SpaceX crew mission ‘top priority’ amid busy week of Falcon 9 launches – Spaceflight Now

SpaceX’s Dragon Endurance spacecraft stands on pad 39A atop a Falcon 9 rocket ahead of liftoff on NASA’s Crew-5 mission. Credit: SpaceX SpaceX’s next astronaut launch for NASA, set for Wednesday from Kennedy Space Center, is one of three missions on the company’s schedule this week from launch pads in Florida and California. The crew … Read more

Five of the top discoveries aboard NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars

This self-portrait of NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity combines dozens of exposures taken by the rover’s Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) during the 177th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity’s work on Mars (Feb. 3, 2013), plus three exposures taken during Sol 270 (May 10, 2013) to update the appearance of part of the ground beside … Read more

Top predators could ‘trap’ themselves trying to adapt to climate change, study shows

African wild dog pups. Credit: Bobby-Jo Vial As climate change alters environments across the globe, scientists have discovered that in response, many species are shifting the timing of major life events, such as reproduction. With an earlier spring thaw, for example, some flowers bloom sooner. But scientists don’t know whether making these significant changes in … Read more

Ending child hunger and food insecurity needs to be a top priority in Canada as well as globally

In the last three decades, the world has made considerable progress in reducing child malnutrition, but there is still work to do. Credit: Shutterstock Achieving food security, improving nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture are key to reaching one of the United Nations’ most critical Sustainable Development Goals: Zero Hunger. The goal is important for all … Read more

Telescope deals: Top picks from Celestron, Sky-Watcher and others

We’ve scoped out the best telescope deals on the market right now and put them below in this handy guide, so you can check out all the top discounts. Regardless of whether you’re trying your hand at astronomy for the first time or you’re a seasoned stargazer, there’s a top telescope deal to suit everyone … Read more

Meringue on the moon: Top Chef winning dish to fly on NASA mission

Buddha Lo’s pavlova will someday travel “miles and miles” on a NASA mission. Lo, a cheftestant on the Bravo cooking competition “Top Chef: Houston,” won the show’s space food challenge, qualifying his meringue-based dessert for a place on a future astronaut’s menu. The chefs were challenged to create a “new menu item that they would … Read more

The top space stories of the week!

Scientists spot a brief but powerful ‘micronova’ stellar explosion, a Ukrainian moon startup gets its tech realigned for the military, and the Perseverance Mars rover readies for ancient-life searching at an ancient river delta. These are some of the top stories this week from Space.com. Newly found ‘micronova’ star explosion is brief, but likely common … Read more