Space shuttle Atlantis lifted off from Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on the STS-132 mission to the International Space Station at 2:20 p.m. EDT on May 14. The third of five shuttle missions planned for 2010, this was the last planned launch for Atlantis. The Russian-built Mini Research Module-1, also known as Rassvet, or "dawn," will be delivered and it will provide additional storage space and a new docking port for Russian Soyuz and Progress spacecraft. The laboratory will be attached to the bottom port of the station's Zarya module. The mission's three spacewalks will focus on storing spare components outside the station, including six batteries, a communications antenna and parts for the Canadian Dextre robotic arm.
Black Hole is I think the most popular mystery in Space Science. The word "black hole" certainly thrills most of us. What is black hole ? Black Hole is a huge mass centered in a very small volume and definitely with very very high density. Generally dead star is the source of the mass forming black hole. Some scientists say that if a star undergoes "Supernova" state and explodes, the scattered mass collapses all together and starts forming black hole. With the time these mass become so dense that it occupies almost zero volume and infinite density. This state is known as absolute "singularity". Thus the gravitational filed of this cluster becomes so strong that nothing can come out of it. Even the light cannot escape. As we cannot locate this with emitted or reflected light, it seems dark and we mention this as black hole.