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After Virgin Orbit vanished in bankruptcy court, Virgin Galactic announced its first spaceflight in two years as the Unity 25 mission rocketed to an altitude of 54.2 miles (87.2 km) on May 25, 2023 in the skies over Spaceport America, New Mexico.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Virgin Galactic, SpaceShipTwo, Launch, Space Tourism
Even though Venus is the closest planet to Earth, there's still a lot we don't know about it, especially when it comes to its galactic-scale history. Was it once habitable? Did it ever have water? Was the atmosphere ever different than the toxic cocktail of carbon dioxide and sulphuric acid that swirls around its blazing surface today? Could it be a cautionary tale for Earth? To find out, astrono
Geologists have discovered a long-term cycle that may connect the formation of Earth’s continents to increased comet impacts and the planet’s journey through the galaxy. The team connected fluctuations in tiny grains in stable parts of the crust to the times our solar system passed through the galaxy’s spiral arms.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Astronomy, Galaxy, Earth, Continental, Geolo
It appears Virgin Galactic is looking to ramp up its commercial space services, placing orders for two more WhiteKnightTwo motherships from Boeing subsidiary Aurora Flight Services to support the air launch of Virgin's SpaceShipTwo spaceplane.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Virgin Galactic, Spacecraft, Aircraft
Astronomers have discovered bizarre “blue blobs” in space. These blobs are clusters of young, blue stars that are isolated from any parent galaxy, suggesting they formed from a galactic “belly flop.”Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Stars, Astronomy, Gas, University of Arizona, Hubble, Very Large Array, Galaxy
The Hubble Space Telescope is the gift that keeps on giving. The venerable telescope captured a beautiful photo of a pair of merging galaxies in the VV689 system. The merging galaxies are nicknamed the 'Angel Wing.' The European Space Agency (ESA), which collaborates with NASA on Hubble, said, 'Unlike chance alignments of galaxies which only appear to overlap as seen from our vantage
the video comes just after richard branson’s company announced it is taking reservations for seats on its flights to space.  The post virgin galactic releases video showcasing their spaceflight design in detail appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
come with company or (han) solo — booking reservations open on october 28, 2021. The post star wars galactic starcruiser hotel will open in march appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Astronomers have detected a strange radio source coming from somewhere near the center of the Milky Way galaxy. The signal repeats seemingly at random, and can’t be neatly attributed to any known astronomical object, leading the team to consider that it might be something brand new.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Astronomy, Radio, Australia, Telescope, South Africa, Galaxy, Stars, M is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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