In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Researchers detect a new region of the Milky Way that could provide hints about the galaxy’s past. The UAE plans to send its Rashid rover to the Moon in 2022.
Space ScienceUAE to send Emirati-made lunar rover ‘Rashid’ to the Moon next yearGulf News (4/14): The UAE will work with Japanese company iSpace to launch a lunar rover, Rashid, to an unexplored region of the Moon to study lunar dust and rocks in 2022, two years ahead of schedule. The mission aims to demonstrate a range of advanced technologies, including a 3-D imager, microscope camera, and thermal imager.
Fireball meteor burns up over South FloridaSpace.com (4/13): A fireball appeared in the skies over West Palm Beach, Florida, late Monday night. The object may have come from the asteroid 2021 GW4 that was projected to pass the Earth that night.
Astronomers detect a bright-blue bridge of stars, and it’s about to blowSpace.com (4/14): Astrophysicists have found a new region of the Milky Way that is filled with extremely hot, bright-blue stars that are about to explode. Located between the Orion Arm and the constellation Perseus, the “Cepheus spur” is a belt between two spiral ...