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SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Suffers Rare Failure During Starlink Mission (Video)

In a surprising turn of events, SpaceX's trusty Falcon 9 rocket encountered a significant setback during a routine Starlink satellite launch on Thursday night....

OSIRIS-REx Mission to Bennu and Back

The OSIRIS-REx mission, launched by NASA, is a historic mission to explore the near-Earth asteroid Bennu. It has been a key part of NASA’s...

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SELIG AMOAK

I'm Selig, an avid space enthusiast and WordPress developer. My fascination with space began with the simple act of gazing up at the stars and wondering what lay beyond. That wonder has propelled me to read, learn, and follow space missions for the past 3+ years. The more I discover, the more I understand how incredible the universe truly is. Now, I'm using The Space Vortex to share my journey of discovery with you. Let's explore the universe together!

ASTRONOMY & SCIENCE

ESO’s Astounding Capture: The Smiling Cat Nebula & Young Star Cluster

In the vastness of space there are moments of cosmic beauty. The recently released “Smiling Cat” Nebula, a part of the Sh2-284 Nebula, by...

Unveiling the Secrets of the Cancer Constellation: A Stellar Guide

One of the most interesting constellations that has been fascinating stargazers for thousands of years is the Cancer constellation, the celestial crab. In this...

Sunspots Explained: Everything You Need to Know

Imagine gazing at the Sun (safely, of course) and witnessing dark spots moving across its fiery surface. These are sunspots, and they're central to...

What Is The Biggest Star We Know in Our Universe?

Imagine a star so big that it makes our Sun look like a tiny speck of dust. That's UY Scuti, currently known as the...

How Big is Earth? A Comprehensive Guide to Our Planet’s Dimensions

Did you know that Earth is not a perfect sphere but slightly flattened at the poles and bulging at the equator? This fascinating fact...

SPACE TECH

The International Space Station (ISS) is humanity’s biggest and longest running presence in space. 400km above Earth it’s a football field sized laboratory and...
As of May 20th 2024, there are about 10,027 active satellites orbiting Earth according to Orbiting now (a satellite tracking website) That's right, about...
Ever wondered how we'll feed future space explorers? On the Moon? On Mars? Maybe even deeper into the cosmos? The answer lies in space...