How big is the asteroid threat, really?

Is our solar system really a shooting gallery, with Earth as a target for asteroids? As humanity prepares for its first-ever planetary defense practice mission, NASA officials recently reassured Earthlings that they have very little to worry about. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), which will slam a probe into an asteroid moonlet called Didymos … Read more

Pine Island Glacier is more vulnerable than thought – and could cause sea levels to rise by 1.6ft

Antarctica’s Pine Island Ice Shelf is more vulnerable than previously thought – and could cause global sea levels to rise by 1.6 FEET if it collapses, study warns The Pine Island Ice Shelf holds back enough ice to raise sea levels by 1.6ft It could be more vulnerable to complete disintegration than previously thought In … Read more

Jupiter To Reach Opposition, Closest Approach to Earth in 59 Years!

This view of Jupiter’s turbulent atmosphere from NASA’s Juno spacecraft includes several of the planet’s southern jet streams. Citizen scientist Tanya Oleksuik created this color-enhanced image using data from the JunoCam camera. The original image was taken on December 30, 2020. Credit: Image data: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS, Image processing by Tanya Oleksuik © CC NC SA When … Read more

US astronaut and Russian cosmonauts arrive at International Space Station | International Space Station

A US astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts have arrived safely at the International Space Station (ISS) after blasting off on a Russian-operated flight in a rare instance of cooperation between Moscow and Washington. The Russian space agency, Roscosmos, and Nasa both distributed live footage on Wednesday of the launch from Kazakhstan, and commentators speaking over … Read more

Stunning image from NASA astronaut captures ‘star trails in space’ from the ISS

Incredible image from NASA astronaut captures ‘star trails in space’ on board the International Space Station A NASA astronaut captured a stunning picture of ‘star trails’ while on a mission aboard the International Space Station  Curved trails of distant stars and Earth being illuminated by city lights and lightning strikes can be seen in the … Read more

Dinosaurs were already in decline when the asteroid hit 66 million years ago, study claims 

They’re often portrayed as going out with a ‘bang’ after an enormous asteroid hit Earth 66 million years ago. But a new study suggests that the dinosaurs went out with more of a ‘whimper’. Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences studied more than 1,000 fossilised dinosaur eggs and eggshells, and claim the animals were … Read more

US, Russia to resume space missions despite Ukraine war tensions | Space News

The joint flight comes after Russia recently said it would withdraw from the space station after 2024 amid tensions with the west over the Ukraine war. A US astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts are set to blast off to the International Space Station (ISS) on a Russian-operated flight despite soaring tensions between Moscow and Washington … Read more

American, Russians to Blast Off for ISS as War Rages in Ukraine

A U.S. astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts are set to blast off to the International Space Station Wednesday on a Russian-operated flight despite soaring tensions between Moscow and Washington over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. NASA’s Frank Rubio and Russia’s Sergei Prokopyev and Dmitry Petelin are scheduled to take off from the Russia-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in … Read more