NASA spacecraft mission to asteroid worth ‘more than global economy’ nears launch

A NASA mission to send a spacecraft to an asteroid worth so much it could collapse the world’s economy is to enter its “final phase” after the plans cleared a massive hurdle. The asteroid, named 16 Psyche, is 252 km-wide – nearly 17 times bigger than the asteroid that led to the extinction of dinosaurs millions of years ago. Psyche is… Read More NASA spacecraft mission to asteroid worth ‘more than global economy’ nears launch

Hyten: U.S. Space Force is ‘on solid ground’ despite speculation

Gen. John Hyten said space is “is critical to everything we do” and the Space Force plays an important role protecting U.S. assets WASHINGTON — What does a change in administration mean for the U.S. Space Force? “I get that question a lot,” Gen. John Hyten, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said… Read More Hyten: U.S. Space Force is ‘on solid ground’ despite speculation

Exoplanet Found by Hubble Resembles Reputed “Planet Nine” in Our Solar System

Astronomers confirm bound orbit for planet far from its star, showing that far-flung planets exist. Astronomers are still searching for a hypothetical “Planet Nine” in the distant reaches of our solar system, but an exoplanet 336 light years from Earth is looking more and more like the Planet Nine of its star system. Planet Nine, potentially 10… Read More Exoplanet Found by Hubble Resembles Reputed “Planet Nine” in Our Solar System