An Apple co-founder is launching a company to clean up space debris, and not a moment to soon, as NASA estimates there may have been 27,000 pieces of junk floating or hurtling around the Earth last year. With thousands of additional satellites slated for placement around the Earth as part of future plans for universal […]
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SpaceX made history again on September 15, 2021, as it successfully launched Inspiration4, “the worldâs first all-civilian mission.”
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SpaceX lasers launched this week with a new batch of Starlink satellites marks a transition in tech for the satellite broadband network.
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This Asteroid is a $10,000-Quadrillion Lump of Iron and a Potential Opportunity to Study an Exposed Planetary Core
Out between Mars and Jupiter in the solar system’s asteroid belt, there’s a lump of iron and nickel called 16 Psyche that has a value of $10,000 quadrillion: that’s 70,000-times more than the entire world economy. With measurements of its density paired with its 140 mile-diameter, recent telescopic surveys with different spectrums of UV light […]
ESO released new images of Kleopatra, the dog-bone asteroid. The images helped astronomers uncover its size and composition, revealing that it’s a rubble pile.
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