Arecibo Observatory’s massive radio telescope has collapsed; with it has gone a crucial tool in understanding asteroid risks to Earth — and it would take a serious government initiative to replace.
Before the facility sustained irreversible damage in a series of cable failures this year, Arecibo Observatory was Earth’s most powerful planetary radar system. Astronomers can’t use radar to discover new asteroids, but the data that these systems provide can give scientists the details about an object’s size, shape and location they need to better and more quickly evaluate the threat that individual asteroids might pose to Earth.
“This is a hard thing to have to take [down] an iconic facility like this that’s provided so much for the
The student confessed that since she was little it has been her dream to work at NASA, so she has worked hard to achieve it.
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At just 19 years old, the third semester student of the Mechatronics Engineering career at the Hermosillo Technological Institute (ITH) was chosen to participate in NASA’s International Air and Space Program 2021.
He detailed the following through social networks: “Since I was little my dream has always been to work for NASA, that is why I have always studied a lot and worked hard.”
Similarly, he mentioned that he does not want to miss this great opportunity and that he needs support to raise the cost of
Liquid Instruments was founded in Canberra by a team of experimental physicists and engineers, including former researchers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Their equipment helps scientists, engineers, students and professionals seamlessly acquire data, run measurements and control their experiments.
“We started Liquid Instruments because we were frustrated with current test and measurement equipment and realised that a new approach based on a different technology could really make a difference,” says Liquid Instruments CEO Professor Daniel Shaddock.
The company’s flagship product, Moku:Lab, integrates 12 precision test and measurement instruments into a single, compact hardware device.
To replicate all that Moku:Lab can deliver would require tens of thousands of dollars in separate equipment purchases and significantly more lab space to house it all.
Liquid Instruments began making Moku:Labs in a small storeroom at the Australian
President Trump may be leaving office, but NASA is staying on course with the president’s plan to return American astronauts to the moon. On Nov. 12, a little over a week after the election, a Huntsville, Ala., company said it has won an $85 million NASA contract modification to build key parts of two future moon rockets.
NASA awarded the contract extension to Teledyne Brown Engineering for two more of what are called Launch Vehicle Stage Adapters (LVSAs) for the Artemis II and Artemis III moon missions. The cone-shaped LVSAs connect the core section of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket to its cryogenic propulsion stage, and Teledyne said they are the largest parts of the current version of SLS being built in Huntsville.
In the Artemis program NASA has developed, Artemis I would be an un-crewed launch of SLS to test the new rocket’s ability to get an Orion
A total of 10 segments will form the twin solid rocket boosters before its first liftoff, which is expected to take place next year.
The rocket is a key part of NASA’s Artemis lunar exploration program, which aims to send the first woman and next man to the Moon by 2024. NASA officials also hope the SLS will be used to reach Mars and other “deep space destinations.”
Once fully assembled, NASA said the SLS rocket will stand taller than the Statue of Liberty and have about 15% more thrust at liftoff than the Saturn V rockets that powered the Apollo missions about 50 years ago, making it the most powerful rocket ever
Nov. 24 (UPI) — A 12-year-old Georgia boy who has been accepted to attend Georgia Tech said he plans to study aerospace engineering for a career in space exploration.
Caleb Anderson, 12, who is dual-enrolled in high school and Chattahoochee Technical College, is aiming to start classes at Georgia Tech next fall, his family said.
“I think I am going to go to Mars, and do more school, I think, and try to get my master’s at Georgia Tech,” Anderson told WSB-TV.
“Then do an internship with Elon Musk, and then I’ll probably get my Ph.D. at MIT. And then I think I’ll start working at either NASA or SpaceX.”
The boy’s parents said they noticed their son was exceptionally intelligent at a very young age.
“At 3 weeks old, I did notice that Caleb was trying to mimic some of my words. … By 4 months, he was picking
NASA Curiosity rover’s home-away-from-home in the Gale Crater on Mars seems like a fairly chill place. It’s a bit windy and dusty, but it’s dry and the rocky landscape is settled and calm. It wasn’t always like that. Scientists have found evidence of brutal megafloods from deep in the crater’s past.
Mars’ wet history has been coming into greater focus in recent years. A study published in the journal Scientific Reports this month gives us our first identification of megafloods thanks to on-the-ground observations made by Curiosity.
“Deposits left behind by megafloods had not been previously identified with orbiter data,” said co-author and astrobiologist Alberto G. Fairén in a Cornell University statement last week.
- NASA shared an image of a cinnamon bun-shaped galaxy snapped by the Hubble telescope
- UGC 12588 is located 31 million light-years away in the constellation of Andromeda
- It is considered a spiral galaxy despite its peculiar shape
NASA has shared a stunning new image of a galaxy resembling a “cosmic cinnamon bun” that lies in the constellation of Andromeda in the Northern Hemisphere.
A galaxy called UGC 12588 has a peculiar yet enticing shape in a photo snapped by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
Astronomers revealed on the NASA website that unlike most spiral galaxies, UGC 12588 doesn’t have a line of stars across its center. Neither does it boast the classic prominent spiral arm pattern usually seen in other galaxies in this category.
UGC 12588 instead is composed of a white and mostly unstructured center, making it more reminiscent of a cinnamon bun than a megastructure composed
SpaceX launched NASA’s Sentinel 6-Michael Freilich oceanography satellite from Vandenberg Air Force base in California on Saturday.
A week after it sent four astronauts to the International Space Station for the first time, SpaceX launched the first of two satellites Saturday that will monitor sea level rise over the next decade.
NASA’s Sentinel 6-Michael Freilich oceanography satellite – a joint venture with the European Space Agency – began a five-and-a-half-year mission to collect “the most accurate data yet on global sea level and how our oceans are rising in response to climate change,” according to NASA.
The mission also will collect information on atmospheric temperature and humidity to improve weather forecasts and climate models.
The satellite headed into orbit on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which launched from California’s Vandenberg Air Force base at 12:17 p.m. ET Saturday. The satellite is named in honor of the late director