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Algorithm could help produce image of a black hole

Algorithm could help produce image of a black hole
Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and Harvard University have developed a new algorithm that could help astronomers produce the first image of a black hole. The algorithm would stitch together data collected from radio telescopes scattered around the globe, under the auspices of an international collaboration called the Event Horizon Telescope.
6th June 2016

Experts discuss unsolved mysteries of Red Planet

Experts discuss unsolved mysteries of Red Planet
Mars will be the closest it has been to Earth since 2005, meaning academics and amateurs alike can get a rare, bright close-up of our dusty red neighbour in the night sky. On Monday, at 9.35pm, the alien world will be just 46,762,695 miles (75,279,709km) from us as it continues its 687-day elliptical orbit around the Sun.
27th May 2016

Youngsters impress NASA and TI by offering support to Mars mission

Youngsters impress NASA and TI by offering support to Mars mission
The mISSion imaginaTIon design challenge from Texas Instruments has been won by five seventh graders from the Hyde Park Middle School in Las Vegas, Nevada. The national competition asked students from across the country to propose solutions to challenges astronauts would face on a journey to Mars. 
23rd May 2016


AVX’s space-level BME X7R MLCCs are now NASA approved

AVX’s space-level BME X7R MLCCs are now NASA approved
AVX has revealed that it is the first, and currently only, company to be recognised as a qualified supplier of space-level BME (Base Metal Electrode) X7R dielectric MLCCs for use in aerospace designs and US military applications under the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA’s) S-311-P-838 specification.
5th May 2016

Two technologies to help find other Earths

Two technologies to help find other Earths
Scientists are getting closer to finding worlds that resemble our own 'blue marble' of a planet. NASA's Kepler mission alone has confirmed more than 1,000 planets outside our solar system -- a handful of which are a bit bigger than Earth and orbit in the habitable zones of their stars, where liquid water might exist. Some astronomers think the discovery of Earth's true analogs may be around the corner. What are the next steps to search for life on these potentially habitable worlds?
5th May 2016

NASA works to improve solar electric propulsion

NASA works to improve solar electric propulsion
NASA has selected Aerojet Rocketdyne of Redmond, Washington, to design and develop an advanced electric propulsion system that will significantly advance the nation's commercial space capabilities and enable deep space exploration missions, including the robotic portion of NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) and its Journey to Mars.
22nd April 2016

Sailing to Alpha Centauri at 100 million mph

Sailing to Alpha Centauri at 100 million mph
The Alpha Centauri star system is more than 25 trillion miles or 4.37 light years away. Even today's fastest spacecraft would take about 30,000 years to get there. However, renowned cosmologist Stephen Hawking, investor and philanthropist Yuri Milner and Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg have announced a new Breakthrough Initiative focusing on space exploration and the search for life in the Universe which aims to shorten the journey to just 20 years.
21st April 2016

Sensitive IR instrument is ready for the NASA Telescope

Sensitive IR instrument is ready for the NASA Telescope
The ultra-sensitive, highly precise Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam) instrument for the James Webb Space Telescope (Webb telescope) beat its most stringent requirements during Integrated Science Instrument Module (ISIM) testing, which is now complete. Lockheed Martin built the instrument for the University of Arizona and NASA to serve as both the primary science instrument and the primary mirror-alignment sensor aboard the telescope.
12th April 2016

The next big thing in space is really, really small

The next big thing in space is really, really small
  Going into space is now within your grasp. A tiny spacecraft being developed at Arizona State University is breaking the barrier of launch cost, making the price of conducting a space mission radically cheaper.
8th April 2016

NASA to build a quieter supersonic passenger jet

NASA to build a quieter supersonic passenger jet
The return of supersonic passenger air travel is one step closer to reality with NASA's award of a contract for the preliminary design of a 'low boom' flight demonstration aircraft. This is the first in a series of ‘X-planes’ in NASA's New Aviation Horizons initiative, introduced in the agency’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget.
1st March 2016


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