Future Radio Telescope's Brains Pass First Tests on Huge Supercomputer

Reported by Space.com

A proto-version of the Square Kilometer Array's software system worked well when tested on the world's second-fastest supercomputer, officials said....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 07:02:00 EDT

Tales of Two Asteroid Occultations: Io, Nemausa Cast Shadows Over North America

Reported by Universe Today

Up for a challenge? Over the next two weekends, two asteroid occultations pass over North America. These are both occulting (passing in front of) +7th magnitude stars, easy targets for even binoculars or a small telescope. These events both have a pro...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:00:39 +0000

Looking for Life on Saturn's Moon Enceladus: Send a Flyby or Lander?

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Scientists are mulling a variety of ways to hunt for life on Saturn's icy, ocean-harboring moon Enceladus....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 06:00:00 EDT

SpaceX Just Put The Coolest Garden Gnome Ever In Its Front Yard

Reported by Universe Today

SpaceX has certainly pulled off some successful feats lately. In the past few months, the private aerospace company made its second successful landing on solid ground and its third successful landing at sea with their Falcon 9 rocket. In so doing, they de...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 21:11:04 +0000

This Student-Designed Aircraft Could Fly on Mars One Day

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NASA student interns have successfully flown a prototype of a tiny, remote-control aircraft that could one day glide through Martian skies and send information back down to Earth. ...
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 06:10:00 EDT

DARPA to Establish Satellite-Servicing Consortium to Discuss On-Orbit Repair Standards

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The U.S. Defense Research Projects Agency plans to establish a consortium to discuss standards and practices for on-orbit satellite servicing as a corollary to Robotic Servicing of Geostationary Satellites (RSGS)....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 05:44:00 EDT

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