Space

Catalogs are useful in astronomy. Now there’s one dedicated to musical pieces influenced by astronomy. Andrew Fraknoi paying a visit to Johannes Kepler and Tycho Brahe in Prague in 2012. Alexander Fraknoi Since the profession began, astronomers have relied on catalogs for a plethora of different things: object coordinates, lunar phases, stellar magnitudes, planetary conjunctions,
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If the culture issue is not addressed, the current organization will fail to develop the human capital required to preserve U.S. dominance. Today, a distinct space warfighting culture is nonexistent inside the Department of Defense. Without this foundation, there stands no single organization that consolidates space expertise to field, develop, and operate the world’s most
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SAN FRANCISCO – The Aerospace Corp. showed it can capture high resolution nighttime imagery with three cameras that fit inside a single cubesat measuring ten centimeters on a side. “We’ve got what we need to study cities at night and know where the clouds are,” Dee Pack, CubeSat Multispectral Observing System (CUMULOS) principal investigator and
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Whenever scientists announce an upcoming close encounter with an asteroid, certain corners of the internet light up like the synaptic rush that accompanies a meth binge, with panicky headlines shouted straight from the brain stem. But never mind that. We’re not that corner of the internet. We’re sober, yo! The fact of the matter is,
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WASHINGTON — NASA unveiled a multi-pronged effort June 7 to increase commercial use of the International Space Station, from changes in policy to making a docking port available for commercial modules. The plan, announced at an event at the Nasdaq stock exchange in New York, is the latest push by NASA to encourage both increased
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WASHINGTON — Supporters of the Export-Import Bank of the United States told Congress June 4 that the bank’s charter should last 10 years before requiring reauthorization instead of the three to five years normally allotted. Some of those supporters, speaking at a House Financial Services Committee hearing, also voiced a desire to see rules changed
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump disrupted months of civil space policy development in a single tweet June 7, suggesting that NASA should not return humans to the Moon. “For all of the money we are spending, NASA should NOT be talking about going to the Moon – We did that 50 years ago,” he wrote.
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A colossal magnetic field stretching between two clusters of galaxies has been observed for the first time. Roughly a billion light-years away, the ‘bridge’ of radio-emitting plasma spans 10 million light-years, following a filament in the mysterious cosmic web that connects the Universe. The space between clusters of galaxies isn’t completely dark and empty. Long
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SBIRS-4 has been declared fully operational. Next-gen OPIR has passed several design reviews. WASHINGTON — The fourth satellite of the Space Based Infrared System constellation has been declared fully operational, the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center announced June 6. The billion-dollar SBIRS GEO-4, built by Lockheed Martin, launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force
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