Damaged Soyuz capsule: NASA has asked SpaceX about the return of the ISS crew

It is still unclear whether three ISS astronauts can return to Earth in their Soyuz capsule. In the meantime, it has also been asked whether SpaceX could get them. When it came to the question of how three astronauts could be fetched from the ISS if necessary, whose space capsule was inoperably damaged, NASA has now also … Continue reading Damaged Soyuz capsule: NASA has asked SpaceX about the return of the ISS crew

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In 2023, humanity will aim for the Moon: here are the planned space missions

After Artemis I, and before Artemis II, the Moon once again becomes the center of the space world. In 2023, no manned mission is planned but the missions are numerous if all goes as planned. 2022 was the year of humanity's return to the Moon. Almost. Because if no human returned to see our satellite, there was Artemis I and … Continue reading In 2023, humanity will aim for the Moon: here are the planned space missions

The most striking photos of the European space conquest in 2022

The European Space Agency shares a gallery that looks back on the highlights of the year 2022. 2022 is coming to an end. A year marked by a few major space missions, but also and above all by the presentation of the photos taken by James Webb! NASA's newest space telescope has never ceased to amaze us with its … Continue reading The most striking photos of the European space conquest in 2022

Planetary Defense: A New “Asteroid Hunter” to Spot Threats to Earth

NASA gives the top to build a future space lookout. Her name? NEO Surveyor. His role? Detect NEOs that are in the vicinity of the Earth and identify those that would be really dangerous. These are news headlines that you come across regularly, and which often turn out to be exaggerated. Each time, they say … Continue reading Planetary Defense: A New “Asteroid Hunter” to Spot Threats to Earth

Merry Christmas! Here are the most beautiful photos of space by James Webb

James Webb left Earth on December 25, 2021. A year later, the space telescope shared many snaps. Here are the most beautiful photos taken by the observatory so far. December 25, 2021. An Ariane 5 rocket lifts off with the James Webb Space Telescope on board. Here we are a year later and the observatory, located nearly 1.5 million … Continue reading Merry Christmas! Here are the most beautiful photos of space by James Webb

Mars probe Insight: NASA ends mission after two unsuccessful contact attempts

Insight has persevered on Mars for more than four years collecting seismic data. The end of the mission now came abruptly, although it had been expected. A spring selfie by Insight  (Image: NASA) NASA's Insight mission to Mars has ended. This was announced by the US space agency after two consecutive attempts to establish contact failed. It had … Continue reading Mars probe Insight: NASA ends mission after two unsuccessful contact attempts

Colonization of space: City in an asteroid technically possible with a trick

Should humanity colonize space, asteroids would have several advantages. Theoretically, settlements would be possible there, a research paper shows. Presentation of the concept (Image: University of Rochester illustration/Michael Osadciw) A research team from the USA has developed a concept to enable the colonization of asteroids in a way that has so far only been possible in science … Continue reading Colonization of space: City in an asteroid technically possible with a trick

NASA probe insight: By far the strongest marsquake lasted 10 hours

While Insight's mission on Mars is slowly coming to an end, the NASA lander is busy collecting data - including on a particularly violent marsquake. Insight's dusty seismometer (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech) NASA's Insight probe recorded by far the strongest Marsquake in May, with a magnitude of 4.7 on the logarithmic scale, more than five times stronger than … Continue reading NASA probe insight: By far the strongest marsquake lasted 10 hours

Missing Link: How the stars in the center of the Milky Way are measured

Modern astronomical instrumentation allows Einstein's theory of relativity to be tested at the black hole at the center of the Milky Way. A glimpse. The near-infrared image of the galactic center with adaptive optics (right) has 20 times more spatial sharpness than the image without adaptive optics (left). (Image: MPE/ESO) The SINFONI and GRAVITY instruments, deployed at … Continue reading Missing Link: How the stars in the center of the Milky Way are measured

A ‘buried treasure’ was hidden in this spectacular image by James Webb

One of James Webb's first sublime images showed the Carina Nebula. Astronomers have dived into the depths of its cosmic cliffs and made a great discovery. Something amazing was hidden in one of James Webb's first spectacular images. A "treasure" was "buried" in the Carina Nebula, located 8,500 light years from us, immortalized by the JWST space observatory. NASA announced on December 15, 2022. _ _ form.  For … Continue reading A ‘buried treasure’ was hidden in this spectacular image by James Webb