South Korean lunar mission to search for minerals, ice and future landing sites

South Korean lunar mission to search for minerals, ice and future landing sites

Special to CosmicTribune.com, August 5, 2022 A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Aug. 4, 2022, with South Korea’s first Moon mission: the Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter, called Danuri. Later missions will include an orbiter, lander, and rover. Danuri, from the Korean words dal and nurida, means “enjoy the Moon” and its […]

Micrometeroid puts a tiny dint in one of 18 mirror segments in James Webb Space Telescope

Micrometeroid puts a tiny dint in one of 18 mirror segments in James Webb Space Telescope

Special to CosmicTribune.com, June 9, 2022 NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope was struck by a larger than expected micrometeoroid in late May, slightly damaging one of the spacecraft’s 18 primary mirror segments. NASA said that the telescope is “still performing at a level that exceeds all mission requirements.” The telescope cost NASA nearly $10 billion […]

Why Elon Musk poses an existential threat to the Chinese Communist Party

Why Elon Musk poses an existential threat to the Chinese Communist Party

FPI / May 12, 2022 Geostrategy-Direct.com By Richard Fisher On May 5, China’s People Liberation Army Daily (PLAD), which runs the website China Military Online, published a detailed attack on Elon Musk’s growing Starlink constellation. This follows nearly a year of occasional protests after the now 2,200 satellite constellation threatened China’s new manned space station […]

Space station, Ukraine and Biden corruption: Collision shakes cosmic balance of power

Space station, Ukraine and Biden corruption: Collision shakes cosmic balance of power

Special to CosmicTribune.com FPI / April 6, 2022 On April 2 the director general of the Russian space corporation Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, a close ally of Vladimir Putin, continued to play hardball with the United States when he posted on Twitter his latest threat to end cooperation with the United States on the International Space […]

James Webb Space Telescope aligns its 18 hexagonal mirror segments

James Webb Space Telescope aligns its 18 hexagonal mirror segments

Special to CosmicTribune.com, March 23, 2022 2MASS J17554042+6551277 is the coordinate-based catalog designation of the star centered in this sharp field of view of the world’s largest space telescope which was launched on Dec. 25, 2021. The diffraction pattern is created by the 18 hexagonal mirror segments of the James Webb Space Telescope. After unfolding, […]

The surprising history of the extraterrestrial-life debate

The surprising history of the extraterrestrial-life debate

Special to CosmicTribune.com  By R. Clinton Ohlers   The debate over the existence of extraterrestrial life has a surprisingly long history — one as old as the history of science itself. Astrophysicist and historian of science and religion, Parandis Tajbakhsh, recently summarized this history for the International Research Network for Science and Belief in Society. […]

Leaked report details days-long, high-speed UFO incidents near Nimitz carrier group

Leaked report details days-long, high-speed UFO incidents near Nimitz carrier group

by WorldTribune Staff, May 27, 2018 A U.S. guided missile cruiser and two F-18s in 2004 made visual and radar contact with a UFO that traveled at “ballistic missile speeds,” according to a leaked Pentagon report. The Pentagon’s report, issued in 2009, reveals first-hand accounts of the encounter, which was documented in video that emerged […]

July 1969: ‘The heavens have become a part of man’s world’

July 1969: ‘The heavens have become a part of man’s world’

By Bill Federer, July 17, 2017   The first mission to walk on the moon was Apollo 11, which blasted off JULY 16, 1969, from Cape Kennedy. President Richard Nixon stated in Proclamation 3919: “Apollo 11 is on its way to the moon. It carries three brave astronauts; it also carries the hopes and prayers […]

NGC 3628: The Hamburger Galaxy

NGC 3628: The Hamburger Galaxy

What is pictured is a sharp telescopic view of a magnificent edge-on spiral galaxy NGC 3628, a puffy galactic disk divided by dark dust lanes. Of course, this deep galactic portrait puts some astronomers in mind of its popular moniker, The Hamburger Galaxy. The tantalizing island universe is about 100,000 light-years across and 35 million […]

A peek at planet Earth and the moon from between the rings of Saturn

A peek at planet Earth and the moon from between the rings of Saturn

April 25, 2017 On April 12, as the Sun was blocked by the disk of Saturn the Cassini spacecraft camera looked toward the inner Solar System and the gas giant’s backlit rings. At the top of the mosaicked view is the A ring with its broader Encke and narrower Keeler gaps visible. At the bottom […]

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