The Milky Way is Surrounded by a Vast Graveyard of Dead Stars

Everything dies in the end, even the brightest of stars. In fact, the brightest stars are the ones that live the shortest lives. They consume all the hydrogen they have within a few million years, then explode as brilliant supernovae. Their core remains collapse into a neutron star or black hole. These small, dark objects […]

ESA – European Researchers’ Night 2022

On Friday 30 September, ESRIN, our establishment in Italy, welcomed members of the public on site as part of European Researchers’ Night.Joining research centres throughout Europe, European Researchers’ Night, promoted each year by the European Commission, is targeted at people of all ages who want to know more about science, research, and space exploration. Embed […]

Incredible Telescope View Captures DART Asteroid Impact

Observations of the DART asteroid impact by the Les Makes Observatory in Le Reunion show in a few seconds what took place in under half an hour. Credit: Les Makes observatory, J. Berthier, F. Vachier / T. Santana-Ros / ESA NEOCC, D. Föhring, E. Petrescu, M. Micheli On Monday, September 26, 2022, at 7:14 p.m. […]

Firefly Aerospace reaches orbit with new Alpha rocket

A new aerospace company reached orbit with its second rocket launch and deployed multiple small satellites on Saturday. Firefly Aerospace’s Alpha rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, in early morning darkness and arced over the Pacific. “100% mission success,” Firefly tweeted later. A day earlier, an attempt to launch abruptly ended when […]

NASA pushes back Artemis 1 launch to November

KIHEI, Hawaii — NASA will wait until at least the middle of November before attempting another launch of the Space Launch System on the Artemis 1 mission, citing the impacts from Hurricane Ian. NASA announced late Sept. 30 that inspections of Kennedy Space Center facilities after the passage of the storm a day earlier turned […]

Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S lens review

The Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 lens is probably one of the best lenses you could have in your camera bag. To call it a kit lens is to do it a disservice, even if it has all the versatility of a classic short-range zoom. Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S: Key specs Compatibility: Nikon […]

Preps resume for SpaceX crew launch after Hurricane Ian – Spaceflight Now

From left to right: Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata, NASA astronaut Josh Cassada, NASA commander Nicole Mann, and Russian cosmonaut Anna Kikina arrive at Kennedy Space Center on Oct. 1 to prepare for launch to the International Space Station. Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky The next multinational crew scheduled to ride a SpaceX rocket and capsule to the […]

ESA – Moon science generation

What do you call three or more space fanatics? Interns. Imagine landing your dream internship at the European Astronaut Centre (EAC), and then being unable to go into work. A group of excellent young professionals found themselves in this situation during the pandemic. This week, however, 23 of these interns finally got their opportunity to […]

Startling – Lyme Disease Diagnoses Have Skyrocketed 357% in Rural Areas

Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne infection in the United States. Diagnoses increased 65% in urban areas. Over the last 15 years, Lyme disease has seen a noticeable increase in the United States, and as a consequence, it has elevated to a problem of rising national concern. Private insurance claim lines for Lyme disease […]