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Exoplanet paving the way for TESS Exploration

Over the millennium, the only planets we knew were they in our own solar system. It changed in October 1995, when a pair of Swiss astrophysics discovered a planet that circles a sun-like star about 50 light years from the earth, in the constellation Pegasus. For decades, scientists had suspected that other planets existed in the cosmos, and they finally …

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SpaceX Rocket Releases NASA's TESS Exoplanet Hunter Today: Watch Live

An artist's illustration of NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) in search of foreign worlds. TESS is scheduled to start April 16, 2018. Credit: Chris Meaney / NASA Goddard CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA's next exoplanet hunt mission is scheduled to start today (April 16) on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, and you can watch the action live. Transiting Exoplanet …

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ULA launches orbital ATK-based satellites for air force missions; Chris Long Comments

Chris Long An experimental satellite such as Orbital ATK was built for USA. The Air Force resigned on Saturday United Launch Alliance s Atlas V rocket from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Orbital ATK said on Sunday the ESPA Augmented Geostationary Laboratory Experiment satellite launched as part of the Air Force Space Command-11 mission to host another …

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Asteroid buzzed Earth this weekend | space

<! – -> Illustration of path of the asteroid 2018 GE3. The path seems to extend to the inner part of the asteroid band between Mars and Jupiter. Image via Tomruen / Wikimedia Commons. A medium sized asteroid buzzed by the Earth just a few hours after being detected this weekend. First observed at the Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona …

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NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft set for launch in Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – A new NASA satellite designed to detect more earthlike worlds around stars beyond our solar system is due to launch on a Florida SpaceX rocket on Monday to expand the known inventory of so-called exoplanets that can end life. TESS, Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, is shown in this photo, received by Reuters on March 28, …

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ULA launches orbital ATK-based satellites for air force missions; Chris Long Comments

Chris Long An experimental satellite such as Orbital ATK was built for USA. The Air Force resigned on Saturday United Launch Alliance s Atlas V rocket from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Orbital ATK said on Sunday the ESPA Augmented Geostationary Laboratory Experiment satellite launched as part of the Air Force Space Command-11 mission to host another …

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When and how to look at Lyrid meteor shower

When the Earth passes through a comet's Monday, April 16 through Wednesday, April 25th, Northern Observatory observers, including Pennsylvania, could have a good look at Lyrid Meteor Rain. The top of the shower will arrive early in the morning on Sunday, April 22nd. The lyrics are generally not one of the nicer meteors. They usually appear at 10-20 per hour, …

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