NASA confirms impending end for InSight - SpaceNews

NASA’s InSight Mars lander mission will likely conclude by the end of the year as power levels for the spacecraft continue to decline.

InSight mission will end science operations in July because of dust on its solar panels

Days Are Numbered: Power Levels Diminishing for NASA’s Marsquake Hunting InSight Lander

Dusty solar panels and darker skies are expected to bring the Mars lander mission to a close around the end of this year. NASA’s InSight Mars lander is progressively losing power and will likely end science operations later this summer. InSight’s team expects the lander to become inoperative by D

Blood moon, big city: Skywatcher captures total lunar eclipse over New York (photos)

The moon shines like a red beacon over the bright city lights.

Boeing Starliner Nears Launch As ISS Astronauts Work on Space Botany and Human Research

The International Space Station (ISS) is preparing for the targeted arrival of Boeing’s Starliner crew ship on the company’s Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) mission. Meanwhile, the Expedition 67 crew is continuing its ongoing life science research while maintaining orbital lab systems. Weather fore

InSight's Power Generation: After Landing and Spring 2022

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the leading center for robotic exploration of the solar system.

1 in 6 deaths worldwide attributed to pollution: Review

The analysis, led by an international team of scientists, indicates that pollution played a role in 9 million deaths globally in 2019.

Dusty demise for NASA Mars lander in July; power dwindling

A NASA spacecraft on Mars is headed for a dusty demise. The Insight lander is losing power because of all the dust on its solar panels. NASA said Tuesday it will keep using the spacecraft’s seismometer to register marsquakes until the power peters out, likely in July.

This is what the lunar eclipse looked like from the International Space Station

Were you lucky enough to capture the blood moon this week? The full lunar eclipse should have been visible from Earth in North and South America, and parts of Europe, and Africa. It’s a pretty cool spectacle, especially this month when it was combined with a supermoon as well. But here’s an image of the […]

Merging Supermassive Black Holes Gives us a New Way to Measure the Universe

A team of astronomers from Columbia University has found a new way to probe the depths of merging black holes, which could lead to a new understanding of physics!

Pollution and health: a progress update

The Lancet Commission on pollution and health reported that pollution was responsible for 9 million premature deaths in 2015, making it the world's largest environmental risk factor for disease and premature death. We have now updated this estimate using data from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuriaes, and Risk Factors Study 2019. We find that pollution remains responsible for approximately 9 million deaths per year, corresponding to one in six deaths worldwide. Reductions have occurred in the number of deaths attributable to the types of pollution associated with extreme poverty.

Blood Moon: Majestic Photos of the Recent Lunar Eclipse from Around the World | The Weather Channel - Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com

This "Blood Moon" effect occurs because blue and green light are more easily scattered by the atmosphere's dust particles. - Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com

Global pollution kills 9 million people a year, study finds

A new study blames pollution of all types for 9 million deaths a year globally, with the death toll attributed to dirty air from cars, trucks and industry rising 55% since 2000. That increase is offset by fewer pollution deaths from primitive indoor stoves and water contaminated with human and animal waste, so overall pollution deaths in 2019 are about the same as 2015.

Pollution’s fatal threat gains urgency after 9 million died in one year

Pollution is causing many people to die earlier than they would otherwise, both globally and in the U.S., according to two new studies.

Dusty demise for NASA Mars lander in July; power dwindling

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft on Mars is headed for a dusty demise. The Insight lander is losing power because of all the dust on its solar panels. NASA said Tuesday it will keep using the spacecraft’s seismometer to register marsquakes until the power peters out, likely in July. Then flight controllers will monitor InSight until the end of this year, before calling everything off. “There really hasn't been too much doom and...

Pollution killing 9 million people a year, Africa hardest hit - study

Worsening outdoor air pollution and toxic lead poisoning have kept global deaths from environmental contamination at an estimated 9 million per year since 2015 – countering modest progress made in tackling pollution elsewhere, a team of scientists reported Tuesday.

Global Pollution Kills 9 Million People a Year, Study Finds

By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer A new study blames pollution of all types for 9 million deaths a year globally, with the death toll attributed to dirty air from cars, trucks and industry rising 55% since 2000. That increase is offset by fewer pollution deaths from primitive indoor stoves and ...

With Dusty Solar Panels, InSight’s Days on Mars Are Numbered

After the InSight lander studied the strongest marsquake ever detected, scientists gave the space robot a negative prognosis because of its dwindling solar power.

China’s Zhurong space rover makes surprising discovery on Mars

New evidence points to the existence of liquid water on the surface of the Red Planet, a major discovery as researcher seek to understand Mars' history.

