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DrCaleb @ Mon Feb 14, 2022 11:48 am

Musk shows how they're planning to catch SuperHeavy boosters


DrCaleb @ Tue Feb 15, 2022 8:25 am

First hints of a planet orbiting in a white dwarf’s habitable zone

Astronomers have found 65 evenly spaced rocks orbiting a white dwarf star in its habitable zone, hinting that a planet’s gravity may be holding them there

A distant white dwarf is surrounded by space rocks marching in perfect time. This observation offers hints of what may be the first planet we have detected in the habitable zone of one of these stellar corpses, suggesting that they might be just as good for life as bigger, younger stars.

“A lot of people think of a white dwarf as a dead system or a dead end, but this tells us that there is a lot of stuff going on around white dwarfs,” says Jay Farihi at University College London.

He and his colleagues spotted these hints while observing a star called WD 1054-226, which lies about 118 light years away, using several powerful telescopes. They found that something appeared to be regularly passing in front of the star, causing dips in its light. The biggest dip happened every 23.1 minutes, in a pattern that repeated every 25 hours. ... able-zone/


Scape @ Tue Feb 15, 2022 6:30 pm


DrCaleb @ Wed Feb 16, 2022 12:53 pm

Billionaire who flew on 1st private SpaceX mission heading to space once again


DrCaleb @ Fri Feb 18, 2022 7:25 am

Canadian sensor on James Webb telescope passes first tests

The systems that aim the massive James Webb Space telescope, designed and built through the Canadian Space Agency, have been used to lock on to a target star – a sign that the millions Billions of dollars and thousands millions of hours spent on the signature project are going to work out just fine.


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DrCaleb @ Mon Feb 28, 2022 8:31 am


Webb Telescope reaches major milestone: All its light is in one place

A single dot means we're nearly halfway through focusing the telescope.


Scape @ Wed Mar 09, 2022 4:06 pm


Strutz @ Sat Mar 12, 2022 9:04 pm

The fate of a U.S. astronaut remains uncertain after the head of Russia’s space agency threatened to abandon him on the International Space Station.

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei was scheduled to land in Kazakhstan with two Russian cosmonauts aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft on March 30, 2022. But a Feb. 26 video from Russian space agency director Dmitry Rogozin called that into question, when he threatened to leave Vande Hei in space and even separate Russian and American parts of the orbiting lab. ... -1.5816489


DrCaleb @ Tue Mar 15, 2022 7:56 am

An asteroid is spotted 2 hours before it slams into the Earth at 11 miles per second


DrCaleb @ Wed Mar 16, 2022 11:24 am


NASA releases first image from an in-focus Webb telescope



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