Soyuz Delivers Astronauts to ISS in Three Hours

After just three hours on its launch, the Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying two Russian cosmonauts and one NASA astronaut, docked with the International Space Station (ISS) according to the scheduled timetable, breaking a new speed record. "The Soyuz MS-17 carrying NASA's Kathleen Rubins and Serg

European Space Agency finalises plans to ‘explore the moon properly’

European space officials will this week unveil detailed plans for a series of ambitious missions aimed at returning humans to the moon in the next few years. Projects will include construction of crew quarters for an orbiting lunar space station, making the power and propulsion units for America&

"Ross Cosmos" reveals the missions of the "Ariol" manned space vehicle

The "Ross Cosmos" Foundation announced that the tasks of the new manned space vehicle "Ariol" are not limited to flying to the moon, but also to the Earth's fixed orbit.The foundation adds, explaining, because in this orbit, which has a height of about 36,000 km, communications satellites, repeate

A new look at sunspots

NASA's extensive fleet of spacecraft allows scientists to study the Sun extremely close-up—one of the agency's spacecraft is even on its way to fly through the Sun's outer atmosphere. But sometimes taking a step back can provide new insight.   In a new study, scientists looked at

NASA's TESS creates a cosmic vista of the northern sky

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered 74 exoplanets, or worlds beyond our solar system. Astronomers are sifting through some 1,200 additional exoplanet candidates, where potential new worlds await confirmation. More than 600 of these candidates lie in the northern sky.

What's the Matter with the Universe?

A team of US astrophysicists has produced one of the most precise measurements ever made of the total amount of matter in the Universe, a longtime mystery of the cosmos. The answer, published in The Astrophysical Journal on Monday, is that matter accounts for 31.5 percent -- give or take 1.3 perc

Astronomers Discover Six Galaxies Trapped in Web-like Massive Black Hole

With the help of the European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have found six galaxies lying around a supermassive black hole when the Universe was less than a billion years old. The new discovery was published Thursday in Astronomy & Astrophysics journal.

Japan eyes Moon exploration for water-derived fuel

Japanese scientists are eyeing to “extract fuel from water on Moon” by 2030 to cut costs by transporting fuel for exploration in the space from earth.  The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said on Monday it has plans to work with the US counterparts in building a lunar o

The United States launches a Delta 4 missile with a military satellite

United Launch Allaince (ULA) operator has announced that the launch of the Delta IV Heavy launch vehicle with reconnaissance satellite for the United States Armed Forces in Florida will not happen before September 28. "The launch of the Delta IV Heavy (for the NROL-44 mission) is now scheduled fo

Find out how NASA is preparing astronauts for the next moonwalk in 2024

As NASA plans to return humans to the Moon in 2024 as part of the Artemis programme, the agency has already started preparing astronauts for the challenges that they will face on the lunar surface. The training includes performing tasks underwater in especially built giant pools and using differe

Solar Cycle 25 Is Here. NASA, NOAA Scientists Explain What That Means

Solar Cycle 25 has begun. During a media event on Tuesday, experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) discussed their analysis and predictions about the new solar cycle – and how the coming upswing in space weather will impact our lives and technology on

NASA's plans for the return to Moon to cost $28 billion

NASA on Monday revealed its latest plan to return astronauts to the Moon in 2024, and estimated the cost of meeting that deadline at $28 billion, $16 billion of which would be spent on the lunar landing module. Congress, which faces elections on November 3, will have to sign off on the financing

Scientists Identify Stellar Phosphorus as Probable Marker of Life on Other Planets

US scientists have identified stellar phosphorus as a probable marker of life on other planets. When searching for exoplanets and trying to see whether they are habitable, it's important that a planet be alive with active cycles, volcanoes and plate tectonics. But researchers at the Southwest Res

China aims to operate regular space flights by 2045, official says

China aims to set up a space programme operating thousands of flights a year and carrying tens of thousands of tons of cargo and passengers by 2045, state news agency Xinhua quoted an official as saying on Friday. China is trying to catch up with Russia and the United States to become a major spa

NASA mulls possible mission to Venus after recent discovery of possible life

NASA is considering approving by next April up to two planetary science missions from four proposals under review, including one to Venus that scientists involved in the project said could help determine whether or not that planet harbors life. An international research team on Monday described e

Potential sign of alien life detected on inhospitable Venus

 Scientists said on Monday they have detected in the harshly acidic clouds of Venus a gas called phosphine that indicates microbes may inhabit Earth’s inhospitable neighbor, a tantalizing sign of potential life beyond Earth.   The researchers did not discover actual life forms, b

NASA sets out to buy moon resources mined by private companies

NASA on Thursday launched an effort to pay companies to mine resources on the moon, announcing it would buy from them rocks, dirt and other lunar materials as the U.S. space agency seeks to spur private extraction of coveted off-world resources for its use. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine wrot

Scientists confounded by new findings on universe's mysterious dark matter

 Dark matter, mysterious invisible stuff that makes up most of the mass of galaxies including our own Milky Way, is confounding scientists again, with new observations of distant galaxies conflicting with the current understanding of its nature.  Research published this week revealed an

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