Cygnus cargo ship arrives at space station

Northrop Grumman’s 17th Cygnus resupply mission arrived at the International Space Station on Monday, delivering 8,300 pounds (3,765 kilograms) of scientific experiments, food and other supplies.  NASA astronaut Raja Chari captured the vehicle at 4:44 a.m. EST (0944 GMT) with the space station‘s robotic arm, while the two spacecraft flew over the Indian Ocean. A … Read more

‘Moon Gallery’ prototype arrives at space station with 64 works of art

Packed among the scientific research and crew supplies delivered by a cargo craft to the International Space Station early Monday morning (Feb. 21), was a small purple box “housing the seeds of a future, interplanetary culture.” Or so reads the inscription printed on the side of the canister. Dubbed the “Moon Gallery”, the collection of … Read more

Spring in the U.K. Arrives a Month Earlier than in the 1980s

For more than 200 years, scientists have documented the changing seasons across the British Isles. Now, these long-term records have revealed a concerning trend. Spring—defined by the blooming of flowers after a long winter—is arriving nearly a full month earlier than it used to. The findings were published yesterday in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, … Read more

James Webb Space Telescope arrives at new home in space

After traveling almost a million miles, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope reached its final destination today (Jan. 24). The most powerful observatory ever to launch to space, the James Webb Space Telescope lifted off on Dec. 25, 2021 to explore the cosmos and our universe’s earliest milestones. Since its successful takeoff, the $10 billion telescope … Read more