When it comes to commercial space tourism, suborbital flight are the first frontier. But what are the risks? Are there health requirements? What should you know before taking such a way-out trip?
June 11, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: space astronomy nasa spacex space-tourism boeing elon-musk blue-origin lockheed-martin orion
The primary objective of CHEOPS is to better understand the planets that we’ve already found. And its mission is now in full swing.
May 27, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: space astronomy exoplanets kepler-mission planet exoplanet-discovery tess
Cosmologists had only been able to find half the matter that should exist in the universe. With the discovery of a new astronomical phenomenon and new telescopes, researchers just found the rest.
May 27, 2020 • ~11 min
Tags: space astronomy cosmology dark-matter universe telescope galaxies matter neutrons fast-radio-bursts protons baryon
Pairing lasers with microwaves makes mind-bogglingly accurate electronic clocks – a potential boon for GPS, cell phones and radar
Researchers have made some of the most accurate clocks imaginable in recent years, but the trick is harnessing those clocks to electronics. Using lasers to tune microwaves bridges the gap.
May 22, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: physics astronomy dark-matter gravity laser gps cell-phones microwave black-holes metrology radar power-grid atomic-clocks frequency
SpaceX recently launched 60 satellites into orbit around Earth as part of its Starlink programme.
May 13, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: astronomy space-exploration spacex space-debris ground-based-telescopes space-commercialisation
It is a pretty spectacular achievement to not only rendezvous with an asteroid as it is whizzing around the Sun but also collect a sample. Here's what the researchers learned.
May 7, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: space astronomy nasa asteroid hayabusa
The term 'Big Bang' might make you think of a massive explosion. Put the thought out of your head. Rather than an explosion, it was the start of everything in the universe.
April 30, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: physics astronomy cosmology universe big-bang cosmic-microwave-background curious-kids curious-kids-us universe-expansion accelerating-universe
From the Moon's size to the first calculator, the ancients made some jawdropping discoveries without modern technology.
April 24, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: astronomy moon earth ancient-greece sun
Thirty years ago the Hubble Space Telescope began snapping photos of distant stars, providing a time machine that has taken astronomers back to when the universe was less than a billion years old.
April 24, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: astronomy nasa hubble-space-telescope james-webb-telescope infrared universe-expansion star-formation galaxies
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