- An Orbital Sunset Reflectionby Keith Cowing on August 5, 2021 at 3:40 am
Thomas Pesquet: Good evening from space! A beautiful sunset reflection of our blue marble (well I think so at least, hope you like it too 😁)….
- Space Botany In Orbitby Keith Cowing on August 5, 2021 at 3:38 am
NASA astronaut and Expedition 65 Flight Engineer Shane Kimbrough works on the Plant Water Management space botany study that explores operating hydroponics in microgravity and may also improve watering systems on Earth….
- Arctic Narwhals And Beluga Whales Can Be Detected And Monitored From Spaceby Keith Cowing on August 5, 2021 at 3:36 am
Emergence of new technologies in remote sensing give scientists a new way to detect and monitor wildlife populations….
- Solving The “Energy Crisis” On Jupiterby Keith Cowing on August 5, 2021 at 3:33 am
Sitting more than five times the distance from the Sun as Earth, Jupiter is not expected to be particularly warm….
- The Rarity Of Boulders On Mercuryby Keith Cowing on August 5, 2021 at 3:29 am
An international group of planetary scientists from the United States, Russia, and Finland for the first time analyzed the abundance of boulders on Mercury and factors that determine it….
- NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 3 August, 2021 – Starliner Launch Delayedby Marc Boucher on August 4, 2021 at 3:32 pm
Boeing scrubbed today’s launch of the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft after discovering "unexpected valve position indications in the propulsion system."…
- Waste Products Of Australian Aluminium Smelting Seen From Orbitby Keith Cowing on August 4, 2021 at 3:04 am
A red lake implies flamingos… or aluminium smelting. Here in Queensland, Australia, it is the latter. The red mud is a waste product of producing aluminium….
- 50th Anniversary of the First Use of the Lunar Roving Vehicleby Keith Cowing on August 4, 2021 at 3:01 am
On 31 July 1971, Apollo 15 astronauts David Scott and James Irwin became the first humans to drive a car on the lunar surface, the Lunar Roving Vehicle….
- NASA Model Describes Nearby Star which Resembles Ours in its Youthby Keith Cowing on August 4, 2021 at 2:59 am
New research led by NASA provides a closer look at a nearby star thought to resemble our young Sun….
- NASA Identifies Likely Locations of the Early Molten Moon’s Deep Secretsby Keith Cowing on August 4, 2021 at 2:57 am
Shortly after it formed, the Moon was covered in a global ocean of molten rock (magma). As the magma ocean cooled and solidified, dense minerals sank to form the mantle layer, while less-dense minerals floated to form the surface crust….
- NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 2 August, 2021 – Waiting on Starliner Launchby Marc Boucher on August 3, 2021 at 10:48 pm
Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft is now targeted for launch on Wednesday at 12:57 p.m. EDT atop the Atlas V rocket from United Launch Alliance at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. Meteorologists predict a 50% chance of favorable weather…
- Australian Salt Lake Macdonald Seen From Spaceby Keith Cowing on August 3, 2021 at 2:47 am
Thomas Pesquet: More amazing landscapes in Australia. Salt lakes in the middle of the country….
- Orbital View As Smoke Billows From Fires In Turkeyby Keith Cowing on August 3, 2021 at 2:45 am
Captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission on 30 July 2021, this image shows smoke billowing from several fires along the southern coast of Turkey. Turkey has been battling deadly wildfires since last week….
- The Importance of Surface Shadows In The Moon Water Puzzleby Keith Cowing on August 3, 2021 at 2:42 am
Scientists are confident that water ice can be found at the Moon’s poles inside permanently shadowed craters – in other words, craters that never receive sunlight….
- ESA Gets Ready For Double Venus Flybyby Keith Cowing on August 3, 2021 at 2:39 am
The two spacecraft need the gravitational swingby to help them lose a little orbital energy in order to reach their destinations towards the centre of the Solar System….