Amazing ‘space telescope image’ was actually a slice of chorizo

Space may be closer than we think — perhaps even sitting on a charcuterie board. A French scientist has had to apologize for his spicy space prank after he tweeted a picture of a slice of chorizo, claiming it was a distant star captured by the James Webb Space Telescope. Étienne Klein — a physicist … Read more

Chinese rocket debris crashes into Earth’s atmosphere

A Chinese rocket booster that helped launch part of a space station into orbit plummeted to Earth Saturday over Southeast Asia, US Space Command confirmed. Officials believe the 25-ton debris re-entered over the Indian Ocean at around 10:45 am MDT. Witnesses in Malaysia reported seeing bright objects in the sky that resembled meteors but said … Read more

What it means for NASA, ISS

Russia is planning to pull out of the International Space Station after 2024, potentially closing the book on the nation’s close relationship with the US in space. Why it matters: During times of high tension on Earth — like during Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and today’s ongoing war in Ukraine — space has … Read more

Elon Musk Sends His Final Regards to Russia

Elon Musk will not go on vacation to Russia. The Tesla (TSLA) – Get Tesla Inc. report CEO, turned-global influencer with more than 102 million followers on microblog website Twitter, doesn’t really care about Moscow. He never hid it. When President Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine on February 24, Musk was the first … Read more

Lee Zeldin asked to prove Earth not flat day after failed attack: video

Republican gubernatorial nominee Rep. Lee Zeldin just couldn’t catch a break Friday on the campaign trail where he fell into the crosshairs of a so-called Flat Earther less than a day after escaping an attack from an unhinged Army vet. “We’re being lied to. Only NASA uses CGI animation. Are you aware of this? So … Read more

Researchers Made Ultracold Quantum Bubbles on the Space Station

In March 2018, researchers launched what looks like a white, cooler-sized fridge to the International Space Station. That heavy box houses a $100 million facility known as the Cold Atom Laboratory, which enables an array of atomic physics experiments to be done at freezing temperatures in the zero-g of space. With those unique conditions, scientists … Read more

NASA’s InSight Lander Takes One Last Dusty Selfie Before It Shuts Down for Good

One of NASA’s Mars robots has taken one last selfie as it powers down for good. The agency released a photo of the InSight lander covered in red Martian dust on Monday, along with an announcement that the robot’s arms will soon be placed in a “retirement pose” as it begins to shut down operations … Read more

Boeing docks Starliner capsule to ISS for the first time | Space News

Boeing’s astronaut capsule reaches International Space Station in uncrewed test do-over after several failed attempts. With only a test dummy aboard, Boeing’s astronaut capsule pulled up and parked at the International Space Station (ISS) for the first time, a huge achievement for the company after years of false starts. With Starliner’s arrival late on Friday, … Read more

NASA’s Voyager 1 Is Sending Back Mysterious Data From Beyond Our Solar System

NASA’s Voyager 1 is continuing its journey beyond our Solar System, 45 years after it was launched. But now the veteran spacecraft is sending back strange data, puzzling its engineers. NASA said on Wednesday that while the probe is still operating properly, readouts from its attitude articulation and control system – AACS for short – … Read more