NASA’s first picture of Mars from a CubeSat

NASA's first picture of Mars from a CubeSat

The MarCO mission by NASA was designed to find out if the briefcase sized spacecraft called the CubeSats could survive the journey to deep space. MarCO, which stands for Mars Cube One, now has Mars in sight. One of the twin MarCO CubeSats clicked this image of Mars on October 3rd.  This is the first … Read more

12-pound rock from moon valued for more than $600,000

12-pound rock from moon valued for more than $600,000

A 12-pound meteorite from the moon recently got sold at a Boston auction for a whopping out of this world price of $612,500 on Friday. Geoff Notkin, the star of television’s “Meteorite Men” said that as soon as they saw this, they knew it was extraordinarily unusual and this is close to a once-in-a-lifetime find. … Read more

China to launch ‘artificial moon’ for illuminating city streets

China to launch 'artificial moon' for illuminating city streets

China is planning to launch its own artificial moon by the year 2020 to replace streetlamps and lower electricity costs in urban areas. Its state media reported on Friday. Chengdu, a city in southwestern Sichuan province of China, is developing “illumination satellites” which will shine in tandem with the real moon but would be eight … Read more