This week marked the anniversary of the first Moon landing by the United State of America. To this day, it remains the most important and spectacular human achievement and accomplishment in the history of mankind, “For All Mankind”…
Kerry J. Byrne: First men on the moon, a unique American achievement, still amazes us today: A feat of human exploration from this day in history, July 20, 1969, still wows us — here are 8 amazing facts
Julia Musto: Buzz Aldrin’s Apollo 11 jacket could fetch $2M at auction: Aldrin said the collection is a ‘summation of his career’ as an astronaut. Sotheby’s will present “Buzz Aldrin: American Icon,” a highlight of Sotheby’s Geek Week, on July 26.
Things will get wild when Andromeda collides with our galaxy!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 18, 2022
— Black Hole (@konstructivizm) July 18, 2022
People claim Elon Musk spends too much time on Twitter for tweeting a couple times a day, but the man launches several rockets a week. How many rockets have you launched?
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) July 22, 2022
Deployment of 46 Starlink satellites confirmed – completing SpaceX’s 32nd mission of 2022!
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) July 22, 2022
Congrats to SpaceX team on record number of launches! https://t.co/nb8ozrbqZ5
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 22, 2022
Robert Zimmerman: SpaceX successfully launches another 46 Starlink satellites
The leaders in the 2022 launch race:
5 Rocket Lab
American private enterprise now leads China 45 to 23 in the national rankings, and the entire globe combined 45 to 39.
William Kennedy: What We Know About The Skyscraper-Sized Asteroid 2022 KY4
Victor Tangermann: Noodle-Like Object on Mars Has Disappeared, According to NASA Photos
Robert Zimmerman: Collapsed dunes in Jezero Crater
Pedro Oliveira Jr: James Webb telescope appears to picture wormhole in ‘Phantom Galaxy’
Becky Ferreira: James Webb Spots the Farthest Galaxy Humans Have Ever Seen, Near the Dawn of Time: The object was spotted some 300 million years after the Big Bang, making it potentially the oldest known galaxy.
“It is potentially the most distant galaxy ever, but we can’t tell if it is the oldest,” Naidu said in an email. “Specifically, we might be observing it as it was ~300 [million years] after the Big Bang. It could have just formed recently, or could have formed even farther back—we can’t quite tell yet.”
“We would like to confirm it as the *most distant* known galaxy via spectroscopy,” referring to the chemical lines in the galaxy’s light that contain clues about its distance from Earth, Naidu added.
JWST glimpsed GLASS-z11 and GLASS-z13 at such an early stage in their formation that they only measure about 2,000 light years across, which is minuscule compared to the 100,000-light-year diameter of our own mature galaxy, the Milky Way. Likewise, these galactic elders are about one billion times as massive as the Sun, whereas the Milky Way has accumulated a mass of about 1.5 trillion Suns over more than 13 billion years.
Robert Zimmerman: Long March 5B rolls to launchpad, carrying China’s next large space station module: China’s big Long March 5B rocket was successfully rolled to its launch site yesterday in preparation for a July 24, 2022 launch that will put China’s next large space station module, Wentian, into orbit…
I think I’ll make it a sci-fi movie-binge this weekend, very old and new…
Joshua Kristian McCoy: Exploring Tropes of Faster-Than-Light Travel In Science Fiction … I think the sci-fi series “The Expanse” has dealt with this the most scientifically.
The UFO File is finally “Out There”…
NASA is commissioning a study team to start early fall to examine unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) – observations in the sky that cannot be identified. This team will focus on identifying and collecting available data to scientifically understand UAPs. https://t.co/Tz0aTR6HYT pic.twitter.com/KaF9IyDUB7
— Thomas Zurbuchen (@Dr_ThomasZ) June 9, 2022
William Gittins: Why is NASA conducting a new study on UFOs?
In Space No One Can Hear You LOL!!…
NYPost: Astronauts should not masturbate in zero gravity, NASA scientist says … Well, there is that whole ‘jet propulsion’ issue. Go with throttle up.
Optimus Primed pic.twitter.com/DMIPaIYevN
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 22, 2022
BONUS: One of the best last lines in a movie ever…