NASA’s Perseverance Rover captures Mars sounds – listen in

NASA’s Perseverance Rover captures Mars sounds – listen in

This illustration shows NASA’s Perseverance rover operating on the surface of Mars. Credit: NASA Two microphones aboard the six-wheeled spacecraft add a new dimension to the way scientists and engineers explore the red planet. Thanks to two microphones on board NASA‘s Perseverance rover, the mission has recorded nearly five hours of Mars gusts, rover wheels … Read more

Revealing the secrets of ultra-low-frequency gravitational waves

Revealing the secrets of ultra-low-frequency gravitational waves

An artist’s impression of the colliding bubbles that can produce extremely low-frequency gravitational waves during a cosmological phase transition in the early universe. Credit: Riccardo Buscicchio New methods for detecting ultra-low-frequency gravitational waves can be combined with other, less sensitive measurements to provide fresh insight into the early evolution of our universe, according to researchers … Read more

Oldest known prehistoric footprints found in Crete

Oldest known prehistoric footprints found in Crete

Footprints identified on the Greek island of Crete date back over six million years and are now the oldest known pre-human footprints, according to a new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Scientific reports. An international team led by the University of Tübingen in Germany made the discovery in 2017, and after first believing that … Read more

Earth’s poles ‘traveled’ 12 degrees 84 million years ago – but eventually slammed back into place

Earth’s poles ‘traveled’ 12 degrees 84 million years ago – but eventually slammed back into place

The Earth’s hard outer shell ‘wobbles’ over eons has occurred to an extent far greater than previously thought, according to a new report. Researchers led by geologist Joe Kirschvink at Tokyo University’s Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI) found evidence in Italy that the Earth’s crust tilted 12 degrees south about 84 million years ago. It may … Read more

Hubble finds ‘burst’ of star formation in the spiral galaxy 80 million light-years from Earth

Hubble finds ‘burst’ of star formation in the spiral galaxy 80 million light-years from Earth

Pictured: Hubble Space Telescope finds ‘burst’ of spiral galaxy formation 80 million light-years from Earth The Hubble Space Telescope took a photo of a galaxy showing a ‘burst of star formation’ NGC 4666 is approximately 80 million light-years away in the constellation Virgo It is known as a ‘star-breaking galaxy’ because it quickly forms stars … Read more

Fireball seen across the clouds in San Diego County

Fireball seen across the clouds in San Diego County

SAN DIEGO, California (KGTV) – A fireball event seen over large parts of Southern California on Saturday surprised many San Diegans, according to the American Meteor Society (AMS). The AMS said the fireball event was seen just after 8:45 p.m. and was also seen from in Arizona, Nevada and Utah. According to witness reports, the … Read more

NASA says 7 asteroids must make a ‘close’ encounter with Earth

NASA says 7 asteroids must make a ‘close’ encounter with Earth

Massive asteroids – including one the size of the Empire State Building – are predicted to make “close” encounters with Earth in the coming weeks, with one that will whiz past as early as Wednesday night. The “2004 UE” space rock, which at 1,246 feet is only a few feet shorter than the Midtown skyscraper, … Read more

NASA officials optimistic Lucy asteroid mission will overcome solar array chin – Spaceflight Now

NASA officials optimistic Lucy asteroid mission will overcome solar array chin – Spaceflight Now

The artist’s illustration of the final phase of implementation of the photovoltaic systems on NASA’s Lucy spacecraft. Credit: NASA A NASA official said Monday that there is “widespread optimism” that a solar cell device discovered on the Lucy asteroid probe after its launch this weekend will not endanger the spacecraft’s 12-year exploration mission. Lucy’s two … Read more

NASA’s spacecraft Lucy is experiencing problems with solar cells shortly after launch

NASA’s spacecraft Lucy is experiencing problems with solar cells shortly after launch

A researcher working on Lucy’s solar panels before launch. NASA NASA had reason to celebrate the Saturday after launches Lucy, a spacecraft tasked with examining the Trojan asteroids locked in Jupiter’s orbit. But it looks like Lucy has encountered her first obstacle: One of the probe’s two solarrays, which drives Lucy’s investigation, may not be … Read more