Artemis I rocket prepares for August launch to the moon

Artemis I rocket prepares for August launch to the moon

The Artemis team had time to review data collected from a successful fourth attempt of a final pre-launch test conducted on Monday and determined that no further wetsuit repeats were necessary. The test simulates every stage of the launch without the rocket leaving the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. “During wet rehearsal … Read more

Watch a rare 5-planet alignment spike in the sky this weekend

Watch a rare 5-planet alignment spike in the sky this weekend

The event began in early June and continued to get brighter and easier to see as the month progressed, according to Sky & Telescope editor Diana Hannikainen. A waning crescent moon will join the party between Venus and Mars on Friday, adding another celestial object to the lineup. The moon will represent Earth’s relative position … Read more

NASA’s mega moon rocket will get another pre-launch test attempt on Monday

La fusée lunaire Artemis de la NASA mise à l'épreuve avant son lancement

The crucial test, known as the wet dress rehearsal, simulates every stage of the launch without the rocket leaving the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This process includes loading supercold propellant, performing a full launch-simulating countdown, resetting the countdown clock, and draining the rocket’s fuel tanks. The results of the dress rehearsal … Read more

A wandering black hole in the Milky Way galaxy spied by Hubble

A wandering black hole in the Milky Way galaxy spied by Hubble

When stars massive enough to outshine our sun die, they explode into a supernova and the remaining core is crushed by its own gravity, forming a black hole. Sometimes the explosion can send the black hole spinning, hurtling through the galaxy like a pinball machine. By right, there should be plenty of roving black holes … Read more

June’s full moon, the Strawberry Moon, will peak on Tuesday

The June strawberry moon will peak on Tuesday

The moon will appear full from Sunday moonrise to Wednesday moonset, according to NASA. It will peak at 7:52 a.m. ET on Tuesday, but won’t be fully visible in North America until moonrise. This year’s Strawberry Moon is the first of two consecutive Super Moons. Although there is no single definition, the term supermoon generally … Read more

Strange tsunami-like quakes are shaking some of the stars in our galaxy, Gaia spacecraft reveals

Strange tsunami-like quakes are shaking some of the stars in our galaxy, Gaia spacecraft reveals

The unusual starquakes are among multiple new discoveries made by Gaia, a mission launched in 2013 to create the “most accurate and comprehensive multidimensional map of the Milky Way”. On Monday, the ESA released its third batch of data from the spacecraft, revealing new details about nearly 2 billion stars in our galaxy. “Starquakes teach … Read more

The June strawberry moon will peak on Tuesday

The June strawberry moon will peak on Tuesday

The moon will appear full from Sunday moonrise to Wednesday moonset, according to NASA. It will peak at 7:52 a.m. ET on Tuesday, but won’t be fully visible in North America until moonrise. This year’s Strawberry Moon is the first of two consecutive Super Moons. Although there is no single definition, the term supermoon generally … Read more

The repeated fast radio bursts from space are mysterious. This one is even weirder

The repeated fast radio bursts from space are mysterious.  This one is even weirder

We are determined to determine if “the truth is out there”. If we just had all the pieces, they could fit together and form the bridge to better understanding. The team will gather evidence and analyze data from unexplained events in the sky from a scientific perspective to determine if they are natural or require … Read more

How the Ingenuity Helicopter Fights the Onset of Dusty Winter on Mars

How the Ingenuity Helicopter Fights the Onset of Dusty Winter on Mars

For the first time, the Ingenuity team on Earth lost contact with Ingenuity on floors 427 and 428, or Martian days that correspond to May 3 and 4. The small helicopter’s engineers spent a week investigating what could have caused the communication failure. The team discovered that the loss of contact occurred because Ingenuity experienced … Read more