NASA’s Voyager 1 returns mysterious data beyond our solar system

NASA's Voyager 1 returns mysterious data beyond our solar system

NASA’s Voyager 1 continues its journey beyond our solar system, 45 years after its launch. But now the veteran spacecraft is returning strange data, confusing its engineers. NASA said Wednesday that while the probe is still functioning properly, readings from its Attitude and Articulation Control System – AACS for short – do not appear to … Read more

These videos of a space probe flying past the sun are truly out of this world

These videos of a space probe flying past the sun are truly out of this world

A spacecraft looping around the Sun made its first close approach – and captured the encounter in glorious detail. The European Space Agency’s (ESA) solar orbiter entered the close encounter, known as perihelion, on March 26, at a distance of about 48 million kilometers (30 million miles), at the interior of Mercury’s orbit. At this … Read more

InSight Mars Lander mission will end this year, NASA says

InSight Mars Lander mission will end this year, NASA says

NASA officials announced at a press conference today that the InSight lander on Mars will likely stop operating at the end of 2022, after three years of scientific work on the Red Planet’s surface. InSight arrived on Mars in November 2018, and during its time on the Martian surface, it collected remarkable data on the … Read more

The Milky Way’s supermassive black hole by EHT, the Russian ISS bluff, the problems of ingenuity | Space bites

The Milky Way's supermassive black hole by EHT, the Russian ISS bluff, the problems of ingenuity |  Space bites

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Boeing seeks redemption as it readies Starliner for another launch attempt

Boeing seeks redemption as it readies Starliner for another launch attempt

The Boeing CST-100 Starliner is lifted at Space Launch Complex-41 Vertical Integration Facility at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.Photo: NASA/Frank Michaux Hard to believe, but it’s been almost two and a six months since Boeing’s first failed test of its Starliner CST-100 spacecraft. Yeah, it’s been a minute, so here’s a recap of … Read more

NASA releases ridiculously sharp images from the Webb Space Telescope

NASA releases ridiculously sharp images from the Webb Space Telescope

NASA held a press conference Monday morning to discuss the precise alignment of the Webb Space Telescope and the spacecraft’s upcoming science operations. The space agency also released images from the telescope that highlight Webb’s progress. “I am delighted to report that the telescope alignment has been completed with even better performance than we anticipated,” … Read more

The Ingenuity Mars helicopter went silent, leaving the anxious NASA team in the dark

The Ingenuity Mars helicopter went silent, leaving the anxious NASA team in the dark

Late last week, NASA Ingenuity Helicopter succeeded in re-establishing its ties with the Rover of Perseverance following a brief interruption in communications. The space agency says impending winter is likely to blame and is making adjustments accordingly. On Thursday, Ingenuity – thankfully – sent a signal to Perseverance after the intrepid helicopter missed a scheduled … Read more