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Finally NASA Launch Parker Solar Probe on Historic Journey to Touch Sun

Finally NASA Launch Parker Solar Probe on Historic Journey to Touch Sun

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launched from Florida Sunday to begin its journey to the Sun, where it will undertake a landmark mission. The spacecraft will transmit its first science observations in December, beginning a revolution in our understanding of the star that makes life on Earth possible.

This mission truly marks humanity’s first visit to a star that will have implications not just here on Earth, but how we better understand our universe,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. “We’ve accomplished something that decades ago, lived solely in the realm of science fiction.
“Today’s launch was the culmination of six decades of scientific study and millions of hours of effort,” said project manager Andy Driesman, of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland. “Now, Parker Solar Probe is operating normally and on its way to begin a …

NASA updates: NASA’s Solar Probe launch was stalled at last moment

NASA updates: NASA’s Solar Probe launch was stalled

With just one minute, 55 seconds remaining for NASA’s Parker Solar Probe to lift off, the launch controller shouted, “Hold, hold, hold.” Reason: The red pressure alarm for the gaseous helium system had gone off. Rocket maker United Launch Alliance said it would try again Sunday, provided the helium-pressure issue can be resolved quickly. Engineers are taking utmost caution with the $1.5 billion Parker Solar Probe, which Thomas Zurbuchen, head of NASA’s science mission directorate, described as one of the agency’s most “strategically important missions.” NASA wrote on its Twitter page that the launch was postponed from 3:33 am ET to 4:38 am ET. It later updated that the launch was “scrubbed” and a second attempt will be made on Sunday morning. Thousands of spectators gathered in the middle of the night to witness the launch, including the University of Chicago astrophysicist for whom the spacecraft is named. Eugene Parker predicted the exis…

Strange Frequency Coming From Deep Space

Strange Frequency Coming From Deep Space
A new telescope, the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment or CHIME, picks up bizarre fast radio bursts coming from unknown location billions of light-years from Earth. The point of origin of FRBs and the exact events that trigger them generally remain a mystery in the scientific field. Astronomers have so far detected 40 FRBs within a period of 10 years. Some theories are that FRBs were produced by colliding neutron stars or black holes or during supernovae explosions. Nothing, however, has been established so far. Others believed they may have been coming from aliens.
The radio burst detected by CHIME appears to be normal for an FRB in terms of its duration. As mentioned above, however, it is the lowest frequency detection of an FRB ever made. Petroff had also heavily emphasized this point in her Twitter thread. CHIME has scoured between 400 and 800 MHz. Most of the FRBs it detected were between 1,000 and 1,500 MHz. The lowest frequency …

Mars Rover Celebrates Its 6th Birthday Alone On Red Planet

Mars Rover Celebrates Its 6th Birthday Alone On Red PlanetThe Mars Curiosity Rover celebrated its sixth landing anniversary through a tweet on Sunday. "I touched down on #Mars six years ago," tweet from the official handle @MarsCuriosity reads.  "Celebrating my 6th landing anniversary with the traditional gift of iron... oxide. (It puts the red in Red Planet.)" In response to Curiosity Rover's anniversary wish to itself, Twitter users expressed joy and sympathy for the lonely robot exploring the planet on its own. One of the users Simon S. wrote: "One day we shall land on that dusty planet, give you a nice hug and then have the best birthday party of the whole system. Rest assured that when the day of your retirement finally comes we'll put you on a museum for you to be praised by all humanity for as long as we exist."
NASA landed the Curiosity Rover on the Red Planet's Gale Crater in 2012 to explore the planet and send data and pictures for t…

India’s Chandrayaan-II mission to the moon postponed again

India’s Chandrayaan-II mission to the moon postponed again
India’s mission to send another spacecraft to the moon by October 2018 has been postponed again due to technical glitches. The Chandrayaan-II lunar exploration mission is now likely to be launched only in 2019.

