NASA Just Finished its Massive New Space Telescope

NASA Just Finished its Massive New Space Telescope

00 After countless delays and going billions of dollars over budget, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is finally complete. The JWST debuted at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center on Thursday. The telescope’s primary mirror is currently the largest ever built. The 18 gold-plated hexagonal mirrors measure 21.3 feet across. When it launches in 2018, JWST will have 100 times more observing power of the Hubble telescope. The @NASAWebb’s primary mirror has a coating of…

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NASA Just Finished its Massive New Space Telescope

NASA Just Finished its Massive New Space Telescope

00 After countless delays and going billions of dollars over budget, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is finally complete. The JWST debuted at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center on Thursday. The telescope’s primary mirror is currently the largest ever built. The 18 gold-plated hexagonal mirrors measure 21.3 feet across. When it launches in 2018, JWST will have 100 times more observing power of the Hubble telescope. The @NASAWebb’s primary mirror has a coating of…

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Scientific Road Trip to Proxima B

Scientific Road Trip to Proxima B

00 Proxima b’s relative closeness leaves some cosmologist to wonder if (or when) we could travel there. And by relative closeness, we mean 25 trillion miles away. It would take four years at light speed to get to Proxima b. The fastest spacecraft available is New Horizons which flew past Pluto at 10 miles per second. It got to Pluto in nine years. At New Horizons’s speed, it would take 80,000 years to reach Proxima b….

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Scientists Just Emerged from the Longest Running NASA Experiment Ever

Scientists Just Emerged from the Longest Running NASA Experiment Ever

00 In efforts to understand living conditions on Mars, scientists just emerged from a 365 isolation experiment from a dome in Hawaii. It may sound harsh, but all of the scientists volunteered to undergo the test in the name of future exploration beyond our home planet. The HI-SEAS team was sealed in a dome for a year, where they lived in isolation on the slopes of Mauna Loa, a rocky terrain. This location was chosen as…

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Imaginactive Develops Space Train that can Get to Mars in 2 Days

Imaginactive Develops Space Train that can Get to Mars in 2 Days

00 Imaginactive, a company focused on space innovation, has released plans for a space train called the Solar Express that would haul cargo and people into space. Charles Bombardier is the founder of the company, and took the lead in developing the plan. The train would travel at 1 percent the speed of light, or 1,864 miles per second. At this speed, the space train would be able to reach the red planet in just…

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NASA Finds Further Evidence of Ancient Lakes on Mars

NASA Finds Further Evidence of Ancient Lakes on Mars

00 NASA continues to discover new things on mars with the Curiosity rover, and as of recent they have found strong evidence in favor of flowing water having existed on the planet. The announcement released by NASA sites streaks found on the planet surface as the key reasoning behind the assertion that Mars likely had flowing water. These streaks cannot be explained in any other way. “Using an imaging spectrometer on MRO, researchers detected signatures of hydrated minerals…

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NASA Building Deep Space Habitats with Private Companies on Earth

NASA Building Deep Space Habitats with Private Companies on Earth

00 Continuing on with NASA’s trend of contracting work out to private companies, they have just started accepting bids and designs to create space habitats. The habitat selected will eventually house astronauts in future space missions, and possibly those that go to Mars. In their initial announcement, NASA has shown 6 different companies along with each’s design. This is all part of the NextSTEP-3 program. “The NextSTEP partnerships are a large contribution to the dual…

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Smithsonian Restoring the Original Star Trek Enterprise Model

00 If you’re a fan of the Star Trek series, then you will be happy to know that the Smithsonian is working on restoring the Enterprise model used in the original TV show. The model dates back to the 1970s and is actually quite sizeable. Over the years it has accumulated quite a bit of wear and tear, and it is now very deserving of a makeover. Check out the video of the process from…

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NASA’s New Stereo Camera Captures Rockets Like Never Before

NASA’s New Stereo Camera Captures Rockets Like Never Before

00 Testing rocket engines is normally a loud and fiery process, but a new camera developed by NASA is allowing them a greater look into the functions of a rocket’s thrust. Traditional video of a rocket launch would show flames and a lot of light, distorting anything that may be able to be observed in the fuel being burned. Their new High Dynamic Range Stereo X (HiDyRS-X) darkens the rest of the image and brings the…

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How Long Does it Take to Get to Mars?

How Long Does it Take to Get to Mars?

00 Guide to Space, Mars HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET TO MARS? Article Updated: 23 Dec , 2015 by Fraser Cain Video This article originally appeared in Universe Today in July, 2012, but it’s been updated with a related video. The planet Mars is one of the brightest objects in the night sky, easily visible with the unaided eye as a bright red star. Every two years or so, Mars and Earth reach…

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