Astronomy & Space

Robotic Space Travel with Spidernaut

Robotic Space Travel with Spidernaut

Robotic space research steps into the new age of exploration at Purdue University with Spidernaut. Purdue University has long been associated with high-tech science-based research and currently there is nothing more out of this world than the work being conducted ...

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Opportunity Explores Endeavor

Opportunity Explores Endeavor

West rim of Endeavor crater on Mars. Source: NASA.gov NASA has invested time, money, and manpower for three years into its Opportunity rover, and today all of that might have paid off—well a tiny bit, anyway. Opportunity recently reached the ...

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NanoSail-D Deployed

NanoSail-D Deployed

An artist rendition of a deployed solar sail. Source: NASA Engineers at the National Aerospace and Space Agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama have deployed the NanoSail-D solar sail in low Earth orbit. The 100 square foot sail ...

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Hubble Finds Distant Galaxy

Hubble Finds Distant Galaxy

The farthest and oldest galaxy ever seen is a red blob in this infrared image taken by the Wide Field Camera 3 on the Hubble Space Telescope. Source: NASA, ESA, G. Illingworth (University of California, Santa Cruz), R. Bouwens (University ...

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A New Kind of Comet?

NASA scientists are baffled by a comet called Hartley-2. “We haven’t seen a comet like this before,” says Michael Mumma of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center – “Hartley-2 could be the first of a new breed.”     Jets spew ...

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First Feathered Flight for SpaceShipTwo

SpaceShipTwo, British billionaire Richard Branson’s spaceship and part of his commercial space venture Virgin Galactic, is now one step closer to fulfilling the dream of private manned mission to space after a successful test conducted earlier this week.   First ...

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Adler Planetarium – Unveils 64 MegaPixel Screen

This coming July the Adler Planetarium in Chicago will unveil a new, immersive space experience that will take visitors into the depths of space in unprecedented detail. The new Grainger Sky Theater will enable visitors to experience space travel in ...

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Radio Waves Could Help Detect Alien Worlds

A new technique could help researchers detect exoplanets which orbit distant stars. The technique uses Radio waves from the auroras of planets to detect planets in orbit at a large distances from their parent star.   An artist’s concept of ...

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NASA Next Gen Spacecraft Unveiled

NASA Next Gen Spacecraft Unveiled

On October 11, 2010 President Barack Obama canceled NASA’s Constellation Program. The program aim was to develop the means to carry astronauts to the International Space Station and later to the Moon, and Mars. Five months after it was canceled. ...

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New Type of Moon Rocks Discovered

New Type of Moon Rocks Discovered

Scientists at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, have discovered a new type of moon rock thanks to the Moon Mineralogy Mapper instrument aboard the Indian Space Agency’s Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft. The imaging spectrometer took the first high resolution pictures of ...

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