Six Things About NASA's Opportunity Rover Recovery Efforts, Silent Since June 10

Six Things About NASA's Opportunity Rover Recovery Efforts, Silent Since June 10

Side-by-side movies shows how dust has enveloped the Red Planet, courtesy of the Mars Color Imager (MARCI) wide-angle camera onboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). (NASA Image) (NASA) – NASA’s Opportunity rover has been silent since June 10, when a planet-encircling dust storm cut off solar power for the nearly-15-year-old rover. Now that scientists think […]

Part of historic NASA mission — Tricor Metals' titanium support structure used on Parker Solar Probe

Part of historic NASA mission — Tricor Metals' titanium support structure used on Parker Solar Probe

WOOSTER — Tricor Metals fabricated the support structure that was part of the Parker Solar Probe (PSP) spacecraft that launched Sunday for the sun. The PSP is a NASA mission built and operated by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland. The titanium-alloy structure built by Tricor in its Wooster facilities […]

This time-lapse of the Perseid meteor shower looks almost too magical to be real

This time-lapse of the Perseid meteor shower looks almost too magical to be real

(Kenneth Brandon) This time-lapse of the Perseid meteor shower looks almost too magical to be real Independent.ie Kenneth Brandon from southern California filmed a stunning time-lapse of the famous Perseid meteor shower that has to be seen to be believed. https://www.independent.ie/world-news/and-finally/this-timelapse-of-the-perseid-meteor-shower-looks-almost-too-magical-to-be-real-37228588.html https://www.independent.ie/world-news/and-finally/article37228586.ece/c0146/AUTOCROP/h342/ipanews_820dcee7-3ce5-4727-9e64-c6d666d0e655_1 Email Kenneth Brandon from southern California filmed a stunning time-lapse of the famous […]

A massive, murky void in space has surprisingly few galaxies

A massive, murky void in space has surprisingly few galaxies

Breathe in. Breathe out. It’s all going to be OK. There are about 25 septillion molecules of air in the cubic meter (one meter = three feet) around your face, plenty to fill your lungs and keep your body functioning. Isn’t that great? If you were out in the space in between galaxies right now, […]

Settling Arguments About Hydrogen With 168 Giant Lasers

Settling Arguments About Hydrogen With 168 Giant Lasers

By Kenneth Chang, New York Times With gentle pulses from gigantic lasers, scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California transformed hydrogen into droplets of shiny liquid metal. Their research, reported Thursday in the journal Science, could improve understanding of giant gas planets like Jupiter and Saturn whose interiors are believed to be awash with […]

Time to re-think the climate change challenge

Time to re-think the climate change challenge

There is likely to be much more at stake in transgressing the Paris climate targets than just a slightly warmer planet. (Photo: Shutterstock) The climate change challenge has fallen into a familiar pattern – more research papers on climate change, another COP (Conference of the Parties) meeting, more pledges by the world’s governments to do […]

Russian cosmonauts prep for spacewalk

Russian cosmonauts prep for spacewalk

Clad in pressurized spacesuits, Russian cosmonauts plan to head outside the International Space Station on Wednesday to hand-release four tiny CubeSats and install hardware for a German experiment to track animal migration. Russian flight engineers Oleg Artemyev and Sergey Prokopyev are set to head out of the station’s Pirs airlock at 1558 GMT (11:58 a.m. EDT) […]

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