Outer space
Outer space, or simply just space, is the void that exists between celestial bodies, including the Earth. It is not completely empty, but consists of a hard vacuum containing a low density of particle...
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Laniakea: Our home supercluster
Superclusters – regions of space that are densely packed with galaxies – are the biggest structures in the Universe. But scientists have struggled to define exactly where one supercluster ends and ano...
First flight of the largest Airplane in the World STRATOLAUNCH carrier aircraft
Billionaire Paul Allen's private spaceflight company Stratolaunch has just unveiled the world's biggest airplane: a massive carrier plane with a wingspan longer than an entire football field. The colo...
SpaceX Dragon capsule's picture perfect Atlantic splashdown
Dragon has returned to planet Earth. SpaceX’s swanky new crew capsule undocked from the International Space Station and headed toward the Atlantic ocean, landing spot on Florida's coast in a successf...
The X3 Ion Thruster Is Here
These new space engines could get us to the Moon in 30 minutes. 😱 Follow Focal Point for more stories like this!
ESA Releases Stunning Photos Of Mars’ ‘Winter Wonderland’ Near Planet’s North Pole
Newly released images from the European Space Agency’s Mars Express mission offer a timely look at the water ice near the Red Planet’s north pole, showcasing what the agency referred to ...
New Horizons Flyover of Pluto
Using actual New Horizons data and digital elevation models of Pluto and its largest moon Charon, mission scientists have created flyover movies that offer spectacular new perspectives of the many unu...
Inside the Race to See the Edge of the Universe
We're in the middle of a billion dollar telescope building boom, with new ground based observatories racing to see first light in the 2020s. Follow Focal Point for more stories like this!
Sounds of Mars: NASA’s InSight Senses Martian Wind
Listen to Martian wind blow across NASA’s InSight lander. The spacecraft’s seismometer and air pressure sensor picked up vibrations from 10-15 mph (16-24 kph) winds as they blew across Mars’ Elysium P...
What will NASA's InSight do on Mars?
The InSight mission will hopefully land on Mars on the 26th November. But how will it land, and what will it actually do while on Mars? SUBSCRIBE for more videos about our other planets. Subscribe! h...
Why NASA Is Sending An $850 Million Drill To Mars
NASA is sending an $850 million lander to Mars. Using a drill to dig deeper into the planet than ever before, Insight will be the first of its kind to study Mars’ interior. This mission will help us l...
NASA Is Sending A Helicopter To Mars
Behold the Marscopter! For the first time ever, a helicopter drone will be sent to survey the Red Planet. (via Seeker Universe)
Earth's largest telescope
Earth’s largest telescope is currently being constructed, which may allow us to see far-off alien worlds.
Making of the Giant Magellan Telescope - The world's largest telescope
100 years ago, scientists thought the Milky Way was the entire universe. Imagine what we can learn from this telescope in a Chilean desert.
Did you know that the James Webb Space... - NASA's James Webb Space Telescope
Did you know that the James Webb Space Telescope’s 5-layer tennis court-sized sunshield is like having sunblock of SPF 1 million? Using never before developed technology, Webb is the most complex...
Astronomy
Astronomy is a natural science which is the study of celestial objects (such as stars, galaxies, planets, moons, asteroids, comets and nebulae), the physics, chemistry, and evolution of such objects,...
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Space flight
Spaceflight (also written space flight) is ballistic flight into or through outer space. Spaceflight can occur with spacecraft with or without humans on board. Examples of human spaceflight include th...
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Space exploration
Space exploration is the ongoing discovery and exploration of celestial structures in outer space by means of continuously evolving and growing space technology. While the study of space is carried ou...
Space science
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to space science:Space science – study of everything in outer space. This has sometimes been called astronomy, but recently astron...
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Space technology
Space technology – technology developed by space science or the aerospace industry for use in spaceflight, satellites, or space exploration. Space technology includes spacecraft, satellites, spa...
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Space manufacturing
Space manufacturing is the production of manufactured goods in an environment outside a planetary atmosphere. Typically this includes conditions of microgravity and hard vacuum.Manufacturing in space ...
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Commercialization of space
Commercialization of space is the use of equipment sent into or through outer space to provide goods or services of commercial value, either by a corporation or state. Examples of the commercial use o...
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Space exposure
Space exposure is the subjection of a human to the conditions of outer space, without protective clothing and beyond the Earth’s atmosphere in a vacuum.
The key concerns for a human without protec...
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Weightlessness
Weightlessness, or an absence of 'weight', is an absence of stress and strain resulting from externally applied mechanical contact-forces, typically normal forces from floors, seats, beds, scales, and...
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