Astrophysicists Count All the Starlight in the Universe

Astrophysicists Count All the Starlight in the Universe

The universe shines with the light of some billion trillion stars. A team of astrophysicists recently used a satellite to sum up all these stars’ light, measured in particles called photons. Let there be numbers: By their estimate, over the...
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NASA Detects Formation of Galaxies That Looks Like a Smiley

NASA Detects Formation of Galaxies That Looks Like a Smiley

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured a formation of galaxies that looks like a smiling face, said the US space agency. On Saturday, it posted an image on its Instagram handle that showed two yellow orbs above an arc of light...
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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Sets Record for Closest Approach to Sun

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Sets Record for Closest Approach to Sun

Parker Solar Probe became the closest human-made object to the Sun The spacecraft passed the current record of 26.55 million miles The previous record was set by German-American Helios 2 spacecraft NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, which launched earlier this ...
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Japan Launches Environment Monitoring Satellite

Japan Launches Environment Monitoring Satellite

Japan’s space agency on Monday launched a rocket carrying a satellite that will monitor greenhouse gases, as well as the first satellite built entirely in the United Arab Emirates. The nation’s H-IIA rocket lifted off Monday afternoon at 1:08 pm...
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Russia Opposes US OneWeb Satellite Service, Cites Security Concerns

Russia Opposes US OneWeb Satellite Service, Cites Security Concerns

Russia’s state security agency is opposing a high-level deal for the US OneWeb satellite startup to bring Internet access to remote parts of the country because it says the project could be used to gather intelligence and damage national security. OneWe...
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Europe, Japan Send Spacecraft on 7-Year Journey to Mercury

Europe, Japan Send Spacecraft on 7-Year Journey to Mercury

European and Japanese space agencies said an Ariane 5 rocket successfully lifted a spacecraft carrying two probes into orbit Saturday for a joint mission to Mercury, the closest planet to the sun. The European Space Agency and the Japan Aerospace Exploratio...
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Giant Galaxy Supercluster Found Lurking in Early Universe

Giant Galaxy Supercluster Found Lurking in Early Universe

Scientists have discovered a primitive “supercluster” of galaxies forming in the early Universe, just 2.3 billion years after the Big Bang. The structure, nicknamed Hyperion, is the largest and most massive to be found so early in the formation of....
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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin Designing Large Lunar Lander

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin Designing Large Lunar Lander

Jeff Bezos’ space company is in the conceptual design phase of a large lunar lander that it says will provide reusable access to the moon’s surface and its resources, Blue Origin said on Wednesday. The lander is part of Blue Origin’s broad...
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India Will Fly Its First Small Rocket in 2019

India Will Fly Its First Small Rocket in 2019

The Indian space agency expects to fly its first small rocket with a carrying capacity of about 500-700kg sometime next year, according to a top official. “The developmental work for our small rocket that can carry satellites weighing around 500kg...
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BMW and Microsoft partner up for Google Now-like functions

BMW used Build 2016 to launch its new BMW Connected North America app for iOS users, which brings a Google Now personal assistant to its cars. The platform is powered by the Microsoft Azure-based Open Mobility Cloud. The idea is...
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