Showing posts with label cosmos. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cosmos. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Japan's Hayabusa 2 spacecraft reaches cosmic 'diamond'

Hayabusa 2 spacecraft
A Japanese spacecraft has arrived at its target - an asteroid shaped like a diamond or, according to some, a spinning top.

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Moons of Giant Alien Planets Could Host Life

Moons of Giant Alien Planets Could Host Life
Researchers have identified more than 100 giant exoplanets that may have potentially life-hosting moons.

Friday, June 01, 2018

China sets up new laboratory for FAST telescope

FAST telescope
A new laboratory focusing on China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) has opened, according to Science and Technology Daily.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Satellite Takes Off From Cape Canaveral After Delay

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite
NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) launches from Cape Canaveral Wednesday aboard one of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rockets after getting hit with a 48-hour delay.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

SpaceX postpones launch of NASA's planet-hunter spacecraft

SpaceX has postponed the launch of NASA's new planet-hunting mission in order to verify the Falcon 9 rocket's navigation systems, the California-based company has said.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Russia planning manned spaceflight to moon: Putin

Yuri Gagarin
Russia is actively implementing a lunar program through 2030, aiming to send astronauts to the moon, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, Russia's Cosmonautics Day.

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Asteroid Size of a Small House to Fly Past Earth Next Week

Asteroid 2012 TC4, approaching Earth at around 30,000 mph (14 km/s)
A huge space rock approaching Earth is set to make a relatively close pass next week when it flies by our planet at about one-eighth of the distance to the moon.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

La Chine lance un télescope à rayons X pour étudier les trous noirs

Pékin a lancé un télescope superpuissant à rayons X qui devra permettre aux chercheurs de mieux connaître la nature des trous noirs et des pulsars.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Space debris problem getting worse, say scientists

Scientists sounded the alarm Tuesday over the problems posed to space missions from orbital junk – the accumulating debris from mankind's six-decade exploration of the cosmos.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Large asteroid to hurtle past Earth on April 18

An asteroid as big as the Rock of Gibraltar will streak past Earth on April 18 at a safe but uncomfortably close distance, according to astronomers.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

China Starts Construction of One of World’s Largest Cosmic Ray Observatories

China has started its construction of one of the world’s largest observatories studying the origins of cosmic rays, local media reported on Thursday.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Seven Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Found

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star.

Monday, January 09, 2017

China to set up gravitational wave telescopes in Tibet

China is working to set up the world's highest altitude gravitational wave telescopes in Tibet Autonomous Region to detect the faintest echoes resonating from the universe, which may reveal more about the Big Bang.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Rosetta Space Probe Studying 67P Comet Starts Final Manoeuvre

The European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) Rosetta space probe has completed its mission and the final collision manoeuvre has been initiated, the ESA announced.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

World's largest radio telescope begins scanning universe for signs of life

China on Sunday announced that the world's largest radio telescope is now operational and has begun scanning the universe.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Rosetta Probe's Final Move: Unlocking Cosmic Secrets

On September 30 the Rosetta spacecraft will close in on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko after logging 6 billion kilometers across our solar system and will start its final dive towards the comet’s surface bringing its historic 12-year trek to an end.

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

The Juno probe is on the orbit of Jupiter

Automatic interplanetary station NASA’s «Juno» (Juno) launched from Earth 5 years ago, entered the orbit of Jupiter. On the approach to the planet the station had to use a rocket engine to slow down the movement to fall into the gravitational field of Jupiter, reports the BBC.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Number of exoplanets doubles as NASA confirms 1,284 new worlds

U.S. space agency NASA said Tuesday its Kepler mission has verified the existence of nearly 1,300 new planets, almost doubling the number of known planets outside our solar system.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Successful launch from Vostochny evidence of Russia’s independent space policy

The recent successful launch from Vostochny indicates that Russia pursues an independent space policy and can launch spacecraft independently of any political will, Irina Yarovaya, the head of the Russian State Duma Committee for Security and Counteraction to Corruption, said on Tuesday ahead of the plenary session opening.

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