The first South Korean lunar probe sent the first photo of the Earth and the Moon

The Danuri probe, which became South Korea's first lunar probe, sent back to Earth the first image of the Earth and the Moon. Thus, engineers confirmed the functionality of the camera, which examined the far side of the Moon from an unusual distance, according to the website of the Korean Astronomy and Space Science Institute… Continue reading The first South Korean lunar probe sent the first photo of the Earth and the Moon

Bushfire smoke raised temperatures in Australia by three degrees

British climatologists studied the distribution of smoke in the stratosphere after bushfires in Australia in 2019–2020. They found that black carbon particles in the smoke increased the average temperature in the lower stratosphere by 0.7 degrees worldwide, with temperatures rising by three degrees over Australia. Additionally, the reaction of smoke and ozone has caused the… Continue reading Bushfire smoke raised temperatures in Australia by three degrees

The January eruption of the Tonga volcano triggered a 90 meter high tsunami.

The initial height of the tsunami caused by the eruption of the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai volcano on January 15, 2022 was 90 meters. These conclusions were reached by researchers from the UK, New Zealand, Croatia and Japan, who analyzed changes in atmospheric pressure and sea level and created nine models of a volcanic tsunami.… Continue reading The January eruption of the Tonga volcano triggered a 90 meter high tsunami.

Supernova 1181 fits the model of the merger of two white dwarfs

Astronomers from six countries have confirmed the idea that supernova SN 1181 AD, which exploded in 1181, represents the second remnant of a rare type of Iax supernova confirmed in the Milky Way. It is assumed that two carbon-oxygen white dwarfs or a massive carbon-oxygen dwarf with a helium companion merged without the resulting white… Continue reading Supernova 1181 fits the model of the merger of two white dwarfs

Astronomers have limited the lifetime of the first “intra-Venus” asteroid

Astronomers presented the results of studies of the recently discovered asteroid Ailohchahnim, whose orbit lies entirely within the orbit of Venus. It turned out that the body has a diameter of 1.7 kilometers, it can be classified as a silicate asteroid and in 1-2 million years it can collide with the inner planets or even… Continue reading Astronomers have limited the lifetime of the first “intra-Venus” asteroid

In Spain, a half-meter-long ancient Roman phallus was found carved on a building.

Spanish archaeologists discovered a bas-relief depiction of a phallus during excavations at El Higuerón in southern Spain. It was carved on the cornerstone of a large ancient Roman building that scientists are exploring in Nueva Carteya in the province of Cordoba, El Pais reports. Phallic symbols and images were widespread in ancient Rome. They were… Continue reading In Spain, a half-meter-long ancient Roman phallus was found carved on a building.

The ice-resistant self-propelled platform “North Pole” was put into operation

The construction of the ice-resistant self-propelled platform “North Pole” has been completed and the vessel has been put into operation, according to a statement from the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute received by the editors N+1. The ship will set off on its first voyage on September 1. It will allow scientists to continue regular… Continue reading The ice-resistant self-propelled platform “North Pole” was put into operation

Airbus pseudosatellite crashed on day 64 of flight

An unmanned aircraft with solar panels, Airbus Zephyr 8, crashed after 64 days of flight, reports Simple Flying. Airbus confirmed the end of the flight without disclosing the reason. The plane lacked less than a day to break the flight duration record set in 1959. However, he broke his own record for the duration of… Continue reading Airbus pseudosatellite crashed on day 64 of flight

Argo AI tested self-driving cars with a bird model on a quadcopter

Argo AI showed off one of the challenges its self-driving cars face during testing at the proving ground. To test how cars react to diving and low-flying birds, engineers decided to hang a bird model on a quadcopter and fly it over the test site at car level. The best way to train a self-driving… Continue reading Argo AI tested self-driving cars with a bird model on a quadcopter

NASA has selected 13 candidates for the first landing sites of Artemis astronauts at the lunar south pole.

NASA has presented 13 possible sites for the first landing of American astronauts on the Moon under the Artemis program, which is scheduled for 2025. All of them are located near the south pole of the Moon, well lit and fairly level, and the final choice will be made after the launch date of Artemis… Continue reading NASA has selected 13 candidates for the first landing sites of Artemis astronauts at the lunar south pole.