Space

The Tides Of Mercury

Published by Gregor Steinbrügge Institute for Geophysics, University of Texas at Austin These findings are described in the article entitled The performance of the BepiColombo Laser Altimeter (BELA) prior launch and prospects for Mercury orbit operations, recently published in the journal Planetary and Space Science (Planetary and Space Science 159 (2018) 84-92). This work was

Reading The Quantum Properties Of The Dark Matter In The Sky

Published by Ion Vasile Vancea Grupo de Física Teórica e Física Matemática, Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro These findings are described in the article entitled Gravity-mediated Dark Matter models in the de Sitter space, recently published in the journal Physics of the Dark Universe (Physics of the Dark Universe 22

Mining For Galaxies Among Millions Of Galaxy Images

Published by Lior Shamir Lawrence Technological University These findings are described in the article entitled A hybrid approach to machine learning annotation of large galaxy image databases, recently published in the journal Astronomy and Computing (Astronomy and Computing 25 (2018) 257-269). This work was conducted by E. Kuminski and L. Shamir from Lawrence Technological University.

The Virgo Constellation

Virgo is one of the 12 zodiac constellations. Virgo’s name comes from the Latin word for virgin, and it is found near the ecliptic with Libra to the east and Leo to the west. Vertigo is the second-largest constellation in the sky, and the largest consolation out of all the zodiac constellations. The constellation of

The Cancer Constellation

Cancer is one of the zodiac constellations, found near the other constellations of Gemini, Lynx, Leo Minor, Hydra, and Canis Minor. The constellation is a medium sized constellation that covers approximately 506 square degrees of sky, and its brightest star has a magnitude of about 3.5. Two of its stars have known planets orbiting them,

The Scorpius Constellation

Scorpius is one of the zodiac constellations, getting its name from the Latin word for scorpion, which is what the constellation somewhat resembles. Scorpius is a southern hemisphere constellation, and Sagittarius is found to the east of it while Libra is found to the west. Read on to learn more about the Scorpius constellation, including

The Dynamical Behaviors In The Rotating Plane-Symmetric Potential Field

The rotating plane-symmetric potential field is an approximation of gravitational field for several different celestial bodies in the Solar system, including the circular restricted three-body problem, planetary ring’s gravitational environment, asteroids 4 Vesta, 1620 Geographos, etc.  There are several synchronous binary asteroids found in the Solar system, including 809 Lundia, 1089 Tama, etc. The two

Designing A Flexible Heat Shield For Spacecraft That Utilizes Centrifugal Force

Spacecraft travel at high speeds and have to “brake” before landing onto a planet. When the planet has an atmosphere, aerodynamic drag can be utilized to dissipate the kinetic energy. This process is called atmospheric entry, which requires an aerodynamic decelerator/heat shield that generates sufficient drag, tolerates high temperature, and prevents excessive heat from entering