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Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:00:15 GMTA vacuum chamber used to test parts of Astroscale’s IDEA OSG 1 satellite at the company’s factory in Tokyo. The satellite, scheduled to be launched next year, will compile data on the density of space debris.A start-up company called Astroscale is dedicated to cleaning up some of humanity’s hardest-to-reach rubbish, and its plans include a small satellite with an adhesive glue.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 20:44:35 GMTOn Wednesday, the spacecraft that has studied Saturn for a dozen years will commence a series of maneuvers that will graze the planet’s rings.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 14:58:57 GMTThe 18 mirrors that make up the heart of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, at the Goddard Space Flight Center.After 20 years, the James Webb Space Telescope is now on schedule for a 2018 launch.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 18:00:25 GMTPluto and the bright feature informally called its “heart.”A bright, heart-shape feature on Pluto is near its equator, on the side facing away from Pluto’s largest moon. That is probably not coincidence.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 13:27:11 GMTAn artist’s concept of a near-Earth object.Last month, the agencies participated in a simulation of an asteroid crashing into Earth.
Fri, 04 Nov 2016 21:14:06 GMTNew calculations explain the formation of the moon and how Earth may have been tilted, too.A new study suggests that it did. It also explains that the collision can explain the formation of the moon without a second event.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 20:13:12 GMTA rendering of the Akatsuki probe, which is orbiting Venus seeking climate data.It is hoped that a Japanese space probe, Akatsuki, orbiting Venus will provide insights that could help in understanding Earth’s weather.
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:07 GMTA panorama of the Milky Way from Mauna Kea, Hawaii. From left, University of Hawaii 2.2 Meter Telescope, Mauna Kea Summit, Kilauea Volcano under cloud cover and Mauna Loa.The effort to build the Thirty Meter Telescope has been held up by Hawaiians who say it desecrates Mauna Kea, one of their most beloved mountains.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:32:58 GMTThis false-color image, taken by the Rosetta spacecraft at a distance of 45 miles, shows the smooth region that connects the two lobes of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.The spacecraft is to end its 12-year pursuit of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on Friday. Here is what the European Space Agency mission found out.
Mon, 05 Sep 2016 22:54:53 GMTThe Osiris-Rex robotic spacecraft is set to launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla. In July 2020, it is to slowly descend to the asteroid Bennu and then move like a pogo stick on its surface, grabbing a sample.The robotic spacecraft Osiris-Rex, to be launched Thursday, will chase down Bennu and then, hopefully, return with a sample from its surface.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:35:40 GMTThe Tarantula Nebula in infrared light, as captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.An international astronomy group has published a first set of approved names for 227 stars, seeing that there are more Mimosas and fewer HD 85512s.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:02:39 GMTA SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded during the test firing of its engines at a launchpad in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Sept. 1.The launch hinges on approval by the Federal Aviation Administration, which is reviewing SpaceX’s investigation of the Sept. 1 launchpad explosion.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:06:40 GMTThe Progress 65 spacecraft in Kazakhstan on Tuesday. No astronauts were aboard when it failed to reach orbit on Thursday and largely burned up in the atmosphere as it fell back down.The cargo ship, which was not carrying any astronauts, disappeared shortly after liftoff, according to Roscosmos, the Russian space agency.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:23:33 GMTBuzz Aldrin in Australia in November.The former astronaut and second man to walk on the moon was flown to a New Zealand hospital and was in “good spirits,” a tour operator said.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 01:13:19 GMTC. Megan UrryThe first woman to head the Yale physics department — she specializes in the study of black holes — has continued to combat gender inequities in science.