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NASA’s Curiosity Rover starts a Red Planet Road Trip to Marsberg

NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover captured this view, composed of 28 different images, on April 9, 2020 from “Greenheugh Pediment”. In the foreground is the sandstone cap of the gable. In the middle is the “clayey unit” and the bottom of the Gale Crater is in the distance. (Photo credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS) Like many Americans this summer, NASA’s …

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“Ice Giant” – Blasted Fossil Core of a massive Jupiter-sized planet discovered (weekend feature)

Posted on July 5th, 2020 in Astronomy, Exoplanets, Science A strange ice giant, which cannot be explained by previous theories, was discovered by NASA scientists with the Exoplanet Sleuth Transit Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS, which had “first light” on August 7, 2018). The planet TOI-849 b is the most massive planet in Neptune size and the first with a density …

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The Indian space research organization’s Mars Orbiter mission captures the image of the largest moon on the red planet, Phobos

The picture was taken on July 1 when MOM was approximately 7,200 km from Mars and 4,200 km from Phobos. Bangalore: The Mars Color Camera (MCC) on board the Indian Space Research Organization’s (ISRO) Mars Orbiter Mission captured the image of Phobos, the next and largest moon on Mars. The picture was taken on July 1 when MOM was approximately …

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ExoMars discovers a unique green glow on the Red Planet

Artist’s impression of ESA’s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter, which detects the green glow of oxygen in the Martian atmosphere. This emission, discovered on the day of Mars, is similar to the night light seen from space around the Earth’s atmosphere. Photo credit: European Space Agency ESA’s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter has discovered glowing green oxygen in the Martian atmosphere – …

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SpaceX launched additional Starlink satellites on Falcon 9, and three Planet satellites made a journey

SpaceX launched 58 new Starlink satellites on its Falcon 9 rocket on Saturday morning, and three Planet satellites took part. The SpaceX satellites are part of the growing Starlink constellation that was developed to provide Internet connections on Earth. The company has permission to launch around 12,000 satellites as part of the project. The Falcon 9 rocket launched the satellites, …

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SpaceX launches 58 Starlink satellites, three Planet SkySats on Falcon 9

WASHINGTON – SpaceX completed its ninth Starlink mass launch on June 13, which was the first time a ridesharing customer participated. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched at 5:21 a.m. East from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and carried 58 Starlink broadband satellites instead of the usual 60. The rocket carried slightly fewer Starlink satellites to make room …

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