A wooden satellite will be launched into space in 2023 to study how the organic material holds up in the vacuum outside our atmosphere. Wooden satellites would create a harmless alternative to metal ones, and significantly cut down on space junk orbiting the Earth which is expected to become a serious problem for spacefarers in […]
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A new study from Northwestern University shows that solar flares – space weather – might not always be as dangerous for life on exoplanets as typically thought. In fact, it might even help astronomers discover alien life on distant worlds.
Asteroid 2001 FO32 will be sweeping past Earth at such a fast pace that, when it’s closest,Â observers using telescopes might be able to detect its motion – its drift in front of the stars – in real time.
Researchers have been busily building a prototype of a 33-pound (15 kg) lunar mini-robot, set to be the key instrument in a future mission aimed at capturing high-definition images of moon pits.