China launched two astronauts into space as part of Beijing's plans to establish a permanent orbiting research complex by 2022. The Shenzhou-11 blasted off from Jiuquan space center, a military-operated facility on the edge of the Gobi Desert.
Climate change is a global threat. So where to get the best perspective on the problem? Space! Scientists are monitoring Earth with satellites and running experiments in zero gravity to help save our fragile planet.
Tess rode a SpaceX Falcon rocket as it embarked on a quest to find new planets around neighboring stars that could support life. The washing machine-sized telescope will scan almost the entire sky for at least two years.
The defunct Tiangong-1, which spent 7 years in space, has re-entered Earth's atmosphere and mostly broke up in the South Pacific, reports say. Contact was lost with the space lab two years ago after a technical fault.
It looks like Tiangong-1 won't make it back in time for the Easter Bunny, say space experts. The defunct spacecraft will blaze its way back through our atmosphere, perhaps bringing with it a smattering of debris.
© 2018 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version