Welcome to the eleventh 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 that has happened in recent days in the field of astronomical research and space exploration.
Bad news coming from Venus
Life can't exist in the clouds of Venus. It's simply too dry, says an international research team led from Queen's University Belfast, UK.
Two billionaires in Space: Richard Branson to fly July 11, nine days before rival Bezos
Richard Branson, the billionaire founder of Virgin Galactic, will fly into space aboard his company’s VSS Unity rocketplane on July 11 for an up-and-down test flight, beating Amazon-founder and rival Jeff Bezos into sub-orbital space by nine days.
A Gravitationally Lensed Supernova with an Observable Two-Decade Time Delay!
But that is exactly what is happening with extreme forms of gravitational lensing, such as those that give us the beautiful images of Einstein rings.
China announces plans to build a base on Mars starting in 2033
In just over a decade, China plans to send its first crewed mission to Mars to start construction on a martian base, said Xiaojun, head of the state-owned China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, at a recent space conference in Russia.
Venus and Mars, two planets close together
A rather close conjunction between the planets Venus and Mars is expected in the July evening sky.
A July in the sign of Venus and Mars.