Welcome to the twelfth 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.
Chinese astronauts complete first spacewalk outside the new Space station
"Wow, it's so beautiful out here." At 8:11 a.m. on July 4, Maj. Gen. Liu Boming treated himself to a Sunday walk that was different from the usual. Among the stars.
Methane on Enceladus. It could be life very similar to those found in Earth’s oceans
Even though the Cassini mission at Saturn ended nearly four years ago, data from the spacecraft still keep scientists busy. And the latest research using Cassini’s wealth of data might be the most enticing yet. Researchers say, in fact, they’ve detected methane in the plumes of Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus!
Perseverance rover is trekking across the Martian landscape using a newly enhanced auto-navigation system.
Perseverance is beginning an epic journey across the large Jezero crater seeking signs of ancient life. That means the rover team is deeply engaged with planning navigation routes, drafting instructions to be beamed up, even donning special 3D glasses to help map their course.
After just 6 weeks of construction, Super Heavy is built and ready to move!
As usual, the SpaceX South Texas Launch Facility, located near the village of Boca Chica, is the focal point of a lot of attention.
NASA has awarded a contract worth $935 million to Northrop Grumman to build and integrate the first habitation module for the lunar Gateway.
NASA announced July 9 it finalized a contract with Northrop Grumman to build the Habitation and Logistics Outpost (HALO) module for the Gateway.