Constellations

Mystery Solved: Dust Cloud Led To Betelgeuse's 'great Dimming'

When Betelgeuse, a bright orange star in the constellation of Orion, lost more than two-thirds of its brightness in late 2019 and early 2020, astronomers were puzzled.
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Starlink User Finds A Significant Flaw With The Satellite Dish

One of the more interesting things SpaceX has done in recent years is launching large numbers of Starlink satellites into orbit. Eventually, the constellation of satellites will provide continuous Internet coverage all over the US and potentially...
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The Origin Of The First Structures Formed In Galaxies Like The Milky Way Identified

An international team of scientists has used the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) to study a representative sample of galaxies, both disc and spheroidal, in a deep sky zone in the constellation of the Great Bear to characterize the properties of the...
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Galileo Satellites' Last Step Before Launch

Europe's Galileo satellite navigation constellation is set to grow. Later this year the first two out of 12 "Batch 3" Galileo satellites will be launched by Soyuz from French Guiana. Their last step on the way to launch is situated beside sand dunes...
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Astronomers Discover A Massive Star Cluster, Of Intermediate Age, In The Constellation Scutum

An international team of astrophysicists led by the Stellar Astrophysics Group of the University of Alicante (UA), the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), and the University of Valparaíso (Chile) has discovered a massive cluster of stars...
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Hubble Captures A Luminous Spiral Galaxy Looking All Chill And Relaxed

Swirling around in the Virgo constellation, the Hubble Space Telescope captured a look at the spiral galaxy NGC 5037, NASA shared on Friday. Located roughly 150 million light-years away from Earth, the galaxy was first documented by astronomer and...
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Image: Hubble Captures A Captivating Spiral

This image shows the spiral galaxy NGC 5037, in the constellation of Virgo. First documented by William Herschel in 1785, the galaxy lies about 150 million light-years away from Earth. Despite this distance, we can see the delicate structures of gas...
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Supernova Found By Japanese Amateur Got 50 Times Brighter Over Past 2 Months, Reports Say

TOKYO (Sputnik) - A supernova discovered near the constellation of Cassiopeia by a Japanese amateur astronomer two months ago has since become 50 times brighter, which is considered a rare phenomenon, media reported on Sunday.
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Starlink’s Internet Shows Record Fast Download Speed, Report Says

The development comes a few days after SpaceX launched a third batch of Starlink satellites into low Earth orbit. By 2027, the private space company plans to create a constellation of 12,000 satellites that would provide high-speed broadband...
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Not Keen On A 5g Mast In Your Street? At Least It'd Be Harder For Crackpots To Burn Down 'a Flying...

Another satellite constellation prepares for launch, this one aimed at next-gen connectivity for IoT devices 5G IoT operator OQ Technology has inked a deal with satellite firm NanoAvionics to build what OQ boss Omar Qaise described as a "flying cell...
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Spacex Starlink Speedtest Results Are Very Inconsistent

Elon Musk envisioned that SpaceX’s Starlink satellite constellation would be able to deliver Internet to areas underserved by most carriers. The service, however, would have to cater to a broad range of users and locations located in a narrow...
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The U.s. Navy's Constellation-class Put It That Much Closer To Its Dream Fleet

Caleb Larson Constellation-Class, The Americas The plan for the new Constellation-class is to counter near-peer rivals and help get closer to a 355-ship Navy. Here's What You Need to Remember: A potential hurdle to getting to a 355-ship Navy is a...

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Scientists Are Searching For The Plural Of ‘black Hole,’ And Their Ideas Are Out Of This World

Popular ideas include a ‘terror’ of black holes and a ‘silence’ of black holes. Earlier this year, astronomers went hunting for a supermassive black hole somewhere by the constellation Ara, nearly 8,000 light-years from...
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Elon Musk Wants To Move Fast And Break Space

Late last month, a pair of satellites operated by Starlink and OneWeb—two companies working to launch constellations of small, low-orbiting satellites that beam internet access all over Earth—almost collided, passing within nearly 200 feet of...
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Amazon's First Project Kuiper Internet Satellites Will Launch Aboard Atlas V Rockets

The rockets will help Amazon start putting the more than 3,200 satellites that will eventually make up its Project Kuiper constellation in low Earth orbit.
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Amazon Taps Ula To Launch Its Project Kuiper Starlink-rivaling Satellites

Amazon will use United Launch Alliance to deploy the first satellites in its Starlink-rivaling constellation, with nine missions planned as it embarks on its planet-spanning internet provider. ULA will use nine Atlas V launch vehicles for Project...
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Amazon Taps Ula As First Launch Provider For Project Kuiper Satellite Constellation

Amazon’s Project Kuiper satellite constellation is one step closer to actually making it to space: The company announced it has secured an agreement with the United Launch Alliance (ULA) to fly its satellites on nine Atlas V rocket launches....
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Oneweb, Spacex Satellites Reportedly Avoided Potential Collision In Orbit Last Week

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A communications satellite of the United Kingdom’s company OneWeb dodged a potential collision with a satellite from SpaceX’s Starlink constellation, after the two came dangerously close to each other in orbit last week, The...
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Rocket Lab To Recover The Booster From Its Next Electron Launch As It Pursue Reusability

Rocket Lab is preparing for its next launch, currently set to take place in May from its launch facility in New Zealand. The payload for the flight are two satellites to join BlackSky’s Earth observation constellation, but Rocket Lab has a...
Related topics: Electrons, Satellites, Space

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Seen From Space, Iceland’s New Volcano Lights Up The Island At Night

You’ve probably seen stunning images of the night side of the Earth from space. Most people have seen the veritable constellations of city lights scattered familiarly across the continents, separated by wide oceans of darkness. You very well may...
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