Constellations

Spire Gets Fcc Ok For 175-satellite Constellation Launch

Spire describes their business as “a data and analytics company that collects data from space to solve problems on Earth.” Per a release from the FCC today (October 18, 2019), Spire was granted regulatory rights to launch up to 636...
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Swarm Gets Green Light From Fcc For Its 150-satellite Constellation

Swarm Technologies aims to connect smart devices around the world with a low-bandwidth but ever-present network provided by satellites — and it just got approval from the FCC to do so. Apparently the agency is no longer worried that Swarm’s...
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The Clumpy And Lumpy Death Of A Star

In 1572, Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe was among those who noticed a new bright object in the constellation Cassiopeia. Adding fuel to the intellectual fire that Copernicus started, Tycho showed this "new star" was far beyond the Moon, and that it...
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Spacex's Starlink Constellation Could Swell By 30,000 More Satellites

The company’s constellation could eventually consist of 42,000 spacecraft -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Canopy Growth Taps Constellation Brands' Cfo As New Board Chair

Someone new is heading the board of directors at Canopy Growth (NYSE: CGC). The company announced in a press release that it has appointed David Klein to be the chair of that body, effective immediately.Klein is CFO of Constellation Brands (NYSE:...

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Spitzer Space Telescope Sees Cosmic Bubbles Forming Around Young Stars

Astronomers have imaged a region of the Milky Way in the constellation of Aquila and observed beautiful bubbles surrounding clusters of stars.
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Messier 92 – The Ngc 6341 Globular Cluster

Located in the Hercules constellation, roughly 26,700 light-years from Earth, is the globular cluster known as Messier 92. The post Messier 92 – the NGC 6341 Globular Cluster appeared first on Universe Today.

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Hubble Spots A Dim, Dark Matter-rich Galaxy

(Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, D. Calzetti) Some 30 million light-years from Earth, a faint monster lurks in the constellation Cetus the Whale. Astronomers dub the object UGC 695, and astronomers recently caught this image of it using the Hubble...
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This Star Has Reached The End Of Its Life

About 10,000 light years away, in the constellation Centaurus, is a planetary nebula called NGC 5307. A planetary nebula is the remnant of a star like our Sun, when it has reached what can be described as the end of its life. This Hubble image of...
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Near Miss Between Science Craft And Starlink Satellite Shows Need To Improve Orbital Coordination

A European satellite that measures the Earth’s winds using lasers had a close encounter with one of SpaceX’s Starlink constellation yesterday in a situation that illustrates the growing inadequacy of existing systems for global...
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Image: Hubble Views Star Nearing Its End

This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows NGC 5307, a planetary nebula that lies about 10,000 light-years from Earth. It can be seen in the constellation Centaurus (the Centaur), which can be seen primarily in the southern hemisphere.
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Ufo ‘photo’ Captures Spaceships ‘drifting’ Across Taurus Constellation

A UFO theorist or “UFOlogist” recently claimed that he has new evidence that two Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO) have recently been spotted in space, proving once more that humans are not alone in the universe. 
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How To See Ophiuchus And His Serpent In The Night Sky

Here's a pair of constellations that easily slithers out of the grasp of a beginning skywatcher: Ophiuchus, the serpent-bearer, and his snake.

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Hubble Captures The Glowing Aftermath Of The Death Of A Star

The latest object captured by the Hubble Telescope is a planetary nebula called NGC 2371/2, located in the constellation of Gemini. It has an unusual name because of its unusual shape - when astronomers first studied the nebula, they thought it was...
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Views Of Destruction: Satellite Images Reveal Devastating Amazon Fires In Almost Real-time

Rhett Butler, MongabayWith near-daily overflights and high-resolution imagery, Planet's constellation of satellites is providing a clear look at some of the fires now burning in the Brazilian Amazon
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Why Do Different Cultures See Such Similar Meanings In The Stars?

Almost every person throughout the existence of humankind has looked up at the night sky and seen more than just a random scattering of light. Constellations of stars have helped us shape our own ongoing narratives and cultures—creating meaning in...

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Sagittarius Carries A 'milk Dipper' And 'teapot' Into The Summer Sky

If you have ever seen a sketch or drawing where one moment you see something and then in another moment you see something completely different, that might best describe the zodiacal constellation of Sagittarius, the Archer.

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Stellar Evolution In Real Time Detected In The Old Star T Ursae Minoris

An international team of astronomers succeeded in detecting signs of aging in the red supergiant star T UMi. The star in the Little Bear constellation is currently going through its last nuclear "hiccups," and will soon end its 1.2 billion year-long...
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Satellites Spot ‘shocking’ Phenomenon As Solar Winds Send Invisible Shockwave Zooming Past Earth

The new data was captured by NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale Spacecraft (MMS), a constellation of four satellites packed with advanced sensors which was sent into orbit in 2015 to study the magnetic fields surrounding Earth.
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Fcc Cuts Red Tape On Small Satellite Launches

The FCC is taking measures to make the launches of small satellites (but not large constellations) easier on the growing private space industry. The new licensing process should be simpler, easier, and more likely to yield a green light from the...
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