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Halo Drive: Black holes to accelerate interstellar boats near LIGHT SPEED | Science | News

Black holes are distance time regions that exhibit such strong gravity effects that nothing – even light – can escape. Our understanding of black holes begins to grow, after LIGO's latest discovery of gravitational waves – giving the first direct evidence that black holes exist. And an astrophysicist from Columbia University believes that black holes offer an unprecedented opportunity for …

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Hayabusa 2 finds Asteroid Ryugu is young, dark and dry

Hayabusa 2's asteroid Ryugu has some unexpected features. Hayabusa 2's optical navigation camera took this picture of Ryugu on June 26, 2018. JAXA / University of Tokyo and co-workers That's the asteroids! During the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, held in Texas, the two missionaries – NASA's Osiris-REX and the Japanese Space Research Agency's Hayabusa 2 – upgraded their investigations …

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New visualization gives Ultra HD viewing of our Galaxy Center

This snapshot is a single image from an intricate 360-degree ultra-high definition visualization that allows viewers to look in the middle of our galaxy as if they were in place of milk's supermassive blacks holes (Sgr A *). Would you like to take a trip to the center of the Milky Way? Check out a new immersive ultra-high definition visualization. …

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Amazing new pictures show Jupiter's beauty

Fantastically detailed images of the spinning gas clouds covering Jupiter have been captured by scientists. The new images on the surface of the solar system's largest planet were captured by a NASA spacecraft. The stunning details were captured by the JunoCam camera on NASA's Juno-orbiter spacecraft, specially designed to capture the planet's polar regions. The mission is the first to …

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Dream Chaser passes the latest NASA development environment

<! – Sierra Nevada Corporation The Dream Chaser space plan passed another milestone in its development to be the third commercial freight for ISS. -> Derek Richardson March 24, 2019 An Artist's Rendering of the Sierra Nevada Corporation's Dream Chaser over the International Space Station. Image Credit: Nathan Koga / SpaceFlight Insider The Sierra Nevada Corporation's Dream Chaser cargo space …

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"Cannonball" pulsar points to the supernova that formed it

Pulsars are superdense neutron stars formed by massive supernova. They can only be found when their electromagnetic rays point directly to the earth as a nuclear lighthouse. Pulses have been shown to rotate as fast as 1.6 milliseconds, or 38 500 rpm. They pick up the angular momentum of the massive stars that formed them, but are a fraction of …

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DARPA satellite ready for launch from New Zealand – Spaceflight Now

If you want to see more articles like this, please support our coverage of the space program by becoming a Spaceflight Now Member . If everyone who enjoys our website helps finance it, we can further expand and improve our coverage. Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a Rocket Lab Electron rocket from Launch Complex 1 on the …

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