The major space breakthroughs made this year so far

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Scientists all around the world have examined and highlighted strange corners of the universe, jotted down below are a few of our favorites.

  • Two NASA astronauts were launched by SpaceX to space for the very first time in historic US mission

SpaceX on Saturday 30th May launched NASA astronauts, into orbit, successfully beginning the company’s first crewed mission. This was the first time ever that NASA had launched its own astronauts since the end of the space shuttle program nearly a decade ago. Speaking of its achievements, NASA deputy administrator Jim Morhard, said “We’re at the dawn of a new age,” in a press ahead of the launch.

  • Elon Musk’s SpaceX brings NASA astronauts back to earth this weekend!

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley caught the attention of the world in May when they lifted off to the International Space Station inside SpaceX’s new passenger capsule named the Crew Dragon. This was the first time a privately made vehicle took people to space. This will be the first time the Crew Dragon will be carrying NASA astronauts back to our planet. The two will be coming back as early as Sunday, provided the weather supports.

  • Astronomers capture a photo of extremely rare ‘space buttery’, mesmerizing the netizens:

An extremely impressive photo of NGC 2899 -a bubble of gas that bears a resemblance to a butterfly, has been captured by astronomers using the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT). The bubble has never been captured before in such detail. The space butterfly is situated between 3000 and 6500 light-years away, in the Southern constellation of Vela, also known as The Sails.

  • The 2019’s Biggest Black Hole Findings:

After years of anticipation, scientists in 2019, took an unforgettable image of the black hole, at the heart of the galaxy Virgo A, about 53 million light-years away. The very first close-up of the distinctiveness snapped by a network of telescopes around the world known as the Event Horizon Telescope. seems like a grainy, small spot surrounded by a Woolley orange ring. But that small, eccentric image is actually a black hole as big as the solar system and 6.5 billion times the mass of our sun.

 

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