Satellites

After British Columbia’s Record-Breaking Heatwave, Here Come the Wildfires

NASA just released a series of satellite images that show the wildfires currently raging in British Columbia's interior.

2 weeks ago

Satellites can Track Microplastics From Space

Sometimes simple and elegant solutions are all that is needed to solve a problem.  One problem that was searching for…

3 weeks ago

NASA is Testing out new Composite Materials for Building Lightweight Solar Sail Supports

Space exploration is driven by technology - sometimes literally in the case of propulsion technologies.  Solar sails are one of…

3 weeks ago

Teeny Tiny Space Telescope has Taken Thousands of Pictures of Both Earth and Space

A new nanosat has been quietly snapping over 4500 pictures of the Earth and the sky after its launch on…

1 month ago

Teeny Tiny CubeSats Could Have Deployable Mirrors Like James Webb

Tiny CubeSats could give us a detailed view of Earth in real time, thanks to folding adjustable mirrors.

2 months ago

This is Currently the World’s Largest Iceberg

A gigantic chunk of ice recently broke off from an ice shelf in Antarctica, and is currently the world’s largest…

2 months ago

A Solution to Space Junk: Satellites Made of Mushrooms?

According "cyber farmer" Max Justice, a solution to the growing problem of space junk and toxic chemicals could come in…

2 months ago

Starlink and OneWeb Have Their First Avoidance Maneuver With Each Other’s Constellations

Two companies, OneWeb and SpaceX, are racing to put fleets of thousands of communication satellites into orbit. In March they…

3 months ago

Earth’s Atmosphere Can Generate a “Space Hurricane”

There are hurricanes in space. Researchers looking through archival data found evidence of a previously unobserved phenomenon — a giant…

5 months ago

A new Method to Capture High-Resolution Images of Space Debris

“You can’t hit what you can’t see” is a common phrase in sports and was originally derived to describe baseball…

5 months ago