There are balls of dead matter no bigger than a city yet shining a hundred times brighter than the Sun that send out flares of X-rays visible across the galaxy. Their interiors are made of superfluid subatomic particles, and they have cores of exotic and unknown states of matter. Their lifetime is only a few thousand years.
And here’s the best part: They have the strongest magnetic fields ever observed, so strong they can melt you—literally dissociate you down to the atomic level—from a thousand kilometers away.
These are the magnetars, perhaps the most fearsome entities ever known.
Yes, but how do they fucking work?!?
they don’t work. they play
NASA engineers had to work fast to avoid another leak affecting the latest Artemis dry run, just hours after an attempt to reboost the International Space Station (ISS) via the Cygnus freighter was aborted following a few short seconds.
The software on ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft is to be upgraded after nearly two decades, giving the orbiter capabilities to hunt for water beneath the planet and study its larger moon, Phobos.
wont happen again until 2040
Why thats…oh only 18 years away. Zoiks!
Just in time for my retirement!
When space junk crashed into the Moon earlier this year, it made not one but two craters on the lunar surface, judging from images revealed by NASA on Friday.
Astronomers predicted a mysterious object would hit the Moon on March 4 after tracking the debris for months. The object was large, and believed to be a spent rocket booster from the Chinese National Space Administration’s Long March 3C vehicle that launched the Chang’e 5-T1 spacecraft in 2014.
NASA is finally ready to launch its unmanned Orion spacecraft and put it in the orbit of the Moon. Lift-off from Earth is now expected in late August using a Space Launch System (SLS) rocket.
It’s crazy that so many have willfully drawn the wrong conclusion.
The development tools were designed for use on Windows 98 (possibly something akin to Codewarrior ), Mars Express runs a real time OS.
I’m guessing that there’s an interesting story about how a technique developed for another more advanced probe could be backported to run on Mars Express, but it’s been obscured.