Watch Space.com Experience Lunar Gravity at 30,000 Feet in New Mini-Documentary Out June 7

Teresa Pultarova

Experiencing low gravity for the first time is not for the faint of heart. Space.com senior writer Tereza Pultarova can attest to this, having recently flown a special flight designed to simulate the moon’s lower gravity for scientific research and astronaut training. Pultarova experienced lunar gravity during what’s known as parabolic flight, during which an … Read more

This tiny probe the size of your cell phone could measure the gravity of asteroids in 1st space

This tiny probe the size of your cell phone could measure the gravity of asteroids in 1st space

The European Space Agency (ESA) wants to land a tiny satellite the size of a mobile phone on an asteroid to measure its gravity. ESA has completed vacuum and vibration tests for its Gravimeter for Small Solar System Objects (GRASS) asteroid probe. GRASS is designed to measure surface gravity on the asteroid Dimorphos, which is … Read more