First of NASA’s SunRISE SmallSats rolls off production line

The first of six SunRISE SmallSats is shown here at a Utah State University Space Dynamics Laboratory clean room being worked on by engineers. Pointed toward the camera is the SmallSat’s Sun-facing side, including its fully deployed solar arrays. Credit: SDL/Allison Bills Six of NASA’s SunRISE small satellites will work together, creating the largest radio […]

Rangers Keep Discovering Human Remains in Drying Up Lake

They just uncovered the fourth set of remains since May. Number Four It happened again. On Saturday, park rangers came across yet another set of human remains in Lake Mead’s shrinking waters, NPR reports. The investigation is still ongoing, and no cause of death has been released. This is the fourth grisly discovery of the […]

Blue Canyon Technologies to build constellation

LOGAN, Utah — Blue Canyon Technologies won its largest constellation order to date, a contract with weather technology company Under a contract announced Aug. 9, Blue Canyon, a Raytheon subsidiary, will provide products and services for 18 cubesats. In addition to providing cubesat buses and payloads elements, Blue Canyon will support payload integration, […]

Buzzcraft for Earth Moon Cycler Transport

A Cislunar Cycler, called Buzzcraft, would continually cycle in an orbit between the Earth and Moon, passing close to both Moon & Earth at regular intervals. Cyclers are among the most efficient cislunar transportation methods. The Buzzcraft concept was developed by Brad Manucha for the USC ASTE 527 course taught by Madhu Thangevalu. Buzz Aldrin, […]

Full moon calendar 2022: When to see the next full moon

The next full moon will occur on Thursday, Aug. 11 at 9:36 p.m. (0336 Aug. 12 GMT), but the moon will appear full the night before and after its peak to the casual stargazer.  The August full moon is also known as the Full Sturgeon Moon. It will be the fourth of four supermoons in […]

How Scientists Revived Organs in Pigs an Hour After They Died

Oxygen is the elixir of life. Stop its flow—during a stroke, heart attack, or death—and the body’s tissues respond in a biological storm that eventually leads to their death. It’s not great for organ transplants. Most donated organs struggle to survive beyond death. Deprived of oxygen, they rapidly lose their function. Cells turn into acidic, […]

Fifty-two more Starlink satellites set for launch today – Spaceflight Now

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Starlink 4-26 mission will launch SpaceX’s next batch of 53 Starlink broadband satellites. Follow us on Twitter. SFN Live SpaceX is counting down to liftoff of a Falcon 9 rocket and […]

Senior Pakistani Taliban leader reportedly killed in Afghanistan

Omar Khalid Khurasani (center), from a Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan propaganda video. Omar Khalid Khurasani, a virulent senior leader of a dangerous faction of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan called Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, was reportedly killed in a roadside bombing in eastern Pakistan on Aug. 6. A spokesman for the Movement of the […]

Dry lightning sparks many of the worst wildfires

Share this Article You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. Dry lightning outbreaks are the leading cause of some of the largest wildfire outbreaks in modern California history, a new study shows. Despite this, dry lightning has remained largely understudied across this region—until now. Researchers developed the first long-term […]