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In S.Africa, a unique telescope link-up scans deep space

May 25, 2018 starjunkie 0

https://www.nasa.gov/news/releases/latest/index.html Scientists in South Africa on Friday launched the world’s first optical telescope linked to a radio telescope, combining “eyes and ears” to try to unravel the secrets of the universe. Source: Psys.org In […]

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APEX takes a glimpse into the heart of darkness

May 25, 2018 starjunkie 0

https://www.nasa.gov/news/releases/latest/index.html The 12 m radio telescope APEX in Chile has been outfitted with special equipment including broad bandwidth recorders and a stable hydrogen maser clock for performing joint interferometric observations with other telescopes at […]

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NASA Administrator Statement on Space Policy Directive-2

May 24, 2018 starjunkie 0

https://www.nasa.gov/news/releases/latest/index.html The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Thursday’s signing of Space Policy Directive-2 by President Donald Trump: Source: Nasa Breaking News NASA Administrator Statement on Space Policy Directive-2 Nasa […]

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NASA Awards Contract for Space Telescope Mission

May 23, 2018 starjunkie 0

https://www.nasa.gov/news/releases/latest/index.html NASA has awarded a contract to Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation, Boulder, Colorado, for the primary instrument components for the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST). Source: Nasa Breaking News NASA Awards Contract […]

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Astronomers spot a distant and lonely neutron star

May 23, 2018 starjunkie 0

https://www.nasa.gov/news/releases/latest/index.html Astronomers have discovered a special kind of neutron star for the first time outside of the Milky Way galaxy, using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large […]