MIT Researchers Propose Tiny Satellites to Guide Huge Space Telescopes

Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have proposed that in the near future giant telescopes like NASA’s upcoming James Webb Space Telescope might be replaced by large number

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China Launches Rover for First Far Side of the Moon Landing

China launched a rover early Saturday destined to land on the far side of the moon, a global first that would boost Beijing’s ambitions to become a space superpower, state

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Astrophysicists Count All the Starlight in the Universe

The universe shines with the light of some billion trillion stars. A team of astrophysicists recently used a satellite to sum up all these stars’ light, measured in particles called

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NASA’s InSight Mars Landing: a Nail-Biting ‘6.5 Minutes of Terror’

A spacecraft that cost nearly a billion dollars is on course to make a perilous landing Monday on Mars, if it can survive a high-speed approach and the scorching heat

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NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover Gets Back to Work at Its Old Location

Besides over two weeks of scientific operations, NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has conducted its longest drive since experiencing a memory anomaly two months ago, pushing its total odometry to over 20 kilometers.

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AstroSat, Chandra X-Ray Observatory Find Black Hole That Spins Near Maximum Possible Rates

Scientists using data from India’s first dedicated astronomy satellite, AstroSat, and NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have found that a black hole in the binary star system 4U 1630-47 spins close to the

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NASA Sets World Record With Its Mars 2020 ‘Supersonic Parachute’

NASA has created a world record with its “supersonic parachute” for the Mars 2020 mission that survived 37,000 kg load and was deployed in just four-tenths of a second – twice

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SpaceX Satellite Launch Lights Up Night Sky, Social Media

When SpaceX launched a rocket carrying an Argentine Earth-observation satellite from California’s Central Coast, both the night sky and social media lit up. People as far away as San Francisco, Sacramento, Phoenix

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NASA Addresses Unexplained Space Station Hole but Mystery Remains Unsolved

NASA sought on Wednesday to tamp down speculation that sabotage caused a tiny hole found last month in the side of a Russian module docked at the International Space Station, but the

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Hubble Space Telescope’s New Observing Campaign Is Aimed at Early Galaxy Formations

A galaxy cluster embedded in the middle of nearly 8,000 galaxies scattered across space and time Hubble Space Telescope has embarked on a new campaign to help astronomers better understand the

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