NASA’s ‘doomed’ Artemis moon mission could FINALLY liftoff on November 14

NASA’s ‘doomed’ Artemis moon mission could FINALLY liftoff! World’s most powerful rocket is now set to launch on November 14 following THREE failed attempts NASA announced Artemis I will attempt its fourth launch on November 14 The 69-minute launch window opens at 12:07am ET, in which the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket will carry the … Read more

‘Dino-mummies’ might be more common than previously thought

Dinosaur found with fossilized skin on its legs and feet – despite its carcass being ravaged by scavengers 67 million years ago – shows ‘dino-mummies’ might be more common than previously thought Dinosaur ‘mummies’ may be more common than previously thought, experts say The term is often used to describe rare dinosaur remains that have … Read more

How the first stars split the Universe apart

The light, in the beginning, didn’t last. Everything started out so hot. Pure radiation, at first: drawn from some primeval impulse now lost to the obscurity of over-stretched space-time, hidden behind the wall of fire that seared through every femtometre of an incipient cosmos. There was no source of the light, no ignition point to … Read more

Galileo confirmed as author of pseudonymous 17th century astronomy text

Enlarge / Portrait of Galileo Galilei by Justus Sustermans, 1636. Uffizi Museum, Florence. Public domain InAugust, we reported that a letter presumably written by Galileo Galilei—part of the collection of the University of Michigan’s library—was actually a forgery, along with a similar document in the Morgan Library in New York City. Now that investigation has … Read more

1 million-mile-long plasma plume shoots out of the sun in stunning photo

A false-color composite image of a coronal mass ejection, measuring around 1 million miles in length, firing away from the sun on Sept. 24. (Image credit: Andrew McCarthy/@cosmic_background) (opens in new tab) An astrophotographer has captured a hauntingly beautiful image of a massive plume of plasma shooting out of the sun. The fiery filament, known … Read more

James Webb Space Telescope reveals new surprises on galaxy organic molecules near black holes

Maps of the central ∼6″ region of NGC 7469, which includes the AGN and the circumnuclear ring of star formation. Top-left panel: in color and black contours is the JWST/F770W PSF-subtracted image (which mainly traces the 7.7 μm PAH band). Black regions (s1, s2, s3, s4, s5, s6, and s7) correspond to selected circumnuclear zones … Read more

Nasa’s Dart mission changed path of asteroid: ‘A defender of the planet’

Nasa confirmed that its Dart planetary defense mission successful changed the course of an asteroid it slammed into two weeks ago. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test – Dart – mission was a proof-of-concept intended to test whether or not Nasa could effectively move an Earth-threatening asteroid before it reached the planet. The agency slammed a … Read more

NASA will launch a huge flying saucer-like inflatable heat shield into space next month

At first glance at these images, you’d be forgiven for mistaking them as stills from the latest science fiction blockbuster. But the flying saucer-like object depicted in the images is very much real – and is set to be launched into space by NASA next month. The Low-Earth Orbit Flight Test of an Inflatable Decelerator … Read more