FAA Investigation Closes, SpaceX Nears Clearance for Third Starship Launch

FAA Investigation Closes, SpaceX Nears Clearance for Third Starship Launch

SpaceX is nearing its clearance for the third Starship launch following the closure of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) investigation that was caused by its second launch.

Japan Moon lander survives lunar night

Japan Moon lander survives lunar night

Japan's Moon lander, Slim, has survived the harsh lunar night and rebooted itself after a period of shut down.

SLIM, the Moon Lander, Resumes Communication after Cold Lunar Night

SLIM, the Moon Lander, Resumes Communication after Cold Lunar Night

The Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) has successfully responded to a command from Earth, indicating that it has survived the cold lunar night and maintained communication capabilities.

A Mind-Boggling Look at What Might Be the Brightest Object in the Universe

A Mind-Boggling Look at What Might Be the Brightest Object in the Universe

Scientists have discovered a quasar produced by a massive black hole that could be the brightest known object in the universe, emitting light 500 trillion times more intense than the sun.

Micromoon to Light Up Michigan Skies Overnight

Micromoon to Light Up Michigan Skies Overnight

Get ready to witness the smallest appearance of the moon this year in Michigan's skies tonight.

Cloud Scientists Reveal The Best Places To See April 8’s Total Solar Eclipse

Cloud Scientists Reveal The Best Places To See April 8’s Total Solar Eclipse

Find out where the best weather for the total solar eclipse on April 8 will be and how scientists predict cloud cover.

Full Snow Moon: When and where to see second full Moon of 2024 this week

Full Snow Moon: When and where to see second full Moon of 2024 this week

The Snow Moon, which rises in the east, will reach its peak around 7:30 a.m. EST on Saturday, so it will be better to try and catch a glimpse of the Snow Moon before sunrise on Saturday or after sunset Saturday night.

NASA Warns of Potential Disruption from Solar Flares

NASA Warns of Potential Disruption from Solar Flares

NASA has issued a warning about strong solar flares that could affect communications in space and on Earth. The agency reported an X6.3 flare on February 22, 2024, which is classified as a significant event. Solar flares can cause temporary signal degradation or loss for high-frequency radios, and can interfere with radar and GPS. Astronauts are also at risk from solar flares due to the dangerous radiation they produce. While these flares are notable, they were not responsible for recent cellular network outages in the US.