NASA’s Artemis 1 moon rocket to roll out Aug. 18 for lunar launch

Artemis 1 rocket beside Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA

NASA’s ambitious Artemis 1 moon mission is go to return to the pad, one last time, ahead of launch. The Artemis 1 stack will make the roughly 4-mile (6.4 kilometers) journey from Kennedy Space Center’s Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Complex 39B on Aug. 18, NASA confirmed on Friday (Aug. 5). The rollout will keep … Read more

Water Can Spontaneously Form Hydrogen Peroxide, And We Finally Understand Why

Since being plunged into a global pandemic, we’re probably far more aware of being surrounded by microdroplets of water. In humid air or expelled by a cough, sneeze or talking, these droplets can carry tiny particles with them, from pollution to viruses like the flu.   Back in 2019, the basic chemistry of these motes of … Read more

World’s first ‘synthetic embryo’: why this research is more important than you think

In what’s reported as a world-first achievement, biologists have grown mouse embryo models in the lab without the need for fertilised eggs, embryos, or even a mouse – using only stem cells and a special incubator. This achievement, published in the journal Cell by a team led by researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science … Read more

South Korea Is Scouting Out the Moon, With More Missions to Come

South Korea set off for the moon on Thursday. But it doesn’t want to stop there. “We are also considering using the moon as an outpost for space exploration,” Kwon Hyun-joon, director general of space and nuclear energy at South Korea’s Ministry of Science, said in a written response to questions. “Although we hope to … Read more

Astronomers catch a super-energetic collision of dead stars

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A distant neutron-star merger unleashed one of the most powerful short gamma-ray bursts (GRB) ever seen, according to new observations by ALMA, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array in Chile. Neutron stars are the super-dense stellar cores left after massive stars explode, and when, say, two neutron stars collide, the result is a dramatic explosion, the … Read more

No trace of dark matter halos

The dwarf galaxy NGC1427A flies through the Fornax galaxy cluster and undergoes disturbances which would not be possible if this galaxy were surrounded by a heavy and extended dark matter halo, as required by standard cosmology. Credit: ESO According to the standard model of cosmology, the vast majority of galaxies are surrounded by a halo … Read more

Books You Should Read: The Hardware Hacker’s Handbook

Here on Hackaday, we routinely cover wonderful informative writeups on different areas of hardware hacking, and we even have our own university with courses that delve into topics one by one. I’ve had my own fair share of materials I’ve learned theory and practical aspects from over the years I’ve been hacking – as it … Read more

Florida braces for crowds for NASA’s Artemis 1 moon mission launch

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They’re coming. Tourism officials in Florida’s Space Coast are expecting a massive influx of tourists for the upcoming Artemis 1 moon mission, the first launch for NASA’s Space Launch System rocket. The “Space Coast” is a term given to the region of Florida where both Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and Cape Canaveral Space Force Station … Read more

SpaceX, ULA launch rockets from Space Force Station on same day

Space is important to us and that’s why we’re working to bring you top coverage of the industry and Florida launches. Journalism like this takes time and resources. Please support it with a subscription here. — Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Thursday hosted back-to-back rocket launches in an occurrence that hasn’t happened since 1966. SpaceX’s … Read more