Space Exploration, Titan
6 Jul , 2017 by Matt Williams
A recent study has shown that Titan’s methane lakes experience very low waves, which could make it an ideal landing spot for future missions
Astronomy, New Horizons, Pluto
5 Jul , 2017 by Matt Williams
A new study by a team of astronomers has revealed that an unexpected amount of x-ray emissions coming from Pluto, which was highly unexpected.
A team of MIT graduate students was recently honored by NASA’s RASC-AL competition for their MARINA space habitat design
4 Jul , 2017 by Matt Williams
Mercury and Earth are a study in contrasts, with serious differences in their orbits, atmospheres, surface temperatures, and annual/diurnal cycles. But they do have a few things in common.
3 Jul , 2017 by Matt Williams
Light travels at a speed of 299,792,458 m/s (1080 million km/h; 671 million mph), which works out to about 9,460.5 billion km (5,878.5 billion miles) per year.
Astronomy, Guide to Space, Mercury
27 Jun , 2017 by Matt Williams
Of all the planets in the Solar System. Mercury is now the regarded as the smallest, with a mean radius of 2440 km (0.38 times that of Earth).
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