September 24, 2021

The best space story of the week!

Saturn’s moon Enceladus may show signs of life, a Chinese lunar landing site was officially named, and the sun released a powerful solar flare on the weekend of July 4. These are some of the headlines from Space.com this week. Mathematical Model
shows that Enceladus’ methane is compatible with life.
The active Antarctic region of Enceladus was captured by the Cassini spacecraft.
The active Antarctic region of Enceladus was captured by the Cassini spacecraft. (Image source: NASA / JPL / Space Science Institute)
A group of scientists created a mathematical model to determine whether a compound found on a moon of Saturn could be a sign of extraterrestrial life. Enceladus is an icy satellite that ejects material into space through geysers. In 2005, NASA’s Cassini Saturn spacecraft analyzed the chemical composition of some columns. According to the team’s new research, Cassini’s observations are compatible with life-sustaining environments.
Full Text: Methane in Saturn’s Moon Column Enceladus May Be a Sign of Extraterrestrial Life Studies have shown that Tianchuan Station
is the new name for China’s Chang’e 5 lunar landing site.
China’s Chang’e-5 lunar lander took this photo shortly after landing on the moon on December 12. January 1, 2020.
China’s Chang’e 5 lunar lander took this photo shortly after landing on the moon on December 1, 2020. (Photo source: CNSA / CLEP)
In December 2020 , China sent the fifth Chang’e lunar landing mission to retrieve lunar samples and bring them back to Earth. The landing site located on the near northwest side of the moon has a new name: Tianchuan Station. Statio means station in Latin Tianchuan comes from a constellation made up of nine bright stars in China.
full text: China’s Chang’e 5 landing site finally has a
name to see the Virgin Galactic manned flight this weekend.
A screenshot from Virgin Galactic Video shows the company’s VSS Unity aircraft firing its rocket engine during its third test flight into suborbital space on May 22, 2021.
A screenshot from Virgin Galactic Video shows the VSS aircraft The company’s Unity firing up its rocket engine during its third test flight to suborbital space on May 22, 2021. (Image source: Virgin Galactic)
Virgin Galactic’s Unity 22 flight crew will launch into suborbital space on Sunday (July 11). Billionaire Richard Branson, founder and billionaire of the Virgin Group, will participate in the flight. Virgin Galactic will begin airing the flight at 9 am ET (1300 GMT). To achieve its goal, the company’s SpaceShipTwo aircraft will separate from the carrier after both reach an altitude of 50,000 feet (15,000 meters), and then SpaceShipTwo will enter suborbital space.
Full Text: How To Watch Virgin Galactic Launch Billionaire Richard Branson Into Space On Sunday
See Also: Will Richard Branson Really Make It To Virgin Galactic’s First Full Launch In Space?
The Hubble team is still working to solve the telescope’s malfunction. 4,444 astronauts deployed the Hubble Space Telescope from the space shuttle Discovery in 1990. In 1990, 4,444 astronauts deployed the Hubble Space Telescope from the space shuttle Discovery. (Photo credit: NASA/Smithsonian Institution/Lockheed Corporation)
In the past three weeks, NASA’s Hubble Telescope has been solving one of the most serious problems for spacecraft in a decade. Hubble cannot operate until the team fixes the anomaly, but space agency officials believe that one day Hubble will be able to resume and resume its scientific observations. The malfunction occurred on June 13th.
Full Text: The Hubble Space Telescope is facing its worst failure in a decade, and NASA really wants to fix it.
NASA’s next big telescope has passed a flight review.
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, seen during test operations at Northrop Grumman Space Park in California, scheduled to launch in the fall of 2021.
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, seen during the test operation of Northrop Grumman, California Space Park is scheduled for launch in Fall 2021. (Photo Credit: NASA / Chris Gunn)
NASA’s Next Large Space Telescope passed launch review before the flight window opening on Halloween (October 31). The $9.8 billion James Webb Space Telescope, Arianespace (which is launching the telescope), and the mission flight plan are all ready to take off. The European Space Agency (ESA) and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) are also partners in this telescope, and if everything goes according to plan, it will be launched from Kuru, French Guiana.
Full text: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope passed a critical overhaul before launch in the fall. The
device flew to Mars for the ninth time. The shadow of the
Ingenuity helicopter on Mars during its 9th flight on July 5, 2021.
Image taken by the Ingenuity helicopter from its shadow on Mars during the ninth flight of the helicopter on July 5, 2021. (Image source: NASA / JPLCaltech)
On Monday (July 5), NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter made its ninth flight to Earth. Ingenuity is a flight test demonstration that arrived on the Red Planet together with the space agency’s Perseverance rover. On its most recent flight, Ingenuity hovered in the Martian sky for 166.4 seconds and flew at a speed of 16 feet (5 meters) per second.
Full text: NASA’s Mars helicopter device made its ninth flight over the red planet
See also: The Mars helicopter The device found a “heart” in the orbit of the Perseverance Rover on its ninth flight (video)
The sun expelled a powerful solar flare.
On July 3, 2021, the sun erupted a powerful X1.5 solar flare, the strongest in 4 years This is a photo from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. The flare appears in the upper right corner of the view.
On July 3, 2021, the sun erupted with a powerful X1.5 solar flare, the strongest in 4 years. This is a photo from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. The flare appears in the upper right corner of the view. (Image source: NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory) On July 3,
, the sun rose

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