Gigantic Crowds Expected for Inaugural Launch of NASA’s Mega Rocket

Gigantic Crowds Expected for Inaugural Launch of NASA's Mega Rocket

Spectators watch the Space Shuttle Atlantis blasting off on July 8, 2011. The launch was the 135th and final Space Shuttle launch for NASA. Photo: Phil Sandlin (PA) NASA’s SLS rocket is slated to launch for the first time in just three weeks, rumbling off the launch pad with 8.8 million pounds of thrust. There … Read more

Gigantic Crowds Expected for Inaugural Launch of NASA’s Mega Rocket

Gigantic Crowds Expected for Inaugural Launch of NASA's Mega Rocket

Spectators watch the Space Shuttle Atlantis blasting off on July 8, 2011. The launch was the 135th and final Space Shuttle launch for NASA. Photo: Phil Sandlin (PA) NASA’s SLS rocket is slated to launch for the first time in just three weeks, rumbling off the launch pad with 8.8 million pounds of thrust. There … Read more

NASA is ‘in the final stretch’ of launching its Artemis I mission on August 29

NASA will roll out the Space Launch System (SLS), and the Orion capsule to the launch pad in just two weeks as it plans for August 29 to kickoff its Artemis I mission

NASA is ‘in the final stretch’ of launching its Artemis I mission as it will roll out the worlds most powerful rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), and the Orion capsule to the launch pad in just two weeks. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said during a Wednesday briefing: ‘This is now the Artemis generation,’ Nelson … Read more

Silly sausage! French physicist forced to apologise for ‘planet’ photo that was a snap of chorizo

This is the picture which Etienne Klein, a renowned physicist, philosopher and research director at the French Atomic Energy Commission, posted to Twitter claiming - as a joke - that it was the latest astonishing photograph from the cutting edge James Webb Space Telescope of the star Proxima Centauri

A prominent French physicist has been forced to apologise for a photograph that he said was from NASA’s new space telescope but which was in fact a piece of chorizo. Etienne Klein, a renowned philosopher and research director at the French Atomic Energy Commission, informed his followers that ‘no object belonging to Spanish charcuterie exists … Read more

Tonga’s volcano blasted enough water into the atmosphere to fill 58,000 Olympic swimming pools — potentially warming Earth

Tonga's volcano blasted enough water into the atmosphere to fill 58,000 Olympic swimming pools — potentially warming Earth

When Tonga’s Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano violently erupted earlier this year, it spewed an unprecedented amount of water vapor into the atmosphere — and it will likely have noticeable effects on Earth’s temperatures. The January 15 eruption near the Pacific archipelago nation caused a tsunami and a sonic boom that circled the Earth twice, and … Read more

Silly sausage! French physicist forced to apologise for ‘planet’ photo that was a snap of chorizo

This is the picture which Etienne Klein, a renowned physicist, philosopher and research director at the French Atomic Energy Commission, posted to Twitter claiming - as a joke - that it was the latest astonishing photograph from the cutting edge James Webb Space Telescope of the star Proxima Centauri

A prominent French physicist has been forced to apologise for a photograph that he said was from NASA’s new space telescope but which was in fact a piece of chorizo. Etienne Klein, a renowned philosopher and research director at the French Atomic Energy Commission, informed his followers that ‘no object belonging to Spanish charcuterie exists … Read more

James Webb Space Telescope captures its first image of the most distant known star in the universe

Far, far away: The most distant known star in the universe has been captured by NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.  Earendel is almost 28 billion light-years away from Earth and is shown here in this image where the white arrow is

An image of the most distant known star in the universe has been captured by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Named Earendel, after a character in JRR Tolkien’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ prequel ‘The Silmarillion’, he is almost 28 billion light-years away from Earth. That is over 10 billion light-years more distant than the next-furthest … Read more

Shaun the Sheep will be the first ‘astronaut’ to fly on the Artemis I mission around the moon

Shaun's spacecraft will enter a low-Earth orbit before its upper stage fires off, taking it into a translunar orbit.  The Orion capsule will then perform a flyby of the moon, using gravity to gain speed and propel itself 43,500 miles (70,000 km) beyond the lunar satellite, before splashing back down in the Atlantic Ocean up to 42 days later

The identity of the first astronaut to blast off onboard the Artemis I mission to the moon has been revealed – and it is none other than Shaun the Sheep. A figurine of Aardman’s beloved character will be placed onboard the NASA’s Orion spacecraft before liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA later … Read more

James Webb detects its first supernova 3 billion light years from Earth

Not only did James Webb spot a supernova, but astronomers are baffled by the discovery because the telescope is not designed to find dying stars

A brilliant light detected by NASA’s James Webb Telescope (JWST) three billion light years from Earth is believed to be the $10 billion scope’s first observation of a dying star exploding. Formally known as a supernova, it is the ‘last hurrah’ that occurs when the star runs out of fuel. This causes the pressure to … Read more