Tag: Space

Space Development Agency Promises to Do More with Less

This article was first published in the SN Military.Space newsletter. If you would like to get our news and insights for national security space professionals every Tuesday, sign up here for your free subscription. The Space Development Agency officially came into existence last week and already is causing a stir. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and some lawmakers have challenged DoD […]

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Nobody knows if NASA’s OSIRIS-REx can pull off its daring asteroid-sampling maneuver

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft first arrived at the large space rock known as Bennu late last year, and it’s spent the first few months of 2019 observing its new space companion and teaching NASA more about the rock’s surface. Unfortunately for NASA engineers, the asteroid’s surface is nothing like what they assumed it would be, and […]

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Spring Arrives with a Lion in the Night Sky

For each season of the year, there is a “keynote” star pattern. During the winter, the stand-out constellation is Orion, the Hunter. During the fall, it might be the Great Square of Pegasus; while in the summer, we might consider three bright stars — from three different constellations — that form a bright triangle, known […]

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Watch two NASA astronauts make repairs outside the International Space Station live

There’s been a lot of anticipation for the first all-female spacewalk which is rapidly approaching on March 29th, but before that historic adventure happens there’s another spacewalk that’s happening right now, and you can watch it live. NASA astronauts Anne McClain and Nick Hague are currently outside the International Space Station and will spend the […]

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More Than One Reality Exists (in Quantum Physics)

Can two versions of reality exist at the same time? Physicists say they can — at the quantum level, that is. Researchers recently conducted experiments to answer a decades-old theoretical physics question about dueling realities. This tricky thought experiment proposed that two individuals observing the same photon could arrive at different conclusions about that photon’s […]

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Why This Poisonous Gas Could Be a Sign of Alien Life

Scientists hunting for signs of alien life shouldn’t be so quick to dismiss carbon monoxide (CO), a new study suggests. The substance is highly poisonous to people and most other animal life here on Earth because it latches firmly onto hemoglobin, preventing this blood protein from carrying vital oxygen in the required quantities.  And the […]

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