Webb detects extremely small main-belt asteroid

Science & Exploration 06/02/2023 4835 views 68 likes A previously unknown 100–200-metre asteroid — roughly the size of Rome’s Colosseum — has been detected by an international team of European astronomers using the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope. Their project used data from the calibration of the Mid-InfraRed Instrument (MIRI), in which the team serendipitously […]

Groundbreaking Discovery of Hidden Molten Rock Layer Under Earth’s Tectonic Plates

The Earth with the upper mantle revealed. Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered a previously unknown layer of partly molten rock in a key region just below the tectonic plates. Credit: Leonello Calvetti Scientists have discovered a new layer of partly molten rock under the Earth’s crust that might help settle […]

‘Engine’ of luminous merging galaxies pinpointed for the first time

Astronomers from an international team have used the James Webb Space Telescope to reveal, for the first time, the exact location of the source powering colliding galaxies. Curiously, this source lies outside of the main parts of the galaxies and is not visible at all in the ultraviolet or visible light observed with the Hubble […]

CACI to collaborate with U.S. Army on space technologies

WASHINGTON – U.S. defense contractor CACI International announced Feb. 6 it signed an agreement with the U.S. Army to collaborate on the development of space sensors and payloads for positioning, navigation and timing. The company, based in Reston, Virginia, signed a five-year cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Army Space and Missile […]

SpaceX F9/Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-27 : KSC LC-39A : 11 March 2023

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SpaceX eyeing March for 1st Starship orbital flight, Elon Musk says

We could be just a month away from the first-ever Starship orbital launch attempt. SpaceX will try to send its huge Starship rocket to Earth orbit for the first time in March, provided the vehicle checks a few more boxes successfully, company founder and CEO Elon Musk said over the weekend. “If remaining tests go […]

SpaceX delays launch of Amazonas Nexus satellite until Monday – Spaceflight Now

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. The Falcon 9 rocket will launched the the Amazonas Nexus geostationary communications satellite for Hispasat. Follow us on Twitter. SpaceX Webcast  SpaceX will try again Monday to launch a Falcon […]

Rolls-Royce Space Reactor, Close Call in Orbit, Webb’s Back

Webb is fully operational again, Rolls-Royce is building a nuclear reactor for the Moon, and the space debris worst-case scenario almost happened. James Webb is Back Last week was tough for James Webb Space Telescope news when we learned that NASA had taken the Near Infrared Imager and Slitless Spectrograph (NIRISS) instrument offline on January […]

Curious comet’s rare close approach

Space Safety 01/02/2023 28587 views 206 likes In brief Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) today makes its closest approach to Earth before likely leaving our Solar System forever. At billions of years old and not seen since Neanderthals roamed, the green comet continues to intrigue as it grows an apparent third tail and unexpectedly – but […]

Tuning Into Brainwave Rhythms Dramatically Accelerates Learning in Adults

The brainwaves experiment set up in the Adaptive Brain Lab, led by Prof Zoe Kourtzi, in the University of Cambridge’s Department of Psychology. Credit: University of Cambridge First study to show that delivering information at the natural tempo of our neural pulses accelerates our ability to learn. Participants who received a simple 1.5-second visual cue […]