NASA smallsat concepts will study galaxy evolution and exoplanets

NASA has chosen to investigate more smallsat and balloon mission concepts for exploring the cosmos, and this time the goals are particularly ambitious. The first smallsat, Aspera,…

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Watch Rocket Lab launch a Canon satellite into space at 5:19PM ET

Public fireworks shows may be in short supply this weekend due to the pandemic, but Rocket Lab is ready to fill the gap. It’s planning to launch…

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Scientists find a likely Earth-like planet orbiting a Sun-like star

Astronomers have found Earth-like planets before, but usually around red dwarf stars. That’s a rather large problem when their flares and radiation could make orbiting planets uninhabitable….

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Astronomers may have witnessed a planet’s birth

Scientists believe they have observed a planet being formed for the first time. In a study published in Astronomy & Astrophysics today, a team of astronomers explain…

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