Space

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The Juno probe has been delivering some epic science since it launched in 2011, and this time it’s delivered a glimpse into Jupiter’s mysterious depths – and its weird gravitational field.   Three studies, published today in the journal Nature, have probed Jupiter’s gravitational field to reveal exactly how dynamic Jupiter’s atmosphere is; how deep
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Since its founding in 1999, Bigelow Aerospace has focused on building inflatable space modules that provide habitats in low-Earth orbit with more breathing room. Now, the Las Vegas-based space company has launched Bigelow Space Operations (BSO), a spinoff venture dedicated to marketing and operating these inflatable space habitats, which could be used as space hotels.
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Every year, the Department of National Intelligence (DNI) releases its Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community. This annual report contains the intelligence community’s assessment of potential threats to US national security and makes recommendations accordingly.   In recent years, these threats have included the development and proliferation of weapons, regional wars, economic trends,
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It’s been barely two weeks since SpaceX successfully launched the first Falcon Heavy into orbit, and many are curious as to where it and its unconventional passenger are right now.   Instead of sending something boring as the Heavy’s first payload, SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk launched his own Tesla Roadster. On board is
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Since NASA’s early days, periods in space have been a strange and mysterious topic for engineers. Countless things go into planning a launch and until Sally Ride became the first American woman in space in 1983, tampons and sanitary napkins were never part of that process.    After wanting to send an overly generous supply
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Researchers have directly observed the scattering electrons behind the shifting patterns of light called pulsating auroras, confirming models of how charged solar winds interact with our planet’s magnetic field.   With those same winds posing a threat to technology, it’s comforting to know we’ve got a sound understanding of what’s going on up there. The