EXCLUSIVE Boeing clashes with key supplier ahead of Starliner spacecraft launch

EXCLUSIVE Boeing clashes with key supplier ahead of Starliner spacecraft launch

WASHINGTON, May 11 (Reuters) – Boeing Co (BA.N) is feuding with Aerojet Rocketdyne (AJRD.N), a key supplier for its Starliner spacecraft, as the US aerospace giant races to test launch the uncrewed astronaut capsule and mend its reputation in the space sector, people familiar with the matter said. The CST-100 Starliner is scheduled for a … Read more

Fragment of the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs may have been found in amber

Fragment of the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs may have been found in amber

It’s one of several astounding finds at a unique fossil site in the Hell Creek Formation in North Dakota that has preserved remnants of the cataclysmic moment that ended the dinosaur era — a turning point in the history of the planet. The fossils unearthed there include fish that sucked in debris blasted out during … Read more

Incredibly crisp image of a nearby galaxy captured by NASA’s new James Webb Space Telescope

Two images of the Large Magellanic Cloud captured by Spitzer (left) and Webb (right).  The Webb image not only shows the foreground stars in sharp detail but also more subtle details such as wispy clouds of interstellar gas and hundreds of background stars and galaxies

Incredibly crisp image of a nearby galaxy captured by NASA’s new $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope demonstrates huge leap in space photography NASA shared side-by-side images captured by its Webb and Spitzer telescopes Both show the Large Magellanic Cloud – a galaxy that orbits the Milky Way But the Webb image captures the foreground … Read more

Sizing Up the “Shadows” of Two Supermassive Black Holes in the Process of Colliding

Simulation of Supermassive Black Hole Merger

In this simulation of a supermassive black hole merger, the blue-shifted black hole closest to the viewer amplifies the red-shifted black hole in the back through gravitational lensing. The researchers discovered a distinct dip in brightness when the closest black hole passed in front of the shadow of its counterpart, an observation that could be … Read more

Incredible Image Has Us So Excited For What The James Webb Space Telescope Can Do

Incredible Image Has Us So Excited For What The James Webb Space Telescope Can Do

All four science instruments on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope have achieved “perfect alignment” in advance of the telescope’s official debut this summer, project officials said in a news teleconference on Monday (May 9). “I’m delighted to report that the telescope alignment has been completed with performance even better than we had anticipated,” Michael McElwain, … Read more

James Webb Space Telescope is ‘perfectly aligned,’ NASA says

James Webb Space Telescope is 'perfectly aligned,' NASA says

All four science instruments on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope have achieved “perfect alignment” in advance of the telescope’s official debut this summer, project officials said in a news teleconference on Monday (May 9). “I’m delighted to report that the telescope alignment has been completed with performance even better than we had anticipated,” Michael McElwain, … Read more

NASA ICON Finds Effects of Massive Tonga Volcanic Eruption Reached Space

Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai Volcano Umbrella Cloud

The GOES-17 satellite captured images of an umbrella cloud generated by the underwater eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano on January 15, 2022. Crescent-shaped bow shock waves and numerous lighting strikes are also visible. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens using GOES imagery courtesy of NOAA and NESDIS When the Hunga Tonga-Hunga … Read more

Astronomers see a big boom when a black hole’s magnetic field suddenly flips over

Astronomers see a big boom when a black hole's magnetic field suddenly flips over

Two hundred thirty-six million light-years away, and hence 236 million years ago, a strange and intense light erupted from a distant astronomical object. The intergalactic rumble was detected here on Earth, where astronomers rapidly ascertained that the flare originated around a supermassive black hole. A spontaneous reversal of the black hole’s magnetic poles could be … Read more