Category: Space

NASA plans to fly its X-57 electric plane this year
Science, Space

NASA plans to fly its X-57 electric plane this year

flash- January 26, 2023

Sometime later this year—perhaps this summer, perhaps this fall—an electric aircraft from NASA, the X-57, is set to take flight in California. It’s what NASA ... Read More

Humans Will Likely Not Have Ability to Visit Nearby Exoplanets Anytime Soon, Expert Says
Science, Space

Humans Will Likely Not Have Ability to Visit Nearby Exoplanets Anytime Soon, Expert Says

flash- January 26, 2023

Astronomers recently announced the discovery of TOI-700e, a habitable-zone, Earth-sized planet some 102 light-years away in the southern constellation of Dorado. Could this new discovery ... Read More

NASA system predicts small asteroid to pass close by Earth this week
Science, Space

NASA system predicts small asteroid to pass close by Earth this week

flash- January 26, 2023

This orbital diagram from CNEOS’s close approach viewer shows 2023 BU’s trajectory – in red – during its close approach with Earth on Jan. 26, ... Read More

ALMA Confirms Discovery of Oxygen-Rich Galaxy in Very Early Universe
Science, Space

ALMA Confirms Discovery of Oxygen-Rich Galaxy in Very Early Universe

flash- January 26, 2023

GHZ2/GLASS-z12, initially identified in the JWST GLASS survey, existed when the Universe was only 367 million years old (redshift z=12.117). This image shows the distant ... Read More

Why is Pluto not a planet?
Science, Space

Why is Pluto not a planet?

flash- January 25, 2023

Pluto is not a planet because it fails a three-part astronomy test. NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute When I need to remember ... Read More

Spacecraft design expert discusses the viability of interstellar travel
Science, Space

Spacecraft design expert discusses the viability of interstellar travel

flash- January 25, 2023

Dr. Hank Pernicka, a Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor of aerospace engineering and spacecraft design expert at Missouri S&T, says humans will likely not have the ... Read More

Earth’s inner core might be switching up its spin
Environment, Science

Earth’s inner core might be switching up its spin

flash- January 24, 2023

In elementary school science class, we learned that the Earth has three main layers: the crust, mantle, and the core. In reality, the core—which is ... Read More

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