Nearly 100 planets orbiting stars outside our solar system have been discovered by scientists. Researchers at the Technical University of Denmark’s National Space Institute analysed hundreds of potential exoplanets from data provided by the Kepler spacecraft. Out of 275 candidate planets, scientists confirmed 95 were exoplanets. The spacecraft, which is on the K2 mission to […]
ESA’s Sentinel-5P Project Manager Kevin McMullan and Sentinel-5P Mission Manager Claus Zehner join the show to tell us about their roles in the Sentinel-5P mission.
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 […]
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 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) […]
Two faraway objects may once have made up a binary asteroid in our solar system before being separated and pushed into their current orbits by the mysterious Planet Nine millions of years ago. This is the conclusion of a new study, which conducted the first spectroscopic observations of asteroids 2004 VN112 and 2013 RF98 – […]
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, […]
NASA has given a small, Houston-based company the green light to move ahead with development of a private airlock that will be attached to the International Space Station. The large, half-cylinder-shaped airlock, about two meters in diameter and 1.8 meters long, would become the first permanent commercial addition to the orbiting laboratory. Ars first reported […]