Hundreds of millions of planets in galaxy could be habitable, study finds

A third of the most common planets around small stars throughout the galaxy could be in conditions that could hold liquid water and likely support life. We are potentially talking about hundreds of millions of planets. This is described in a study by astronomers at the University of Florida, writes ... Read more

Astronomers have discovered a planet that may be completely covered in volcanoes

Scientists have discovered an Earth-sized rocky planet called LP 791-18 d with some extreme features. It is located at a distance of about 90 light-years from our planet in the Crater constellation. This is reported by Gizmodo with reference to the research work of astronomers, which was published in the ... Read more

The construction of the world’s largest radio telescope – the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) – has begun

Construction of the Square Kilometer Array (SKA), a radio telescope that will be the largest in the world at the time of commissioning in 2028, has begun in Australia and South Africa. This is an international project, the preparation for the implementation of which lasted almost 30 years, BBC writes. ... Read more

Back in space: NASA invites retired astronauts to lead private flights to the ISS

There are no former astronauts. NASA may soon require retired astronauts to pilot private missions to the ISS. They will be able to provide “expert guidance for private astronauts during preflight training and mission execution,” says the agency’s message. NASA believes that this will help reduce the load on the ... Read more

NASA will send two more helicopters to Mars. They will have wheels and will be able to drive on the surface

Aircraft on Mars is increasing. NASA plans to send two more helicopters to the Red Planet. They will be similar to Ingenuity, which is already operating on Mars. The new helicopters will have to pick up sample tubes collected by the Perseverance rover and transfer them to a lander nearby ... Read more

Hubble is not retiring: how the older space telescope will work after the launch of the Webb telescope

The Hubble telescope, launched more than 30 years ago, first showed humanity distant galaxies unreachable by other observational instruments. However, Hubble’s glory has now been taken over by the James Webb telescope, which can see even further. Does this mean that Hubble’s work has come to an end? According to ... Read more