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Satellite Events for Tonight

Will We Know if TRAPPIST-1e has Life?

Reported by Universe Today

The search for extrasolar planets is currently undergoing a seismic shift. With the deployment of the Kepler Space Telescope and the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), scientists discovered thousands of exoplanets, most of which were detected an...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Mon, 22 Apr 2024 18:41 +0000

Astronaut Food Will Lose Nutrients on Long-Duration Missions. NASA is Working on a Fix

Reported by Universe Today

Astronauts on board the International Space Station are often visited by supply ships from Earth with food among other things. Take a trip to Mars or other and the distances are much greater making it impractical to send fresh supplies. The prepackaged foo...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Mon, 22 Apr 2024 08:47 +0000

There Was a Doomed Comet Near the Sun During the Eclipse

Reported by Universe Today

A surprise cometary appearance made the April 8th total solar eclipse all the more memorable. The post There Was a Doomed Comet Near the Sun During the Eclipse appeared first on Universe Today. ...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Mon, 22 Apr 2024 06:55 +0000

The Ingenuity Team Downloads the Final Data from the Mars Helicopter. The Mission is Over

Reported by Universe Today

I really can’t believe that the Ingenuity helicopter on Mars took its maiden voyage in April 2021. On the 16th April 2024, engineers at NASA have received the final batch of data from the craft which marks the final task of the team. Ingenuity’s work i...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Sun, 21 Apr 2024 23:38 +0000

Juno Reveals a Giant Lava Lake on Io

Reported by Universe Today

NASA’s Juno spacecraft came within 1,500 km (930 miles) of the surface of Jupiter’s moon Io in two recent flybys. That’s close enough to reveal new details on the surface of this moon, the most volcanic object in the Solar System. Not only did Ju...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Sat, 20 Apr 2024 16:57 +0000

What’s the Most Effective Way to Explore our Nearest Stars?

Reported by Universe Today

It was 1903 that the Wright brothers made the first successful self-propelled flight. Launching themselves to history, they set the foundations for transatlantic flights, supersonic flight and perhaps even the exploration of the Solar System. Now we are on...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Sat, 20 Apr 2024 10:06 +0000