Astronomers Capture 1st Image of Milky Way’s Huge Black Hole | Science News

By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – The world’s first image of the chaotic supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy does not portray a voracious cosmic destroyer but what astronomers Thursday called a “gentle giant” on a near-starvation diet. Astronomers believe nearly all galaxies, including our own, have … Read more

The 1st photo of the Milky Way’s monster black hole has scientists over the moon. Here’s why.

For decades, astronomers have wondered what’s at the heart of the Milky Way galaxy. Today, scientists unveiled the first-ever photo of the supermassive black hole that lurks there, offering a completely new view of our home galaxy. The historic image of what scientists call Sagittarius A *, captured by a worldwide telescope array called the … Read more

‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ scores its 1st tie-in book

Electricity is crackling in the sci-fi ether as anticipation mounts for the premiere of “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” coming to Paramount Plus on May 5. This “Star Trek: Discovery” spinoff harkens back to the classic “planet of the week” format seen in the original “Star Trek” series from the 1960s and chronicles the intrepid … Read more

SpaceX inks 1st deal to provide Starlink internet service on planes

SpaceX just secured its first deal to provide inflight internet service on airplanes using its Starlink constellation of broadband satellites. The service will be available later this year to customers of JSX, a charter airline company that plans to equip 100 planes with Starlink-provided inflight Wi-Fi. “The service will be offered to all JSX customers … Read more

Happy anniversary, Ingenuity! Mars helicopter flew for the 1st time one year ago today

One year ago today (April 19), an aircraft flew on a world beyond Earth for the first time ever. That history-making vehicle is NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter, which landed inside the Red Planet’s Jezero Crater with the life-hunting, sample-caching Perseverance rover on Feb. 18, 2021. Just over two months later, the 4-pound (1.8 kilograms) Ingenuity … Read more

Former astronaut Scott Kelly launches 1st NFT, with sales supporting Ukraine

Record-setting former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly has memorialized his time in space via art. Kelly, who spent 340 consecutive days aboard the International Space Station in 2015 and 2016, just launched his first-ever NFT, an art project called “Dreams Out of This World.” He hopes the offering inspires people to reach for the stars, as … Read more

SpaceX launches Ax-1, the 1st fully private astronaut mission to the space station

CAPA CANAVERAL, Florida – A pioneering astronaut mission is on its way to the International Space Station. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched Ax-1, a mission from Houston-based company Axiom Space, today (April 8) at 11:17 am EDT (1517 GMT) from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center here on Florida’s Space Coast. None of Ax-1’s four crewmembers … Read more

Axiom’s 1st private astronaut crew is ready to fly to space

Axiom Space and its crew are ready to make history. A crew of three paying passengers and one former NASA astronaut will launch to the International Space Station on Wednesday (April 1) at 12:05 pm EDT (1605 GMT). The flight marks Texas-based aerospace company Axiom Space‘s Ax-1 mission, set to launch the crew aboard a … Read more