Starliner launches to remain on Atlas 5

WASHINGTON — Boeing and United Launch Alliance say they remain committed to launching future CST-100 Starliner commercial crew missions on Atlas 5 rockets even after that vehicle is effectively retired for other missions. As with the Orbital Flight Test (OFT) mission in late 2019, an Atlas 5 launched Starliner on the OFT-2 mission May 19.…

A meteor shower outburst from a shattered comet may spawn new tau Herculids display on May 30

New for 2022, the tau Herculid meteor shower may make an appearance on the night of May 30-31.  Sometimes, astronomy can be full of surprises. Take the case of a tiny comet, normally far too faint to be seen without the help of a telescope. But in 1995, it suddenly and quite unexpectedly brightened up…

These SpaceX moon and sunrise Starlink satellite launch photos are just incredible

When SpaceX launched a new Starlink fleet into orbit last week, the rocket wasn’t the only star.  As SpaceX prepared its ground-based tracking cameras for the early-morning Falcon 9 rocket launch from Florida on May 18, its operators snagged a spectacular view of the nearly full moon. Minutes later, the Falcon 9 launched 53 Starlink…

Netflix's 'Love, Death + Robots' season 3 stars alien bugs, giant crabs and an ancient evil

Netflix’s mind-expanding animated anthology, “Love, Death + Robots,” has just dropped the trippy trailer for Season 3 and it’s a far-out smorgasbord of sci-fi shorts centered around monstrous crustaceans, astronauts on acid, ravenous zombies, a cyborg bear, insectoid extraterrestrials, elder gods, silly robots, seductive sirens, and super-smart rats, all guaranteed to deliver recurring nightmares. David…

HBO's 'Westworld' is returning for season 4 and here's a trailer for your sci-fi needs

Back in 2016, HBO’s Emmy-winning “Westworld” thundered onto the cable network with its futuristic meditation on mortality, scientific overreach, and our hunger for technology-infused corporate entertainment.   Created by Jonathan Nolan (“The Prestige,” “The Dark Knight”) and wife Lisa Joy (“Pushing Daisies,” “Burn Notice”), this provocative sci-fi series expanded upon the 1973 film of the…

Hubble telescope looks deep into the Needle's Eye in this dwarf spiral galaxy photo

A fresh image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows a deep view of the eye of a galactic needle. The spiral galaxy is nicknamed the “Needle’s Eye”, although more officially it is known as NGC 247 and Caldwell 62. NASA said May 10 the nickname is appropriate given this galaxy is a dwarf spiral, making…

NASA unveils Artemis 1 moon mission launch windows through mid-2023

While Artemis 1’s rocket and spacecraft are back in the shop for a few more weeks, NASA has released all the launch opportunities the mission has in 2022. The Artemis 1 moon rocket could lift off for a round-the-moon mission as soon as July 26, although the agency has plotted out dozens of launch possibilities…

Say hello to Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy

This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Chris Impey, University Distinguished Professor of Astronomy, University of Arizona On May 12, 2022, astronomers on the Event Horizon Telescope team released an image of a black hole called Sagittarius A* that lies at the center of the Milky Way…

What does a giant black hole and its galaxy sound like?

Meet the newest stars on the music scene. Well, not stars precisely. Messier 87 (M87), is an elliptical galaxy about 55 million light-years from Earth. At its center is a black hole with a mass that’s 6.5 billion times that of our companion sun. This black hole was the first to ever be imaged by…

NASA plans early June rollout of SLS for next countdown test

NASA is gearing up to perform another practice countdown of the Space Launch System in mid-June as it completes repairs to the vehicle from previous tests. The post NASA plans early June rollout of SLS for next countdown test appeared first on .

Boeing's Starliner spacecraft is open for astronauts at space station for 1st time

Boeing’s first Starliner capsule to the International Space Station is officially open for astronauts living on board the orbiting lab.  The commercial Starliner spacecraft, which arrived Friday on an uncrewed test flight to the station, was opened by NASA astronaut Robert Hines at 12:04 p.m. EDT (1604 GMT) to begin about five days of tests…

There's a mystery in our universe's expansion rate and the Hubble Space Telescope is on the case

Scientists have a new, more accurate, measurement of the expansion of the universe thanks to decades worth of data from the Hubble Space Telescope. The new analysis of data from the 32-year-old Hubble Space Telescope continues the observatory’s longstanding quest to better understand how quickly the universe expands, and how much that expansion is accelerating.…

3D printed satellite antennas can be made in space with help of sunlight

Satellite antennas can be 3D-printed in space with the help of sunlight, using a new patented technique that promises to do away with clunky satellite parts that take up too much space in a rocket.  The new method, developed by Japanese technology company Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, uses a special type of resin that turns into…

Footage of hypersonic metallic UFO shown by Pentagon officials at historic hearing

Pentagon officials speaking at the first public hearing on UFOs since the 1960s have shown previously classified footage of an unidentified aerial phenomenon (UAP), a split-second video of a metallic sphere zooming across the flight path of a military jet at hypersonic speeds.  The object, captured through the cockpit window of an FA-18 fighter jet…

Starliner docks with ISS for the first time

Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft successfully docked with the International Space Station May 20, a little more than 24 hours after its launch. The post Starliner docks with ISS for the first time appeared first on .

The Carrington Event: History's greatest solar storm

The Carrington Event was a large solar storm that took place at the beginning of September 1859, just a few months before the solar maximum of 1860. In August, 1859, astronomers around the world watched with fascination as the number of sunspots grew. Among them was Richard Carrington in Redhill, Surrey, U.K. Fortunately for life…

Elon Musk denies sexual misconduct allegation

Elon Musk has denied an allegation that he sexually harassed a flight attendant in 2016, characterizing it as part of a smear campaign against him. The claim surfaced yesterday (May 19) in a story by Business Insider, which based its report on the account of a friend of the alleged victim. According to a declaration…

Stargate Interview: Amanda Tapping, Brad Wright, & Google's Laurence Moroney talk Stargate AI 2.0

Sci-fi is full of cautionary tales about artificial intelligence, machines rising up to make us obsolete, and, if we’re especially unlucky, wipe us out. But what does the cutting edge of AI technology actually look like today? Well, it might shock you to learn that it’s busy learning how to write scripts for new Stargate…

'Alien' meets 'The Exorcist' in AWA Studios' chilling new sci-fi horror series, 'Sacrament'

Fusing elements of “The Exorcist” and” “Alien,” “Sacrament” is an unsettling new sci-fi horror comic series from AWA Studios that will launch readers into the far-future universe of 2999, where remnants of God’s good work still survive on some alien planets and religious faith is medically removed by a totalitarian regime via psychosurgery, In this…

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Looking for the best cameras for timelapse videos? You’re in the right place. Using individual images taken over time and played back at normal speed, time-lapses create engaging and dramatic ‘motion pictures’. Timelapses help to reveal a movement in scenes that our eyes cannot see, speed up movement, or demonstrate the passage of time. RELATED ARTICLES:…