Thursday, October 19, 2017

China’s giant radio telescope makes new discoveries

The pulsars were discovered on August 22 and 25 by researchers from the National Astronomical Observatories of China (NAOC), according to chief scientist Li Di. Named J1859-01 and J1931-01, the pulsars are 16,000 light years and 4,100 light years from Earth respectively. The discoveries were confirmed...

FAST — China’s $180 million radio telescope helps scientists on early discoveries

The pulsars were discovered on August 22 and 25 by researchers from the National Astronomical Observatories of China (NAOC), according to chief scientist Li Di. Named J1859-01 and J1931-01, the pulsars are 16,000 light years and 4,100 light years from Earth respectively. The discoveries were confirmed...

FAST telescope to explore extra-galactic radio pulsars in 2018

After identifying multiple pulsars in its one-year trial operation, China’s 500-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) may become the world’s first telescope to capture extragalactic radio pulsars, as well as exploring the possibility of extraterrestrial civilization. “FAST may become the first to find extragalactic...

SpaceX launches 10 satellites into orbit

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off on Monday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, carrying 10 satellites for Iridium Communications. U.S. private spaceflight company SpaceX launched a rocket from California, carrying 10 communications satellites into orbit for Iridium Communications, an American company providing...

The world’s first-ever 360-degree video filmed in open space — RT

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RT presents Spacewalk 360 — the world’s first-ever 360-degree video filmed in open space on a spacewalk outside the International Space Station. The video takes viewers on an immersive spacewalk and satellite launches with Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryazansky and Fyodor Yurchikhin as part of...

China successfully launches Long March-2C rocket with 3 satellites

China successfully launched a Long March-2C rocket at 12:21pm local time on Friday, Ecns reports. The rocket with three Yaogan-30 01 satellites was launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China’s Sichuan province. The satellites will be used for conducting electromagnetic probes and other experiments. This...

NASA captures one of the most powerful solar flares ever recorded exploding into space

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A NASA satellite has captured footage of one of the most powerful solar flares ever recorded erupting from the surface of the Sun. The high-energy flare was seen by the Hinode Telescope on September 10 and was so powerful that it overwhelmed the satellite’s sensor,...

Gravitational waves detected coming from the collision of black holes somewhere in the universe

The detection, announced Wednesday, marks the fourth time in less than two years that scientists have observed the cosmic phenomenon. The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, or LIGO, announced the first-ever detection in February 2016. That news came a century after Albert Einstein predicted the...

Russia, US to create new space station that orbits moon

Russia and the United States have agreed to create a lunar orbital station called Deep Space Gateway with the support of BRICS Nations, the head of Russia's Roskosmos Igor Komarov told reporters at the International Astronautical Congress-2017 in Australia, as cited by Sputnik. "We agreed that...

Cassini spacecraft ending historic mission to Saturn

Cassini spacecraft vanishes, ending historic mission to Saturn -- After 13 years in orbit, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)'s Cassini spacecraft made a fateful plunge into Saturn's atmosphere early Friday morning, ending the mission just one month shy of its 20th launch...

Live footage of the final moments of the Cassini spacecraft

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NASA is providing live footage of the final moments of the Cassini spacecraft, as it plunges through Saturn's atmosphere and vaporizes to end its 20-year mission. The robotic explorer was launched on October 15 in 1997 and entered the orbit around Saturn on June 30,...

Most powerful solar flare recorded since 2008 released by the Sun this morning

Two solar flares were released by the Sun this morning, one of which was the most powerful flare recorded since 2008. To see how this event may affect Earth, please visit NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center at http://spaceweather.gov, the U.S. government's official source for space weather...

Japan launches satellite for advanced GPS operation

Japan on Saturday launched an H-2A rocket carrying a geo-positioning satellite into orbit after a week-long delay, the government said. The launch of Japan's third geo-positioning satellite is part of its plan to build a version of the U.S. global positioning system (GPS) to offer...

Iran rocket launch

Iran successfully tests Simorgh space-launch vehicle for sending satellite into space
Iran has successfully tested its Simorgh satellite-carrying rocket. Simorgh - the Persian word for Phoenix - is capable of putting a satellite weighing up to 250 kilograms into an orbit of 500 kilometers. The launch was conducted by the Imam Khomeini Iranian space center. https://twitter.com/VOPnewsroom/status/890659709992161280 The center...

Iran successfully tests Simorgh space-launch vehicle for sending satellite into space

Iran successfully tests Simorgh space-launch vehicle for sending satellite into space
Iran successfully tests Simorgh space-launch vehicle for sending satellite into space, reported Tasnim news agency on Thursday. According to news agency, the launch was carried out by Imam Khomeini National Space Center. The report added that Simorgh satellite carrier is able to put satellites weighing as much...

Listen the sounds of space, NASA analyzing whistling sounds coming from space

NASA scientists are trying to decipher rather eerie whistling sounds its probes have recorded in space. Don’t get too worried though, it’s not aliens. The team says it recorded the sounds with the help of the Van Allen Probes mission, which allows us “listen to...

Alien signals detected coming from a red dwarf star – Ross 128

ALIENS Messages Coming from the Stars are ‘Probably’ from Aliens - Scientists Say - Photo
Astronomers have detected mysterious radio signals coming from the direction of a small, dim star located about 11 light-years from Earth. The signals came from a red dwarf star - Ross 128 (GJ 447) - which is around 2,800 times dimmer than the Sun and...

As never seen before – A close-up of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

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During its 10 July flyby, NASA's Juno spacecraft took images of Jupiter's Great Red Spot. Measuring 16,350 kilometers (10,159 miles) in width, Jupiter's Great Red Spot is 1.3 times as wide as Earth. The storm has possibly existed for more than 350 years, but recently...

Chinese scientists successfully teleport a photon to space

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Researchers in China have teleported a photon from the ground to a satellite orbiting more than 500 kilometers above.Last year, a Long March 2D rocket took off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the Gobi Desert carrying a satellite called Micius, named after...

What has NASA’s Juno discovered around Jupiter so far?

What has NASA's Juno discovered around Jupiter so far?
It's been one year since NASA's Juno spacecraft arrived at Jupiter. What has it seen? What has it discovered? Actually, quite a lot! I showcase some of the most amazing photos you will see of Jupiter, as well as discuss it's magnetic field, core, bands, aurora,...

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