First Israeli Spacecraft to Head to Moon in late 2018

The first Israeli spacecraft planned to land on the Moon will be launched in December 2018 and land on the moon two months later, in mid-February. Israeli space exploration firm SpaceIL, together with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), will launch a spacecraft aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and if all goes well, the landing will give Israel […]

Russia Launched the Fastest Ever Cargo Mission to the Space Station

An unmanned Russian Progress cargo ship blasted off from Kazakhstan on Monday and shot into orbit at almost the same moment the International Space Station was passing directly overhead. The fastest-ever cargo run took less than four hours, rather than the usual two days, due to a carefully planned, time-saving, two-orbit trajectory that Russia wants to […]

NASA put the Kepler Space Telescope to sleep because it’s almost out of fuel

NASA is putting the Kepler Space Telescope to sleep because it is almost out of fuel. The iconic planet-hunting spacecraft was put into a “hibernation” safe mode on Monday and NASA plans to reactivate Kepler next month to return data back to Earth. If all goes well, its next observation campaign will kick off on August 6th and […]

First ever photo of a planet being born

Scientists have for the first time witnessed the birth of a planet, a huge gas giant many times the size of Jupiter. The discovery of the planet’s formation, known as PDS 70b, was made by the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope in Chile. PDS 70b is about 82% as massive as the sun and […]