The latest images from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft have scientists stunned – not only for their breathtaking views of Pluto’s majestic icy mountains, streams of frozen nitrogen and haunting low-lying hazes, but also for their strangely familiar, arctic look.
Source: Pluto ‘Wows’ in Spectacular New Backlit Panorama | NASA
The closest-yet views of Ceres, delivered by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, show the small world’s features in unprecedented detail, including Ceres’ tall, conical mountain; crater formation features and narrow, braided fractures.
Source: Dawn Sends Sharper Scenes from Ceres | NASA
The nearest stars, their distances in light-years, spectral types and known planets.
Source: The Nearest Stars to Earth (Infographic)
Later today, July 27, German scientists will present new experimental results on the controversial, “impossible” EM Drive, at the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics’ Propulsion and Energy Forum in Orlando. The presentation is titled “Direct Thrust Measurements of an EmDrive and Evaluation of Possible Side-Effects.” Presenter Martin Tajmar is a professor and chair for Space Systems at the Dresden University of Technology, interested in space propulsion systems and breakthrough propulsion physics. A Revolutionary Development for Space Travel The EM Drive (Electro Magnetic Drive) uses electromagnetic microwave cavities to directly convert electrical energy to thrust without the need to expel …
Source: Scientists Confirm ‘Impossible’ EM Drive Propulsion | Hacked
After a more than nine-year, three-billion mile journey to Pluto, it’s show time for NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, as the flyby sequence of science observations is officially underway.
Source: NASA’s New Horizons: A “Heart” from Pluto as Flyby Begins | NASA
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has returned new colour images of Pluto, showing two very different faces — and uniform spots along the equator.
Source: New images reveal Pluto’s mysterious spots – CNET