Wednesday, July 28

Space

'Oumuamua, Aliens, Asteroid, Extraterrestrial Life, Science, Space, ufo

A Harvard-led team is launching a new project to search for physical evidence of aliens and their technology

A new project will search for alien civilizations and technologies using Earth-based telescopes. Researchers plan to look for unidentified aerial phenomena in the atmosphere that could be aliens. Harvard physicist Avi Loeb leads the project. He thinks the interstellar object'Oumuamua was an alien ship. LoadingSomething is loading. When the firs...
Hubble Space Telescope, jupiter, NASA, Science, Space, Speed

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has discovered water vapor on Jupiter’s ocean moon Ganymede for the first time

Evidence of water vapor in the atmosphere of Jupiter's moon Ganymede, has been recorded for the first time. Astronomers found the water vapor using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Ganymede is the largest moon in the solar system. Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have discovered evidence of water vapor in the atmosphere of Jupiter's moon Ganymede for the first time. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Amazon, Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos, Space, Tech Insider

Jeff Bezos’ 18-year-old space-flight companion reportedly told him he had never bought anything from Amazon before

On their Blue Origin trip, 18-year-old Oliver Daemen told Jeff Bezos he'd never bought from Amazon. Bezos replied, "Oh, wow, it's a long time ago I heard someone say that," Daemen told Reuters. Amazon revenue was key to funding the trip; Bezos has thanked Amazon workers for making it possible. LoadingSomething is loading. The 18-year-old passen...
Astronauts, Blue Origin, FAA, Jeff Bezos, New Shepard, Rocket Launch, Science, Space, Space Tourism, Space Travel, Tech Insider

Jeff Bezos’ astronaut wings might only be’honorary’ after the FAA changed the definition of an astronaut

Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin's first-ever New Shepard crew may only qualify for "honorary" astronaut wings from the FAA. The FAA updated its astronaut criteria on the day that Bezos rocketed to the edge of space. The new guidelines make a clear distinction between "flight crew" and "spaceflight participants." LoadingSomething is loading. Jeff Bez...
Astronomy, Exoplanets, Moons, Planetary Science, Science, Space, Star systems, Stars, Telescopes

Astronomers spotted a distant planet in the middle of making its own moon

Astronomers have captured a distant planet adorned with a moon-making disc for the first time. The planet has captured enough gas and dust in its orbit to make three moons the size of Earth's. By studying this world and its star, astronomers can learn more about how planets and moons are born. LoadingSomething is loading. For the first time, as...
Mars, moon, NASA, Science, Space

NASA’s InSight Mars lander just gave scientists an unprecedented look at the guts of the red planet. Here’s how they compare to Earth’s.

NASA's InSight lander just gave scientists a peek at the make-up of Mars's core, crust, and mantle. A trio of new studies reveal how the interior structure of Mars compares to that of Earth. Evidence also suggests Mars had a strong, protective magnetic field like Earth does, then lost it. LoadingSomething is loading. For the first time, we know...
Mars, Mars Rover, Martian, NASA, Perseverance Mars Rover, Science, Space, Space Exploration, Tech Insider

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover will fire a laser from its 7-foot robotic arm to cut its first sample of Martian rock

NASA's Perseverance rover will collect its first Mars rock sample within two weeks, the agency said. The rover's 7-foot robotic arm will cut out a chalk-sized rock sample with a laser. The mission will help NASA search for signs of ancient life on Mars, the agency said. LoadingSomething is loading. NASA on Wednesday said that its Perseverance r...
BI Graphics, Blue Origin, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Mars, moon, NASA, Science, Space, SpaceX, Tech Insider

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos both want to colonize space. Here are the biggest problems with their plans, from thinning bones to toxic plants on Mars.

The space race between Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk is heating up. Both billionaires have grand but very different plans for human space colonization. Three experts told Insider about the scientific, medical, and ethical challenges facing space colonies. LoadingSomething is loading. We are currently in the middle of a new space race, except this ti...
Astronomy, Black Holes, Event Horizon Telescope, Galaxies, Jets, Science, Space

Scientists spotted jets of hot gas whizzing out of a supermassive black hole at the heart of a nearby galaxy

Astronomers imaged jets of hot gas swirling out of a black hole at the heart of a nearby galaxy. Their findings suggest that all jets resemble one another, regardless of their black hole's mass. In 2019, the same researchers zoomed in on a black hole 6.5 billion times the mass of our sun. LoadingSomething is loading. At the heart of every gala...
Billionaire, Gil Scott-Heron, Jeff Bezos, Moon landing, Poem, Science, Space, Space race, Tech Insider

‘Whitey on the Moon’ poem garners social media attention on anniversary of moon landing, Bezos’s spaceflight

Billionaire Jeff Bezos launched into space on Tuesday, the anniversary of the 1969 moon landing. Gil Scott-Heron, the revolutionary poet and soul artist, released "Whitey on the Moon" in 1970. The poem resurfaced on social media in response to the billionaire space race. LoadingSomething is loading. Gil Scott-Heron's poem "Whitey on the Moon" h...