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SpaceX Sends 60 New Satellites and Falcon 9 Booster Sets Record

SpaceX lifted off its second Falcon 9 rocket on Wednesday (June 3) at 9:25 PM EDT.  The rocket was transporting 60 new satellites for its Starlink constellation. SpaceX has sent…

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How to Watch the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse on June 5

The eclipse season continues on June 5, with an incredible penumbral lunar eclipse. The event will occur from 17:45 UT to 21:04 UT and is visible from Africa eastward to…

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An Asteroid Will Be Passing Earth This Week

An asteroid will be flying near our planet this week. But, even if it’s larger than the Empire State Building, we shouldn’t worry. The asteroid will be more than 5…

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The Sun Discharged Its Biggest Flare Since 2017

The Sun has been pretty quiet in the last few years. Its flare activity has been infrequent and relatively weak.  But on May 29, it was spotted discharging its most…

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SpaceX Launched First Historic Crewed Mission

After the launch attempt on May 27 had to be postponed due to weather, NASA and SpaceX finally succeeded in launching astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, today (May 30). …

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The Second Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Will Be Visible on June 5

The second penumbral lunar eclipse of 2020 will be visible next week. The fantastic lunar event will happen on the night between June 5th – June 6th, right when the…

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Intense Fast Radio Bursts Were Detected From a Galactic Magnetar

A millisecond-duration radio burst from a galactic magnetar, dubbed SGR 1935+2154, has been detected using the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) radio telescope.  The finding of such a remarkably…

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The ESPRESSO Spectrograph Confirms Presence of an Almost-Earth

Recently, the existence of a planet the size of Earth has been confirmed. Proxima b, the planet in question, has a mass of 1.17 Earth masses, and it’s situated in…

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Scientists Found the Universe’s Missing Matter Using Fast Radio Bursts

One of the most challenging mysteries has just been utilized to explore another mystery.  Scientists used powerful bursts of radio waves discovered in distant galaxies to investigate the space between…

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Where to Watch SpaceX’s Historic First Launch of NASA Astronauts Live

On Wednesday (May 27) at 4:33 PM ET, SpaceX will send its first astronauts into orbit. If successful, the historic launch would also renew NASA’s ability to carry its astronauts…