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JPL Deploys a CubeSat for Astronomy

A JPL CubeSat named ASTERIA was deployed from the International Space Station on November 21. It will test the use of CubeSats for astronomy research. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech   JPL Deploys a CubeSat for Astronomy Tiny satellites called CubeSats have ...

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The Equivalence Principle Confirmed in Space

Artist’s impression of the Microscope microsatellite, placed in orbit in April 2016 to test the universality of free fall, also known as the equivalence principle. CNES/Virtual-IT, 2017   The Equivalence Principle Confirmed in Space by Mathieu Grousson The first results ...

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Voyager 1 Fires Up Thrusters After 37 Years

Voyager in Deep Space (Artist Concept) An artist concept depicting one of NASA’s twin Voyager spacecraft. Humanity’s farthest and longest-lived spacecraft celebrated 40 years in August and September 2017. The Voyager spacecraft were built by JPL, which continues to operate ...

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Giant black hole pair photobombs Andromeda Galaxy

Chandra X-ray Observatory data for J0045+41 (inset, blue region) in the context of optical images of Andromeda from the Hubble Space Telescope.NASA/CXC/University of Washington/ESA   Giant black hole pair photobombs Andromeda Galaxy It seems like even black holes can’t resist ...

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MUSE most detailed look at galaxy field

  MUSE most detailed look at galaxy field Astronomers using the MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile focused on the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, measuring distances and properties of 1600 very faint galaxies including 72 galaxies that ...

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