Hubblecast 125 Light: Hubble Studies High-Energy Gamma Ray Burst

Hubble Studies High-Energy Gamma Ray Burst Gamma-ray bursts are the most powerful explosions in the Universe. They emit most of their energy in gamma-rays, light which is much more energetic than the visible light that we can see with our eyes. New observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have investigated the nature of the […]

What Secrets Are Hiding on Jupiter’s Moons?

Jupiter could be considered an independent solar system, only in miniature form. The gas giant has the same basic ingredients as the sun and is surrounded by dozens of geologically diverse moons. Out of the 79 confirmed surrounding Jupiter, four ancient moons have astronomers really excited because they offer up some of the most distinctive […]

Solar Orbiter

Protected from contamination in a cleanroom this is one of the last views of Solar Orbiter in Europe After a year of tests here at IABG in Munich the ESA spacecraft is ready to be packed-up and flown to Florida for launch Built by Airbus in the UK engineers had the challenging task of designing […]

China to Mine the Moon for Helium-3 Advanced Nuclear Energy

China has a mission for the moon and that is to mine it especially for helium-3 in 2015 the United States passed the commercial space launch competitiveness Act of 2015 removing legal obstacles to extraterrestrial activity by foreign nations defying the Outer Space Treaty of 1979 China started gearing up in a hurry to be […]

Solar Tsunami

The SOHO spacecraft has recorded the effect of all this rising energy. Its ultraviolet sensors show a wavy pattern of gas on the sun’s surface, along with the super-hot halo of gas called the corona. The white regions are places where the rising gas suddenly escapes. Immense loops of ionized gas, ten times the diameter […]

How Close Are We to Building a Moon Base?

The moon is the closest celestial body to Earth. Humans have been gazing up at it for our entire existence, finally landing on its surface in the 1960s. We’ve walked on the moon, carried out science experiments on the moon, we’ve even driven a car, hit golf balls and briefly grew cotton on the moon. […]