Tags : Space

Terraforming will be essential if Mars is to be made

After 40 years with NASA and three years as its chief scientist, Jim Green has retired from the agency. Green, who joined NASA in 1980 spent 12 years as the director of the agency’s planetary science division and helped it complete tasks like understanding Earth’s magnetic field and searching for life on Mars. This background […]...Read More

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is all set for lift

The James Webb Space Telescope is finally on the launchpad. The space observatory, safely tucked inside an Ariane 5 rocket, is expected to launch on December 25. The rollout took about two hours to complete, according to NASA. Arianespace’s Ariane 5 rocket, with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope on board, was rolled out to the […]...Read More

A sample that could help unravel the history behind the

Just over a year after Japan’s Hayabusa2 mission returned the first subsurface sample of an asteroid to Earth, scientists have determined that the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu is a pristine remnant from the formation of our solar system. This was the first material to be returned to Earth from a carbon-rich asteroid. These asteroids can reveal […]...Read More

Scientists speculate that we may have friends far away on

Scientists believe Venus could be harbouring alien lifeforms. The planet, which sits a casual 47 million kilometres from us in our solar system, has ammonia in its upper atmosphere. Researchers have reportedly been fixated on why Venus’ atmosphere contains the combination of hydrogen and nitrogen ever since it was discovered back in the 1970s. Now […]...Read More

NASA’s probe makes history as it touches the Sun

Sixty years after NASA set the goal, and three years after its Parker Solar Probe launched, the spacecraft has become the first to “touch the sun.” The Parker Solar Probe has successfully flown through the sun’s corona, or upper atmosphere, to sample particles and our star’s magnetic fields. “Parker Solar Probe ‘touching the Sun’ is […]...Read More

Postcards to Space — An initiative to boost children’s interest

DUBAI: Emirates Post Group (EPG) recently launched the “Postcards to Space” initiative in partnership with “Club for the Future”, a private foundation established by Blue Origin, “UAE Space Agency”, “Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre” (MBRSC), and “AzurX”. The initiative, which is in line with EPG’s celebrations of the UAE’s Golden Jubilee, was unveiled to increase […]...Read More

A solution to help astronauts with eye troubles in space

An astronaut’s eyes can change during spaceflights that last six months or more. That could be a problem for future planned missions. After decades of research, scientists may have a seemingly unlikely solution: a sleeping bag, developed in conjunction with REI, that pulls fluids away from the brain. A concern that has emerged regarding astronauts […]...Read More

A special investigation mission on the dark side of the

A rover that landed on the far side of the moon has been sent to investigate a peculiar object on its visible horizon. The far side of the moon has relatively few flat areas, however, the rover noticed that this structure certainly stood out. Considering there isn’t much on the surface of our closest celestial […]...Read More

A deliberate crash for the greater good of planet Earth

The DART mission, or the Double Asteroid Redirection Test, will liftoff aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. But the true test for this asteroid deflection technology will come in September 2022, when the spacecraft reaches its destination, to see how it impacts the motion of a near-Earth asteroid […]...Read More

SpaceX’s 1st Starship shoots for space early next year

FLORIDA: SpaceX founder Elon Musk that his company will attempt to launch its futuristic, bullet-shaped Starship to orbit in January, but he’s not betting on success for that first test flight. “There’s a lot of risk associated with this first launch, so I would not say that it is likely to be successful, but we’ll […]...Read More