Welcome to the seventh review of "Space and Astronomy" news, selected for you by Insane Curiosity Channel. The news, which will be weekly, will try to provide a quick overview of everything interesting happened in recent days in the field of astronomical research and space exploration.
Chinese space station under construction ready to receive visit from three takenauts in June
Tiangong, the future Chinese space station, is taking shape. A Tianzhou-2 cargo craft – loaded with essentials such as food, equipment, and fuel – blasted off late on May 29 from the Wenchang launch site on the tropical southern island of Hainan, and a few hours later, on May 30, has successfully docked with the space station’s core module, named Tianhe (Harmony of Heavens).
SpaceX: ocean launch platforms for Starship ready by next year
At the beginning of this year, although there was no official communication from the company, the rumor was that SpaceX was beginning to plan the construction of new marine launch platforms for Starship.
Ingenuity barely avoids the plane crash!
During its sixth flight on the red planet, the Ingenuity helicopter experienced a serious mishap - but, thanks to planning and built-in failsafes, it survived to fly another day.
Europa’s Interior May Be Hot Enough to Fuel Seafloor Volcanoes
New research and computer modeling show that volcanic activity may have occurred on the seafloor of Jupiter’s moon Europa in the recent past – and may still be happening.
Space Debris Has Hit And Damaged The International Space Station
The inevitable has occurred. A piece of space debris too small to be tracked has hit and damaged part of the International Space Station - namely, the Canadarm2 robotic arm.
Curiosity rover captures rare images of shimmering clouds on Mars
While clouds exist on Mars, they aren't as common an occurrence as they are here on Earth owing to the thin and dry atmosphere encircling the Red Planet.
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