Meet Félicette, the First Cat in Space

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Since the very beginning of space exploration, humans have always been fascinated with the mysteries of space. We’ve always wanted to explore space and discover what lies beyond our planet. Thanks to years of tireless work by scientists, this dream finally became a reality when Yuri Gagarin completed a single orbit around Earth on April […]

Lego Sends 1,000 LEGO Astronaut Minifigures to the Edge of Space

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Throughout history, humanity has always been fascinated by the idea of traveling to space. From satellites and telescopes to rockets, rovers, and probes, scientists have launched a vast array of objects into the great beyond. And, of course, there have been a select few astronauts fortunate enough to venture beyond our planet’s atmosphere. But have […]

Blackholes

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A black hole is a cosmic body or space region where gravity is so intense and strong that nothing, not even light or other electromagnetic waves, can escape. There are different types of black holes. These are: Stellar-mass: Stellar-mass black holes are found throughout our Milky Way galaxy and have masses less than about 100 […]

Test Flight of SpaceX Starship: A Test Flight to Remember

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Hi People! If you are a fan of space exploration and rockets, you probably watched the live stream of SpaceX’s Starship test flight on April 20, 2023. The Starship SN20 was the first prototype to attempt a high-altitude flight and landing after several previous versions had exploded during low-altitude tests. The Starship is SpaceX’s ambitious […]

Meet the Four Astronauts Who Will Fly Around the Moon

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To all space enthusiasts here, there’s another unprecedented moment in human history for you!  On April 3, 2023, NASA and the Canadian Space Agency announced the four astronauts who will venture around the moon for the Artemis 2 mission.  Artemis 2 is the second scheduled flight of NASA’s Artemis program, a series of ongoing complex […]

Why Does The Moon Look Close Some Nights And Far Away On Other Nights?

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If you’ve ever gone outside to gaze at the night sky, you might’ve already noticed that the Moon looks so close and huge on some nights. But on other nights, it seems far away and is back to looking like its usual size. Such a mysterious sight, right? So how does this happen? Here’s the […]

Even More Constellations!

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When the sun sets at night, assorted constellations reveal themselves against the black soup of space. As the night progresses, some of these constellations set below the horizon, and others rise to take their places. The parade of constellations continues all night long until the sun rises again and obscures the stars from our sight. […]

Classifying Stars – Color and Catagories

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Analyzing Appearance Astronomers refer to the brightness of a star as its magnitude. There are two ways to describe the magnitude: Actual brightness- how much light it produces Apparent brightness- the light as seen from Earth For example, a small flashlight seen from a few feet away seems brighter than a car’s headlights seen from two […]

Study Finds Astronauts Who Came Back From Space Struggle To Recover Bone Density

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Astronauts go to the International Space Station (ISS), living there for months to conduct scientific experiments, gather data for analysis on Earth, and maintain the station. But have you ever wondered about some of the things astronauts experience while living there? When astronauts spend six months or longer in space, they lose decades’ worth of […]

Apollo 11- #5 Alarms

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BAM! Suddenly, the master alarm in the lunar module (LM) rang out for attention with all the racket of a fire bell going off in a broom closet. “Program alarm,” astronaut Neil Armstrong called out from the LM in a clipped but calm voice. “It’s a twelve-oh-two.” “1202,” repeated astronaut Buzz Aldrin. They were 33,500 […]

Quasars

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Quasars are still an unsolved mystery from scientists. Are quasars real? They are similar to stars that “throw” radiologic (high-energy radiation) signals. Quasars were discovered in 1960. It is believed that they could be 18 million light years away from us. Their existence is found by their interaction/lighting with other things in the universe. It […]

Apollo 11- #4 The Maiden Voyage

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“The Eagle has wings!” radioed Neil Armstrong from the lunar module as he and Buzz Aldrin flew sixty-nine miles above the moon. Four words. There was no doubt of their meaning: The lunar module Eagle had separated from the command module Columbia and was now flying solo. It was ready to descent onto the moon. Big smiles back on Earth, back […]