NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover at Gale Crater is now performing Sol 3485 tasks. Mars researchers have been savoring imagery from the rover, “greeted with a beautiful vista, with well preserved layering and amazing outcrops, and a reminder of just how stunning the planet Mars is,” reports Catherine O’Connell-Cooper, a planetary geologist at the University […]

With the intravehicular activity (IVA) hatch closed and leak checks now complete, Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner is in a good configuration to return home today. After several days docked at the International Space Station, Starliner is ready to complete its physical separation. Approximately one hour before undocking, mission operations teams will conduct a landing zone weather […]

A new study adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that the Moon may be a waterlogged world, far more than scientists once thought. This prospective finding stems from work done by University of Colorado, Boulder researchers that suggests lunar volcanoes may have left another lasting impact on the Moon’s surface: sheets of ice […]

All is ready for receiving the uncrewed CST-100 Starliner spacecraft, making its touchdown at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The Boeing-built spacecraft departed on May 19 from Space Launch Complex 41 in Cape Canaveral, Florida to successfully link up with the International Space Station. The anticipated landing is on May 25 at […]

  The first episode of a new sci-fi drama series has been beamed into space, available to anyone open to receiving satellite signals. Prime Video, Amazon Web Services (AWS), satellite services providers SES and Intelsat “beamed” the first episode of the new sci-fi drama series Night Sky from Legendary Television into outer space, “marking the […]

Noted asteroid expert, Clark Chapman, a senior scientist (retired) from the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado, has assessed a recent NOVA broadcast that had Sir David Attenborough guiding viewers on a search for clues that could provide an unprecedented snapshot of what happened in the dinosaurs’ final moments on Earth. The evening of 5/11/2022 […]

The China National Space Administration has noted that the country’s Zhurong Mars rover has been placed in dormancy-mode due to sand and dust storms. Zhurong is predicted to resume its operation at year’s end, according to China Central Television (CCTV). Imagery taken by Zhurong on March 16 and April 30, along with analyzing the data […]

  NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover at Gale Crater is now performing Sol 3479 duties. “Despite the incredibly rough terrain surrounding Mirador butte,” reports Natalie Moore, a mission operations specialist at Malin Space Science Systems in San Diego, California, the nearly 10-year-old rover successfully drove a net distance forward [of roughly 33 feet (10 meters) and […]

That Soviet-era, nuclear-powered Cosmos 954 satellite that crashed into Canada on January 24, 1978 is haunting a former Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer, Lance Rayner. In a newly-posted story by Malak Abas in the Winnipeg Free Press, Rayner, then 24-years-old, was first on the scene with a fellow mountie at the site in Lutselk’e, a […]

A May 17 hearing in Congress focused on reported objects zipping through the skies that are now termed Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon (UAP) – or for the elder skywatcher reading this, Unidentified Flying Object, (UFO). Witnesses detailed the work of a newly established Airborne Object Identification and Management Synchronization Group (AOIMSG). According to one lawmaker, the […]