Lake County News,California – Space News: NASA mission helps solve a mystery — why are some asteroid surfaces rocky?

This image shows a view of asteroid Bennu’s rocky surface in a region near the equator. Photo courtesy of NASA. Scientists thought Bennu’s surface was like a sandy beach, abundant in fine sand and pebbles, which would have been perfect for collecting samples. Past telescope observations from Earth had suggested the presence of large swaths … Read more

Lake County News,California – Space News: NASA’s Lucy mission prepares for launch to Trojan asteroids

The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Centaur stage for NASA’s Lucy mission is lifted by crane into the Vertical Integration Facility near Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. The Lucy spacecraft is scheduled to launch no earlier than Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, on a ULA … Read more

Lake County News,California – Space News: NASA’s Artemis rover to land near Nobile Region of Moon’s south pole

A data visualization showing the mountainous area west of Nobile Crater and the smaller craters that litter its rim at the lunar South Pole. The region features areas permanently covered in shadow as well as areas that are bathed in sunlight most of the time. The terrain in the Nobile region is most suitable for … Read more

NASA Ingenuity Helicopter captures Mars rock feature 3D space mission updates

Image Source : NASA Its sole mission is to conduct flight tests in the thin atmosphere of Mars; the helicopter carries no science instruments. NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter has provided a 3D view of a rock-covered mound on the red planet during its 13th flight on September 4. The mini-helicopter flew to the red planet on … Read more

Lake County News,California – Space News: Take a 3D spin on Mars and track NASA’s Perseverance rover

NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover is shown at its landing site in Jezero Crater in this view from the “Explore with Perseverance” 3D web experience. This interactive web tool features a 3D model of the rover on 3D landscape created from real images taken by Perseverance. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech. It’s the next best thing to being on Mars: … Read more

Lake County News,California – Space News: ‘Blue’ and ‘Gold’ satellites headed to Mars in 2024

The ESCAPADE Mars mission will consist of two identical satellites — named “Blue” and “Gold” after UC Berkeley’s school colors — that will study how the planet’s ionosphere and magnetic field interact. Image courtesy of Rocket Lab. BERKELEY — An interplanetary mission led by the University of California, Berkeley, to put two satellites — dubbed … Read more

Space tourism: Can you travel as well? Here’s everything you need to know

Space tourism is the space travel for recreational, leisure or business purposes, said Dr. Punita Masrani (Photo: PIB Mumbai) Space tourism is like a wildest dream to many. Recently, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos blasted in space on his rocket company Blue Origin’s first flight. He is now a second billionaire to ride his own spacecraft. … Read more

Lake County News,California – Space News: NASA’s Curiosity Rover finds patches of rock record erased, revealing clues

A self-portrait of NASA’s Curiosity rover taken on June 15, 2018, during the 2,082nd Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity’s work on Mars. A Martian dust storm has reduced sunlight and visibility at the rover’s location in Gale Crater. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech. Today, Mars is a planet of extremes — it’s bitterly cold, has high … Read more