Looking to the next-generation of telescopes, a pair of astrophysicists propose using swarm robots to conduct observations instead of relying on increasingly large and complex arrays.
A team of engineers from the University of Glasgow and the Ukraine have proposed a self-eating rocket as a way to cut the costs of individual launches.
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After conducting their own tests on the EM Drive, a team from UT Dresden reported that any thrust coming from the engine might be due to interaction with Earth’s magnetic field.
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A new study by a UK scientists takes a look at the different means of interstellar travel, and considers the pros and cons of each.
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As part of the 2018 NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NAIC) program, a team of scientists from across the US was recently given a Phase I award for their self-assembling space telescope concept.
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You can now enable the Amazon Astronomy Cast skill on your Alexa enabled device (in the US now, Canada soon)! You just log into your Alexa dashboard, go to the Skills, and look for “Astronomy Cast.” Or, even easier than that, just say “Alexa, enable Astronomy Cast!” You can tell Alexa to skip episodes, back […]
For the first time, team of ESA scientists recently developed and tested an air-breathing electric thruster, which could open the way for an entirely new class of satellite
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Reclusive SpinLaunch founder Jonathon Yaney recently broke his silence about his vision to reduce the costs of space exploration by developing a space catapult
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In their latest attempt to reduce the costs of individual launches, SpaceX is looking to make their rockets payload fairings reusable.
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According to the Department of National Intelligence’s (DNI) 2018 report, China and Russia could be developing technologies that will give them an edge in space.
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