Astronomers photograph young planetary system, 300 light years away.

The star TYC 8998-760-1 develops similarly to our Sun, but is much younger. Now researchers have taken a picture of it for the first time. Two exoplanets can also be seen in this image. Astronomers have for the first time taken a picture of a special planetary system 300 light years away. Using a telescopeContinue reading “Astronomers photograph young planetary system, 300 light years away.”

NASA Plans: astronauts to ISS for the first time in late May with SpaceX

The American space agency NASA wants to send astronauts from the US to the International Space Station ISS on 27 May for the first time in almost a decade. NASA director Jim Bridenstine announced this on Friday (local time) via Twitter. NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley are launched with a Falcon 9 rocketContinue reading “NASA Plans: astronauts to ISS for the first time in late May with SpaceX”

It’s official: Astronaut’s brain grows after spaceflight in outer space

Space travel affects the human brain in strange and unexpected ways. New research has shown that prolonged periods in space increase the brain mass of astronauts by up to 6%. The astronauts’ brain grows up to 6% after a prolonged space flights in space. However, when it comes to this aspect, size is not everything andContinue reading “It’s official: Astronaut’s brain grows after spaceflight in outer space”

SN2016aps: what the brightest and most massive supernova ever detected looks like

When astronomers discovered the SN2016aps supernova in 2016, they knew they were dealing with something colossal, though not exactly what its magnitude was. Today they already have more certainties. it is the “brightest, most energetic and probably most massive supernova ever identified”. Scientists at the Harvard & Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics came to that conclusionContinue reading “SN2016aps: what the brightest and most massive supernova ever detected looks like”

Is there a greenhouse effect on Mars?

Humans have long had the vision of colonizing foreign planets. Science fiction films and novels present future scenarios in which humans travel the universe and inhabit foreign planets. Mars is most similar to Earth among the planets in our solar system. Nevertheless, its conditions are not suitable for human life. Mars is very cold andContinue reading “Is there a greenhouse effect on Mars?”

NASA mini moon rover crowdsourcing (NASApayload)

Explore the surface of the moon with rovers the size of a Roomba in the future. Of course, this also requires correspondingly compact instruments. The NASA mini moon rover is the answer. To collect ideas for this, the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) http://jpl.nasa.gov is now using crowdsourcing. The competition “Honey, I Shrunk the NASA Payload”Continue reading “NASA mini moon rover crowdsourcing (NASApayload)”