Tag: space

Cryogenics

NASA and Private Parties Invest $44-million USD in Cryogenics

NASA just announced its plans to invest in mid-air spacecraft retrieval and cryogenics. Due in part to government budget cuts, NASA decided to privatize many projects such as the International Space Station. Part of this new...
Cluster of galaxies

Science Reveals Most Matter in our Universe is Extra-Solar

A recent study has shown that a large amount of the matter in our Solar System comes from outside of our planetary neighborhood. Scientists learned more about dark matter last year, as well as matter...
CG image of space elevator

Japan Begins New Space Elevator Project

To test space elevator technology, a team from Japanese institutions will soon launch a miniature version into Earth’s orbit. A space elevator is a futuristic technology promised to democratize access to space via gigantic structures...
Dwarf Galaxy

Researchers Discover New Dwarf Galaxy Orbiting Milky Way

Astronomers confirm a “star-forming object” on the side of a far-away galaxy is indeed a dwarf galaxy, and provide more insights about its nature. Dwarf galaxies come in elliptical, spheroidal, or irregular shapes, like their...
Water world exoplanet

Study Shows One Third of Known Exoplanets are “Water Worlds”

In a huge discovery for planetary science and the search for alien life, over a third of medium-sized exoplanets already cataloged could be water worlds. In addition to cataloging as many exoplanets as possible, data...
NASA control station

University Students are Aiding NASA’s ISS and Mars Endeavors

NASA's missions involve years of research, testing, and experimentation. Now, three universities are aiding the agency in its goals of space exploration.  Australian universities Curtin University and RMIT both work to improve aspects of NASA's...
Image of Mars

New Discovery Furthers Proof of Possible Life on Mars

Exposed to hostile conditions similar to those in outer space, bacteria have proven their resilience and raise hopes of finding microbial life in other worlds in the solar system. There are different “listening” programs, like...

WASP-127b: The Strangest Exoplanet Ever Found

Astronomers have detected evidence of large quantities of multiple metals, and possibly even water, in a gaseous giant exoplanet. Discovered in 2016, WASP-127b is one of the most unique worlds ever found among the thousands...

China’s Space Station More International Than Soon-to-be Defunded ISS

This article details news of NASA’s new budget, the fate of the International Space Station, and China’s solution to funding space exploration. After April’s confirmation of Jim Bridenstine as the newest NASA Administrator, NASA announced...
CG visualization of the view from a space force shuttle orbiting Earth

U.S. Plans to Transition Air Force to Space Force

Donald Trump has called for the creation of a “space force” to work alongside other branches within the U.S. Armed Forces. The President’s idea, which is not new, isn’t without its proponents and opponents. For...