Watch a NASA lunar rover complete an obstacle course on the moon

Watch a NASA lunar rover complete an obstacle course on the moon

When it comes to space rovers, NASA is all about Mars — with the exception of the Apollo-era Lunar Roving Vehicle. But that is set to change with the Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program. As part of the initiative, some machines, including rovers, will be delivered to the moon over the next few years. … Read more

NASA unveils images of massive, never-before-seen eruption from supergiant Betelgeuse

NASA unveils images of massive, never-before-seen eruption from supergiant Betelgeuse

The red supergiant Betelgeuse, a colossal star in the constellation of Orion, experienced a massive stellar outburst unlike any seen before, according to astronomers. Betelgeuse first attracted attention in late 2019 when the star, which shines like a red gem in Orion’s upper right shoulder, underwent an unexpected eclipse. The supergiant continued to weaken in … Read more

NASA launches a new mega rocket to launch a spacecraft around the moon

NASA launches a new mega rocket to launch a spacecraft around the moon

Loading Something is loading. NASA will finally launch its new mega rocket later this month, sending an Orion spacecraft designed for astronauts around the moon. To get astronauts back to the lunar surface for the first time since 1972, NASA has invested 17 years and an estimated $50 billion developing the Space Launch System (SLS) … Read more

“Cosmic Collision”: A stunning photo of the galactic merger of two galaxies is a preview of what scientists expect for the Milky Way

“Cosmic Collision”: A stunning photo of the galactic merger of two galaxies is a preview of what scientists expect for the Milky Way

One of the most spectacular events in the universe, a galactic merger, was observed 60 million light-years away near the constellation Virgo. New photos showing two galaxies about to collide as they were about 60 million years ago, and scientists say it’s a preview of what’s to come for our own galaxy, the Milky Way. … Read more

NASA opens Artemis lunar missions to all astronauts

NASA opens Artemis lunar missions to all astronauts

The Artemis team is no more. NASA will consider each agency astronaut for Artemis lunar missions when making seat assignments, the agency announced Friday (Aug. 8). This initiative reverses a 2020 announcement that selected 18 astronauts for these missions, which NASA called “the Artemis team” at the time. “The way I see it, any one … Read more

Huge crowds expected for inaugural launch of NASA’s mega rocket

Huge crowds expected for inaugural launch of NASA’s mega rocket

Spectators watch as the Space Shuttle Atlantis lifts off July 8, 2011. The launch was the 135th and final launch of a space shuttle for NASA. photo: Phil Sandin (AP) NASA’s SLS rocket is set to launch for the first time rumbled off the launch pad at 8.8 million pounds of thrust in just three … Read more

The entire NASA Astronaut Corps is eligible for Artemis missions

The entire NASA Astronaut Corps is eligible for Artemis missions

HOUSTON — As NASA prepares to select the crew for the second Artemis mission, the agency’s chief astronaut says the entire corps of astronauts, and not a previously announced subgroup, is eligible for this flight and future missions to the Moon. At an Aug. 5 briefing at the Johnson Space Center about the upcoming Artemis … Read more

Fixing faulty Lucy probe good enough to complete asteroid mission, NASA says

Fixing faulty Lucy probe good enough to complete asteroid mission, NASA says

Lucy is equipped with two 22-foot-wide solar panels on either side.photo: NASA Just hours after its 12-year voyage to Jupiter’s Trojan asteroid, the Lucy spacecraft encountered a problem. One of its solar arrays refused to fully open, and mission controllers have been working on the issue ever since. However, there is good news to report … Read more

Stupid Sausage! French Physicist Forced to Apologize for ‘Planet’ Photo That Was a Piece of Chorizo

Stupid Sausage!  French Physicist Forced to Apologize for ‘Planet’ Photo That Was a Piece of Chorizo

A prominent French physicist was forced to apologize over a photo he said came from NASA’s new space telescope but was actually a piece of chorizo. Etienne Klein, a renowned philosopher and research director at France’s Atomic Energy Commission, informed his followers that “no object of Spanish charcuterie exists anywhere but on Earth”. He had … Read more