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NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has used its onboard Faint Object infrared Camera for the SOFIA Telescope (FORCAST) to discover water molecules on the sunlit surface of the Moon. For the first time, there are indications that water may be distributed across the Moon's surface, and not limited to just cold, dark areas of the lunar surface.SOFIA's infrared camera, us
NASA has released pictures taken by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft that show the moment it touched down on the Bennu asteroid 200 million miles from Earth. The craft left Cape Canaveral a little over four years ago with the aim of intersecting the asteroid, and landed on the surface within three feet of the intended target on 20th October.As the craft approached the asteroid its SamCam camera captured
Four-wheeled robotic rovers may be a good choice for the exploration of other planets, but they could conceivably get stuck at the bottom of deep craters. NASA's DuAxel rover is designed with that in mind, as it splits in two for steep descents.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: NASA, Caltech, California Institute of Technology, Rover, New Atlas Audio
nokia has been selected by NASA to build the first ever cellular network on the moon. The post NASA and nokia are bringing the internet to the moon appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Private space company Blue Origin had a doubly successful outing with its New Shepard rocket today, reusing the same booster for a record seventh time and doing so with a particularly important payload onboard. The return trip to space was used to test out a suite of lunar landing sensors for NASA for the first time, which will be key to the agency’s ambitions to return to the Moon.Continue Readi
SpaceX and NASA appeared all set to kick off a new era in spaceflight later this month, with the Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station scheduled for October 31. That date has now been pushed back following a mishap on the launchpad during a separate SpaceX mission earlier this month, with the agency allowing the company time to get to the bottom of the issue before launching its astro
NASA has used sonification, the process of turning data into audio in order to perceive it in a new way, to reveal the 'sounds' of our universe. A video containing the generated audio was recently published by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama. The data, in this case, comes from NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory and other telescopes that imaged the Milky Way in optical and infrared li
its more ergonomic design ensures astronauts - and the human waste - do not float away. The post NASA launches new $23 million microgravity toilet to international space station appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
The cosmetics giant Estee Lauder is paying NASA $128,000 for a product photography shoot onboard the International Space Station.Bloomberg reports that the company will be paying the space agency to fly 10 bottles of its Advanced Night Repair skin serum to the orbiting space station on a cargo run that will launch from Virginia on Tuesday and dock on Saturday.Once the product is on board, astrona
NASA has released an updated outline of its Artemis program to return US astronauts to the Moon and set up a permanent human presence there, beginning with the landing of the first woman and the next man on the Moon in 2024.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: NASA, Moon, artemis, SLS


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