Bad Weather Postpones Ingenuity’s 19th Flight on Mars
Curiosity Sees a Strong Carbon Signature in a Bed of Rocks
Even Tiny Mimas Seems to Have an Internal Ocean of Liquid Water
Tom Cruise Movie’s Producers Aim to Add Film Studio to the Space Station in 2024
The Moon’s Crust was Formed From a Frozen Slushy Magma
If Launched by 2028, a Spacecraft Could Catch up With Oumuamua in 26 Years
Space Flight Destroys Your Red Blood Cells
A new Kind of Supernova has Been Discovered
Ice Peeks out of a Cliffside on Mars
20% of Twilight Observations Contain Satellite Passes
2021
Oct
30

Quick Action Let Hubble Watch the Earliest Stages of an Unfolding Supernova Detonation

If it weren’t for supernova remnants we wouldn’t have much knowledge of supernovae themselves. If a supernova explosion is the end of a star’s life, then we can also thank forensic astrophysics for much of our knowledge. The massive exploding stars leave

2021
Oct
29

Lightweight, Flexible Lens Could be the Future of Space Telescopes

Holograms are useful for more than interesting-looking baubles in gift shops.  Materials scientists have used them for applications from stress/strain gauges to data storage systems.  It turns out they would also be useful in making extraordinarily lightweight, flexible mirrors for space telescopes.