Protecting Satellite Communications from Solar Disturbances. If you think about the amount of time that we spend using communications devices that rely on satellites located around the globe for information it is amazing? Everything from television, telephones, gps and navigation and of course the internet all rely in this complicated space based network of satellites […]

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Measuring a Gigantic Black Hole. It’s about 660 million times as massive as our sun, and a cloud of gas circles it at about 1.1 million mph.

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The Search For Evidence of Cosmological Inflation. Now that scientists have confirmed the existence of gravitational waves, a NASA team is set to search for a predicted signature of primordial gravitational waves that would prove the infant universe expanded far faster than the speed of light and began growing exponentially almost instantaneously after the Big […]

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The Surface of Mars as Never Seen Before. The surface of Mars has been shown in unprecedented detail by UCL scientists using a revolutionary image stacking and matching technique. 

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NASA Astronomers and the Hubble Space Telescope. It was not too long ago that black holes where just a mathematical construct with no real examples to show. Now it seems we are finding them in all sizes ( the shape is always the same) and in some places we never thought to look.

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Journey To The Center Of The Galaxy As Seen By A Space Telescope. Peering deep into the heart of our Milky Way galaxy, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope reveals a rich tapestry of more than half a million stars. Except for a few blue foreground stars, the stars are part of the Milky Way’s nuclear star […]

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Explaining Some Of The Mysteries For Saturn’s Icy Moon Enceladus. The Cassini spacecraft has observed geysers erupting on Saturn’s moon Enceladus since 2005, but the process that drives and sustains these eruptions has remained a mystery. Now, scientists at the University of Chicago and Princeton University have pinpointed a mechanism by which cyclical tidal stresses exerted […]

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Satellite Based X-Ray Vision. On Feb. 17, 2016, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched its ASTRO-H satellite which is a very precise and sensitive eye for X-rays emerging from hot and energetic processes in space. After its successful lift-off, the spacecraft was renamed “Hitomi,” which means “pupil of the eye” in Japanese.

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Until Now This Was Only Seen By Astronauts In Space. When it comes to the best views of Earth, weather satellites usually have front-row seats. But now, and until 30 December 2016, everyone can enjoy this very special view of the Blue Planet at the Gasometer Oberhausen.

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The World Learns of the Retirement of Astronaut Scott Kelly. October 2015, Commander Scott Kelly set the record for the total accumulated number of days spent in space by an American astronaut, 382. For the ISS year long mission, Kelly spent 340 consecutive days in space. On March 11, 2016, American Astronaut Scott Kelly announced his […]

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