How It Works: The Most Powerful Space Rocket. When the firm SpaceX launches its Falcon Heavy rocket into space late this year, the craft will become the mightiest rocket in the world. Only NASA’s Saturn V, which sent Americans to the moon, has ever generated more power. In rockets, the most important measure of power is thrust. Falcon Heavy’s 27 individual booster engines together generate 3.8 million pounds of thrust—enough to lift the 3.1-million-pound rocket and its 117,000-pound...
The pancake owl is a native specie of Australia. Because Australia is in the bottom of the world, animals there may become distorted by gravity. Like how astronauts grow taller in space due to the lack of gravity, animals in Australia will shrink because of the heavy concentration of gravity there.
Infographic: How hibernation could aid astronauts on long space flights. Space trips to the other planets would require months of travel through the vacuum of space. Maintaining the crew’s health is a vital concern. If the crew could be induced to hibernate, the problems of survival become easier to solve.
How dense is a black hole? Mind blowing space facts about the Universe for astronomy / astrophysics fans! Also make sure to visit www.kidsinorbit.com - Learn how to become an astronaut! 100% dedicated to kids science / astronomy! Image: NASA Earth Observatory images by Robert Simmon, using Suomi NPP VIIRS data from Chris Elvidge (NOAA National Geophysical Data Center).