Monday, September 27


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This was the unsuccessful launch of the Astra rocket | Digital Trends Spanish

Astra Space's first rocket launch was far from the Californian company's expectations. This was due to the failure of an engine just a second after launch, causing the device to fall to its side before trying to reach orbit. Subsequently, the flight safety team shut down the engines at 2 minutes and 28 seconds of flight after a piece of the rocket detached. “One of the five main engines shut down less than a second after takeoff, causing the vehicle to slowly lift off the platform before resuming its trajectory. After approximately two minutes and 30 seconds of flight, an order was issued to shut down all engines, ending the flight. The vehicle reached an altitude of approximately 50 kilometers before returning safely to Earth, ”the company said in a statement. Reviewing flight data ...
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SpaceX Launches Satellite for US Space Forces | Digital Trends Spanish

SpaceX has successfully announced the launch of a GPS satellite for the United States Space Forces, which had been powered by Donald Trump during the first years of his tenure. It should be remembered that the announcement of this force was harshly criticized for the excessive economic expense that it would mean in addition to the fact that the United States does not even have its own ship to transport the astronauts. Compared to today's launch, this satellite will provide better navigation capabilities to the United States, as well as better technology to protect against interference. For its launch, the space exploration company used a first-stage Falcon 9, which could be successfully recovered by a controlled landing on its unmanned spacecraft in the Atlantic. At the same time, ...
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Some exoplanets may be watching us | Digital Trends Spanish

It is possible that our planet is currently being observed from billions of kilometers away. Is it a disturbing idea? A group of astronomers has pointed out that some exoplanets, that is to say planets beyond our Solar System, have a direct line of sight to observe the biological properties of the Earth from very far away. Astronomers from the Carl Sagan Institute of Cornell and Lehigh University have identified 1,004 stars similar to our Sun that could contain Earth-like planets that would be able to detect the chemical traces of life on our planet. The article was already published in the Monthly Bulletin of the Royal Astronomical Society and is titled "What Stars Can See Earth as a Transiting Exoplanet?" "Let's reverse the point of view of other stars and ask from what point of...
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This was the descent of OSIRIS-REx on the asteroid Bennu | Digital Trends Spanish

It was a maneuver as singular as it was risky, which fortunately we were able to follow live on the internet. This Tuesday, October 20, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft descended on the asteroid Bennu, which is currently more than 300 million kilometers from Earth. The mission was to collect samples of the asteroid, which may become a threat to Earth for the next century, according to astronomers. In fact, it is believed to have a one in 2,700 chance of hitting Earth during one of its approaches by the end of the next century. The collection was also intended to find more information about Bennu, which is considered a relic of the Solar System, and can yield data on the molecular precursors of life on our planet. For this reason, it was a transcendental mission which could be observed ...
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Astronomers discover a pi Earth, with an orbit of 3.14 days | Digital Trends Spanish

A team of astronomers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has discovered an exoplanet with a unique characteristic, according to what was published by the news agency Europa Press. It is a planet the size of the Earth that orbits its star every 3.14 days, which is reminiscent of the universal mathematical constant called pi and that measures the relationship between the circumference and the radius of a circle. Because of this, researchers have christened the exoplanet Earth Pi, although it has the less glamorous name K2-315b, due to the K2 mission of NASA's Kepler telescope through which it was detected. MIT News. The relevant finding of this group of scientists has been published in the journal Astronomical journal. Hardly habitable This terrestrial e...