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
The Martian drone Ingenuity made its first full flight after two months of inactivity, thereby confirming that it successfully survived the coldest part of the Martian winter. In the near future, the drone will receive a software update and will go to explore the delta of the ancient river in the Jezero crater. reported on… Continue reading Ingenuity survived the Martian winter
The Voyager 1 team solved the problem of sending anomalous telemetry that had been coming from the probe for several months. It turned out that the cause of the failure was a faulty on-board computer, which was mistakenly assigned the operation of sending data. The problem has now been fixed, according to NASA's website. Voyagers… Continue reading NASA has fixed a glitch in Voyager 1's telemetry sending system.
The James Webb Infrared Space Telescope has captured new images of the Jupiter system. On them, in addition to details in the planet’s atmosphere and auroras, you can see the rings of Jupiter and a couple of its satellites, according to the NASA website. The Jupiter system, like the gas giant itself, represents important targets… Continue reading James Webb saw auroras on Jupiter
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.
Astronomers have summed up their observations of the occultation of the background star by the Trojan asteroid Jupiter Polymela, which was chosen as one of the targets for the interplanetary station Lucy. Their results confirmed the discovery of a satellite with a diameter of 5 kilometers around the asteroid, which is located at a distance… Continue reading One of the Trojans for the Lucy station turned out to be an asteroid with a satellite
A new species of giant, long-necked dinosaur that lived about 175 million years ago during the Jurassic period was described in Colombia. Vertebra belonging to Perijasaurus lapaz, is the earliest and northernmost sauropod specimen discovered in South America. The find provides information about the initial diversification of sauropods at low latitudes. The study was published… Continue reading A new sauropod from Colombia reveals the early spread of long-necked dinosaurs to South America
The Falcon 9 launch vehicle carrying the Danuri lunar probe, South Korea's first interplanetary spacecraft, launched from Cape Canaveral. The probe will operate in a lunar polar orbit for at least a year, studying the composition and structure of the Moon's surface, and will also look for ice deposits in the Moon's polar craters. The… Continue reading South Korea's first lunar probe, Danuri, launched aboard Falcon 9
Scientists have simulated the formation of a mineral complex found by the Curiosity rover in the rocks of Gale Crater and including the rare mineral tridymite. It turned out that their joint occurrence was best satisfied by the conditions of an explosive volcanic eruption, which was fed by acidic magma, followed by the deposition of… Continue reading Planetologists have found an explosive eruption of acidic magma in the ancient history of Mars
NASA has revised the mission configuration for the first return of Martian rock samples to Earth (MSR). The agency abandoned the rover that would deliver test tubes with samples to the MAV take-off rocket – the samples will be transported by the Perseverance rover, as well as two drone helicopters that will go to Mars… Continue reading Two helicopters were added to NASA's mission to deliver soil from Mars and a rover was removed.