SFN Launch Week; China’s Role in Space; 1st Contest Winner!

Hello Space Fans and welcome to another edition of Space Fan News. This has been a big week for launches: the United Launch Alliance sends up another ISS cargo supply rocket from Cape Canaveral that included some science experiments; Russia sends two more crew members to the International Space Station; and China launches its first […]

Scientists discover giant planet orbiting tiny white dwarf star for first time – The News

 Evidence of a giant planet orbiting a dead white dwarf star has been found for the first time  Astronomers say the evidence for the distant planet comes in the form of a disc of gas created from its evaporating atmosphere  The Neptune-like planet is thought to be more than four times the size of the […]

How Close Are We to Launching the James Webb Space Telescope?

And liftoff of the Space Shuttle Discovery with the Hubble Space Telescope. Before the Hubble Space Telescope launched in 1990, we didn’t know how old the universe was. We had never seen a planet outside of our solar system. We didn’t even know about dark energy! Hubble taught us a lot, but it can only […]

Could Asteroid Mining Fuel Deep Space Travel?

If we want to colonize space, we have to figure out how to generate a large supply of life sustaining resources. The most important being water. The good news is, traces of water have been detected throughout our solar system. And asteroids may hold the most accessible abundance of water that we know of. There […]

Is Jupiter the Reason for Life on Earth?

Our solar system is unlike any other discovered in the cosmos to date, and a rogue baby Jupiter might be the reason why it’s so weird – and even home to life. The Solar System consists of four inner planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth & Mars. They’re known as terrestrial planets because they’re made up of […]

Black Holes are WAY Smaller than You Think

Hi, everybody, this is black hole M87. NGC 4486 or Virgo A, it’s a supermassive black hole and the first ever seen by our jelly-filled light buckets. Virgo a is six and a half million times more massive than our Sun. But like, how big is it not like how massive but like how large […]

What If You Were the Last Person on Earth?

This is ‘What If,’ and here’s how you can survive as the last person on earth. So, you wake up one day and find that you’re the only person left in the world. Kind of cool, right? No obligations, no rules, no limits. Go for the exotic fruits first. If your mangos and bananas are […]

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 […]

Did Another Universe Exist Before This One? | Unveiled

Did Another Universe Exist Before Us? For decades, now, popular scientific consensus has held that the universe is around 14 billion years old, and that it can be dated back to one specific origin point: what many call “the Big Bang”. But, after years of research, we’re still debating what the Big Bang really was, […]

We’ve Never Seen a Pulsar Explode Like This | SciShow News

[♪ INTRO] Human space exploration is all the rage these days, with NASA and other organizations racing to get astronauts on the Moon and beyond. But one UK-based startup is dreaming of something a little different. They want to populate the Moon with robots. And instead of building a traditional, multi-wheeled rover, they’re designing ones […]