NASA cancels next Artemis I launch attempt due to tropical storm

After meeting on Saturday morning, NASA’s Artemis team decided to forgo the September 27 launch opportunity and are now preparing the mega stack of moon rockets for the rollback. “On Tuesday, Tropical Storm Ian is expected to move north across the eastern Gulf of Mexico as a hurricane just off the southwest coast of Florida. … Read more

The DART mission is about to collide with an asteroid

The Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART, mission aims to see if this kind of kinetic impact can help deflect an asteroid threatening Earth. “We’re moving an asteroid,” said Tom Statler, NASA program scientist for the DART mission. “We are altering the motion of a natural celestial body in space. Humanity has never done this … Read more

NASA’s Artemis I moon rocket prepares for a pre-launch test

The launch director gave the “go” to start tanking for the Artemis I cryogenic demonstration test at 7:30 a.m. ET Wednesday, and NASA will share live coverage on its website. If all goes well, the team expects the test to be completed by 3 p.m. ET. The Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft continue … Read more

InSight lander detects space rocks crashing into Mars

This is the first time a mission has been launched seismic and acoustic waves from an impact on Mars, and the first detection of impacts by InSight since landing on the Red Planet in 2018. Fortunately, InSight was not in the path of these meteoroids, the name of space rocks before they hit the ground. … Read more

Hungary ‘can no longer be considered a full-fledged democracy’, says European Parliament

Parliament said the situation had “deteriorated to such an extent that Hungary has become an “electoral autocracy”. “Globally, [The European Parliament] Regrets that the lack of decisive EU action has contributed to the breakdown of democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights in Hungary, and to the transformation of one of its Member States … Read more

Indian Modi tells Russian Putin: Now is not the time for war

In what was the latest in a series of setbacks for the Russian leader, Modi told him of the need to “commit to the path of peace” and reminded him of the importance of “democracy, diplomacy and dialogue”. Modi’s comments came during a face-to-face meeting Friday, on the sidelines of a regional summit, and underscored … Read more

Indian Modi tells Russian Putin: Now is not the time for war

In what was the latest in a series of setbacks for the Russian leader, Modi told him of the need to “commit to the path of peace” and reminded him of the importance of “democracy, diplomacy and dialogue”. Modi’s comments came during a face-to-face meeting Friday, on the sidelines of a regional summit, and underscored … Read more

King Charles III pledges to continue ‘lifetime service’ in first address as monarch

LONDON – King Charles III promised in his first address to the nation as monarch on Friday to continue Queen Elizabeth II‘s “lifetime service”, as Britain entered a new era under a new ruler. Around the world, the exceptional reign of the Queen has been commemorated, celebrated, and debated. Charles, who passed much of his … Read more

Harvest Moon 2022: How to See the September Full Moon

Astronomers can see the moon from sunset Friday, and it will peak at 5:59 a.m. ET Saturday, according to NASA. This lunar event is called the Harvest Moon because it’s close to the autumnal equinox, a time when farmers often harvest their crops, NASA said. In 2022, the September full moon is closest to the … Read more

Why Those Pesky Flies Almost Always Outwit You

Flies can thank their quick, sophisticated eyesight and certain neural quirks for their ability to evade blows with such speed and agility. Our laboratory investigation insect flight and visionwith the goal of discovering how these tiny creatures can process visual information to perform tricky behaviors, like escaping your swatter so quickly. Flies have compound eyes. … Read more