Brainstorm Toys Deep Space Home Planetarium star projector review

Brainstorm Toys pride itself on creating educational and interactive STEM toys that help children learn more about their environment. As avid lovers of all things space here at space.com, we like nothing more than seeing engaging toys and activities for children that inspire curiosity and exploration of the night sky. Brainstorm Toys Deep Space Home … Read more

ESA deep space network tracks DART asteroid impact

Space Safety 09/20/2022 77 views 1 likes In brief Next week, all eyes will be looking up as NASA intentionally crashes the 550 kg DART spacecraft into an orbiting asteroid at high speed. ESA’s Estrack network of ground stations, Europe’s ‘eyes on the sky’, will be particularly focused on the humanmade impactor, keeping track of … Read more

What’s Being Done to Protect Astronauts From Radiation in Deep Space?

In 1982, author James Michener published his sprawling Space Race novel, Space. In it, he describes a fictional Apollo 18 mission to the Moon. While the astronauts are on the surface, the Sun unleashes a huge storm, trapping them outside of their protective capsule. The two men get blasted by lethal amounts of radiation before … Read more

Artemis 1 science: Moon mission will aid deep space exploration

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA is about to launch its biggest rocket since the famous Saturn V took Apollo astronauts to the moon — and that’s where this new mission is headed as well. The agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket is set to lift off from Pad 39B here at Kennedy Space Center on … Read more

Astronomers Find a Waterworld Planet With Deep Oceans in the Habitable Zone

In the search for extrasolar planets, astronomers and astrobiologists generally pursue a policy of “follow the water.” This comes down to searching for planets that orbit with a star’s circumsolar habitable zone (HZ), where conditions are warm enough that liquid water can flow on its surface. The reason is simple: water is the only known … Read more

CubeSats on Artemis 1 to pursue bold missions in deep space, if they overcome battery concerns – Spaceflight Now

Team members work with the LunaH-Map CubeSat the Kennedy Space Center before integration with its dispenser on the Space Launch System. Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett The 10 CubeSats hitting a ride to deep space on NASA’s Space Launch System moon rocket promise newies about the moon, space weather discover, and asteroids. But some of the small … Read more

NASA’s Orion spacecraft faces test for moon flight and deep space

Humanity is preparing to journey further into space than ever before. Humankind will be returning to the moon, and eventually, setting foot on Mars for the first time. These next steps in crewed space exploration are part of the Artemis mission. And a key component of this mission is the crew vehicle, the Orion spacecraft, … Read more

Digging deep for dark matter

Almost ten kilometers of tunnels take you one kilometer underground to the Stawell Underground Physics Laboratory. Credit: Imogen Crump It takes around half an hour to get to the Stawell Underground Physics Laboratory. Thirty minutes may not sound like a long time, but that’s half an hour spent plunging downwards in a truck as it … Read more

Scientists take a deep dive into how sharks use the ocean

Samantha Andrzejaczek, a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Station, (second from right) tagging a tiger shark. Credit: Alex Kydd Using sophisticated electronic tags, scientists have assembled a large biologging dataset to garner comparative insights on how sharks, rays, and skates—also known as “elasmobranchs”—use the ocean depths. While some species spend their entire lives … Read more