The Biggest Space News Of 2019 You Might Have Missed!
Technology advancements are driving at an alarming space and humankind has expanded their horizons into a new space! Well, there is some magnificent news you have might miss this 2019!
Bezos Announces Lunar Lander
The billionaire founder of Blue Origin, Jeff announced that three veteran companies: Draper, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman will join Blue Origin to build a moon lander for NASA’s Artemis project.
The first black hole picture!
Katie Bauman, A 29 years old computer scientist who became the Internet and meme sensation, who is the first human responsible for creating an algorithm for capturing the black hole image. It’s named Powehi.
Christina Koch and Jessica Meir stepped out into space on October 18, they completed the first-ever all-female spacewalk. The spacewalk was to happen in March but got delayed as NASA didn’t have the proper size of astronaut suits.
Bubbles in the Milky Way!
Two massive radio bubbles were found to be at the center of the Milky Way. A super-sensitive South-African Satellite called MeerKat captured the bubbles. One possible explanation is that the super-massive black hole at the centre of the Galaxy underwent a period of intense matter-gobbling that created the outburst, say the researchers.
Astronaut creates concrete in Space
The astronauts in International Space Station built Concrete[ mixing water with tricalcium silicate, the main mineral ingredient in some of the most commonly used commercial cement. When compared with the concrete made on Earth, it was found to be more porous
18 planets beyond the solar system.
Scientists at Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research along with other observatories discovered 18 planets discovered 18 Earth-Sized planets. They used NASA’s Kepler Telescope and used a new method to analyze the data.
Japanse Hayabusa-2 grabs sample of Asteroid
The Japanse Spacecraft Hayabusa 2 blasted the Asteroid Ryugu i.e. 900 meters wide. It also collected samples from it and is expected to return earth in 2020.
End to the Opportunity rover mission
In Feb 2019, NASA called an end to the Opportunity Rover mission after 15 years which was initially planned to last 90 days. It’s last message was “My battery is low and it’s getting dark.”
Three worlds out of Solar System
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite[TESS] has discovered three worlds out. The planets orbit a star just 73 light-years away and include a small, rocky super-Earth and two sub-Neptunes — planets about half the size of our own icy giant. It named the planetary system as TOI 270.