NASA's planet-hunter TESS makes first discoveries – CNN

NASA's planet-hunter TESS makes first discoveries – CNN

NASA’s planet-hunter TESS makes first discoveries  CNN NASA’s new planet-hunting spacecraft TESS has found its third distant world  The Verge NASA’s planet finder discovers weird new world and 6 exploding stars  CNET Weird ‘Sub-Neptune’ Exoplanet Discovered by NASA Space Telescope  Space.com TESS discovers its third new planet, with longest orbit yet  Phys.org View full coverage on Google News Source link

Study: Mysterious Sound Recorded by Sickened Cuba Embassy Staff Was Just Crickets – Gizmodo

Study: Mysterious Sound Recorded by Sickened Cuba Embassy Staff Was Just Crickets – Gizmodo

The U.S. embassy in Cuba. Photo: Desmond Boylan (AP) Since 2017, the baffling case of U.S. diplomatic staff in Cuba and elsewhere who developed symptoms resembling brain trauma after allegedly hearing strange noises (sometimes called “Havana syndrome”) have spawned plenty of theories of varying plausibility: A “covert sonic device,” malfunctioning spy gear, weaponized microwave radiation, […]

Chinese rover begins exploring far side of the moon – Spaceflight Now

Chinese rover begins exploring far side of the moon – Spaceflight Now

China’s Yutu 2 rover drives off the Chang’e 4 landing platform on the far side of the moon. Credit: CNSA/CASC/CLEP A robotic Chinese spacecraft named Chang’e 4 braked out of lunar orbit and slowed to a controlled touchdown on the far side of the moon Thursday, a first in the history of space exploration. The […]

Milky Way to face a one-two punch of galaxy collisions – Ars Technica

Milky Way to face a one-two punch of galaxy collisions – Ars Technica

Enlarge / A simulation of galaxies forming in the early Universe. By chance, some of them experience a history that’s similar to the Milky Way’s. If our knowledge of galaxy structures was limited to the Milky Way, we’d get a lot of things wrong. The Milky Way, it turns out, is unusual. It’s got a […]

Misdial Results in 911 Call … From Space – Newser

Misdial Results in 911 Call … From Space – Newser

(Newser) – A Dutch astronaut accidentally called 911 from the International Space Station, Newsweek reports. Speaking to the Dutch public broadcaster, André Kuipers recounted the incident: “First you dial the 9 for an outside line, and then 011 for an international line,” he said. “I made a mistake.” When he realized that mistake, […]

Photos show Chinese lunar rover making tracks on the far side of the moon as it starts historic exploration mission – Business Insider

Photos show Chinese lunar rover making tracks on the far side of the moon as it starts historic exploration mission – Business Insider

New photos from China’s space agency shows its lunar rover leaving tracks on the far side of the moon, at the start of a historic exploration mission. China successfully landed the Chang’e 4 spacecraft on the moon’s far side — also known as the “dark side” of the moon — on Thursday, which no nation […]

Brian May's Anthem for the New Horizons Probe Is Really Worth a Listen – Gizmodo

Brian May's Anthem for the New Horizons Probe Is Really Worth a Listen – Gizmodo

They don’t make them like this anymore. Occasional astrophysicist and guitarist for Queen Brian May has gifted us with a song in tribute to NASA’s successful mission to flyby Ultima Thule. It’s pure space-opera rock that deserves a place in the nerd cannon right alongside Queen’s soundtrack for Flash Gordon. As the new year arrived […]