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SpaceX Successfully Tests Falcon Heavy Rocket Core

SpaceX Successfully Tests Falcon Heavy Rocket Core The rocket has been inching closer to completion ever since, and now SpaceX has successfully tested the Falcon heavy’s core rocket module in a so-called static fire test.The Falcon Heavy will essentially be three Falcon 9 rockets strapped together.

Scientists Detect Giant Waves of Lava on Jupiter's Moon Io

Scientists Detect Giant Waves of Lava on Jupiter's Moon Io Jupiter’s moon Io would be a terrible place to visit, with active volcanoes and planes of sulfur-dioxide frost.As Europa slid across Io (right), astronomers took readings with the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (LBTO) in Arizona.

This Week in Space: the ISS, a Heavy Rocket, and a Dance of Alien Planets

This Week in Space: the ISS, a Heavy Rocket, and a Dance of Alien Planets com, Aldrin remarked that “We must retire the ISS as soon as possible…We simply cannot afford $3.Now SpaceX has successfully tested the rocket module at the core of the upcoming Falcon Heavy as well.

Research Suggests Mars Formed in the Asteroid Belt

Research Suggests Mars Formed in the Asteroid Belt Earth and Mars are very different planets right now, but they’re both small, rocky planets in the inner solar system.Researchers from Tokyo Institute of Technology claim that analysis of Mars’ composition supports the idea that it was originally formed in the asteroid belt, and then migrated to the inner solar system.

This Week in Space: From Paranal to Proxima B

This Week in Space: From Paranal to Proxima B We won’t know if Proxima b is habitable until we can get some sharp telescopes pointed straight at it, which doesn’t happen until next year.A team of scientists based in the UK has been running models to see what they can tease out of the data we currently have on Proxima b, and they’ve got optimistic results.

Scientists Are Closer to Understanding the 'Alien Megastructure Star'

Scientists Are Closer to Understanding the 'Alien Megastructure Star' Stars don’t come much weirder than KIC 8462852, known colloquially as Tabby’s star.You may be more familiar with it as the “alien megastructure star.

Astronomers Pin Down the Orbit of Exoplanet TRAPPIST-1h

Astronomers Pin Down the Orbit of Exoplanet TRAPPIST-1h Scientists have also confirmed many of the planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system have what’s known as “orbital resonance.However, all the planets around TRAPPIST-1 orbit very close — a year there is only a few Earth days.

This Adorable Little Rocket Just Reached Space for the First Time

This Adorable Little Rocket Just Reached Space for the First Time Most commercial rockets have a carbo capacity measured in tons, but the new Electron launch vehicle from Rocket Lab is designed for lighter duty.The company is looking into the specifics, but reaching space on its very first launch isn’t bad.

NASA Releases Stunning First Science Results from Jupiter Probe Juno

NASA Releases Stunning First Science Results from Jupiter Probe Juno Then there’s Jupiter’s incredibly strong magnetic field.766 Gauss, a whopping ten times more powerful than Earth’s magnetic field and twice what was as expected.

ExoMars Lander Crashed Because It Thought It Was Underground

ExoMars Lander Crashed Because It Thought It Was Underground However, the Schiaparelli lander encountered issues during its descent and was lost.The saucer-shaped Schiaparelli lander undocked from the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter and started its descent on October 19th of last year.

Paul Allen's Massive Stratolaunch Aircraft Rolls Out for the First Time

Paul Allen's Massive Stratolaunch Aircraft Rolls Out for the First Time Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s massive new aircraft, the Stratolaunch, is complete and has rolled out of its hanger for first time.The company today announced that it moved the aircraft out of its hanger to conduct fueling tests.

Curiosity Data Suggests Ancient Martian Lake Could Have Harbored Life

Curiosity Data Suggests Ancient Martian Lake Could Have Harbored Life NASA has previously released data from Curiosity that supports the idea that liquid water once flowed in Gale Crater (above).The new study is based on a detailed analysis of data from three and a half years of drill samples from Curiosity.

Cosmic Rays Could Be Even More Dangerous to Mars Explorers Than Thought

Cosmic Rays Could Be Even More Dangerous to Mars Explorers Than Thought A new predictive model of radiation effects indicates we could be vastly underestimating the damaging effects of cosmic rays on astronauts.That means a trip to Mars could include a doubling of cancer risk compared with previous estimates.

NASA Unveils Mars Rover Concept With Detachable Science Lab

NASA Unveils Mars Rover Concept With Detachable Science Lab The is a concept vehicle, meaning this design won’t even land on Mars.It’s a neat design, but there’s no guarantee NASA will adopt it for its real Mars rovers.

IKEA's New Micro-Living Collection Inspired by Mars Mission

IKEA's New Micro-Living Collection Inspired by Mars Mission Sure, it would be great to forget all your troubles, forget all your cares and move to Mars.The Swedish retailer joined NASA and students from Lund University School of Industrial Design to “use space knowledge for a better everyday life on Earth.

Elon Musk Says SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Might Fly in September

Elon Musk Says SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Might Fly in September Specifically, Musk said that all three of the rocket’s main engines should be Cape Canaveral in two or three months, putting a launch a month later.That’s huge because the Falcon Heavy will be by far the most powerful rocket humanity has deployed since the Apollo missions.

NASA-Funded Startup to Build Fusion-Powered Rockets

NASA-Funded Startup to Build Fusion-Powered Rockets These reactors are big and (currently) inefficient, but a NASA-funded startup called Princeton Satellite Systems is working on a small-scale fusion reactor that could power advanced fusion rockets.All the forms of rocket propulsion we currently have involve accelerating propellant out of a nozzle.

Google Wants Your Help Documenting This Summer's Total Solar Eclipse

Google Wants Your Help Documenting This Summer's Total Solar Eclipse All across the US, citizen scientists will be snapping photos to create a film documenting the eclipse’s path.A total solar eclipse occurs when the sun is completely covered by the moon.

Final Kepler Report Includes 219 New Potential Exoplanets

Final Kepler Report Includes 219 New Potential Exoplanets That’s what NASA’s Kepler space telescope has been doing these past eight years.These exoplanets were detected by Kepler using what’s known as the transit method.