As we prepare to celebrate the 50th anniversary
of the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon, National Geographic will release documentaries to commemorate the occasion titled, “Apollo: Missions to the Moon.”
“As the world prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first manned lunar landing, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Tom Jennings uses his signature style of first-person storytelling to create an immersive account that spans the breadth and depth of NASA’s Apollo Space… Seguir leyendo
China’s Chang’e-4 mission pioneered the first-ever mini biosphere experiment on the lunar surface.
One of the cotton seeds carried by to the lunar surface by the Chang’e 4 mission was reported to have sprouted successfully on the moon Xinhua reported
It marked the first time such an experiment was attempted on the moon, and it allowed scientists to understand a plethora of things about plants and microorganisms, and their development in environments entirely different… Seguir leyendo
NASA’s Juno mission continues to unravel the mysteries of the Jovian system in a new set of images beamed back to Earth.
The recent collection of photographs captured as Juno orbits the Gas Giant shows one of Jupiter’s moon shows a fascinating volcanic eruption from space.
On December 21, during the winter solstice, four of Juno’s cameras observed Io for more than an hour.
During this time, the spacecraft gathered scientific data and images which… Seguir leyendo
NASA’s New Horizons mission performed an unprecedented course correction maneuver, which brings it even closer to Ultima Thule, one of the most mysterious objects located at the confines of our solar system, inside the so-called Kuiper Belt.
This image snapped by New Horizons shows Ultima evident among the many background stars even without further processing. Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute
New Horizons is expected to reach its ‘target’ in January… Seguir leyendo
An Egyptian archaeological mission has discovered in a neighborhood east of Cairo a ceremonial room which dates back at least 3,000 years, belonging to Pharaoh Ramses II.
Experts say the ceremonial room is extremely well preserved.
Ramses II was the third pharaoh of the XIX Dynasty of Egypt, and governed about 66 years, from 1279 BC to 1213 BC.
Image Credit: Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.
Ramses II is one of the most famous pharaohs to… Seguir leyendo
An Egyptian-American archaeological mission, led by scientists from Yale University has discovered rock art in the eastern desert of Egypt that portrays various animals. According to experts, the rock art is around 5,500 years ago old.
The archaeological site proves the continuity and interaction between the art of the valley of the Nile and the desert in Predynastic times.
The Rock Art discovered in the Wadi Umm Tineidba.
John Coleman Darnielen, head of the Yale… Seguir leyendo
During the Gemini IV mission, astronauts James McDivitt
and Ed White
circled the Earth 66 times and leaving a mark in history as the first multi-day space flight by the United States. During the mission, the astronauts photographed a mysterious, cylindrical-shaped object which is hailed by many authors as one of the best UFO images ever taken.
In June of 1965, Brigadier General, James McDivitt, the commander on the Gemini IV mission and Ed White… Seguir leyendo