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NASA's Space Telescope Chandra captures the storm in a cosmic "teacup"

A powerful quasar has caused a violent storm in a distant cosmic structure known as the "Teacup". The quasar, propelled by a supermassive black hole (19459005), is located in the center of a distant galaxy, about 1.1 billion light-years from Earth. The galaxy, officially known as SDSS 1430 + 1339, houses a tea cup-shaped structure in which the quasar brews. …

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NASA's telescope discovers a cosmic cannonball racing through space

Jayanne English, University of Manitoba / NRAO / F. Schinzel et al., DRAO / Canadian Galactic Plane Survey and NASA / IRAS NASA astronomers have discovered a pulsar that flits through space like a cosmic hyperspeed cannonball and travels 2.5 million miles per hour – five times faster than an average pulsar. At this speed he travels at an amazing …

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NASA's new horizons unveil the geological Frankenstein that became Ultima Thule

THE WOODLANDS, Texas – Less than three months after the New Horizons probe swept past a distant, cold space rock, scientists begin to compile the story of how this object, called Ultima Thule, originated. In a series of scientific presentations held today (March 18) at the 50th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, mission scientists shared new data on the topography …

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NASA's latest cubesat candidates include a solar sail test

The 16 chosen projects are: Star-Planet Activity Research CubeSat (SPARCS) of Arizona State University. BeaverCube of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. SigNal's Opportunity P-band Investigation (SNoOPI) from Purdue. SigNal's Opportunity P-band Investigation (SNoOPI) from Purdue University. Daily Atmospheric Ionospheric Limb Imager Mission (DAILI) from The Aerospace Corporation. This is a study of propagating and transporting processes in the lower thermosphere. …

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The era of NASA's large space telescopes may end

The $ 8.9 billion James Webb Space Telescope may be the last large-scale observatory to be commissioned by NASA for a while. With the proposed White House budget for 2020 the comprehensive infrared field research is stopped Telescope (WFIRST), a 3.2 billion dollar space mission, which is the linchpin of astrophysics research in the 2020s and beyond. And this budget …

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In 1997 NASA's Pathfinder mission unconsciously landed near the shores of an ancient Martian sea

The Pathfinder spacecraft and the Sojourner rover examining a large rock. Image: NASA Nearly 25 years ago, the Pathfinder spacecraft investigated a suspected flood area on Mars. Unknown to NASA back then, the waters that carved the landing pad of Pathfinder from a previously undocumented inland sea long ago prove new research. A new paper published in Scientific Reports finally …

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Rocket report: SLS delays NASA's call Brazil is considering launch site

Enlarge / A Falcon 9 rocket launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base. Welcome to Edition 1.40 of the Rocket Report! This week, there were some developments that shook the earth hard. NASA announced that it would consider deploying commercial missiles for the Orion's first lunar launch. Readers have also come up with a wealth of interesting stories, such as Brazil, …

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NASA's oversized space launch system may be doomed to failure

It is no secret that NASA's Space Launch System has difficulty keeping to its schedule. The multi-billion litter is to bring people and cargo into space. The problem is, the agency has a vocal pledge to send an American craft to the moon next year. NASA's new lunar taxi, Orion, is almost done. But his ride – the big and …

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NASA's Hubble captures a stunning picture of two colliding galaxies

The NGC 6052 is located in the constellation Hercules, about 230 million light-years away, and is a pair of colliding galaxies. They were first discovered in 1784 by William Herschel and were originally classified as the only irregular galaxy due to their odd shape. (ESA / Hubble & NASA, A. Adamo et al.) NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured an …

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