Space

Iran Ready To Send 6 Satellites Into Orbit, Communications Technology Minister Says

TEHRAN (Sputnik) – Iran has prepared six satellites to be launched into space, while one more satellite is in the process of being assembled, the country’s Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi, has...
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Spacewalking Astronauts Plug Leak In Cosmic Ray Detector 

Spacewalking astronauts plugged a leak in a cosmic ray detector outside the International Space Station on Saturday, bringing it another step closer to new life. It was the fourth spacewalk since November for NASA's Andrew Morgan and Italy's Luca...
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Could Enceladus, The Icy Moon Of Saturn, Be Capable Of Supporting Life?

It has hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor, like those on Earth where life began
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This Planet Is So Hot It Tears Apart The Hydrogen Molecules In Its Atmosphere

At 7,800 degrees Fahrenheit, planet KELT-9b is so hot that it shreds molecules
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Nasa’s Kepler Spots A Star Slurping Up A Planet

NASA's Kepler space telescope is extremely good at spotting the subtle hints of distant exoplanets. It does this by detecting slight drops in the brightness of stars, signaling the presence of one or more planets hanging out in orbit. Kepler has...
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Space Photos Of The Week: An Ode To Infrared

The Spitzer Space Telescope wasn’t big, but its view of the universe was certainly mighty.
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'we Gonna Build A Wall On Mars?' Netizens Ecstatic After Trump Unveils Logo Of Us Space Force

The space operations branch has become the first new military service since the establishment of the independent Air Force in 1947. John Raymond who was recently sworn in as commander of the new branch said that the creation of the Space Force is...
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It’s A Dog-eat-dog Universe: Scientists Have Spotted A Vampire Star Feeding Off Another

Ryan Ridden-Harper, a postdoctoral fellow at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Australia, who led the research, said the discovery was completely unexpected as it was not what researchers were looking for.
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Rocket Lab's 1st Launch Of 2020 Is For The National Reconnaissance Office, The Us Spysat Agency

The private small-satellite launch company Rocket Lab will fly its first mission for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) next week, kicking off a busy 2020 that also includes plans for a new launchpad and larger headquarters.
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Death On Mars

The martian radiation environment is a problem for human explorers that cannot be overstated -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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A Tv Satellite Is About To Explode Following 'irreversible' Battery Damage

A Boeing satellite is being hastily moved into "graveyard orbit" following a devastating "anomaly" that turned its batteries into bombs.
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You Can Watch Two Astronauts Take A Spacewalk To Fix A $2 Billion Space Experiment Today. Here's...

NASA plans to send a pair of astronauts on a spacewalk, one more time, to finish fixing a complicated science experiment today (Jan. 25). Here's how to watch it live.
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Why Your Zodiac Sign Is Probably Wrong

I was born a Capricorn (please don’t judge me), but the Sun was in the middle of Sagittarius when I was born. As a professor emeritus of astronomy, I am often asked about the difference between astrology and astronomy. The practice of astrology,...
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Celebrating Spitzer, Nasa’s Infrared Telescope Retiring After A 16-year Mission

Spitzer peered into the depths to lift the dusty veil from some of the universe's most beautiful objects.
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Nasa’s Nessi Instrument Can Pick Out The Atmospheres Of Distant Exoplanets

The instrument on the Hale Telescope uses infrared light to investigate exoplanets' atmospheric compositions.
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Supercomputer Simulations Reveal Details Of Galaxy Clusters

A new study published late last year in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society explored the molecular gas within and surrounding the intracluster medium, which fills the space between galaxies in a galaxy cluster.

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An Ancient, Dying Galaxy Could Help Astronomers Learn More About The Milky Way

The most distant dying galaxy known to astronomers contains nearly one trillion stars, making this family of stars is significantly larger than our own Milky Way galaxy. Analysis of the core of this galaxy shows this object started to form 12...
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Spacex Is Launching 'dark Satellites' To Stop Its Starlink Project From Wreaking Havoc With...

Elon Musk's space exploration company, SpaceX, plans to launch up to 42,000 satellites into orbit to beam internet down to remote parts of the Earth. SpaceX has already put close to 200 Starlink satellites into orbit, and astronomers say their...
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Raising A Sunken Submarine In The 1920s Was Dangerous Work

Robert Beckhusen History, Americas The submarine S-51 might as well have been on the moon Key Point: By the standards of the time, the ship may as well have been on the moon — and reaching the vessel would take astronaut-level courage. It was...
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Chang'e 4 Robots Send Back Epic Images Of Moon's Mysterious Far Side - Cnet

China's lunar lander and rover are sending back amazing high-resolution scenes.
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