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NASA to Set a Space Base Close to the Moon?

NASA to Set a Space Base Close to the Moon?

NASA planned outpost illustration (Credit: NASA and John Frassanito & Associates) NASA is said to be looking into creating an outpost in space close to the far side of the moon. NASA officials explained that the base could serve as ...

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How Will the Webb Telescope’s Sunshield Perform?

How Will the Webb Telescope’s Sunshield Perform?

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is subject to very cold temperatures; in order to be able to capture the traces of infrared light generated by stars and galaxies billions of light years away, it is kept in cryogenic state. Therefore, ...

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Butterfly Emerges from Stellar Demise

Butterfly Emerges from Stellar Demise

This celestial object looks like a delicate butterfly. But it is far from serene. What resemble dainty butterfly wings are actually roiling cauldrons of gas heated to more than 36,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The gas is tearing across space at more ...

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Ulysses’ Farewell

Ulysses’ Farewell

The European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA have shut down Ulysses, one of the longest serving solar orbiters in history. Ulysses was the pioneer spacecraft to chart the space area above and below the poles of the Sun. Clocking in ...

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The Magnetic Sun-Earth Connection

The Magnetic Sun-Earth Connection

A Goddard Space Flight Center physicist and other researchers have revealed more about the sun-earth connection via a magnetic portal. Earth’s magnetosphere is full of particles from the sun, and now it seems they arrive in flux transfer events occurring ...

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X-25E – Intel’s Enterprise-Class SSD

X-25E – Intel’s Enterprise-Class SSD

Intel has recently announced its latest solid-state drive (SSD), called X-25E. According to the firm, the result is an increase in server, workstation, and storage system performance by up to 100 times over traditional hard-disk drives, when measured in input/output ...

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LWUIT – One Interface to Rule Them All

LWUIT – One Interface to Rule Them All

A team of scientists at the Israeli branch of Sun Microsystems have developed a unifying user interface (UI) library for mobile devices built upon Sun’s well known Java platform. The interface, which according to the development team, was inspired by ...

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Flexible Nanoantenna Capture Abundant Solar Energy

Flexible Nanoantenna Capture Abundant Solar Energy

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory have recently devised an inexpensive way to produce plastic sheets containing billions of nanoantennas that collect heat energy generated by the sun and other sources. The technology is the first ...

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NASA Plans to Visit the Sun

NASA Plans to Visit the Sun

NASA has recently presented its “Solar Probe Plus” mission, which aims to send a spaceship to the Sun. At this stage a heat-resistant spacecraft is being designed; its goal will be to plunge deep into the Sun’s atmosphere in order ...

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Pipsqueak Star Unleashes Monster Flare

Pipsqueak Star Unleashes Monster Flare

On April 25th, 2008, NASA’s Swift satellite picked up the brightest flare ever seen from a normal star other than our Sun. The flare, an explosive release of energy, packed the power of thousands of solar flares theoretically, was visible ...

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