The director of Indian Space Research Organisation’s UR Rao Satellite Centre, M Annadurai, told NDTV that the launch date for Chandryaan-II “is slipping to 2019”. He added that the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle rocket will now be launched in January, and will reach the moon in February next year. Annadurai said that since the weight of the Chandrayaan satellite has now increased, the GSLV-III rocket, India’s heaviest at nearly 640 tons, will now be used instead of GSLV-II. “The orbiter is fully ready and tested and as far as lander is concerned, it is undergoing tests,” he said. “It needs five thrusters of 800 newtons which will be used to make it gradually come down and land on the moon surface. These tests are …

NASA just announced the first 9 astronauts to fly SpaceX and Boeing's brand-new spaceships

NASA on Friday named four crews of astronauts that it says will begin "a new era in American spaceflight" by flying the first commercial spaceships, built by Boeing and SpaceX, in a series of test launches.
NASA next mission crew member announcement "For the first time since 2011, we are on the brink of launching American astronauts from American rockets on American soil," NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said during a televised briefing on Friday.
NASA's Astronauts read for new mission Crew Dragon, designed and built by Elon Musk's SpaceX, and the CST-100 Starliner, made by Boeing, are the two spacecraft being developed for NASA as part of its Commercial Crew Program. Each ship requires two crewed test launches before NASA will certify it for routine flight. The astronauts named today are tasked with those missions, all nine of which are slated to happen sometime in 2019. Here is the list of astronauts 1.Eric Boe 2.Chris Ferguson 3.Nicole "Duke" …

Postcards From Space

Postcards From Space
Neil Armstrong captures Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin working at the deployed Passive Seismic Experiment Package on 20 July 20, 1969. Image courtesy: NASA In this image from May 2018, the extraordinary view of Jupiter from the south makes the Great Red Spot appear as though it is in the northern territory. Image courtesy: NASA
Astronaut James Newman waves during a spacewalk outside the International Space Station. Image courtesy: NASA Contrasted against the stark, crater-marked lunar surface, the Earth is seen rising above the moon in this 24 December, 1968 image. Image courtesy: NASA

Tonight Mars Come To Earth's Closest Ever In 60,000 Years

Tonight Mars Come To Earth's Closest Ever In 60,000 Years


Don't forget to look up and catch a glimple of a brigher Mars tonight as the Red Planet makes its closest approach to Earth in 15 years on Tuesday when the two planets will be 57.6 million kilometres apart.
On July 27, Mars was at opposition, meaning that the Sun and the Red Planet came opposite to each other, keeping the Earth in the middle. Mars comes at opposition at an average interval of two years and two months when the planet comes close to the Earth and becomes brighter, the Ministry of Earth Science said in a statement. Mars opposition that had occurred in August 2003 brought the two planets closest distance in approximately 60,000 years. The closest approach on Tuesday will make Mars brightest since 2003. During opposition, Mars is especially photogenic because it can be seen fully illuminated by the Sun as viewed from Earth. By mid-August, Mars will become fainter as Mars and Earth travel farther away from each othe…

Which Satellite Launches By China ?

Which Satellite Launches By China ?

China on Tuesday launched Gaofen-11, an optical remote sensing satellite, as part of its high-resolution Earth observation project. It will aid in the Belt and Road Initiative.
The Gaofen-11 satellite was launched on a Long March 4B rocket at 11 am from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in northern Shanxi Province, Xinhua news agency reported. The Gaofen-11 satellite was launched on a Long March 4B rocket at 11 am from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in northern Shanxi Province, Xinhua news agency reported. It was the 282nd flight mission by a Long March carrier rocket.

Know About The Blue Crystals In Meteorites

Know About The Blue Crystals In Meteorites

Our Sun's beginnings are a mystery. It burst into being 4.6 billion years ago, about 50 million years before the Earth formed. Since the Sun is older than the Earth, it's hard to find physical objects that were around in the Sun's earliest days—materials that bear chemical records of the early Sun. But in a new study in Nature Astronomy, ancient blue crystals trapped in meteorites reveal what the early Sun was like. And apparently, it had a pretty rowdy start.

"The Sun was very active in its early life—it had more eruptions and gave off a more intense stream of charged particles. I think of my son, he's three, he's very active too," says Philipp Heck, a curator at the Field Museum, professor at the University of Chicago, and author of the study. "Almost nothing in the Solar System is old enough to really confirm the early Sun's activity, but these minerals from meteorites in the Field Museum's collecti…

"Blood Moon" From The International Space Station

"Blood Moon" From The International Space Station
An astronaut in space captured haunting photographs of Friday's total lunar eclipse, also called a blood moon because of its eerie orange-red color.
In the short time the European Space Agency astronaut has been in orbit, he's done some stunning photography of Earth and the moon. On Friday, Gerst watched and photographed the eclipse from his temporary home about 250 miles above the planet. Here are a few pictures he snapped, plus some other share-worthy imagery he's recorded over the past eight weeks.


"Caught the moon leaving Earth's core shadow, just before setting over the South Atlantic," Gerst said of this photo. "Last photo of the lunar eclipse taken from ISS."

