NASA’s exoplanet-hunting space telescope has arrived two months ahead of its planned launch. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) was delivered via truck to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on Monday (Feb. 12), agency officials said. The spacecraft made the journey from the Dulles, Virginia, facilities of the aerospace company Orbital ATK, which had spent the last year building and testing TESS. TESS is scheduled to lift off atop a Space X Falcon 9 rocket no earlier than April 16 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, which is next door to KSC.
The biggest black holes are growing faster than the rate of stars being formed in their galaxies, in accordance with two new studies using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes. More than many years, astronomers have collected data on the arrangement of stars in galaxies and the growth of the biggest black holes (that is, those with millions or billions the mass of the Sun) in their centers.
Scientists indicate that sea level rise is accelerating, in accordance with a new study based on NASA data. As seas warm and ice melts, Earth ocean’s have risen steadily. This acceleration is driven mainly by increased melting in Greenland and Antarctica that could double the total sea level rise projected by 2100 according to lead author Steve Nerem. Nerem is a professor of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder, a fellow at Colorado’s Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), and a member of NASA’s Sea Level Change team.
Starman and its Tesla disappeared in the Space when the battery died. Elon Musk, the founder, CEO, and lead designer of SpaceX, sent up his own Tesla Roadster into the space. He named the mannequin Starman. The car was equipped with cameras so people could watch Starman’s journey live.
Today, we have listed top 10 facts about Jupiter, that is worth knowing. Jupiter is the largest planet that we know of now. It’s similar to a star, but it never got big enough to start burning. It has big storms like the Great Red Spot, which has been going for hundreds of years. Jupiter also has rings, but they’re too faint to see very well. So there are many facts about Jupiter that is really fascinating, but we distinguished top 10 facts which is the most interesting.
Space elevator will be created by a Japanese company by 2050. It will allow transferring humans cargos into space. The space elevator can reduce the cost of delivering payloads to space by 90% which will destroy the need for rockets. Cargo generally costs approximately 22.000$ per 1kg via rockets. But Using Obayashi’s space elevator the cost would be closer to 200$. It is also convenient for long-distance space travel. It comprises of a 96.000 km (60.000m) long carbon nanotube cable. For instance, the international space station is 330 km away from Earth, and the Moon is 284,400 km away from Earth.
Representatives of World View Entreprises informed the public of its intention to develop space travel in a balloon. We are talking about flying into the earth’s stratosphere at an altitude of about 30 kilometers. The mechanism of this journey is simple. Within two hours of the capsule attached to a giant balloon will keep tourists in the stratosphere. One such trip will cost only 75,000 dollars. According to the organizers the first tourist flights in a balloon in the stratosphere will be held in 2016.
On July 18 the Lone Signal Company will send photos and text messages to space from mobile phones. The messages will be broadcast towards a star to Gliese 526, which is the red dwarf in Bootes constellation. There are planets round it, which atmosphere is similar to the terrestrial address. For throwing a signal rather far, Lone Signal rented a radio telescope of Jamesburg for thirty years. For the first time the ciphered message was sent towards a star congestion in Oat-flakes constellation, at distance of 25,000 light years from Earth. It went to space from a radio telescope of observatory of Aresibo (Puerto Rico) in November, 1974. The distance of Gliese 526 is 17,6 light years, and by 2050 we will be able to receive the answer.
The small comet P/2010 A2 (LINEAR) has characteristics at the same time an asteroid and a comet. For the first time this asteroid was open on January 6, 2010. When this asteroid was in the main asteroid belt, astronomers noticed at it a tail, as at a comet. For this reason initially this asteroid was entered in the catalog as a comet of the main asteroid belt.
About 1 month astronomers observed the object P/2010 A2 (LINEAR) with help of Hubble telescope. After one month the astronomers came to conclusion that it is not a comet with a tail from parts of ice, but an asteroid with a tail from a dust and the gas, formed after collision with any other space object.