space

A star died violently and left behind this ‘fluffy’ ball

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Stars die all the time, but the untimely passing of SN 1572, also known as Tycho’s Supernova, is possibly the most famous. That’s because it’s relatively close to us in the Milky Way’s Cassiopeia constellation, so when it exploded in the year 1572, it became the second-brightest object in the […]

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Rocket Lab plans to send payloads to the Moon

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Sam Toms and Simon Moffatt Rocket Lab has been increasing the altitude of its missions in recent months, but now it wants to venture much, much farther. The private spaceflight firm now intends to help launch missions to higher Earth orbits, lunar orbit and even Lagrange points. It’ll use a […]

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NASA’s InSight lander can finally dig a hole for its Mars heat probe

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links NASA/JPL-Caltech via AP NASA’s InSight lander was supposed be digging a hole so a probe (above) could measure the heat escaping from Mars’ interior, but it hasn’t made much progress since work got started in February — it hadn’t even finished burying itself. At last, it’s making some headway. The […]

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Hitting the Books: How to sling a cat through interstellar space

Engadget RSS Feed Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we’ve done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought provoking books on science and technology we can find and delivering an easily digestible nugget of their stories. […]

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Japan will help NASA build a space station near the Moon

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links NASA Back in September, NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) revealed their intention to work together under the Artemis program. Now, it’s official — Japan will join NASA’s quest to go to Mars and to return to the Moon. The Japanese government has accepted the country’s space policy […]

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Watch NASA’s first all-woman spacewalk

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links NASA NASA’s first all-woman spacewalk was supposed to take place back in March, but the agency had to cancel the historic event due to the lack of spacesuits that fit both astronauts. Now, it’s finally happening… barring any last minute cancellation. NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir are scheduled […]

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SpaceX begins construction of its next-generation Starship rockets

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Elon Musk, Twitter SpaceX’s next-generation rocket, the Starship, is 50 meters long and powered by three Raptor engines, creating a whopping 12,000 kN of thrust. It is designed to haul large amounts of cargo and eventually passengers into space, for missions to the moon and potentially to Mars and beyond […]

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Virgin Galactic passengers will wear these Under Armour spacesuits

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Under Armour Yesterday, NASA revealed the spacesuits its astronauts will wear on future Moon and Mars missions. They’re impressive but clunky and a little heavy-handed on the patriotic theme. As you might expect, commercial space travel will be a bit more stylish. Today, Under Armour unveiled the space gear — […]

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The Morning After: Google finally reveals the Pixel 4

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Now that Google’s big hardware event has happened, we can end the leaks and start playing around with the Pixel 4. Tuesday also brought in big news about League of Legends and Sony’s immersive new format for music — catch up with everything below. […]

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SpaceX is requesting permission to launch 30,000 more Starlink satellites

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links SpaceX The SpaceX Starlink constellation may end up almost four times bigger than what the company originally planned. According to SpaceNews, the company has asked the International Telecommunication Union for permission to access spectrum for 30,000 more Starlink satellites. When SpaceX first launched the project, it introduced Starlink as a […]

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