We were published!

Did you know that we were published in Martian Magazine in September? It's called "Peace Tour" https://themartianmagazine.wordpress.com/2018/09/24/peace-tour-by-hawk-and-young/ It's 100 word story, called a Drabble, about touring an alien spaceship. What do you think the aliens were thinking of their human guests?  

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BepiColombo blasts off to Mercury

#ICYMI We're on our way to #Mercury! 🚀 #BepiColombo blasted off on an #Ariane5 from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou at 01:45GMT/03:45 CEST this morning with @ESA_Bepi @JAXA_MMO & @ESA_MTM onboard. Full story: https://t.co/uXTlVD9jXX pic.twitter.com/wZqZtVADqf — BepiColombo (@BepiColombo) October 20, 2018 Watch the launch replay: https://www.esa.int/spaceinvideos/Videos/2018/10/BepiColombo_launch_replay BepiColombo is Europe's first mission to Mercury, in combination with... Continue Reading →

Learning from Failure

We are all taught that failure is bad as we learn in school. You were grounded for getting Fs and rewarded for getting As. We love to report space victories, but the truth is, we learn from our failures. On October 11, a seemingly routine Roscosmos launch to the International Space Station went a bit... Continue Reading →

Saturn: Cassini Data still coming in

In 2010, Cassini began a second, seven-year-long, mission called the Cassini Solstice Mission. This final mission concluded with a phase known as The Grand Finale -- 22 deep dives between Saturn's cloud tops and innermost ring before it plunged into the giant planet's atmosphere. "The Grand Finale orbits were so named because they not only... Continue Reading →

New Constellations

Sure, you can pick out Orion, the big and little dippers, and the North star. Maybe you even know your other zodiac constellations, but those are all in the sky visible to our naked eye. But if you are mapping gamma rays, you can see many more stars in space than from Earth. Scientists using... Continue Reading →

TESS discovers 2 planets

As we are kind of alien nuts over here at Hawk and Young, and as it's totally possible that some form of life is out there somewhere, we are so pleased to report that Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has found two new planets orbiting 'near by' stars and 73 possible other planets causing dips... Continue Reading →

Update: TESS

Just a quick note that TESS has had a few thruster boosts as planned to propel it into the correct orbit. Another burn next week will be timed to occur as TESS reaches its new apogee, followed by two additional perigee maneuvers that will fine-tune the satellite’s trajectory and set up for a flyby of... Continue Reading →

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