41-Million-Pixel Vertex Locator May Unlock Some of the Most Enduring Mysteries of the Universe

The device hopes to answer the ultimate existential questions. The final piece of an all-new detector has completed the first leg of its journey toward unlocking some of the most enduring mysteries of the Universe. The 41-million-pixel Vertex Locator (VELO) was assembled at the University of Liver

How to unlock the secrets of the universe

Our podcast on science and technology. This week, in the first of two episodes, we look at what an upgraded Large Hadron Collider might reveal about the fundamental building blocks of the universe

Starliner Nears Launch, Crew Works Space Botany and Human Research

The International Space Station is gearing up for the targeted arrival this weekend of Boeing’s Starliner crew ship on the company’s Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) mission.

Following Technical Glitches, Boeing Will Attempt a Do-Over Starliner Launch to ISS for NASA: How to Watch

The last time Starliner got off the ground was all the way back in December 2019. This time, Boeing wants to reach the ISS.

Sunday's super flower blood moon from the Eugene night sky

The lunar eclipse was visible from Skinner Butte in Eugene

Stunning timelapse videos show the Super Flower Blood Moon in bloom

It was the longest total lunar eclipse in 33 years.

Peek-a-Boo Moon: Astronaut on Space Station Captures Spectacular Photos of the Lunar Eclipse

On the evening of May 15, 2022, Earth passed between the Sun and the Moon blocking sunlight and casting a shadow on the lunar surface. ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti witnessed this lunar eclipse from the International Space Station and captured it in a series of photographs. During a lunar

These Telescopes Will Change the Way We See Space

The next 10 years will give us a whole new view of the cosmos.

Lunar eclipse creates breathtaking views of the moon from Boone

BOONE — Residents in Boone and the High Country were treated to a spectacular sight Sunday night when the moon turned red.

Humans have big plans for mining in space – but there are many things holding us back

There’s a lot of technological progress required before off-Earth mining operations can be considered feasible.

Dream Chaser space plane gets FAA approval to land at Alabama airport

The private spacecraft could be flying cargo missions to the space station as soon as 2023.

Watch the Humans to Mars Summit 2022: Red Planet travel and international relations take center stage

The 2022 Humans to Mars Summit kicks off on Tuesday (May 17) in Washington, D.C.

Missed Sunday's lunar eclipse? Here are 8 more sky events to check out later this year

Here are eight more astronomical events to look forward to for the rest of the year, including meteor showers and another total eclipse of the moon.

Mitsubishi Electric Develops Technology for the Freeform Printing of Satellite Antennas in Outer Space

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) announced today that the company has developed an on-orbit additive-manufacturing technology that uses ph

The science and cargo of Boeing's OFT-2 Starliner mission to the space station

Starliner is carrying more than 500 pounds of cargo on OFT-2, most of it food and other provisions.

Did a 5th Giant Planet Mess up the Orbits of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune?

The solar system’s current planetary orbits seem stable, but that’s only because the planets have settled into them over billions of years.  The early solar system was a much different place than that seen today, and for almost 20 years, scientists thought they had a good handle on how it got that way.  But more … Continue reading "Did a 5th Giant Planet Mess up the Orbits of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune?"

NWS: Total eclipse begins at 9:29 p.m. for Mountain Time locations

CASPER, Wyo. — The National Weather Service assures those looking to see the lunar eclipse shortly after sunset that mostly clear skies are expected to

Footage Shows The Infamous Universe 25 Experiment That Turned Into A Mouse Apocalypse

A hidden gem published on YouTube shows the inside of the infamous Universe 25 experiment, which saw a mouse utopia turn into a mouse apocalypse. Over the

Life aboard the International Space Station

Jessica Watkins shares her experience with being aboard the International Space Station, making her dreams a reality.

Lesson of the Day: ‘Hear the Weird Sounds of a Black Hole Singing’

In this lesson, students will learn how NASA is “sonifying” the universe and how these sounds might change our understanding of the most enigmatic entity in the cosmos.

NASA Releases New Black Hole ‘Sounds’

NASA releases new images and sounds created from data collected on black holes.

Photos: Lunar eclipse thrills stargazers across the Americas

A total lunar eclipse provided a spectacular celestial show as it unfolded Sunday night into early Monday in the Americas.

Explainer: When is the Next Total Lunar Eclipse, and Will it be Visible in the Chicago Area?

A remarkable celestial show took to the skies over the Chicago area on Sunday, as a “super flower blood moon” occurred during a total lunar eclipse.

