The Mk1 prototype of Starship, SpaceX’s reusable interplanetary spacecraft, which will take people to and from Mars and Moon has exploded during test at Boca Chica Starship Construction and Launch Facility.Continue reading “SpaceX Starship exploded during test”
On May 4, 2019, the American space company SpaceX launched its 17th contracted cargo resupply mission (SpaceX CRS17, also known as SpX-17) to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard a Falcon 9 rocket, carrying 2,482 kg (5,472 lb) of cargo. You can watch the launch at 15:00 in the video at the end of this post.
Following the stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage landed successfully on the Of Course I Still Love You droneship that stationed in the Atlantic Ocean (the landing begins at 23:00 in the video below, at the end of this post).
Two days after the launch, the spacecraft docked at the Harmony module. There it remained for about one month before returning to Earth with a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean on June 3.
While attached to the station, the crew of the orbiting laboratory took a lot of photos of the spacecraft. One of the photos (below), showing the Dragon craft moments before being released from the Canadarm2 robotic arm, was unreal.Continue reading “SpaceX Dragon – an unreal shot”
The era of climate change is upon us, and if we stand idle, its far-reaching negative impact will only increase. Increased emissions of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide play a significant role in the onset of climate change. Gases like these trap heat in the atmosphere, not allowing temperatures to fall. This results in global warming, and the subsequent climate change consequences. While this climate disaster has repercussions at many levels, its effect on public health is one of grave concern.Continue reading “Carbon, Climate Change, and Public Health”
Earth’s atmosphere is leaking: around 90 tonnes of material escapes and streams out into space from our planet’s upper atmosphere every single day.
To understand this escape, NASA launches rockets into space. The space agency also sends scientists to a tiny Arctic town named Ny-Ålesund (English: New Alesund) on the island of Spitsbergen in Svalbard, Norway. Because understanding this atmospheric escape on Earth can benefit us in many ways – from predicting which exoplanets might be habitable, to piecing together how Mars became the desolate, exposed planet it is today.Continue reading “Earth’s atmosphere is leaking and NASA is sending rockets to understand how”
When you’re traveling around the globe, you’ll naturally want to preserve all the wondrous sights and cherished memories you’re going to collect. Whether it’s the majesty of Niagara Falls, the dramatic panorama of Florence, or the colorful confusion of Thailand’s water markets, your camera can preserve them all with a simple click of a button.
You can make your photos even more beautiful by applying gorgeous filters to tease out colors or angles. With the perfect filter, you can transform a memorable shot into a breathtaking one.
But what if you don’t have the correct software for the job?Continue reading “Easy Photo Filter Hacks for the World Traveler”
An amazing video by NASA titled “Curiosity at Martian Scenic Overlook”. Curiosity Project Scientist Ashwin Vasavada gives a descriptive tour of the Mars rover’s view in Gale Crater which is 154 kilometers (96 miles) in diameter and estimated to be about 3.5-3.8 billion years old. It is created by an impactor. The crater is also probably a dry lake (once filled with water – probably billions of years ago).Continue reading “Martian Scenic Overlook by Curiosity”
From an all-female spacewalk to the first image of a black hole, a lot has changed in the last twenty years of space exploration.Continue reading “How Space Exploration Has Changed from 2000 to 2020”
A beluga whale has been filmed playing “fetch” with South African rugby fans using an official 2019 Rugby World Cup ball near the Arctic Pole.
In the video published on Facebook by Alon Kowen, a group of South African rugby fans can be seen throwing a 2019 Rugby World Cup ball out into the ocean. The cute and friendly whale chases the ball and returns it to the men on the boat.Continue reading “Beluga whale filmed playing “fetch””