The Leonids Meteor Shower: What you need to know

As the Earth revolves around the Sun while also revolving around its own axis, it passes through patches of cosmic bodies. The outcome are meteor showers which can light up the night skies from dusk to dawn. Some people are lucky enough to get to…

The ISS soars the Hawaiian skies

The International Space Station will be seen on the Hawaiian skies over the course of the following days if the weather is permitting. When will it happen? Here are some timelines: On the first hours of Friday, the ISS will be visible in the northwest…

SpaceX safely and successfully completed tests of the Crew Dragon engine

SpaceX ran a set of Crew Dragon tests, which, in previous attempts, culminated in a blast. The company tried a similar round of tests on April 20th, but after a while they said that the Crew Dragon capsule that was used in the test was…

NASA’s 2020 Rover will search for Microscopic Fossils

Scientists of the Mars 2020 rover project from NASA believe that the best place to search for traces of ancient life is the Jezero Crater, where the next Mars rover will land on Feb. 18, 2021. A recently published paper in the Icarus journal highlights…

A Japanese spacecraft is heading towards Earth with a batch of samples from a nearby asteroid

For over a year now, a small unmanned spacecraft made in Japan kept sampling the surface of the asteroid Ryugu, taking images of its surface, carving a little crater in it and even launching a “bullet” into its outer shell to dislodge particles. The spacecraft,…