Space

Earth’s magnetic field is changing

It seems that Earth’s magnetic field is weakening and changing at the moment. The magnetic North is moving towards Siberia and South Atlantic Anomaly weakening the Earth’s magnetic field. There is some fear that the weakening is causing technical problems for satellites and could have other effects. Here are some links to news on this

Apollo 11 celebration week

This week seems to have many news related to 50 years of Apollo 11 spaceflight. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon. Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Moon is not just history. Today, a new rush of enthusiasm for lunar exploration has swept up

Reaktor Space Lab takes off with nanosatellite

https://www.reaktor.com/blog/reaktor-space-lab-takes-off/ At 6.28 a.m. Helsinki time today, Reaktor Space Lab launched Finland’s first commercially-built nanosatellite into space. The team had some the people who had launched Finland’s first two satellites: Aalto 1 and Aalto 2. There is also another Finnish satellite being launched hopefully in few days: http://suomi100satelliitti.fi/laukaisu_aikaisintaan_2_joulukuuta

NASA’s InSight Probe Has Successfully Touched Down On The Surface Of Mars | IFLScience

https://www.iflscience.com/space/nasas-insight-probe-has-successfully-touched-down-on-the-surface-of-mars/ NASA has confirmed that its InSight spacecraft has safely touched down on Mars, the first successful landing on the Red Planet in more than six years. Check also posting on older Mars probe at http://www.epanorama.net/newepa/2012/08/24/mars-rover/

LiShield Can Block Smartphone Cameras for Privacy’s Sake – IEEE Spectrum

Phttps://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/consumer-electronics/audiovideo/lishield-can-block-smartphone-cameras-for-privacys-sake Rules that prohibit photos or videos can prove almost impossible to enforce when nearly everyone carries a smartphone. But a new indoor privacy system has shown how the power of smart LED lighting could prevent people from taking illegal videos of a live events. LiShield has a capability to corrupt digital camera images and videos without