add
add

Menu

Media Invited to See NASA’s Green Propulsion Spacecraft

© Afrim Constantin –

Media are invited to see a NASA spacecraft that is safer on the ground and more efficient in space during a tour March 31 at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. in Boulder, Colorado, showcasing NASA’s Green Propulsion Infusion Mission (GPIM). An artist’s rendering of NASA’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission payload in flight aboard the Ball

Read More

NASA Sends Fire, Meteor Experiments to International Space Station on Commercial Cargo Spacecraft

© Afrim Constantin –

Scientific investigations of fire in microgravity and grippers inspired by geckos are among the nearly 7,500 pounds of cargo headed to the International Space Station aboard an Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft, along with equipment to support some 250 other experiments and studies aboard the world’s only orbital laboratory. Orbital ATK’s fifth cargo delivery flight under

Read More

Astrophysicists detect ultra-fast winds near supermassive black hole

© Afrim Constantin –

New research led by astrophysicists at York University has revealed the fastest winds ever seen at ultraviolet wavelengths near a supermassive black hole. “We’re talking wind speeds of 20 percent the speed of light, which is more than 200 million kilometres an hour. That’s equivalent to a category 77 hurricane,” says Jesse Rogerson, who led

Read More

Solar storms ignite X-ray aurorae on Jupiter

© Afrim Constantin –

Solar storms are triggering X-ray aurorae on Jupiter that are about eight times brighter than normal over a large area of the planet and hundreds of times more energetic than Earth’s “northern lights,” according to a new study using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. This result is the first time that Jupiter’s aurorae have

Read More

Planet with most eccentric orbit flashes astronomers with reflected light

© Afrim Constantin –

Click on image to make it bigger Credit: Infographic created by Afrim Constantin COPYRIGHT 2016 © spacefan.org

Launch, Docking Returns International Space Station Crew to Full Strength

© Afrim Constantin –

NASA astronaut Jeff Williams is now the first American to become a three-time, long-term resident of the International Space Station. He arrived at the orbiting laboratory at 11:09 p.m. EDT Friday, with cosmonauts Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, where they will continue important research that advances NASA’s Journey to

Read More

NASA Targets Early April for Eighth SpaceX Cargo Launch

© Afrim Constantin –

Media accreditation now is open for the April launch of a cargo resupply service mission to the International Space Station. SpaceX’s Dragon cargo spacecraft is targeted for launch at 4:43 p.m. EDT Friday, April 8. Expedition 39 crew members captured this image of the arrival, capture and berthing of the SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule at

Read More

Sun-like star shows magnetic field was critical for life on early Earth

© Afrim Constantin –

Nearly four billion years ago, life arose on Earth. Life appeared because our planet had a rocky surface, liquid water, and a blanketing atmosphere. But life thrived thanks to another necessary ingredient: the presence of a protective magnetic field. A new study of the young, Sun-like star Kappa Ceti shows that a magnetic field plays

Read More

How to detect colliding black holes

© Afrim Constantin –

On 18 March 2016, Harald Pfeiffer, Associate Professor at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Physics, Toronto, will be honoured with a Bessel Award of the Humboldt Foundation. The award will allow him to stay at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute, AEI) in Potsdam where he will work closely with Prof.

Read More