Experiment Published After Unexpected Results

Experiment Published After Unexpected Results
A group of young Toronto scientists made it by starting from their school project. Ranging between grades 8 through 12 at the time, the students suggested that a can of worms should be launched in space in order to better observe the effects of low gravity on muscle degeneration.


The young women have become a published scientist, as the unexpected results were published in the academic journal ‘’Gravitational Space Research’’.  None of them expected for the experiment to be so successful. The base was set four years ago when a student completion was launched at the University of Toronto schools. The goal was the elaboration of a project interesting enough to be sent to the International Space Station
The experiment was selected and a can of worms was sent in space, while another was studied in Toronto in order to observe if any differences will appear. When the two tubes were cross-analyzed it was discovered that worms in the can expose to mi…

NASA's TESS Satellite Updates

NASA's TESS Satellite Updates
A successful launch in April this year, NASA's newest planet hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), has now started its search for planets around nearby stars. Officially beginning science operations on July 25, TESS is expected to transmit its first series of data back to Earth in August, and thereafter periodically every 13.5 days, once per orbit, as the spacecraft makes it closest approach to Earth, NASA said in a statement. "I'm thrilled that our new planet hunter mission is ready to start scouring our solar system's neighbourhood for new worlds," said NASA Astrophysics Division Director Paul Hertz. "Now that we know there are more planets than stars in our universe, I look forward to the strange, fantastic worlds we're bound to discover," Hertz added.
The mission will spend the next two years monitoring the nearest and brightest stars for periodic dips in their light. These events, called transits…

Have We Found Milky Way’s The Long-Lost Sibling Galaxy?

Have We Found Milky Way’s The Long-Lost Sibling Galaxy?

Around two billion years ago, Andromeda, the largest galaxy in our celestial neighbourhood, walloped M32p, a long-lost sibling of our own Milky Way.
This act of celestial cannibalism left behind a rich trail of evidence — a halo of stars larger than the unimaginably large Andromeda itself, and a mysterious satellite galaxy.

After 15 Years Mars At Its Brightest, Closest Tomorrow To Earth

After 15 Years Mars At Its Brightest, Closest Tomorrow  To Earth
Mars and Earth will be closest to each other on July 31 for the first time in 15 years since their historically close approach in 2003. Mars will be at a distance of 35.8 million miles (57.6 million kilometers) from Earth. 

Mars reaches its highest point around midnight -- about 35 degrees above the southern horizon, or one third of the distance between the horizon and overhead. Mars will be visible for much of the night. Mars was closer in 2003 than in some 60,000 years, and it's now only slightly farther from Earth now than then.
The July 31 close encounter between the two planets is the closest until around the time of the Martian opposition on September 15, 2035. During opposition, Mars and the sun are on directly opposite sides of Earth. From our perspective on our spinning world, Mars rises in the east just as the sun sets in the west. Then, after staying up in the sky the entire night, Mars sets in the west just …

Black Hole Theory: Scientists Confirm Einstein's Supermassive Theory

Black Hole Theory: Scientists Confirm Einstein's Supermassive Theory

A team of international scientists observing a star in the Milky Way have for the first time confirmed Einstein's predictions of what happens to the motion of a star passing close to a supermassive black hole. Einstein's 100-year-old general theory of relativity predicted that light from stars would be stretched to longer wavelengths by the extreme gravitational field of a black hole, and the star would appear redder, an effect known as gravitational red shift. “This was the first time we could test directly Einstein's theory of general relativity near a supermassive black hole,” Frank Eisenhauer, senior astronomer at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, told journalists. “At the time of Einstein, he could not think or dream of what we are showing today.” his showed the star's orbital velocity increasing to more than 25 million kph (15.5 million mph) as it approached the black hole. …

NASA's Planet Hunter Begins,Research for Alien Worlds

NASA's Planet Hunter Begins,Research for Alien Worlds

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which is designed to hunt for alien worlds around stars not too far from the sun, began gathering science data Wednesday (July 25), members of the instrument team announced yesterday (July 27). TESS will send that initial data to Earth in August, with new observations arriving every 13.5 days after that, mission team members said in a statement. NASA's newest planet-hunting telescope is officially at work. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which is designed to hunt for alien worlds around stars not too far from the sun, began gathering science data Wednesday (July 25), members of the instrument team announced yesterday (July 27). TESS will send that initial data to Earth in August, with new observations arriving every 13.5 days after that, mission team members said in a statement.
"I'm thrilled that our planet hunter is ready to start combing the backyar…