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The Crab Nebula just blasted Earth with the highest-energy photons ever recorded

June 26th, 2019 at 10:48 pm » Comments Off

One measured photon has roughly the energy of a falling ping-pong ball. The Tibetan Plateau is a vast elevated plain almost five kilometers above sea level, sometimes called the Roof of the World. It is bordered to the south by the world’s highest mountain range and to the north by desert lands. It is one […]



Relativity is building a 3D-printing rocket manufacturing hub in Mississippi

June 26th, 2019 at 10:43 pm » Comments Off

The future of rocket manufacturing has touched down in Mississippi. At NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center, nestled in Hancock County, Miss., right on the border of Louisiana, the Los Angeles-based 3D-printed spacecraft manufacturer, Relativity Space, is planning a massive $59 million expansion to make a permanent manufacturing hub in this bucolic corner of the […]



China is now assembling its 2020 Mars Rover

June 9th, 2019 at 11:51 am » Comments Off

  Chinese space scientists are currently outfitting their Mars Rover with scientific instruments in preparation for a launch next year. The “Mars 2020 mission spacecraft is undergoing integration,” Wang Chi, director of China’s National Space Science Center, told Space News.



Space X launches 60 satellites for Elon Musk’s Starlink Internet Constellation

June 3rd, 2019 at 11:44 am » Comments Off

The 60 satellites packed tightly into a fairing. With one launch in the books and potentially dozens still to go, SpaceX has begun its build-out of the ambitious Starlink internet constellation—a series of interconnected satellites designed to deliver high-speed internet to paying customers around the globe. The 60 Starlink satellites, each weighing 500 pounds (227 […]



New video details NASA’s plan to return humans to the moon

May 25th, 2019 at 3:40 am » Comments Off

We Are Going There NASA is confident it’s going back to the Moon — and this time, it plans to stay there. On Tuesday, the agency released “We Are Going,” a new video narrated by Star Trek actor William Shatner. In the clip, NASA details precisely how it plans to send a crewed mission to […]



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