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LightSail 2 Establishes Communication with Earth

LightSail 2 Establishes Communication with Earth

LightSail 2 belongs to the solar sailing type of spacecraft intended to reduce the cost of satellite fuel for space corporations.
Former NASA astronaut decides to circumnavigate the Earth in 48 hours 

Former NASA astronaut decides to circumnavigate the Earth in 48 hours 

Terry Virts has already made 3400 orbits around the Earth in Space, and now he has decided to start a new journey - this time in the atmosphere. It will be the fastest journey in history.
The first ever photo of an atom's magnetic field

The first ever photo of an atom's magnetic field

A tiny MRI installation helped to get exclusive shots. Physicists not only photographed the magnetic field, but also managed to interact with it.

NASA opens a new museum complex

The museum is located in the Flight Control Center at the Johnson Space Center, from where the astronauts’ landing on the moon and other historical projects were controlled.

NASA to Search for Life on Titan

Despite the low temperature, Titan has an atmosphere similar to the Earth’s, and more importantly, it has water. These factors make Saturn’s biggest moon a very interesting research object.

How our galaxy will be colonized?

Chinese scientists have attempted to answer this question, by creating a computer model, demonstrating how people can settle in the Milky Way.

New information revealed about octopus nervous system 

It turned out that the animal’s legs are capable of making decisions independently from its brain. This is because its neurons do not have a shared center and are spread across its entire body. 

Scientists Take Thermal Spectrum Pictures of Uranus Rings 

The photos were made from Chile's Atacama Desert. Scientists managed not only to obtain the rings’ image, but also to measure their temperature.

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy is on its third flight

At 2:30 a.m. local time, the SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket went on its third flight. It was launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Scientists discover a new kind of wildcat

The animal inhabits the island of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea. The locals had mentioned a cat unknown to science for a long time, but it was only recently that scientists have managed to study the animal in detail.

Scientists discover a new kind of worm

Mysterious creatures were found on the island of Bohol in the Philippine archipelago. The new species called Lithoredo abatanica is distinguished for its ability to gnaw stones.

Why is the European Space Agency melting satellites?

Near-Earth satellites are created in a way to ensure all their elements are burned upon entry into the atmosphere. But this does not always happen. A new experiment by the ESA aims to demonstrate what happens to space vehicles near our planet.

NASA ‘starshade’ will cover celestial bodies

Starlight sometimes has a negative effect on telescopes, which is why experts at NASA are currently working on two projects geared towards blocking unnecessary radiation. One of them is operating under the working title ‘Starshade’.

Making the difficult easy: Everything you need to know about the dark matter of the Universe

Dark matter is one of the greatest mysteries in contemporary science. While there is no direct evidence to its existence, many indirect factors show that not only does dark matter exist, but it actually has a decisive impact on the Universe.