NASA’s newest planet hunter TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) snaps its first test image, that was launched on April 18 and flew past the Moon on May 17. The spacecraft passed about 5,000 miles from the Moon. The team snapped a two-second test exposure and they used one out of the four TESS cameras.
NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale mission, or MMS, has discovered a new type of magnetic process in the near-Earth environment, by which magnetic field lines explosively reconfigure occurring in a new and surprising way. Magnetic process is one of the most significant processes in the space that is filled with charged particles known as plasma around Earth, said researchers at the University of California, Berkeley in the US.
China’s Long March 8, one of the country’s future launchers, could have a reusable first stage, according to a statement made recently by a Chinese rocket designer. Long March 8 rocket is going to launch by the end of 2018 to fill a gap in the country’s carrier rocket capabilities and commercial launch prospects, a top space official has said.
The NASA Mars InSight mission, which is set to launch on May 5, will try to gather as much data as possible about Earth’s neighbor in the solar system. InSight lander, which stands for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, will study mars quakes to know about the Martian crust, mantle and core.
Scientists working on NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter shared a 3-D flyover video captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. Those are among the items revealed during the European Geosciences Union General Assembly in Vienna, Austria, on Wednesday, April 11. The data had been collected by Juno mission scientists of Jovian InfraRed Auroral Mapper (JIRAM). Imaging in the infrared part of the spectrum, JIRAM captures light emerging from deep inside Jupiter equally well, night or day. The instrument probes the weather layer down to 30 to 45 miles (50 to 70 kilometers) below Jupiter’s cloud tops.
Tess Planet hunter is ready to launch next month on April 16. It is supposed to start up from Cape Canaveral, Florida. This planet hunter, a 700-pound spacecraft, is called the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). TESS will be on the lookout for planets that could support life, officials said Wednesday. TESS will be launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and is equipped with four wide-field cameras that will enable it to look for the majority of the night sky.
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China’s first prototype station, Tiangong-1, is supposed to fall into Earth at some point between March 30 and April 6. An out-of-control Chinese space station with “highly toxic” chemicals on board may hit a number of major world cities. New York and parts of Europe are among the most likely targets. In accordance with researchers a number of highly populated cities including New York, Barcelona, Beijing, Chicago, Istanbul, Rome and Toronto could also be hit.
NASA Hammer spacecraft is going to save our lives. Asteroid Bennu has a 1 in 2,700 chance of hitting Earth the 21th of September in 2135. But don’t worry NASA has a plan to destroy it using nuclear bombs before it reaches here. The chances of Bennu actually making contact with Earth is highly unlikely, but the US government wants to make sure that this threat is neutralized. Bennu is currently about 54 million miles from Earth and orbits Sun.