Massachusetts-based engineering company Draper recently filed a patent for a navigation system that will be able to bring astronauts home if they get in trouble
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The Space Debris Sensor (SDS) aboard the International Space Station is allowing scientists to characterize the orbital debris environment
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While examining a previously-discovered exoplanet, an international team of astronomers discovered a second Super-Earth around the star.
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Of the many methods used to detect extra-solar planets, the most widely-used and effective is the Transit Photometry
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Since its deployment in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has given us some of the richest and most detailed images of our Universe. Many of these images were taken while observing a patch of sky located in the Fornax constellation between September 2003 and January 2004. This region, known as the Hubble Ultra Deep Field […]
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According to a new study by members of the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, there could be
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Using the Juno mission’s orbit of Jupiter, a team of scientists has developed a possible explanation for the long-standing “flyby anomaly”
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Yeah, we’re still all waiting for that next great “Comet of the Century” to make its presence known. In the meantime, we’ve had a steady stream of good binocular comets over the past year both expected and new, including Comet C/2017 O1 ASASSN1 (name and link), 45/P Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušáková and Comet 41P Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresák (links). Now, another newcomer Comet Heinze is set to bring 2017 in over the finish line.
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According to a new study by an international team of scientists, the widespread use of LED lights could be bad for the environment.
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