Stories tagged "space"

July 9, 2019

The Space Graveyard You Never Knew About

By Miro Korenha and Alexandra Patel Point Nemo, standing for no one, lies 4,000 meters below the ocean’s surface and it’s the spot where hundreds of fallen spacecraft lie in the “space graveyard”. Located between Australia and South America, this area is...

April 12, 2019

Hero of the week: Dr. Katie Bouman

View this post on Instagram Here's the moment when the first black hole image was processed by the EHT team, from the eyes of researcher Katie Bouman. #EHTBlackHole #BlackHoleDay #BlackHole #EHTblackhole #EventHorizonTelescope #blackhole #blackholes #robots...

April 9, 2019

One cool thing: what does a black hole look like?

People have speculated as to what black holes looks like since the 1700s and this week we may finally get an accurate depiction. As the New York Times explained, astronomers who have created a global network of radio telescopes called the Event Horizon Telescope are...

February 25, 2019

Japanese spacecraft lands on distant asteroid

Last Friday, the Hayabusa2–a Japanese spacecraft–landed on a distant asteroid on a mission to collect material that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life on Earth. As AP reported Hayabusa2 extended a pipe and shot a pinball-like...

January 30, 2019

One last chance to revive Oppy

NASA’s Opportunity rover reached Mars in 2004 for what was intended to be a 90-day mission to analyze soil and rocks and help scientists better understand the Red Planet. To the pleasant surprise of “Oppy’s” engineers, the rover was able to...