Space news: Russia’s Roscosmos to BLAST space junk with laser cannon ahead of NASA warning | Science | News

Space news: Russia’s Roscosmos to BLAST space junk with laser cannon ahead of NASA warning | Science | News

The new technology is being built by researchers at the Research and Production Corporation Systems, which is a subdivision of Roscosmos. According to the report submitted to the Russian Academy of Sciences, in which the company asks to support its research and development, the “cannon” would allow for the vaporising of potentially dangerous debris via […]

Magnetic Fields In Space Explain Unusual Structure Of ‘Pillars Of Creation’

Magnetic Fields In Space Explain Unusual Structure Of ‘Pillars Of Creation’

A study conducted by an international team of researchers has revealed new magnetic fields in space, which could explain the unusual structure of the “Pillars of Creation,” one of the most famous objects captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, and shed more light into the process of star formation. Back in 1995, Hubble looked at […]

3 Earth-sized Planets Discovered in Planetary System

3 Earth-sized Planets Discovered in Planetary System

The quest to find life beyond Earth has led to the discovery of two new planetary systems. One of them harbors three planets that are Earth-sized. But it does not necessarily mean that these planets are also habitable or have conditions necessary to support life. The first exoplanetary system is located about 160 light years […]

Discovery of a dozen black holes at the heart of the Milky Way

Discovery of a dozen black holes at the heart of the Milky Way

There is a hypothesis according to which, at the centre of any galaxy can be found many black holes located around a giant supermassive black hole. If until now this assumption had not been demonstrated, a team of american scientists has just to do so having been able to observe a dozen black holes at […]

How Humans Caused Climate Change On The Moon… And Why We Can’t Stop It

How Humans Caused Climate Change On The Moon… And Why We Can’t Stop It

When the Apollo 15 and 17 astronauts landed on the Moon, they discovered something very weird: the Moon was heating up even more quickly than anticipated. This kicked off a mystery that’s lasted for decades. You might think that, with a thick atmosphere, Earth’s Moon is a cold and desolate little ball of orbiting rock, right? […]

Watch Astronauts Fly To The Space Station

Watch Astronauts Fly To The Space Station

In February this year, Elon Musk successfully launched his new rocket, the Falcon Heavy, from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Only 33 percent of American adults think private companies have the ability to ensure progress and explore the space, without National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s help. In the decades since the US landed astronauts […]

Scientists solve lunar mystery with aid of missing moon tapes

Scientists solve lunar mystery with aid of missing moon tapes

Astronaut Harrison Schmitt uses an adjustable sampling scoop to retrieve lunar samples during the Apollo 17 mission in December 1972. Newly restored lunar data tapes show the Apollo astronauts’ activity warmed the Moon’s surface slightly. Credit: NASA. After eight years spent recovering lost moon data from the Apollo missions, scientists report in a new study […]

Rocket scientist, Georg von Tiesenhausen, dies at 104

Rocket scientist, Georg von Tiesenhausen, dies at 104

Many here in Rocket City are remembering a legend. Scroll for more content… German scientist and engineer, Doctor Georg von Tiesenhausen, passed away at his Huntsville home on Sunday. He was 104 years old. WAAY 31 spoke with those at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center who knew Tiesenhausen and remember the impact he made […]

SpaceX delays plans to send tourists around Moon: report

SpaceX delays plans to send tourists around Moon: report

Washington (AFP) – SpaceX will not send tourists around the Moon this year as previously announced, and will delay the project until the middle of next year, US media reported on Monday. “A new timetable for the flight — now postponed until at least mid-2019 and likely longer — hasn’t been released” by the California-based […]

Scientists Find Dozens of Hidden Earthquakes Buried Under Antarctica’s Ice

Scientists Find Dozens of Hidden Earthquakes Buried Under Antarctica’s Ice

The A-68 iceberg separated from the Larsen C ice shelf in July 2017. Credit: Nathan Kurtz/NASA Hundreds of hidden earthquakes may be buried beneath Antarctica’s ice, new research suggests. To prove that, nearly a decade ago, a team of scientists spent months flying around East Antarctica. Their results have finally been published, and […]

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