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Scientists develop Microsatellite for Air Force

Scientists develop Microsatellite for Air Force A Missouri University of Science and Technology aerospace engineering professor is developing a microsatellite imager that could be used to check satellites, do small repairs or refuel spacecraft — and keep astronauts from making ...

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What Is a Geosynchronous Orbit

What Is a Geosynchronous Orbit? by Elizabeth Howell A geosynchronous orbit is a high Earth orbit that allows satellites to match Earth’s rotation. Located at 22,236 miles (35,786 kilometers) above Earth’s equator, this position is a valuable spot for monitoring ...

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Intelligence Augmentation

The terms “intelligence augmentation” and “intelligence amplification” evoke images of human beings with computer chips embedded in their skulls or bizarre accoutrements attached to their heads. However, according to an article entitled Get Smart by Jamais Cascio, human beings’ ability ...

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Activity at Kliuchevskoi

 When viewing conditions are favorable, astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) can take unusual and striking images of the Earth. This photograph provides a view of an eruption plume emanating from Kliuchevskoi, one of the many active volcanoes on ...

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Ice Cube science

Francis Halzen has an unusual job. This scientist studies itsy bitsy, teeny tiny objects zipping through the universe. They’re called neutrinos. His job should be easy because neutrinos are all around us, all the time. They pass from the depths ...

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Meteor explodes over Russia

Mother Nature provided a surprise light show over Russia early on February 14. That’s when a major meteor entered Earth’s atmosphere. The object was originally 17 meters (55 feet) in diameter. That’s as wide as a 5-story building is high. ...

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