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An atom-thick graphene lightweight sail could accelerate the journey to other star systems

Artist’s impression of the IKAROS spacecraft (the first spacecraft to successfully demonstrate sun sail technology in interplanetary space) in flight. Photo credit: Andrzej Mirecki A tiny sail made of the thinnest known material – a carbonatom-thick Graph – has passed initial tests to show that it could be a useful material for the manufacture of awnings for spacecraft. Light sails …

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The tail surprise is great if the wild journey continues

SHUT DOWN Video game icon Sonic the Hedgehog teams up with his newly discovered human friend to help Dr. Robotnik’s plans to stop world domination. USA TODAY Sonic is not alone on Earth. The lonely alien Sega video game star from “Sonic the Hedgehog”, who appeared to be stuck on Earth alone, did not see the arrival of his best …

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Otzi the Iceman: Frozen moss sheds new light on his last journey

Since its discovery in the northern Italian Alps almost 20 years ago, researchers have learned much about Ötzi the man from the ice, including what he sounded, his diet and his health. Now a new study gives new insights into his last journey. The study, published in Plos One, examined at least 75 species of brypophytes (mosses and liverworts) that …

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US diplomats in Russia condemned the train journey from Nyonoksa to Severodvinsk in a restricted area around a military nuclear test site

Moscow – Three US diplomats were taken from a train on Monday in northern Russia, accused of traveling to a restricted area without the required permits. On the way out of the village of Nyonoksa, near a sensitive Russian test site where a fatal accident took place in August they were reportedly taken to the city of Severodvinsk, which is …

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Seven steps to make a journey to scientific conferences more sustainable

Traveling by train can reduce the environmental impact of attending a conference. Wavebreak Media ltd / Alamy All scientists face pressure to give external seminars and attend conferences. This is especially important for early-career researchers because they can help them to find new positions, and add to their CVs. To do research effectively, scientists need to build networks and collaborations, …

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Elon Musk's orbiting Tesla Roadster has made a journey around the sun

One year in the life of Starman lasts about 557 of our earth days. The Tesla Roadster, which SpaceX launched into space in February 2018, has now completed a full orbit around the Sun. The "driven" distance is about 762 million miles, which according to Where Is Roadster? Means the car's 36,000-mile warranty has been exceeded more than 21,000 times. …

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Journey of Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar to Israel: Tlaib refuses to visit Israel, citing "depressing conditions"

After the Israeli government agreed that US Congressman Rashida Tlaib was allowed to visit her relatives in the West Bank during a humanitarian overseas trip, the Michigan Democrats said she was changing their plans in the midst of a widespread outcry slapped Israel for leadership of their original ban . "When I won, there was hope for the Palestinian people …

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Chandrayaan 2 Update: Chandrayaan-2 reaches the Moon Trajectory for a direct journey into the Moon's orbit | India news

NEW DELHI: On Wednesday at 2:21 am, Chandrayaan-2 left the earth and left the planet's orbit to make a straight path towards the moon. The Indian Space Research Organization (Isro) successfully completed the Trans-Lunar Injection Maneuver (TLI). During the TLI maneuver, the spaceship's liquid engine was detonated for approximately 1.203 seconds to enter the Moon orbit after spending 22 days …

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