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Stingray-inspired spacecraft could eventually probe the atmosphere of Venus

Stingray-inspired spacecraft could eventually probe the atmosphere of Venus NASA’s next Venus probe could be an atmosphere-skimming robotic stingray designed by the University of Buffalo. UB’s CRASH Lab, which is the institution’s Crashworthinesss for Aerospace Structures and Hybrids laboratory, has been selected by NASA to get early stage funding as part of […]

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Kepler achieves a world first for satellite broadband with 100Mbps connection to the Arctic

Kepler achieves a world first for satellite broadband with 100Mbps connection to the Arctic Small satellite startup Kepler has done something never before accomplished with satellite-based broadband connectivity: providing a high-bandwidth the Arctic. Kepler’s nanosatellites have successfully demonstrated achieving over 100Mbps of network speed to a German icebreaker sea vessel that acts […]

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NASA’s newest planet-hunting satellite finds three new worlds

NASA’s newest planet-hunting satellite finds three new worlds NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, a planet-seeking satellite that launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket last April, has found three new worlds that orbit a nearby dwarf star which is both smaller and cooler than our own Sun. The newfound planets range in […]

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Hold the first Moon rock ever collected with your smartphone

Hold the first Moon rock ever collected with your smartphone NASA is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing in a variety of ways today, but here’s one you can experience no matter where you are, provided you have a modern smartphone. NASA’s Astromaterials Research & Exploration Science (ARES) […]

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SpaceX contracted by NASA to launch black hole and neutron star research craft

SpaceX contracted by NASA to launch black hole and neutron star research craft SpaceX has been awarded a new contract by NASA to launch the agency’s Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer, or IXPE. This research spacecraft will study polarized light from sources including neutron stars, pulsar wind nebulae and supermassive black holes, and […]

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NASA’s Curiosity rover finds levels of gas on Mars that could suggest possibility of life

NASA’s Curiosity rover finds levels of gas on Mars that could suggest possibility of life NASA’s Curiosity Rover has detected high levels of methane output during its mission on the Martian surface, the New York Times reports. The discovery, found during a measurement taking on Wednesday by the robot and observed by […]

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NASA releases the “last light” image taken by Kepler before it retired last year

NASA releases the “last light” image taken by Kepler before it retired last year NASA Kepler space telescope’s “last light” image NASA has released the final view taken by Kepler in September, shortly before the space telescope was retired after nearly a decade of unprecedented discoveries about the universe beyond our solar […]

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Astronomers spot more mysterious radio signals from far outside the galaxy

Astronomers spot more mysterious radio signals from far outside the galaxy Whenever some new “cosmic puzzle” crops up, you always have to be ready for the other shoe to drop. But just because something isn’t an alien message or Ringworld doesn’t mean it can’t be interesting science. Today’s shoe drop concerns “fast […]

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Meet Shuttle, the company that’s building a booking agent for spaceflight

Meet Shuttle, the company that’s building a booking agent for spaceflight Avery Haskell says he first knew he wanted to be an astronaut ever since he was a boy growing up in Houston near NASA’s Johnson Space Center. The 24 year-old Stanford graduate who counts Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan as his […]

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Stephen Hawking’s final paper about black holes is now online

Stephen Hawking’s final paper about black holes is now online Stephen Hawking<a href=”https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/13/stephen-hawking-has-died-at-76/”> passed away earlier this year at the age of 76, but his incredible intellect isn’t yet done contributing to the scientific community. The acclaimed physicist’s final paper is now online for anyone to read and it revisits some mysteries […]

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