Bees on Mars, Most Distant Star Ever Observed + Other Cosmic News To Make Us Closer To Space

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The humanity knows so little about that surrounds us. But here are what steps we made this week to solve the mystery.

SpaceX the Dragon cargo launch

SpaceX launched the Dragon cargo spacecraft to the International Station (ISS).

It is loaded with 2,630 kilograms of supplies and science experiments for the Expedition 55 crew but the most interesting one is a prototype called RemoveDebris, a Japanese experiment in trash removal.

In two weeks, this prototype will be released from the main spacecraft to catch the small satellites called CubeSat.

It will use a harpoon and a net to catch debris and little engines to hold it.

After testing the RemoveDebris spacecraft will burn up in our atmosphere.

Rocket Lab Electron rocket launch date

Rocket Lab sets date for first commercial launch of its Electron rocket.

US spaceflight startup Rocket Lab has officially scheduled its very first commercial launch for later this month.

The company will launch its small Electron rocket with payloads from two paying satellite operators on board — just three months after completing a second test flight of the vehicle.

The upcoming mission will initiate the beginning of customer operations for Rocket Lab, which claims to have a busy manifest for this year and next.

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Source: Rocket Lab

Bee robots on Mars

Guess who will fly on Mars first – you or a bee?

A Japanese-American team of engineers is working to send a swarm of bee-inspired drones to the Red Planet with new, exploratory funding from NASA.

The team calls the concept “Marsbees.”

NASA selected this idea as part of its “Innovative Advanced Concepts” program, which annually supports a handful of early concept ideas for exploration.

The team of researchers will explore the possibility of creating a swarm of bees that could explore the Martian surface autonomously, flying from a rover.

mars-bee-photo

Source: C. Kang/NASA

Most distant star ever observed

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Telescope have found the most distant star ever discovered. The hot blue star existed only 4.4 billion years after the Big Bang!

This discovery provides new insight into the formation and evolution of stars in the early Universe, the constituents of galaxy clusters and also on the nature of dark matter.

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Source: spacetelescope.org

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