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Rainfall on Titan

Rainfall on Titan

Scientists thoroughly analyzed the data obtained by Cassini spacecraft and came to the conclusion that there was a rainfall on Titan (Saturn’s moon). This natural phenomenon was recorded at the north pole...
Astronomers have discovered an exoplanet that might be made ofliquid water

Astronomers have discovered an exoplanet that might be made ofliquid water

The planet in the constellation Reticulum is almost three times the Earth's radius
A nuclear-powered robot will search for life on Europa

A nuclear-powered robot will search for life on Europa

NASA is developing a new probe that can drill through the ice shell of Jupiter’s satellite\n

NASA spacecraft discovers water on far-off asteroid

Spectral analysis of the small-sized Bennu asteroid reveals the presence of hydrated minerals\n

China launches a spacecraft to the far side of the Moon

The exploration spacecraft is to touch down on the moon in early January.\n

The Moon will soon have its own 4G network

Mobile Internet on the street and in the underground is already a common thing. But what about the mobile Internet in space? Scientists and engineers from four companies will deploy a mobile 4G network on the...

Japanese scientists will test the prototype of the space elevator

The idea of ​​an elevator that would move loads and people into orbit was suggested by Konstantin Tsiolkovsky in the 19th century. Researchers from the University of Shizuoka decided to take a step towards...

The space hotel “Aurora Station” will be launched by 2022

The emergence of private space companies not only contributes to the technological and scientific development of mankind, but also brings the time of mass space tourism closer. Orion Span presented the...

USA banned broadcasts of SpaceX launches. A special license is required

SpaceX was broadcasting its every launch on YouTube for years, but only now The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the USA (NOAA)  has announced the company does not have rights to do it. It...

The startup “Relativity” creates the first factory for 3D printing of space rockets

The private space industry continues to develop rapidly. The California startup, “Relativity”, wants to make the production of rockets faster and cheaper with the help of 3D printing. The company's founders -...

SpaceX launches a satellite that will collect orbital space debris

The European Space Agency estimates about 750,000 pieces of debris of more than a centimeter are constantly in orbit around the Earth. About 18,000 of these objects are large enough to be watched by monitoring...

SpaceX has finally launched the first satellites for the worldwide telecommunications network

SpaceX delayed the launch of Falcon 9, with three satellites on board, for several days. Finally, on February 22nd the rocket was successfully launched and put the Spanish PAZ satellite as well as two SpaceX...

TRAPPIST-1 system may have habitable planets

There are seven in red dwarf TRAPPIST-1. In early 2018 scientists came to the conclusion that three of them are located in the habitable zone, that is conditions prevailing there are close to those on the...

Falcon Heavy successfully launched the Elon Musk’s cabriolet into space

The long-awaited start of the Falcon Heavy cargo rocket finally took place and was successful. SpaceX has launched the most heavily loaded rocket on February 6 from the cosmodrome at cape Canaveral in...

SpaceX will launch its “Falcon Heavy” on February 6th with Elon Musk's personal car on board

SpaceX has announced the launch of its super-heavy lift “Falcon Heavy” rocket on February 6th, 2018. The launch has already been postponed several times but recently the company successfully tested the engines...