Month: April 2019

NASA Investigation Uncovers Cause of Two Science Mission Launch Failures

By window 0 Comment April 30, 2019

NASA – Launch Services Program (LSP) logo. April 30, 2019 Image above: On Space Launch Complex 576-E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, Orbital Sciences workers monitor NASA’s Glory upper stack as a crane lifts it from a stationary rail for attachment to the Taurus XL rocket’s Stage 0. Image Credit: NASA. NASA Launch […]

Space Research Continues on Station as NASA, SpaceX Move Off May 1 Launch

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ISS – Expedition 59 Mission patch. April 30, 2019 NASA has requested SpaceX move off from May 1 for the launch of the company�s 17th commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station. On April 29, the space station team identified an issue with one of the station�s Main Bus Switching Units that distributes power […]

Scientists Planning Now for Asteroid Flyby a Decade Away

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Asteroid Watch logo. April 30, 2019 On April 13, 2029, a speck of light will streak across the sky, getting brighter and faster. At one point it will travel more than the width of the full Moon within a minute and it will get as bright as the stars in the Little Dipper. But it […]

Crew Waits for Dragon Mission While Teams Troubleshoot Power Issue

By window 0 Comment April 29, 2019

ISS – Expedition 59 Mission patch. April 29, 2019 A SpaceX Dragon cargo craft is poised to liftoff this week from Florida to the International Space Station. The Expedition 59 crew will welcome Dragon when it arrives three days later carrying nearly 5,500 pounds of cargo. Dragon will be encapsulated atop the Falcon 9 rocket […]

Opportunity’s Final Traverse Map

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NASA – Mars Exploration Rover B (MER-B) patch. April 29, 2019 This final traverse map for NASA’s Opportunity rover shows where the rover was located within Perseverance Valley on June 10, 2018, the last date it made contact with its engineering team. Visible in this map is a yellow traverse route beginning at Opportunity’s landing […]

Space Station Science Highlights: Week of April 22, 2019

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ISS – Expedition 59 Mission patch. April 29, 2019 Astronauts aboard the International Space Station installed a variety of hardware and set up science experiments that arrived via a Cygnus resupply ship last week. Crew members also collected samples for investigations. Here are details on some of the scientific activities the Expedition 59 crew members […]

Scientists get to the bottom of a �spitting� black hole

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ESA – Integral Mission patch. 29 April 2019 Data from ESA�s Integral high-energy observatory have helped shed light on the workings of a mysterious black hole found spitting out �bullets� of plasma while rotating through space. The black hole is part of a binary system known as V404 Cygni and is sucking in material from […]

WordPress: How to display only limited number of most popular tags in WordPress Tag Cloud and keep same font size?

By window 0 Comment April 27, 2019

In WordPress, there is a widget called "Tag Cloud" which displays the Tags used in posts. This is useful when we want to display a list of Tags in widget areas so that visitors can quickly find related posts by Tag. In this post, we shall see – How to limit the number of most […]

Mystery of the Universe�s Expansion Rate Widens With New Hubble Data

By window 0 Comment April 26, 2019

NASA – Hubble Space Telescope (HST) patch. April 26, 2019 Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope say they have crossed an important threshold in revealing a discrepancy between the two key techniques for measuring the universe’s expansion rate. The recent study strengthens the case that new theories may be needed to explain the forces that […]

Crew Juggles Emergency Drill, Space Biology and Dragon Preps

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ISS – Expedition 59 Mission patch. April 26, 2019 The six-member Expedition 59 crew conducted a routine, periodic drill for response to emergencies today in the middle of a science-packed day. The astronauts also researched space biology while preparing for next week�s SpaceX Dragon cargo mission. The space residents practiced communications, roles and responsibilities, and […]