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Parker Solar Probe heat shield installed

Curt Godwin July 7, 2018 Engineers from Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab install the thermal protection system or heat shield at Parker Solar Probe. Photo Credit: NASA / Johns Hopkins APL For the first time since the fall of 2017, NASA's Parker Solar Probe is a fully integrated spacecraft and is close to launch date. Engineers from Johns Hopkins Applied …

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Saturn combines the summer paradise paradise – Twin Cities

There is planetarization this month as Saturn connects Venus, Merkurius and Jupiter in the early evening. I always hear oohs, ahs and other reactions during my constellations when my arsenal of telescope is facing Saturn – and for good reasons. Even through a small telescope you can see the majesty of the ring wondering our solar system. Many lifelong amateur …

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Hawaii prohibition of sunscreen corrosion corrosion

The long-awaited Hawaiian vacation became just a little more complicated for California and other tropical holiday lovers who beat sunscreen on their pale skin between dips in water-blue water. The state of Hawaii will ban two chemicals commonly used in sun protection, starting in 2021, a move that will force visitors from a more temperate climate like San Francisco to …

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Fragment of surprise asteroid that hit the earth recovered in Botswana

An international team of researchers has recovered in Botswana a fragment of an asteroid detected in space just eight hours before it hit the ground on June 2. Asteroid 2018 LA was discovered in space by Catalina Sky Survey, run by the University of Arizona in the United States and sponsored by NASA as part of its Planetary Defense Mission. …

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The researchers could slow down the movement of an electron

Researchers from the Argonne National Laboratory USA Department of Energy experimented to find the material that would be energetically beneficial. This was achieved through unexpected discoveries. The experiments were performed on oxides. Like other elements, they consist of crystals formed by atoms. Researchers have tried to deform the oxides to make them more energy intensive. While the temperature is lowered …

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Jupiter's Moons cause disturbances in its Aurora

Jupiter's Aurora is the most powerful and amazing light shade in our solar system. It looks like the aurora we see here on earth but thousands of times lighter and many times bigger than them. On Earth, Auroras appears as Northern Lights cards in the poles of the planet. They are produced when the sun enters the earth's atmosphere. On …

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Bacteria can survive the fresh, harsh environment in Mars

Researchers found that hard microbes found in the arctic regions of the earth may survive the extreme Martian climate, which is substantially similar to the Atacama desert in Chile. The results give rise to expectations of the survival of bacteria in other worlds. NASA / JPL-Caltech ) Bacteria exposed to the same harsh conditions in outer space have proved to …

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