Jason-3 satellite successfully launched

On Sunday, at 19:42 CET, the Jason-3 satellite was launched onboard the Space-X Falcon 9 rocket. The video above, by NASA, shows the lift-off of the rocket from the launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base in Californi ...

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Moon phases of 2016

NASA’s scientific visualisation studio recently released a video showing moon phases for every day of 2016. There are two different videos, one for the Northern hemisphere and one for the Southern. According to which ...

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Learn coding with Star Wars

As part of their “Hour of Code” series, Code.org partnered with Star Wars to create a tutorial to help BB-8 and R2-D2 move around in different worlds. The purpose of the tutorial is to teach how to use coding for prog ...

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A rare conjunction of Mars, Venus and Jupiter

From October 24th to October 29th a rare event happened in the sky: Venus, Jupiter and Mars orbited in space forming a so-called “conjunction of planets”. According to Earthsky.com, the last time they met was in 2013 ...

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The space elevator

As we saw with the launch of the MSG-4 satellite earlier this summer, the technology available nowadays allows us to send big objects, such as satellites, into space with the help of rockets. But what about the future ...

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