Category: Space Fact Friday

Space Fact Friday

Space Hurricanes Do Exist!

On August 20, 2014, weather satellites captured a space plasma hurricane occurring above the North Pole. The swirling mass of plasma was around 600 miles

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The Mysterious Dunes of Io

The formation of dunes on Jupiter’s moon Io have been an unknown ever since the Galileo probe took pictures of them in October 1999. Scientists

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3D Metal Printing in Space!

In the coming year, the European based aerospace company Airbus is planning on introducing a 3D metal printer to ISS.  Aptly named ‘Metal3D’, it will

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A Salute to InSight

InSight may have reached the end of its mission. A selfie captured by the rover on April 24th shows a thick layer of dust piled

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The Moon’s Green Thumb

Space plant success! We can grow plants in lunar soil! In a recent study, scientists planted microgreen seeds into four different soils:  lunar soil (or

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8 Planetary Science Missions Extended

NASA just extended 8 of its planetary science missions!. Here are some tidbits about the extended missions. OSIRIS-APEX – (launched September 2016) Originally dubbed OSIRIS-REx

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