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Astronomers Find Massive Dust-Cloaked Galaxy From the Early Universe

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. One of the major unanswered questions in astronomy is how our modern system of galaxies evolved into its present-day configuration in the first place. Now, researchers have found evidence of a massive galaxy that formed when the universe was far …

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After Planetary Resources, ConsenSys Space unveils TruSat satellite tracker – GeekWire

ConsenSys Space says TruSat will let amateur observers contribute to satellite tracking via an app. (TruSat / ConsenSys Space Illustration) WASHINGTON, D.C. — A year after taking over the assets of a Redmond, Wash.-based asteroid mining company known as Planetary Resources, ConsenSys Space has unveiled its first project: an app-based system that makes use of …

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NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope Captures Asteroid Zipping by Crab Nebula – TechEBlog

Photo credit: Astro Melina via RTEver since NASA and ESA gave the public access to its Hubble Space Telescope archives, amateur astronomers have come across some magnificent photographs that would have otherwise gone unnoticed, like this image of an asteroid crossing in front of the Crab Nebula. Melina Thévenot found this image while searching through …

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No to NASA’s Gateway, yes to China – GeekWire

During a discussion presented by the International Academy of Astronautics in Washington, D.C., Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin recalls how enthusiastically he and his crewmates were greeted during a post-mission goodwill tour.(GeekWire Photo / Alan Boyle) WASHINGTON, D.C. — Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin says there’s no need for the lunar-orbiting Gateway outpost that plays …

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Report Calls for Changes to Rules About Contamination of Other Worlds

This artist’s concept depicts astronauts and human habitats on Mars. NASA A new report has called for NASA to update its rules preventing the spread of viruses, bacteria, and other microorganisms to other planets in the course of space exploration. The report was written by the Planetary Protection Independent Review Board (PPIRB), a recently created …

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Hubble Images Galactic Visitor, Interstellar Comet 2i/Borisov

On 12 October 2019, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope observed Comet 2I/Borisov at a distance of approximately 420 million kilometers from Earth. The comet is believed to have arrived here from another planetary system elsewhere in our galaxy. NASA, ESA, D. Jewitt (UCLA) Hubble has captured an image of a comet that is believed to …

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