Webb finds carbon source on surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa

Science & Exploration 21/09/2023 15380 views 70 likes Jupiter’s moon Europa is one of a handful of worlds in our Solar System that could potentially harbour conditions suitable for life. Previous research has shown that beneath its water-ice crust lies a salty ocean of liquid water with a rocky seafloor. However, planetary scientists had not […]

Scientists Discover 16 Strange New Species of of Parasitoid Wasp in Vietnam

16 new species have been added to the group, Loboscelidia, based on their unique physical characteristics. Scale bar = 0.5 mm. Credit: Yu Hisasue et al. (2023) European Journal of Taxonomy, Kyushu University A recent exploration in Vietnam for the elusive Loboscelidia, a type of parasitoid wasp, has expanded the global count of known species […]

Researchers ready NASA’s SPHEREX space telescope for 2025 launch

JPL Director Laurie Leshin poses with SPHEREx at JPL. The instrument is mounted to a vibration table for simulating shaking during launch. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA’s SPHEREx space telescope has been tucked inside a custom-built chamber on and off for the past two months undergoing tests to prepare it for its two-year mission in space. SPHEREx, […]

The Artemis Accords: Changing the Narrative from Space Race to Space Cooperation

Senjuti Mallick is a space law expert promoting space sustainability and responsible space exploration. She leads legal and compliance operations at COMSPOC Corp. Space exploration has always been an endeavor that transcends borders, uniting the world in a shared pursuit of knowledge and discovery. In this era of renewed interest in lunar and interplanetary exploration, […]

Realistic, near-term, rotating Space Station

As to the barbell design, I suggest that it is an important stepping stone in the design of the ring station… errrmmmm… von Braun wheel.  See attached version of the assembly sequence. The attached assembly sequence perfectly shows the pitfalls of “Reasoning By Drawing.” If you keep the station (AKA the drawing) the same size […]

Next stop, Europa? Nano subs to get test beneath Antarctic ice in 2026

Submarines, it turns out, could have a big future in space exploration. The subsurface oceans of the Jupiter moon Europa and Saturn satellite Enceladus are perhaps the most tantalizing places in the solar system in the search for alien life. But these water bodies remain out of reach, hundreds millions of miles away and beneath […]

Gluttonous Black Holes Eat Faster Than Thought. Does That Explain Quasars?

At the heart of large galaxies like our Milky Way, there resides a supermassive black hole (SMBH.) These behemoths draw stars, gas, and dust toward them with their irresistible gravitational pull. When they consume this material, there’s a bright flare of energy, the brightest of which are quasars. While astrophysicists think that SMBHs eat too […]

Firefoxes and whale spouts light up Earth’s shield

Did you know, the Northern lights or Aurora Borealis are created when the mythical Finnish ‘Firefox’ runs so quickly across the snow that its tail causes sparks to fly into the night sky? At least, that’s one of the stories that has been told in Finland about this beautiful phenomenon. Another that we love comes […]

Creating New States of Matter – Researchers Invent Two New Types of Superconductivity

Researchers have successfully created new types of superconductors by arranging atoms one at a time, potentially leading to the development of innovative materials and quantum computing advancements. The study indicates a promising approach to overcoming the limitations of naturally occurring materials, paving the way for novel states of matter in future electronics and computing technologies. […]