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Japan’s Plans for Space Debris Removal

As technology expands, mankind has managed to litter trash both on the planet and around it. Debris in space has become increasingly problematic lately, so the Japanese space agency JAXA has developed plans for a spacecraft that utilizes a tether to snare and destroy the trash. In this past month, a …

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Gravitational Waves Detected for the First Time

The Discovery of a Lifetime Gravitational waves, first theorized by Albert Einstein in his theory of relativity, have been detected by physicists for the first time. Caused by the collision of two massive black holes, ripples in space-time called gravitational waves, were sent through the universe at the speed of …

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“Planet Nine”, the Hypothetical Planet

Expansion of our horizons is upon us! Another planet, about 10 times the size of Earth has been discovered in our very own solar system, past the orbit of Neptune. Or has it? “Planet Nine” is the name scientists have given to this theorized planet that, if it exists, lies about 20 …

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Astrophysicists have found new insights for the discovery of habitable exoplanets. Kepler
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New Insight for the Discovery of Hospitable Planets

A team of international astrophysicists led by a researcher at the University of Vienna have devised a method to measure the surface gravity of stars that were originally too distant to compute accurate measures for. With this new insight, scientists can determine if planets in their orbit could be hospitable to life. …

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The Akatsuki Probe nears Venus five years after its first failed attempt.
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Japanese Probe Salvages Mission to Orbit Venus

Five years after the Japanese space probe Akatsuki failed its mission to orbit Venus, the probe completed a critical rocket burn on December 6 in a second attempt to become the first probe to orbit around Earth’s twin. What happened was that Akatsuki’s main engine, designed for 112 pounds of thrust, was unavailable after a failed …

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