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Saturn's 'death Star' Moon May Have A Secret Ocean, Revealing A New Category Of Worlds That Could...

NASA's Cassini spacecraft took the most detailed photo to date of Mimas on its closest flyby of the Saturn moon in 2010.NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute Saturn's small moon Mimas could have an ocean of liquid water deep beneath its...
Related topics: Saturn, Moon, Space, NASA, Cassini–Huygens Spacecarft, Science Photos

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If Launched By 2028, A Spacecraft Could Catch Up With Oumuamua In 26 Years

In October 2017, the interstellar object ‘Oumuamua passed through our Solar System, leaving a lot of questions in its wake. Not only was it the first object of its kind ever to be observed, but the limited data astronomers obtained as it shot...
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Nasa Solar Sail Mission To Chase Tiny Asteroid After Artemis I Launch

Launching with the Artemis I uncrewed test flight, NASA's shoebox-size Near-Earth Asteroid Scout will chase down what will become the smallest asteroid ever to be visited by a spacecraft. It will get there by unfurling a solar sail to harness solar...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Asteroids

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Active Galactic Nucleus In Ngc 2992 Explored By Researchers

Researchers from the U.S. Naval Observatory and elsewhere have performed simultaneous observations of an active galactic nucleus (AGN) in the galaxy NGC 2992 using the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) and NASA's Swift spacecraft. Results of the...
Related topics: Galaxies, Space, NASA

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New Automatic Control Technique Uses Spacecraft Solar Panels To Reach Desired Orbit At Mars

A satellite on a science mission to Mars aims for a low-altitude orbit, but the lower the orbit, the more propellant is required to enter orbit when arriving from Earth. To save propellant, a technique called aerobraking uses a small propulsive...
Related topics: Space, Mars, Satellites

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Esa Boss Gives Update On Stricken Sentinel-1b Imaging Satellite: All Is Not Lost Yet

Still borked, 1C and 1D are waiting in the wings ESA Director General Josef Aschbacher has addressed the issue of the space agency's borked Copernicus Sentinel-1B spacecraft in his first annual press conference.…
Related topics: European Space Agency, Satellites, Space

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Australian Start-up To Build World's First Hypersonic 'spaceplane' Using 3d Printers

The construction of such spacecraft has been made possible due to a jump in 3D printing technologies that now allow new heat-resistant and durable alloys to be combined and them to be bent into complex components for a scramjet engine.
Related topics: 3D Printers

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Bull Of The Day: Maxar Technologies (maxr)

Maxar Technologies MAXR is a $2.2 billion provider of space technology including satellite imagery and expert intelligence services. Along with spacecraft and robotics for space exploration, research and national security, Maxar helps customers...
Related topics: Space, Satellites, Robots

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European Space Agency: Come On, Hack Our Satellite If You Think You're Hard Enough

Space: The final frontier for cybersecurity The European Space Agency (ESA) is inviting applications from attackers who fancy having a crack at its OPS-SAT spacecraft.…
Related topics: European Space Agency, Space, Satellites

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Ocean Physics Explain Cyclones On Jupiter

Images from NASA's June Spacecraft have given oceanographers the raw materials for a new study that describes the rich turbulence at Jupiter's poles and the physical forces that drive the large cyclones.
Related topics: Physics, Jupiter, NASA, Space

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The James Webb Space Telescope Has Only Gone And Deployed Its Primary Mirror

And you thought unfolding the table for Christmas dinner was tricky The gold-coated primary mirror of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) was fully unfurled this weekend, marking the end of the epic major deployments of the spacecraft, but only...
Related topics: Space, Telescopes, Christmas

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Sunshield Successfully Deploys On Nasa's Next Flagship Telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope team has fully deployed the spacecraft's 70-foot sunshield, a key milestone in preparing it for science operations.
Related topics: NASA, Space, Telescopes

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Alexa Is Going To The Moon

Who would have thought that one day Amazon Alexa would make it all the way to the moon and beyond? The familiar AI found in many Amazon devices will now be part of its most important mission yet, this time aboard NASA’s Orion spacecraft. As a...
Related topics: Moon, Space, Amazon, NASA

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Why Amazon's Alexa Is Going To The Moon (literally)

Amazon and Lockheed Martin are teaming up to send Alexa into space. The AI assistant will take part in NASA's Artemis 1 mission, which involves a trip around the moon. Alexa will integrate into NASA's Orion spacecraft during the upcoming...
Related topics: Amazon, Moon, Space, Lockheed Martin, NASA

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U.s. And Chinese Scientists Propose Bold New Missions Beyond The Solar System

Independent concepts from each nation envision launching high-speed spacecraft on aspirational multigenerational voyages into the great unknown of interstellar space -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Space

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China’s Tianwen-1 Spacecraft Took A Selfie Using A Tiny, Secondary Spacecraft

Remember how China’s Tianwen-1 spacecraft released a remote camera to take a picture of itself during its flight to Mars, back in late 2020? Now in Mars orbit, Tianwen-1 has done it again, releasing another mini remote camera. Except this time,...
Related topics: Selfies, Mars, Space

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Mars Looks Like A Delicious Dessert In Stunning Spacecraft Image

 The red planet looks good enough to eat in this Trace Gas Orbiter image of a crater. ESA/Roscosmos/CaSSISThe European Space Agency (ESA) has released a breathtaking new photo of a two-and-a-half-mile-wide ice-covered crater on Mars...
Related topics: Mars, Space, European Space Agency, Science Photos

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Converting Auroral Observations Into 3d Structures

A persistent obstacle to a more complete understanding of Earth's auroral activity is characterizing the structure of auroral arcs in 3D. In situ observations, such as spacecraft transits, can directly observe only a narrow slice of the phenomenon,...

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'move It!' Musk Says His 'tiny' Satellites Can't Block Any Rival Spacecrafts - Report

The accusations come amid the Chinese complaint filed in the UN in December, describing how in October and July, two Starlink satellites caused the Chinese space station to adopt "preventive collision avoidance control" procedures to "ensure the...
Related topics: Satellites, Space

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The Most Stunning Space Photos Of 2021

The never-ending nature of space is incredible to behold: Brilliant nebulae, massive spiral galaxies, orbiting planets, and everything in between offer up inspiring and mind-bending views, courtesy of our most powerful telescopes and exploratory...
Related topics: Space, Science Photos, Galaxies, Telescopes

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