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Interstellar Comet ’Oumuamua Might Not Actually Be a Comet | Quanta Magazine
The mystery of ’Oumuamua, the first interstellar object ever observed, continues to deepen. A new analysis argues that if it were a comet, it would have broken apart as it passed near the sun.
articles  aliens  space  solar_system 
7 weeks ago by gmisra
A Trillion Worlds - Scientific American Blog Network
Big-data statistics have revealed, among other things, that our own solar system is kind of an oddball
articles  space  solar_system 
august 2018 by gmisra
Stellar Effort: Chart of the Milky Way Includes More Than 1 Billion Stars - Scientific American
The second data set release from Europe’s Gaia mission could provide clues to the galaxy’s past and future
articles  space  astronomy 
april 2018 by gmisra
Hubble Telescope Reveals Source of Gas Streaming Into Milky Way | Simons Foundation
The Leading Arm of the Magellanic Stream originates primarily from a nearby dwarf galaxy called the Small Magellanic Cloud
articles  space  astrophysics 
april 2018 by gmisra
FCC Accuses Stealthy Startup of Launching Rogue Satellites - IEEE Spectrum
The U.S. communications agency says tiny Internet of Things satellites from Swarm Technologies could endanger other spacecraft
articles  space  satellites  start-up 
march 2018 by gmisra
What If GPS Stood for “Galactic Positioning System”? - IEEE Spectrum
NASA scientists demonstrate how to navigate in space using signals from distant pulsars
articles  space  maps  navigation 
february 2018 by gmisra
Earliest Black Hole Gives Rare Glimpse of Ancient Universe | Quanta Magazine
It weighs as much as 780 million suns and helped to cast off the cosmic Dark Ages. But now that astronomers have found the earliest known black hole, they wonder: How could this giant have grown so big, so fast?
articles  astrophysics  space 
december 2017 by gmisra
Hidden Supercluster Could Solve Milky Way Mystery | Quanta Magazine
Astronomers generally stay away from the “Zone of Avoidance.” When one astronomer didn’t, she found a giant cosmic structure that could help explain why our galaxy moves so fast.
articles  space 
december 2017 by gmisra
Closest Temperate World Orbiting Quiet Star Discovered | ESO
ESO’s HARPS instrument finds Earth-mass exoplanet around Ross 128
articles  space  exoplanets 
november 2017 by gmisra
The Loyal Engineers Steering NASA’s Voyager Probes Across the Universe - The New York Times
As the Voyager mission is winding down, so, too, are the careers of the aging explorers who expanded our sense of home in the galaxy.
articles  space  nasa  voyager 
august 2017 by gmisra
Hubble finds universe may be expanding faster than expected
Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have discovered that the universe is expanding 5 percent to 9 percent faster than expected.
articles  space  cosmology 
december 2016 by gmisra
Visions of the Future
Imagination is our window into the future. At NASA/JPL we strive to be bold in advancing the edge of possibility so that someday, with the help of new generations of innovators and explorers, these visions of the future can become a reality. As you look through these images of imaginative travel destinations, remember that you can be an architect of the future. Click on the thumbnails below to learn more and download a free poster sized image.
stuff  space 
february 2016 by gmisra
NASA Orbital Debris Program Office
NASA Orbital Debris Program Office
nasa  space 
january 2016 by gmisra
Well-Aimed and Powerful : Longreads Blog
The death of the shuttle, the moon hoax conspiracy theory, and why one man deserved to be punched in the damn mouth by Buzz Aldrin.
articles  space 
august 2015 by gmisra
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