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  • Solar Orbiter’s Pictures of the Sun are Every Bit as Dramatic as You Were Hoping
    On March 26th, the ESA’s Solar Orbiter made its closest approach to the Sun so far. It ventured inside Mercury’s orbit and was about one-third the distance from Earth to the Sun. It was hot but worth it. The Solar Orbiter’s primary mission is to understand the connection between the Sun and its heliosphere, and … Continue reading "Solar Orbiter’s Pictures of the Sun are Every Bit as Dramatic as You Were Hoping" The post Solar Orbiter’s Pictures of the Sun are Every Bit as Dramatic as You Were Hoping appeared first on Universe Today....
  • Update on the Potential May 31st tau Herculid Meteor Storm
    If skies are clear, be sure to watch for a potential meteor outburst early next Tuesday morning. The post Update on the Potential May 31st tau Herculid Meteor Storm appeared first on Universe Today....
  • The Moon’s Ancient Volcanoes Could Have Created Ice Sheets Dozens of Meters Thick
    Everyone loves looking at the Moon, especially through a telescope. To see those dark and light patches scattered across its surface brings about a sense of awe and wonder to anyone who looks up at the night sky. While our Moon might be geologically dead today, it was much more active billions of years ago … Continue reading "The Moon’s Ancient Volcanoes Could Have Created Ice Sheets Dozens of Meters Thick" The post The Moon’s Ancient Volcanoes Could Have Created Ice Sheets Dozens of Meters Thick appeared first on Universe Today....
  • VideoSpacesuits are Leaking Water and NASA is Holding off any Spacewalks Until They can Solve the Problem
    NASA’s spacesuits are getting old. The extra-vehicular mobility units – EMUs for short – were designed and built for spacewalks outside NASA’s space shuttles, which flew for the last time in 2011. Nowadays, the EMUs are an integral part of maintaining and upgrading the International Space Station (ISS) exterior, providing the crew with the ability … Continue reading "Spacesuits are Leaking Water and NASA is Holding off any Spacewalks Until They can Solve the Problem" The post Spacesuits are Leaking Water and NASA is Holding off any Spacewalks Until They can Solve the Problem appeared first on Universe Today....
  • Starliner Launches Successfully, but Two of its Thrusters Failed
    Boeing's CST-100 Starliner successfully launched and rendezvoused with the ISS, a crucial step towards performing commercial crew and payload services! The post Starliner Launches Successfully, but Two of its Thrusters Failed appeared first on Universe Today....
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