Total solar eclipse mesmerizes America

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump look up at the partial solar eclipse from the balcony of the White House in Washington, DC, on August 21, 2017. The Great American Eclipse completed its journey across the United States Monday, with the path of totality stretching coast-to-coast for the first time in nearly […]

Russian Soyuz Rocket Launches 73 Satellites Into Orbit

A Soyuz rocket successfully launched 73 satellites, including spacecraft for four companies’ cubesat constellations, July 14. The Soyuz-2.1a lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 2:36 a.m. Eastern. The rocket deployed the primary payload, the Kanopus-V-IK remote sensing satellite, about an hour after launch, followed by 72 smallsat secondary payloads over the next seven hours. “We […]

Japan reveals plans to put a man on moon by 2030

Japan has unveiled ambitious plans to put an astronaut on the moon around 2030 under new proposals from the country’s space agency. Japan has revealed ambitious plans to put an astronaut on the Moon around 2030 in new proposals from the country’s space agency. This is the first time the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) […]

More comets expected in February

Auspiciously, key comet sentinels forecast a flurry of activity this month, as luminous visitors take perihelion turns around the Sun—some radiating near the margins of naked-eye visibility. Shanklin, for one, advises that “February could be a busy month, with the possibility of three periodic comets…[and] two in parabolic orbits visible in binoculars”. This is comet-speak, […]