Monthly Archives: March 2018

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is Delayed Yet Again 

Early this week, NASA officials announced that the James Webb Space Telescope, their most eagerly anticipated project, has been delayed yet again. They also confirmed speculation that the project is set to exceed its initial $8 billion cost.  This is the second delay the mission has faced. It was initially scheduled to launch in October…
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Hubble telescope discovers galaxy with no dark matter [Video]

For the first time ever, astronomers have detected a galaxy located millions of light-years from Earth with almost no dark matter at all. Dark matter is called so as it can’t be seen and does not emit light or energy. This is the reason that dark matter can never be detected directly. Notably, most of…
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Mike Hughes blasts off into the air with self-made rocket

Mike Hughes has finally silenced critics by blasting off in the air to about 1,875 feet in a home-made rocket on March 24. The self-proclaimed rocket man Hughes tested his rocket in a dessert 320 km east of Los Angeles.  Hughes is popularly known for his own theory that claims that the earth is flat. Thankfully,…
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Ariel exoplanet space mission confirmed by ESA

The European Space Agency (ESA) has revealed its intentions of launching a exoplanet hunting mission in 2028. The mission is named Ariel - short for Atmospheric Remote-sensing Infrared Exoplanet Large-survey. According to ESA, the Ariel mission will study the atmospheres of planets beyond the solar system reveals The Space News. Ariel is said to have a…
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Astronauts Face Growing Danger in Deep-Space Radiation 

Scientists have long known about the dangers deep-space radiation poses to astronauts, though a new study reveals it is a much bigger worry than initially thought. At the very least, the effects of deep-space radiation are only getting worse, and technology is struggling to keep up. Data about radiation levels spanning the last four years…
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New Chinese Launch Vehicles Raise Concerns about Unfair Competition 

The development of new Chinese launch vehicles has raised concerns among other, private companies that also provide rideshare launch services and small launch vehicles. Chief among their worries is the fear of unfair competition, which could drive down launch prices. Companies who provide those services could see their already slim profit margins narrow to the…
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Interstellar ‘Oumuamua could have ejected from a binary star system

Researchers believe that the cigar shaped other worldly asteroid that was spotted in 2017 could have been a member of a binary star system. Named 'Oumuamua, the rocky interstellar asteroid has been intriguing ever since it was spotted on 19 October 2017 and primarily because it is being considered to be the first ever physical detection of…
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Magnetic field anomaly said to be playing unique role in pole reversal

Scientist are studying an anomaly in Earth's magnetic field - the South Atlantic Anomaly - which they say plays a unique role in pole reversal of Earth's magnetic field. Researchers at Rochester University have published a paper in Geophysical Research Letters where based on new data collected in Africa they have extended their record of…
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Falcon 9 Design Error

In 2015, one of the Falcon 9 rockets manufactured by SpaceX failed to launch properly. The first theory as to its demise was that a manufacturing defect had taken place. After careful research by NASA, it seems to be more likely that the incident was related to a design flaw. The mission in question is…
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NASA HAMMER to nuke asteroid Bennu before it comes close to Earth

NASA HAMMER mission will nuke asteroid Bennu before it comes close to Earth, reports indicate. Asteroid Bennu will be flying close to Earth in 2135 and while it has a 1 in 2,700 chance of hitting Earth, US space agency NASA isn't going to leave it to chances and reports have emerged that it is…
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