Need fast internet? Go to space! That’s right– Nasa is about to launch super fast, laser-powered wifi off planet. Trace explains what the speedy connection will be used for.
We all know it’s awesome, and we could watch Chris Hadfield sing all day, but do you know about the awesome science that’s being done on the International Space Station? Hank explains three big discoveries made on the ISS that you should know about.
The world of weather watching is ruled by an armada of satellites that constantly track our weather as it fluctuates day-to-day, but determining patterns over time can help us differentiate exactly when ‘weather’ becomes ‘climate’.
Recent observations from the Subaru telescope in Hawaii found very little scattering of blue light from the parent star by the planet. This appearsmost consistent with a planet that has a watery atmosphere — although it is still possible that the super-Earth has clouds so thick that little of any color of light was scattered.
On September 6, a starry night and the Milky Way witnessed the launch of a Minotaur V rocket from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia. So did a large part of the eastern United States, as the spectacular night launch was easily visible even from light polluted urban areas.
Hank revisits his passion for exploring the Red Planet, breaking down the two biggest challenges of sending humans to Mars: radiation and propulsion. He explains the science behind the obstacles future Mars-bound astronauts will face, as well as they technology they’ll have to use to surmount them. Onward!