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We've Seen a Helicopter on Mars. Next, Sailplanes?

Reported by Universe Today

The success of the Mars Ingenuity helicopter has encouraged engineers to consider and reconsider all options for remote aerial observations of the Red Planet.  Additional methods for birds-eye views of Mars would not only provide higher resolution data on...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Tue, 05 Jul 2022 17:31 +0000

NASA's tiny CAPSTONE probe goes silent on its way to the moon

 NASA's tiny CAPSTONE probe goes silent on its way to the moon

Reported by Space

The 55-pound (25 kilograms) CAPSTONE moon probe ceased communicating with its handlers shortly after it deployed successfully from Rocket Lab's Photon spacecraft bus yesterday (July 4). ...
  • By: mwall@space.com (Mike Wall)
  • On: Tue, 05 Jul 2022 17:07 +0000

James Webb Space Telescope preparing to see starbirth in high definition

 James Webb Space Telescope preparing to see starbirth in high definition

Reported by Space

The James Webb Space Telescope will investigate a stellar nursery in the Orion Nebula, promising to reveal the earliest stages of star formation. ...
  • By: interesting@elizabethhowell.ca (Elizabeth Howell)
  • On: Tue, 05 Jul 2022 17:00 +0000

'For All Mankind' panels, mission patches landing at San Diego Comic Con

 'For All Mankind' panels, mission patches landing at San Diego Comic Con

Reported by Space

"For All Mankind" is heading to Mars by way of San Diego Comic Con. Between a pair of panels and a set of mission patches, the Apple TV+ alternate space history series will be well represented. ...
  • By: robert@collectspace.com (Robert Z. Pearlman)
  • On: Tue, 05 Jul 2022 16:00 +0000

Unistellar eVscope 2 telescope review

 Unistellar eVscope 2 telescope review

Reported by Space

The eVscope 2 telescope is a telescope and astrocamera-in-one that is easy to use, automatically navigates to night sky objects and is easily controlled via an app. ...
  • By: Space
  • On: Tue, 05 Jul 2022 15:00 +0000

Top sci-fi movies and TV shows to watch on Amazon Prime in July

 Top sci-fi movies and TV shows to watch on Amazon Prime in July

Reported by Space

Time to catch up on some long overdue sci-fi, so here's our handy guide to what's on. ...
  • By: Space
  • On: Tue, 05 Jul 2022 14:35 +0000