Sunday, July 25, 2021

Cosmic fireworks in nearby galaxies shine light on star formation

An explosion of galactic fireworks is enabling astronomers to peer into the secrets of starbirth. A team of international scientists spread across four continents has...

‘Alien burp’ may have been detected on Mars by NASA’s Curiosity...

A group of scientists may have just pinpointed the location on Mars of a mysterious source of methane, a gas most often produced by...

Astronomers spot first activity on giant megacomet beyond Saturn

Spotting the first signs of activity on a record-setting comet of gargantuan size came down to a time-zone advantage. Astronomers in New Zealand were the...

Amazon has acquired Facebook’s satellite internet team

The race to develop satellite internet includes some pretty big players like SpaceX, Amazon, Softbank and Facebook. However, Facebook has now essentially thrown in...

Space startup Momentus charged by SEC with misleading investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday charged embattled space infrastructure startup Momentus Space and its founder, Mikhail Kokorich, with allegedly misleading investors about...

South African telescope captures stunning image of radio galaxy

A stunning new image from the South African MeerKAT telescope captures powerful radio emissions woven through space. The radio emissions emanate from an enormous rotating...

Virgin Galactic and Richard Branson complete first fully crewed spaceflight

After tragedy, multiple delays and plenty of rivalry, Virgin Galactic has completed its first fully crewed spaceflight. The Unity 22 mission saw founder Richard...

Watch Virgin Galactic launch Richard Branson to space

Virgin Galactic will launch Richard Branson and three company employees to the edge of space on the morning of Sunday, July 11th. The company...

Earth-observing satellite startup Planet is going public

Planet is going public, too. The San Francisco-based company, which operates the world's largest fleet of Earth-observing satellites, announced Wednesday (July 7) that it will...

New measurement may resolve cosmological crisis

A fundamental disagreement in the measurement of the universe's expansion rate could be explained away, new data suggests. In a new paper, a major player...