In the past few months, the ExoMars orbiter has been conducting aerobraking maneuvers that have brought it steadily closer to assuming its final orbit around the Red Planet.
A new study from a team of astronomers from Northwestern University indicates that molecules could be born within the outflows created by supermassive black holes.
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Thanks to the efforts of an amateur astronomer, the star cluster that was recently revealed by Gaia mission is now visible for all to see!
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The ESA recently released images taken by the Rosetta spacecraft when it witnessed a “snowstorm” while making a flyby of Comet 67P
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Long aluminum tethers attached to satellites could revolutionize satellite propulsion systems, and help eliminate space junk.
A team of astronomers from the University of Cambridge recently showed how the Gaia mission could also help in the search for gravitational waves.
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According to the latest predictions, China’s Tiangong-1 space station is going to come crashing to Earth in March – but residents of Earth need not worry!
The latest scientific finds made from the first release of Gaia data include illuminating images of the Milky Way galaxy’s neighbors.
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In a recent announcement, the STScI announced the first targets that the James Webb Space Telescope will be studying once its deployed
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NASA recently concluded a critical review of the Orion spacecraft and the Space Launch System, and is on track to test these systems in the coming years.
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