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astronomyNeutrino Detector Sizes are Measured in Cubic Kilometers

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The IceCube Neutrino Observatory is a neutrino observatory constructed at the Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica. Its thousands of sensors are located under the Antarctic ice, distributed over a cubic kilometer. IceCube consists of spherical optical sensors called Digital …

israelMany Tiny Satellites Can Create Image of a Giant Space Telescope

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Nanosatellites the size of milk cartons arranged in a spherical (annular) configuration were able to capture images that match the resolution of the full-frame, lens-based or concave mirror systems used on today’s telescopes. They created a miniature model with a …

astronomyUltimate Guide to Viewing the Cosmos

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Writers from Universe Today have created the ultimate resource for all backyard space enthusiasts. They provide everything you need to know to become an amateur astronomer. Universe Today is a top space science and technology website. David Dickinson and Fraser …

colonizationNear Term Moon Bases and Operations

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What will the moon be used for and how big could moon bases be? The main things that I can see as near-term uses for the moon are 1. Source of water for space operations that is many times cheaper …

scienceAliens Might Have Filled Space With Junk Like We Fill Our Oceans and Orbit

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If there are technological aliens in our galaxy, then it is possible that their space junk could be part of the Interstellar material that makes it to our solar system. How much depends upon how many technological alien civilizations there …

scienceFirst Four of Perhaps Hundreds of Captured Oumuamua-size Interstellar Objects Found

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Oumuamua was the first interstellar object detected passing through the Solar System and was believed to be cigar-shaped and about 1000 meters long. Using detailed computer models of asteroidal-type objects between the Sun and Jupiter, two Harvard University researchers find …

astronomyCarnival of Space 585

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1. Universe Today – An Extremely Large Hole has Been Dug for the Extremely Large Telescope European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) is a next-generation ground telescope. It will have a primary mirror measuring 39 meters (128 feet) …

spaceThirty Meter telescope will resume construction after legal win

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The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) has cleared the last legal hurdle to resume construction on Hawaii’s Big Island. Hawaii’s Board of Land and Natural Resources issued a fresh construction permit in September 2017, which opponents appealed. The latest ruling upholds …

astronomyCarnival of Space 583- Quantum Assisted Scope for 10,000 kilometer optical scope

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The Carnival of Space 583 is up at Universe Today. Universe Today – Next Generation Telescopes Could Use “Teleportation” to Take Better Images The standard technique of locally recording the light at each telescope results in too much noise to …

astronomyExomoon the size of Neptune

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An Exoplanet that is several times the mass of Jupiter has a moon that is the size of Neptune. The moon is estimated to be only 1.5 percent the mass of its companion planet. They are both 8000 light years …