Lifting the veil on star formation in the Orion Nebula – Tech Explorist

The powerful wind from the newly formed star at the heart of the Orion Nebula is creating the bubble (black) and preventing new stars from forming in its neighborhood. NASA/SOFIA/Pabst et. al In a recent observation by NASA scientists using NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), scientists found that the stellar wind from a newborn […]

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SpaceX about one month away from first commercial crew test flight – Spaceflight Now

The crew access arm at launch pad 39A extended to the Crew Dragon spacecraft shortly after the Falcon 9 rocket was erected vertical Jan. 3. Credit: SpaceX SpaceX founder Elon Musk said this weekend that the company is about one month away from launching the first Crew Dragon spacecraft on an unpiloted test flight to […]

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The dinosaur-killing asteroid produced a tsunami that devastated coasts around the world – BGR

The massive space rock that slammed into our planet some 65 million years ago sparked a planet-wide extinction event that ultimately pushed dinosaurs to extinction and gave mammals a chance to gain a foothold. Different parts of the planet were affected in different ways, and new research shows that Earth’s oceans and coastal regions dealt […]

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Two Types Of Qubits Are Better Than One – Asian Scientist Magazine

AsianScientist (Jan. 8, 2019) – An international team of researchers has crafted a new architecture for quantum computing using two different types of quantum bits, or qubits. They published their findings in the journal Nature Communications. Quantum computers, which rely on qubits to perform complex calculations, have the potential to tackle difficult mathematical problems that […]

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Today’s Birthday 8/1 – Daily Mail

Today’s Birthday, January 8: English physicist, cosmologist and author Stephen Hawking (1942-2018). The English city of Cambridge came to a standstill last year after the death of Stephen Hawking, long considered one of the world’s greatest minds, at age 76. Guests in attendance included billionaire and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk as well as Queen guitarist […]

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TESS Discovers Its Third Small Planet Outside Our Solar System – SciTechDaily

NASA’s TESS mission, which will survey the entire sky over the next two years, has already discovered three new exoplanets around nearby stars. NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, TESS, has discovered a third small planet outside our solar system, scientists announced this week at the annual American Astronomical Society meeting in Seattle. The new planet, […]

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Hubble’s detailed image of nearby galaxy – Eastern Riverina Chronicle

The most detailed image yet of a 40-billion star neighbouring galaxy has been captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. The Triangulum Galaxy, located three million light years away from the Milky Way, is one of the most distant objects visible to the naked eye. Under dark-sky conditions, it appears as a faint, blurry object in […]

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Modular Inflatable Composites for Giant Space Telescopes – Next Big Future

There is an every-growing need to construct large space telescopes and structures for observation of exo-planets, main-belt asteroids and NEOs. Space observation capabilities can significant enhanced by large-aperture structures. Structures extending to several meters in size could potentially revolutionize observation enabling technologies. These include star-shades for imaging distant objects such as exo-planets and high-resolution […]

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Astronaut Accidentally Dials 911 from the International Space Station – The Weather Channel

Astronauts André Kuipers, left, of The Netherlands and Luca Parmitano of Italy at the European Space Agency on October 24, 2012, in Noordwijk aan Zee, Netherlands. (Michel Porro/Getty Images) Dutch astronaut André Kuipers was trying to call someone on Earth. He missed a zero and wound up dialing 911. That triggered an alert at the […]

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NASA exoplanet hunter racks up bizarre worlds and exploding stars – Nature.com

NEWS 08 January 2019 The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite has identified at least eight planets, including a world with a mass more than 20 times that of Earth. Alexandra Witze Search for this author in: The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite is designed to hunt exoplanets near our Solar System. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/Edited by […]

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