The Chinese media have announced Beijing's plans to build a research base on the Earth’s satellite within the next decade, according to spokespersons for the Chinese National Space Agency.
The space industry could be developing at a faster pace, but unprecedented costs related to spacecraft construction are preventing its growth. The most costly vehicles can reach high altitudes, serving as platforms for satellites. A newly discovered method might make these vehicles much cheaper to build.
Roscosmos Director Dmitry Rogozin met up with representatives of other countries’ space agencies, they visited the Russian Mission Control Center together and discussed the details of Moon exploration.
NASA has approved the design of a new space device, which will explore Psyche - a small volcanic asteroid, located in 2,841 au from the Earth.
Many scientists believe that the first molecule in history was helium hydride. It was formed approximately 100,000 years after the Big Bang as a result of interaction between hydrogen and helium.
Although NASA’s Twin experiment was completed in 2016, there are still reports of new findings. The point of the experiment was to compare physical condition of twin brothers, one of whom spent 340 days in space.
The photo of the mysterious object was made possible thanks to Event Horizon Telescope — a chain of observatories all over the planet. Their combined capacity, which surpasses the sensitivity of Hubble many times over, allowed scientists to take a picture of a black hole.\n
NASA announced that the Orion emergency system has successfully completed all tests. The technology was built to safely move spacecraft away from its launch vehicle in case of malfunction.
Plants are structurally complex, and a lot of the processes they go through could be used for the benefit of mankind. Scientists at the University of Melbourne are currently considering how our Earth neighbors could help us colonize Mars.
Launched in 2015, the 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge is finally coming to a close. The objective for the challenge was to select the best habitat concepts for life on the Red Planet. Finalists will share a $100 thousand prize and take part in a final Grand Prix in the beginning of May.
The mission called upon to find out whether life has ever existed on the red planet is scheduled to start out in 2020. It will be carried out by Mars 2020 rover accompanied by a small helicopter. NASA recently announced that the helicopter had passed its first tests.
The rotation speed of stars around the galaxy centers does not usually exceed 100 km/sec. But in recent years, scientists have found increasingly more objects with significantly higher speeds and PSR J0002+6216 is one of the fastest recently- discovered stars.