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Outer space, or simply space, is the expanse that exists beyond the Earth and between celestial bodies. Outer space is not completely empty—it is a hard vacuum containing a low density of particles, predominantly a plasma of hydrogen and helium, as well as electromagnetic radiation, magnetic fields, neutrinos, dust, and cosmic rays. The baseline temperature of outer space, as set by the background radiation from the Big Bang, is 2.7 kelvins (−270.45 °C; −454.81 °F).

Artemis I – Flight Day Eight: Orion Exits the Lunar Sphere Of Influence

“On the eighth day of its mission, Orion continues to travel farther away from the Moon as it prepares to enter a distant retrograde orbit. The orbit is “distant” in the sense that it’s at a high altitude from …

NASA, ESA Reveal Tale of Death, Dust in Orion Constellation

“In a tale of cosmic proportions, the region is being transformed by the massive stars that live and die within it. A new image combining previously released data from three telescopes shows a region that includes the Orion Nebula, named …

NASA’s Europa Clipper Gets Its Wheels for Traveling in Deep Space

“The enormous spacecraft that will head to Jupiter’s moon Europa uses four large reaction wheels to help keep it oriented. Just as NASA’s Mars rovers rely on robust wheels to roam the Red Planet and conduct science, some …

Hundreds of Renesas’ Intersil-Brand Radiation-Hardened ICs Lift Off Onboard Artemis 1 Mission to the Moon

“Devices on Both the Space Launch System and Orion Capsule Provide Critical Functions for Seminal Mission Heralding Humankind’s Return to the Heavens. Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced that hundreds of …

Liftoff! NASA’s Artemis I Mega Rocket Launches Orion to Moon

“Following a successful launch of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS), the most powerful rocket in the world, the agency’s Orion spacecraft is on its way to the Moon as part of the Artemis program. Carrying an uncrewed Orion …

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Investigates Intriguing Martian Bedrock

“Exploring a sediment-rich location in this Mars delta offers tantalizing opportunities for the six-wheeler’s science team. NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover has begun exploring an area the science team calls “Yori Pass” near the base of Jezero Crater’s …

China Launches Experimental Satellite into Space

“China launched a Long March 2D carrier rocket on Saturday morning to transport an experimental satellite into space, according to China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. The State-owned space conglomerate said in a press release that the rocket blasted off …

NASA Prepares to Say ‘Farewell’ to InSight Spacecraft

“The day is approaching when NASA’s Mars InSight lander will fall silent, ending its history-making mission to reveal secrets of the Red Planet’s interior. The spacecraft’s power generation continues to decline as windblown dust on its solar …

SpaceX launches Hotbird 13G telecom satellite, lands rocket at sea

“SpaceX launched a telecom satellite to orbit and landed a rocket on a ship at sea early Thursday (Nov. 3). A Falcon 9 rocket carrying Eutelsat’s Hotbird 13G satellite lifted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station …

As XRISM Prepares To Launch, What Might The Telescope Reveal About The Largest Structures In Our Universe?

““As something falls from a high position to a low position, it gains kinetic energy by losing gravitational potential.” It is a sentence that could belong in any physics textbook. But Associate Professor Yamaguchi Hiroya is not discussing the quintessential …