Flame and fireworks. That’s what the Automated Transfer Vehicle Albert Einstein appeared to astronauts to be like as it made a planned dive into Earth’s atmosphere Nov. 2. The European Space Agency ship spent five months in space, boosting the International Space Station’s altitude several times and bringing a record haul of stuff for the astronauts on board the station to use.
A fleet of 100 automated “pod cars” will be installed in Milton Keynes, a small city north of London. They will run between the train station, downtown and various offices in-between.
The Earth orbits the Sun in the Solar System, and the Solar System is embedded within a vast galaxy of stars. Just one in hundreds of billions of galaxies in the Universe. Ours is called the Milky Way because the disk of the galaxy runs across the sky as a band of glowing light, like spilled milk.
The newly announced World View balloon flight concept shares a number of “striking” similarities to an older proposal for ‘near-space flight experience’ balloon rides, according to the head of the zero2infinity Inbloon project.
The countdown has commenced and the excitement is building for India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) – which will conduct a detailed study of the Martian atmosphere and is the nation’s first ever mission to the Red Planet.
The Mpemba effect is the theory that warmer water can freeze faster than colder water. Scientists have known the phenomenon since the time of Aristotle in Ancient Greece, but until now they have struggled to explain why.