Jeff Bezos recovers Apollo-era rocket engines from the ocean floor
Multiple millionaire Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and the Blue Origin aerospace company, has successfully recovered some of the massive F-1 engines from Apollo era Saturn V rocket debris on the ocean floor.
Planck reveals new detail in cosmic background radiation
The Planck mission has released a new sky map of the cosmic microwave background radiation – the after-echo of the Big Bang, revealing unprecedented detail.
XCOR Aerospace successfully tests piston pump powered rocket
Last week saw the successful test by XCOR Aerospace of their LYNX rocket engine with both propellant and oxidiser being supplied by positive displacement pumps – a claimed first in the industry.
Van Allen probes discover a third radiation belt around Earth
Earlier this week, NASA’s Van Allen probes mission (formerly known as the Radiation Belt Storm Probes) made the announcement that a third radiation belt has been discovered around the Earth in addition to the two that were previously known.
New model explains ribbon of energetic particles at the edge of the Solar System
In 2009 it was announced that a mysterious band of charged particles had been found at the edge of the solar system – and finally a convincing theory has been put forward to explain it.
Astronomers want the public to help find star clusters in neighbouring galaxy
Earllier this month, astronomers at the University of Utah teamed up with Zooniverse to crowd source the exploration of the Andromeda galaxy, searching through the data to find new star clusters in our nearest neighbour.
Van Allen mission sheds new light on Earth’s Radiation Belts
Launched only a short time ago, NASA’s mission to explore the Earth’s Van Allen radiation belts has revealed a wealth of data about this recently-discovered phenomenon.