What is the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV)?

The Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) or lunar rover is a battery-powered four-wheeled rover used on the Moon in the last three missions of the American Apollo program (15, 16, and 17) during 1971 and 1972. It was popularly known as “moon buggy“, a play [ … ]

What is the Space Launch System (SLS)?

The Space Launch System (SLS) is an American Space Shuttle-derived heavy expendable launch vehicle. It is part of NASA’s deep space exploration plans including a manned mission to Mars.   What is the Space Launch System (SLS)? [ … ]

N44 located in a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way

N44 is an emission nebula with superbubble structure located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way in the constellation Dorado.   What is the emission nebula N44? Originally catalogued in Karl Henize’s “Catalogue of H-alpha emission stars [ … ]

What everybody ought to know about galaxies!

A galaxy is a gravitationally bound system of stars, stellar remnants, interstellar gas, dust, and dark matter.   What are galaxies? The word galaxy is derived from the Greek galaxias, literally “milky”, a reference to the Milky Way. Galaxies range in size [ … ]