SpaceX completes the 21st launch and landing of 2022

SpaceX completes the 21st launch and landing of 2022

SpaceX has completed its 21st Falcon 9 launch of 2022, continuing an impressive average cadence of more than one launch per week. After an unexplained 40-minute delay from 6:20 am EDT, the former Falcon Heavy booster B1052 lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A shortly after sunrise at 6:59 am EDT (10:59 … Read more

Starliner astronaut eager to see results from crew capsule test flight – Spaceflight Now

Starliner astronaut eager to see results from crew capsule test flight – Spaceflight Now

NASA astronaut Butch Wilmore speaks with reporters Wednesday at the Kennedy Space Center. Credit: NASA / Joel Kowsky The NASA astronauts training for the first crew missions on Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft will be closely watching each step of the capsule’s unpiloted test flight to the International Space Station, set for blastoff Thursday from Cape Canaveral … Read more

Researchers use galaxy as a ‘cosmic telescope’ to study the heart of the young universe

An artist’s rendering shows how a cluster of galaxies (lensing cluster) acts as a gravitational lens that magnifies and extends the light from a background galaxy. This results in a projected image (marked in the rectangle panel) that is brighter and easier to detect with a telescope. This allowed astronomers to use the Keck Observatory’s … Read more

Researchers use galaxy as a ‘cosmic telescope’ to study the heart of the young universe

An artist’s rendering shows how a cluster of galaxies (lensing cluster) acts as a gravitational lens that magnifies and extends the light from a background galaxy. This results in a projected image (marked in the rectangle panel) that is brighter and easier to detect with a telescope. This allowed astronomers to use the Keck Observatory’s … Read more

Bizarre Self-Mutilation in Mothers Linked to Cholesterol

Like many octopuses, the California two-spot octopus (Octopus bimaculoides) declines and dies shortly after breeding. Credit: Tom Kleindinst, Marine Biological Laboratory Changes in cholesterol production lead to a tragic octopus death spiral. New research finds remarkable parallels in steroid hormone biology across cephalopods, mice, and humans that can have dire consequences when disrupted. Despite their … Read more

These Videos From A Space Probe Flying Past The Sun Are Truly Out Of This World

A spacecraft looping around the Sun has made its first close approach – and filmed the encounter in glorious detail. The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Solar Orbiter entered the close encounter, known as perihelion, on March 26, coming in at a distance of about 48 million kilometers (30 million miles), inside the orbit of Mercury. … Read more

Enzyme breaks down PET plastic in record time

Dr. Christian Sonnendecker and his team discovered an enzyme that breaks down PET plastic at record speed. Credit: Leipzig University / Swen Reichhold Plastic bottles, punnets, wrap — lightweight packaging made of PET plastic becomes a problem if it is not recycled. Scientists at Leipzig University have now discovered a highly efficient enzyme that degrades … Read more