Sixers Pursuing PJ Tucker; Matisse Thybulle and No. 23 pick being shopped to create cap space

Is Daryl Morey bringing the Houston Rockets East to Philly? Morey was the Rockets’ general manager for 13 seasons before being hired as the 76ers president of basketball operation in November 2020. Then, in July 2021, former Rockets CEO Tad Brown was hired for the same position of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, whichs the … Read more

The James Webb Space Telescope is finally ready to do science

This article was originally published at The Conversation. (opens in new tab) The publication contributed the article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Op Ed & Insights. Marcia Rieke (opens in new tab)Regents Professor of Astronomy, University of Arizona NASA is scheduled to release the first images taken by the James Webb Space Telescope on July 12, … Read more

James Webb Space Telescope is about halfway through its instrument checks

The James Webb Space Telescope is halfway through getting its instrument modes checked out for science operations, which are expected to begin in mid-July. The James Webb Space Telescope is fitted with four cutting-edge instruments, which will enable the $10 billion observatory to see the most distant, oldest galaxies, which formed in the early universe … Read more

Why getting hit by space dust is an unavoidable aspect of space travel

On June 8th, NASA revealed that its new powerful space observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope, is now sporting a small dimple in one of its primary mirrors after getting pelted by a larger-than-expected micrometeoroid out in deep space. The news came as a bit of a shock since the impact happened just five months … Read more

Scientists Consider Cause of Fast Radio Bursts in Space

In 2007, scientists at West Virginia University first identified an unusual intense burst of radio waves from space. Since then, these fast radio bursts, or FRBs, have been a mystery to astronomers. They only knew that FRBs are pulses of radio waves and that FRBs come from places within our galaxy, the Milky Way, and … Read more

The European space mission that plans to ambush a comet

An artist’s impression of Comet Interceptor, which is due to launch in 2028 and will wait for its target for up to six years.Credit: Geraint Jones, UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory The European Space Agency (ESA) has approved a new mission, called Comet Interceptor, which will launch without any specific target in mind — instead … Read more

New Images Show The Dust in Nearby Galaxies, And You’ve Never Seen Them Like This

When we see pictures of galaxies outside the Milky Way, what we’re usually looking at is primarily the light of their stars. But stars are far from the only ingredient that makes up a galaxy. Think of stars as the chunks of vegetables in the galactic soup. The broth, then, in which they float, is … Read more

Explosion at Chinese space launch center revealed by satellite imagery

HELSINKI — An explosion severely damaged rocket facilities at China’s Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in October 2021, commercial satellite imagery shows. Jiuquan spaceport is situated in the Gobi Desert and hosts major orbital launches including all of the country’s Shenzhou human spaceflight missions. Established in 1958 it is the first of China’s four national spaceports … Read more

Milky Way’s secrets revealed by massive space probe map

Issued on: 06/13/2022 – 10:08Modified: 06/13/2022 – 10:06 am Paris (AFP) – The Gaia space probe unveiled its latest discoveries on Monday in its quest to map the Milky Way in unprecedented detail, surveying nearly two million stars and revealing mysterious “starquakes” which sweep across the fiery giants like vast tsunamis. The mission’s third data … Read more

Repeating fast radio bursts from space are mysterious. This one is even weirder

We’re driven to determine if “the truth is out there.” If we just had all of the pieces, they might fit together and form the bridge to a greater understanding. The team will gather evidence and analyze data for unexplained events in the sky from a scientific perspective to determine if they are natural or … Read more