Daily Archive: February 7, 2018

What’s next for SpaceX?

In successfully sending the world’s most powerful rocket into space, SpaceX founder Elon Musk has pulled off yet another spectacular gamble.

Image: Kubik on Space Station

A miniaturised laboratory inside the orbital laboratory that is ESA’s Columbus module, this 40 cm cube has been one of its quiet scientific triumphs.

Image: Kubik on Space Station

A miniaturised laboratory inside the orbital laboratory that is ESA’s Columbus module, this 40 cm cube has been one of its quiet scientific triumphs.

Rapid detection and recovery—the science of hunting meteorites

At 8:10 p.m. on Jan. 16, hundreds of people in Michigan reported the bright glow of a meteor streaking through the sky, rattling windows as it broke the sound barrier. The meteor then broke apart in the Earth’s atmosphere, and its pieces rained quietly to the ground.

Rapid detection and recovery—the science of hunting meteorites

At 8:10 p.m. on Jan. 16, hundreds of people in Michigan reported the bright glow of a meteor streaking through the sky, rattling windows as it broke the sound barrier. The meteor then broke apart in the Earth’s atmosphere, and its pieces rained quietly to the ground.

Rapid detection and recovery—the science of hunting meteorites

At 8:10 p.m. on Jan. 16, hundreds of people in Michigan reported the bright glow of a meteor streaking through the sky, rattling windows as it broke the sound barrier. The meteor then broke apart in the Earth’s atmosphere, and its pieces rained quietly to the ground.

NASA tests atomic clock for deep space navigation

In deep space, accurate timekeeping is vital to navigation, but many spacecraft lack precise timepieces on board. For 20 years, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has been perfecting a clock. It’s not a wristwatch; not something you could buy at a store. It’s the Deep Space Atomic Clock (DSAC), an instrument perfect for deep space exploration.