Posts Tagged ‘Sputnik’

Soyuz launch to resupply ISS aborted seconds before liftoff

Moscow (Sputnik) Feb 11, 2018

The Soyuz-2.1A rocket with Progress MS-08 cargo spacecraft has failed to blast off from Baikonur at appointed time, the Sputnik correspondent reported from the Cosmodrome. A source told Sputnik that the spacecraft launch…

Pluto’s heart-shaped region hides an icy sea underneath

The prominent heart-shaped region of Pluto known as Sputnik Planitia may be hiding a slushy liquid water ocean beneath its icy crust, according to two new studies published this week in the journal Nature and based data on collected last summer by NASA’s New Horizons probe. According to Reuters, the authors of the studies report […]

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Did Pluto get tipped over?

From Daniel Stolte at University of Arizona News: Sputnik Planitia, a 1,000-kilometer-wide basin within the iconic heart-shaped region observed on Pluto’s surface, could be in its present location because accumulation of ice made the dwarf planet roll over, creating cracks and tensions in the crust that point toward the presence of a subsurface ocean. Published […]

Reaching for the stars: Latin America’s emerging space powers

Moscow (Sputnik) Oct 25, 2016

Argentina and Brazil are Latin America’s leading space-going countries, but Peru, Venezuela and Mexico are already breathing down their necks. Sputnik discussed this issue with Gustavo Henriquez director of the PeruSat…

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