Live coverage: SpaceX rocket, Starlink satellites launch from pad 39A

SpaceX's third Starlink satellite deployment mission in five days launched at 6:59 a.m. EDT (1059 GMT) Wednesday from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. A Falcon 9 rocket carried 53 more Starlink internet satellites into orbit.

ISS spacesuits ‘no-go’ for non-emergency spacewalks after water intrusion

The aging shuttle-era spacesuits aboard the International Space Station have been declared "no-go" for operational, normally planned spacewalks pending analysis to determine what led to excess water getting into an astronaut's helmet during a March excursion, officials confirmed Tuesday.

NASA, Boeing ready for long-delayed, high-stakes Starliner test flight

Running years late, Boeing's Starliner crew capsule program is poised for a crucial unpiloted test flight to the International Space Station set for launch Thursday, a do-over of an abbreviated 2019 demo mission that has cost the aerospace contractor nearly $600 million.

Geostationary comsats delivered to Florida for SpaceX launches in June

A transport ship delivered the SES 22 and Nilesat 301 geostationary communications satellites to Cape Canaveral over the weekend to prepare for two launches on SpaceX rockets in June, completing a trans-Atlantic journey from France originally planned on Russian-owned cargo planes.

NASA lander detects biggest ‘marsquake’ yet

NASA's InSight lander operating on the surface of Mars has detected the most powerful seismic tremor ever measured on another planet, a "marsquake" estimated at magnitude 5, strong enough to reveal new insights about the deep Martian interior.

SpaceX’s first-gen Starlink fleet halfway complete after back-to-back launches

More than half of the spacecraft SpaceX needs to fill the company's planned first-generation, 4,408-satellite Starlink network are now in orbit, following the addition of 106 new internet relay nodes launched on two Falcon 9 rockets Friday and Saturday.

Live coverage: SpaceX launches new booster with more Starlink satellites

Less than 24 hours after launching Starlink satellites from California, SpaceX lofted another 53 internet relay stations at 4:40 p.m. EDT (2040 GMT) Saturday from Cape Canaveral aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. It was SpaceX's 20th launch of the year, and the second of 2022 to debut a new Falcon 9 booster.

SpaceX passes 2,500 satellites launched for Starlink internet network

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket Friday afternoon from California's Central Coast with another batch 53 Starlink internet satellites, pushing the total number of spacecraft launched in the network above 2,500, including testbeds and prototypes already cycled out of the fleet.

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California at 3:07 p.m. PDT (6:07 p.m. EDT; 2207 GMT) Friday with 53 Starlink internet satellites. The booster landed on a drone ship in the Pacific Ocean.

NASA safety advisors voice concerns over Boeing’s Starliner, SpaceX’s Starship

Members of NASA’s independent safety advisory panel on Thursday cautioned the space agency not to rush toward a crew test flight of Boeing’s troubled Starliner spacecraft. The safety advisors also said there are "obvious safety concerns" about SpaceX's plan to launch the giant Starship rocket from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center, the same facility used for astronaut missions to the International Space Station.

What's next for UFO studies after landmark congressional hearing?

We didn't learn much of substance during Tuesday's (May 17) hearing, experts said, but the fact that it happened at all may signal a greater commitment to studying and understanding UFOs going forward.

The best Star Trek gifts and deals for 2022

Drones, books, games, toys and more dominate the multispecies Federation universe

Amid tensions on Earth, the United States claims that 'conflict in space is not inevitable'

The belief of the inevitability of space becoming the next major battlefield runs the risk of becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Best binoculars for kids: A close-up view of the cosmos for smaller hands and eyes

Get your children into stargazing with a pair of the best binoculars for kids from our top recommendations.

Building a better black hole with supercomputer simulations

Astronomers used a perhaps unlikely tool to understand what they saw in their historic first image of the Milky Way's supermassive black hole.

Anycubic Photon M3 review

The Anycubic Photon M3 combines great print quality with quick print times, making it an exceptional entry-level resin printer.

SpaceX rocket launches 53 Starlink satellites into orbit and aces landing at sea

A used SpaceX rocket launched a new fleet of Starlink internet satellites into orbit and returned to Earth early Wednesday (May 18).

Making the case for The Mandalorian's new ship, the N1 Starfighter

The Mandalorian's cool new starfighter carries a lot of on-screen and off-screen Star Wars history.

China to launch Tianwen 2 asteroid-sampling mission in 2025

The Tianwen 2 mission will sample an asteroid, return to Earth and then head out again to study a second space rock.

Blood moon, big city: Skywatcher captures total lunar eclipse over New York (photos)

The eclipsed moon burns red high above the bright lights of New York City in gorgeous photos captured by amateur astronomer Alexander Krivenyshev.