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‘Super-Earth’ discovered orbiting nearby star

An artist’s impression of the surface of a super-Earth orbiting Barnard’s Star. ESO/M. Kornmesser Astronomers have discovered a large planet circling a sun nearby to Earth called Barnard’s Star. Apart from the Alpha Centauri system which consists of three stars and is around 4.3 light years away from us, Barnard’s Star is the next nearest […]

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Ultra-bright LEDs give us a glimpse of all that space junk orbiting Earth

[embedded content] Whether it’s electronic waste from old gadgets that are thrown into landfill sites or the enormous amounts of plastic in our oceans, there is a big problem with pollution on Earth. Unfortunately, the fact that this continues to be an issue, despite its visibility, shows how tougher it is to raise awareness. Imagine […]

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Orbiting satellite offers a unique view of a recent rocket launch

Rocket launches are spectacular whichever way you look at them. In fact, they’re so darn impressive they can even cause drivers to take their eyes off the road, occasionally leading to all kinds of unwanted metallic entanglements. While footage of most launches is shot by cameras on the ground, we occasionally get a glimpse of […]

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NASA reveals its plans to have astronauts orbiting the moon by 2025

[embedded content] 2019 will likely be a busy year for NASA. At the Space Symposium conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Associate Administrator William Gerstenmaier announced that the agency will begin awarding contracts for its lunar “Gateway” program, with a goal of having four astronauts in orbit around the moon by 2025. Bloomberg reports that NASA […]