The first rocket of the Artemis space program has launched after many delays.
NASA bumps into an asteroid–on purpose
NASA has bumped into an asteroid to see if they could change its direction.
James Webb Space Telescope gives us a better look at the universe
We can now see more of the universe, thanks to the most powerful telescope ever created.
News Quiz: What Do You Remember About 2021?
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Perseverance Rover Starts Two-Year Mission on Mars
NASA’s rover, Perseverance, landed on Mars on Feb. 18 and begins a two-year search for signs of ancient life.
Christina Koch Returns to Earth and Makes History
NASA astronaut Christina Koch returned to Earth on February 6 after spending 328 days on the International Space Station (ISS). Data from her trip will help NASA understand how different people are affected by space travel.
Are Too Many Satellites Ruining Our View Of Space?
Some astronomers say the growing number of satellites orbiting the Earth is making it harder for them to observe and learn from the universe.
Canadian Astronaut To Board ISS
The International Space Station is a spacecraft that orbits the Earth; it is part laboratory and part home for astronauts. And soon it will have a new resident.
Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques will make the journey to the ISS on December 3. The launch is set for 6:30 a.m. He will remain on the spacecraft for about six months.
It is his first mission as an astronaut. It is the 17th space flight for the Canadian Astronaut Corps, according to the Canadian Space Agency.
While he is on board the ISS, Saint-Jacques will conduct experiments and demonstrate technology.
Stunning New Colour-Enhanced Pictures of Jupiter
NASA recently released new pictures of Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system. The photos were taken by the Juno spacecraft. Many of the black-and-white images, sent back to Earth by Juno, have been colourized by people to better show the clouds swirling around the planet. The Juno spacecraft was launched in 2011. Its mission was “to examine Jupiter’s chemistry, atmosphere, interior structure and magnetosophere,” according to a NASA website. Juno arrived at Jupiter in 2016, looking for “clues to its origin and evolution.” Since that time, it has been orbiting (flying around) Jupiter, taking pictures and sending them digitally back to Earth.
Scientist Stephen Hawking Dead At Age 76
When we think of scientific geniuses, we may think of Albert Einstein, Marie Curie or Ada Lovelace. Stephen Hawking was right up there with the most brilliant minds of any generation. He passed away last week, at the age of 76.
It would take a book — or a movie (there are both) — to even scratch the surface of his accomplishments, his tremendous sense of humour, his influence on millions of people and the vast depths of his knowledge.
He helped the world better understand black holes and string theory. Black holes are extremely dense regions in space. We can’t see them. In fact, we can understand what they are only by how they affect things around them. Hawking furthered our understanding of them and many other areas of physics. His groundbreaking work changed science forever.