The massive nucleus of the megacomet is the largest measured, Neptune is unique in the summer, and water glass technology is being tested at a global mission. This is one of the top photos this week from Space.com.
The Hubble Space Telescope has confirmed that the comet nucleus is the largest known in modern times. The comet, named C / 2014 UN271 (Bernardinelli-Bernstein), is larger than the state of Rhode Island and about 50 times larger than the average comet core. According to the researchers, the comet is the only indicator of distant comets in our solar system, some of which are many in common.
Full story: Bernardinelli-Berstein’s largest ‘Megacomet’ known, Hubble telescope confirms
Neptune is turning the summer south
Neptune’s temperature is much lower than researchers think. A two -year analysis shows that the average global temperature drops to 14 degrees Fahrenheit (8 degrees Celsius) in the southern summer. This is contrary to expectations that temperature will rise and have implications for a better understanding of physical activity in the planet.
Full story: Neptune is cold and scientists don’t know why
The water glass technology was tested in a global mission
The Axiom-1 mission by Axiom Space is testing technology that could enable larger space telescopes in the future. The Fluidic Telescope Experiment (FLUTE) is investigating the use of water to build telescope lenses, after the object has been released into the air. If the small display flies over the International Space Station, it is a step on the way to considering larger telescopes to gather more information about deep objects.
Full story: A private Ax-1 astronaut is trying to build a liquid telescope in the sky
The Red Planet satellite features the Perseverance Mars rover and a small Ingenuity helicopter
NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has once again pulled out an astronomy project. The longtime missionary has seen the latest Perseverance Mars rover and small Ingenuity helicopter, which arrived on the surface in February 2021 and they are on their way to explore an interesting Martian delta. It’s been 16 years since MRO gave its first photographs to Earth.
Full story: NASA images show the Perseverance Mars rover and a small Ingenuity helicopter from the sky
Russia receives new satellite imagery in Ukraine
Maxar Technology’s latest satellite image shows Russia’s move to the east and south of Ukraine. While Russia has been in Ukraine since Feb. On the 24th, wars were first announced throughout the world. Russia now continues to deploy its forces in several countries, transferring troops and munitions to the south and east.
Full story: The construction of Russia in eastern Ukraine can be seen in satellite images
Aurora was more beautiful in the sky with the glow of the Chinese rock
A mysterious “spinning orb” was spotted over Alaska last month that was the wreckage of a Chinese rocket. The orb represents the flight path of a Long March 6 Chinese rocket that puts two satellites into orbit, according to Jonathan McDowell, an astronomer at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Massachusetts.
Full story: Aurora photo gallery with a twist of light
Construction is underway on the northern island of the United Kingdom
The SaxaVord spaceport is one step closer to hosting the first vertical orbital launch later this year. The company has announced plans to set up booths on the Shetland Islands in northern Scotland, with construction starting soon. Discussions are ongoing for access routes and other services, a source told Space.com.
Full story: Spaceport began operations in the northernmost state of the UK
The reddish tinge of the capsule that was taken to the balloon can be seen
Space Perspective has just released footage of the interior of Spaceship Neptune, which aims to send customers into the stratosphere under a huge balloon. There are in-room options for chairs, seats and tables, all with views of the 360-degree panoramic glass windows. Even the bathroom allows you to look out into the open.
Full story: Space Perspective shows the beauty inside the travel capsule carried in the balloon
China sends HD remote control satellite overhead
China plans to take a closer look at maritime production with the launch of its Gaofen 3 satellite, which aired on Wednesday (April 6). The satellite will emit 3.3-foot (1 meter) high resolution radar images for disaster prevention and mitigation, marine environment monitoring, environmental monitoring and other activities, according to Chinese state news.
Full story: China launches new naval radar satellite (video)
The ‘galactic bone’ shines in the new images
Astronomers have documented the magnetic field in the Milky Way, called a galactic bone, that shines in more detail than modern imagery. The new map shows the different interactions of magnetic lines, contrary to previous research showing that the side of the Milky Way is based on magnetic properties at the center of its structure.
Full story: The Galactic bones inside the Milky Way shell are a kind of gourd
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