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This lunar lander concept could take us back to the moon

As NASA turns 60, it’s set its sights on returning to the moon, and the company behind the space agency’s next-generation spaceship has an idea for a 21st-century lunar lander.   On Wednesday at the International Astronautical Congress in Germany, Lockheed Martin is presenting its concept for a new vehicle that could take humans back […]

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‘Empty trash bag’ spotted orbiting Earth

It’s not quite another moon, but Earth is currently being orbited by an artificial satellite that reminds astronomers of… an empty trash bag. The Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System (ATLAS) telescope in Haleakala, Hawaii, first spotted it Friday. The object now has the designation ‘A10bMLz,‘ which is both unimpressive for an Earth satellite and yet […]

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Watch SpaceX launch a satellite even amateurs can use

  The next launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is set for Thursday at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The rocket will carry a payload designed to take amateur radio to new heights.   Elon Musk’s space company will reportedly launch the reusable ‘Block 5’ booster that was used in July’s Telstar 19V mission. This […]

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Scientists just discovered a new dinosaur with leathery bat wings

  Holy leathery membranes, Batman! An exquisite, fascinating fossil find in northern China has provided new evidence that some Jurassic dinosaurs developed membranous wings like those seen in modern day bats.  A complete analysis of the find is published in the journal Nature on May 8, detailing the new fossil, which researchers have named Ambopteryx longibranchium. […]

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