Space Grace: The Sun and The Moon and The Starships

Space Grace: The Sun and The Moon and The Starships

Posted by Maggie on  in From the editors

NASA: Reflections of Starlight: This Hubble Space Telescope image captures a portion of the reflection nebula IC 2631, which contains a protostar, the hot, dense core of a forming star that is accumulating gas and dust. Eventually, the protostar may gravitationally gather enough matter to begin nuclear fusion and emit its own energy and starlight.

NASA: NASA Enters the Solar Atmosphere for the First Time, Bringing New Discoveries: For the first time in history, a spacecraft has touched the Sun.

Joe Hiti: NASA sends the first-ever spacecraft to the sun’s atmosphere: After a three-year journey, a spacecraft has entered the sun’s atmosphere for the first time ever…

Marina Koren: Why NASA Is Trying to Dodge the Moon: The Webb telescope is headed to a spot about a million miles from Earth, four times farther than the moon…

Space: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope launch: Live updates: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the agency’s successor to the famous Hubble telescope, is scheduled to launch no earlier than Dec. 24, 2021.

Andrew Jones: Why will it take China’s Yutu 2 moon rover so long to reach lunar ‘mystery hut’?

Vishwam Sankaran: Scientists discover ‘hidden water’ just three feet below Mars’ Grand Canyon

Michael Greshko: The universe is expanding faster than it should be … Says who???

Giles Sparrow: The weirdest moons in the solar system: All but two of our solar system’s planets have natural satellites of one sort or another.

NASA: NASA’s ‘Eyes on Asteroids’ Reveals Our Near-Earth Object Neighborhood

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BBC: Tech trends 2022: Starships and missing chips: Elon Musk’s dream of going to Mars could take a big leap forward next year when his company SpaceX attempts to launch Starship into orbit for the first time…

Robert Zimmerman: 99.9% of all mass at center of Milky Way is found in central black hole

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~~Many thanks to Maggie and The Universal Spectator for reprint permission.

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