Analysing lunar meteorites has provided new evidence that the Moon was formed after a Mars-sized body impacted the Earth 4.5 billion years ago, finds a study. Scientists with the Purple Mountain Observatory in Nanjing, China conducted research on three lunar meteorites from the US space agency NASA and found chlorine isotopic fractionation, which only occurs
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COLORADO SPRINGS — Investment into space companies hit a record high in 2018, exceeding $3 billion with no sign of an imminent downturn, according to a new report by a consulting firm. The “Start-Up Space” report, published April 9 by Bryce Space and Technology, found that various types of investment into space companies, from venture
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COLORADO SPRINGS – The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) in partnership with the Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit awarded Atlas Space Operations a contract to prototype an electronically steered antenna array to support Air Force multi-band, multi-mission requirements, Sean McDaniel, Atlas chief executive, told SpaceNews. McDaniel declined to reveal the value of the
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(Reuters) – Virgin Galactic’s first test passenger received her commercial astronaut wings from the U.S. aviation regulator on Tuesday after flying on the company’s rocket plane to evaluate the customer experience in February. Virgin Galactic rocket plane, the WhiteKnightTwo carrier airplane, with SpaceShipTwo passenger craft takes off from Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave,
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COLORADO SPRINGS — Intelsat’s first Epic-series high-throughput satellite, Intelsat-29e, is drifting in orbit after back-to-back anomalies, forcing the company to shift customers to other spacecraft. Intelsat said April 10 that propulsion system on the three-year-old satellite “experienced damage” — the cause of which it did not identify or speculate — resulting in a fuel leak.
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Patterns of neoprene fabric fit together like a jigsaw puzzle in order to create a heavily insulated wet suit. Watch full episodes: http://www.hulu.com/how-its-made http://bit.ly/HowItsMadeFullEpisodes Subscribe to Science Channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=sciencechannel Check out SCI2 for infinitely awesome science videos. Every day. http://bit.ly/SCI2YT Download the TestTube app: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq
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COLORADO SPRINGS — The Commerce Department wants to improve the standing of the American space industry in an increasingly competitive global market through a combination of regulatory reform and promotional efforts. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, giving a keynote address at the 35th Space Symposium here April 9, said the underlying goal of his department’s growing
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Lately, the Weather Channel has been splashing out on some seriously disturbing graphics, and the channel’s most recent immersion experience is absolutely brimming with disaster. The roughly two-minute-long, mixed-reality segment takes viewers on a journey to the year 2100, when the streets of Charleston, South Carolina are perennially flooded, rendering parts of the city uninhabitable.
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A team of scientists says they’ve built a quantum computer that generates a superposition of several possible futures the computer could experience. The research, published Tuesday in Nature Communications, describes how this quantum system could help futuristic artificial intelligence learn much faster than it can today – and it could mean quantum computers are finally
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Cara Santa Maria conducts a simple experiment to see how our brains can be manipulated to eat less. Ever heard the phrase “your eyes are bigger than your stomach?” There’s a bit of truth to that. Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience THE QUICK AND THE CURIOUS http://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/the-quick-and-the-curious/ Check out Mark Rober’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/onemeeeliondollars Check
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Georgia is immensely proud of its ancient wine-making tradition, claiming to have been the first nation to make wine. Now it wants to be the first to grow grapes on Mars. Nestling between the Great Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea, Georgia has a mild climate that is perfect for vineyards and has developed a
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COLORADO SPRINGS – Peraton is enhancing telemetry, tracking and control platform OS/Comet to address challenges and opportunities posed by massive constellations, cloud computing and hosted payloads. “We’ve been doing mission management, mission planning, command and control of satellites for multiple decades across many different missions,” Roger Mason, Peraton Space, Intelligence and Cyber sector president, told SpaceNews.
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Researchers last week captured and killed the largest Burmese python to be removed from Big Cypress National Preserve in the Florida Everglades, according to wildlife officials. The 17-foot (5.1-meter), 140-pound (63.5-kilogram) female snake – an invasive species devastating to native wildlife – was discovered using a new tracking approach that leans on technology and the
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — When Maxar Technologies stepped down as prime contractor for the U.S. government’s Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites program in January, it also backed away from a commercial venture meant to turn satellite servicing into a business. A smaller program building a robotic arm for in-orbit satellite assembly could be Maxar’s next best
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Through the centuries, cotton fiber was traditionally processed by hand, until the early 18th century when the first automated processing machine was invented. Stream Full Episodes of How It’s Made: https://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/how-its-made/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScienceChannel Follow us on Twitter: Tweets by ScienceChannel Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ScienceChannel/
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Exploration is a tradition at NASA. We reach for new heights and reveal the unknown for the benefit of humankind. On February, 12, 2018, Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot gave a State of NASA address to roll out the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget proposal. This video highlights the future-facing vision of those plans. #StateofNASA This video
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