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Astronomers have discovered two unknown satellites of Neptune, and one of Uranus - the planets have a total of 16 and 28 of them

Thanks to ground-based telescopes, astronomers have discovered three previously unknown satellites in space around Uranus and Neptune: one orbits Uranus, and two orbit Neptune. Thus, the official number of Uranus satellites is 28, and Neptune has 16 ...

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Odysseus mission to the moon nearly crashed, due to a switch being turned off - saved by luck and skill

Last week the Intuitive Machines Odysseus spacecraft finally landed on the Moon, although the mission had its difficulties - the team reported problems with a switch that was supposed to activate lasers for a safe landing. Fortunately, the spacecraf...

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SpaceX has requested FAA authorization for at least 9 Starship test launches this year

SpaceX is approaching the first Starship launch in 2024 from its Starbase in Texas, probably in as little as three weeks. But the company is already pushing regulators to increase the number of test flights. During a press conference, Administrator ...

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Odysseus managed to land on the moon. It is the first American in 50 years and the first private vehicle on the Earth's natural satellite

The Odysseus spacecraft of the Houston-based company Intuitive Machines successfully landed on the surface of the Moon. This is the first time a private company's spacecraft has landed on Earth's natural satellite, and it is the first American-made s...

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A newly discovered black hole with a mass of 17 billion suns, absorbing another one every day. Its disk, 7 light-years in diameter.

The sun has a mass approximately 330,000 times greater than that of the Earth, but this figure is overshadowed by black holes at the centers of galaxies. A team of astronomers recently discovered the fastest-growing one: a black hole with a mass of 1...

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Fingerprints can be reproduced by the sound of a finger moving across a touchscreen - study

A research group from the USA and China has uncovered a new threat associated with biometric authentication. Their work is titled "PrintListener: Detecting Fingerprint Authentication Vulnerabilities through Finger Friction Sounds". The attack leverag...

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The ADRAS-J satellite, designed to combat space debris, has entered orbit and traveled to its destination

On February 18, Rocket Lab successfully launched the ADRAS-J satellite of the Japanese company Astroscale into space using the Electron rocket. ADRAS-J is a demonstration satellite that is intended to serve as the basis for future efforts to clean u...

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The Intuitive Machines lunar lander has sent home its first images from space

The space apparatus Nova-C from Intuitive Machines, which was sent into space on the 15th of February, has sent the first incredible images of Earth. It captured them while still not far away from the planet on its way to the Moon. Earlier, the compa...

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A scientific journal illustrated the article with an artificial intelligence-generated rat "with a disproportionately large genitalia"

This week the scientific journal Frontiers in Cell and Development Biology published a study that used fake images created with Midjourney, one of the most popular AI image generators. The open-access article explores the relationship between stem ...

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$1.2 billion investment, nearly 10 years and 121 g of "production" ─ the result of a mission to the asteroid Bennu

NASA has revealed the total mass of samples from the asteroid Bennu that were brought to Earth last fall. So, the weight of the "loot" amounts to 121.6 g. At first glance, the sample may seem quite small. Especially considering the huge efforts that...

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Google will use artificial intelligence and satellite imagery to monitor methane emissions

The company partners with the Environmental Defense Fund to help fight climate change, reports Engadget. Despite the fact that carbon dioxide gets most of the attention when it comes to global warming, other factors cannot be ignored. According to t...

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Heart Institute researchers say Taylor Swift's music could help save lives

The singer's songs have the optimal tempo for effective chest compression during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is an urgent medical procedure aimed at restoring the vital functions of the body and bringing it out of a ...

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Geophysicists have found a giant Stone Age structure at the bottom of the Baltic Sea - probably the oldest in Europe

A kilometer-long giant stone wall was probably built 11,000 years ago and used for hunting deer. In 2021, Jakob Giersen, a geophysicist from the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research, took his students for training to the coast of the Baltic Sea...

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Collins Aerospace tested NASA's new spacesuit in microgravity conditions

Generation new spacesuits are planned to be used on the International Space Station. NASA spent over 15 years developing spacesuits independently before outsourcing the design of space suits in 2022. One such suit was developed by the private compan...

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A black hole from our galaxy is spinning so fast that it warps space-time into a "soccer ball"

An enormous monster lurks at the center of the Milky Way, and now astronomers have discovered that it spins so fast that it turns spacetime itself into the shape of a football. According to Einstein's general theory of relativity, mass warps spaceti...

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