NASA has confirmed that their missing IMAGE satellite was indeed located by an amateur astronomer in Canada. But re-establishing contact with the long-lost satellite will be a demanding technical challenge.
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Researchers at Penn State are developing methods of turning human waste into food. And microbes, not plants, would provide the food.
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A new radio wave map of the Milky Way Galaxy is our most detailed yet and will be the basis for further study of the Milky Way for years to come.
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NASA’s InSight lander will launch in May 2018, NASA has announced. InSight will study the interior structure of Mars to learn how it, and other rocky planets, formed and evolved.
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Astronomers have debated which objects are gas giants like Jupiter, and which are more correctly called brown dwarfs. A new study aims to end that debate.
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We’ve been anticipating this for a long time: SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy has completed its first Static Fire Test. Should launch “in a week or so” says Musk.
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Scientists have long predicted that an eclipse can create a bow wave in the ionosphere. The August 2017 eclipse, called the Great American Eclipse, gave researchers an opportunity to look for it.
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Long aluminum tethers attached to satellites could revolutionize satellite propulsion systems, and help eliminate space junk.
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Researchers at McGill University are developing what they call the Life Detection Platform, a compact, robotic, energy-efficient system for detecting life on other worlds.
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NASA has chosen the Dragonfly mission concept as a finalist in its New Frontiers program. The double-quadcopter drone is designed to explore Titan and study habitability.
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