R136 is the Most Massive Star Astronomers Have Ever Found. We Just got Some new Images of it

Meet R136a1, the most mass star known. Located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, it’s a hulking behemoth weighing somewhere between 150 and 200 times the mass of the Sun. Understanding the upper limit of stars helps astronomers peace together everything from the life cycles of stars to the histories of galaxies. A team of astronomers …

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We Are Going: Artemis I on Launch Pad

NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard is seen atop the mobile launcher as it is rolled up the ramp at Launch Pad 39B, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

NASA Scientists Study How to Remove Planetary ‘Photobombers’

A NASA study details the ways the light telescopes receive from potentially habitable planets beyond our solar system could be “contaminated” by light from other nearby planets. The research modeled this “photobombing” effect on an advanced space telescope designed to observe these worlds and suggested ways to overcome the challenge.

Rhine river runs dry

Image: Water levels on the Rhine River have continued to drop owing to soaring temperatures and lack of rainfall – preventing many vessels from navigating through the river’s waters at full capacity. These Copernicus Sentinel-2 images show the stark difference between August 2021 and August 2022.

NASA Astronaut Nicole Aunapu Mann will be the First Indigenous Woman in Space!

This Fall, the fifth crewed mission (Crew-5) of the NASA Commercial Crew Program will depart for the International Space Station (ISS). This mission will see four astronauts launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Flordia aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon (atop a Falcon 9 rocket). Once they reach the ISS, they will join the crew …

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