Engineering Space

The Moon – What Moon Missions are planned for 2023?

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2023 is set to be a bumper year for Moon missions. Russia, India, and the European Space Agency are all gearing up to launch missions. This follows on from a successful 2022 which saw NASA's Artemis I mission make a successful lunar orbit. However, the coming year sees...

Top Engineering Videos – Everyday Astronaut

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The Everyday Astronaut is one of the popular YouTube channels that features videos about space exploration, rocket science, and all things related to the final frontier. The channel is run by Tim Dodd, a former aerospace engineer who has a passion for space and sharing that passion with...

What is dark matter is made of? Arrakhis aims to find out

Deep Dive

Arrakhis: the tiny satellite aiming to reveal what dark matter is made of The European Space Agency (Esa) recently announced a new mission of its science programme: a small telescope orbiting the Earth dubbed Arrakhis. But although its name is inspired by the sci-fi novel Dune, it will not...

James Webb News – New chemical secrets of distant world revealed

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James Webb space telescope uncovers chemical secrets of distant world – paving the way for studying Earth-like planets Since the first planet orbiting a star other than the Sun was discovered in 1995, we have realised that planets and planetary systems are more diverse than we ever imagined. Such...

Could Artemis be the last mission for NASAs astronauts?

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Neil Armstrong took his historic “one small step” on the Moon in 1969. And just three years later, the last Apollo astronauts left our celestial neighbour. Since then, hundreds of astronauts have been launched into space but mainly to the Earth-orbiting International Space Station. None has, in fact,...

Halloween Special – 5 Spooky Planets Orbiting Dead Stars

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Zombie worlds: five spooky planets orbiting dead stars PIA. NASA/JPL All stars, including the Sun, have a finite lifetime. Stars shine by the process of nuclear fusion in which lighter atoms, such as hydrogen, fuse together to create heavier ones. This process releases vast quantities of energy which counteracts...