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NASA’s new planetary defence system faces field trials

NASA has announced that its first-ever asteroid deflection mission has progressed to the next design phase. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART, is as the name suggests, an asteroid deflection technique that is set to become a world-first planetary defence system. Using revolutionary technology known as kinetic impaction, the DART will strike asteroids in order to shift its orbit. Read More
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Almost 60 years after its inception, NASA continues to be a leader in space exploration and scientific research

Established in 1958 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has been a mainstay of modern scientific research as well as a pioneer in space exploration. Originally created as a civilian outfit responsible for space science and research, it has grown to become the largest space agency in the world. Read More
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LIGO and NASA detect gravitational waves for the third time

On January 4th 2017, the ground-based twin Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) facilities in Washington and Louisiana detected an event that transpired in our universe over three billion years ago. Yes, you read that right. The LIGO successfully detected the gravitational waves that were caused by the collision of two black holes billions of years before Earth became what it... Read More
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The case for alien life beyond our planet

The probability of alien life has always captured our imaginations in a way seldom-seen. From sci-fi thrillers to actual government policy, extra-terrestrial life has carved out its own niche within both science and popular culture. However, there is a strong scientific argument supporting the belief of alien life beyond our planet, it just might not be in the form that... Read More
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Cassini successfully completes first dive through Saturn’s rings

Earlier last week, we brought you the story of the Cassini probe and its’ final mission before it goes out in a blaze of glory. Its last tasks involved diving through Saturn’s rings multiple times over the course of twenty-two weeks, all the while transmitting data and pictures to scientists at NASA. Recently, the probe finished its’ first run, and... Read More
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SpaceX launches secret military satellite, could be in the running for future military contracts

SpaceX has continued its’ stellar 2017 by launching yet another rocket to space, this time under a veil of secrecy. After a successful launch to the International Space Station earlier this year, SpaceX was contracted the United States government to send a spy satellite into orbit. Overall, it was the company’s 34th space-bound mission, but their first for the Department... Read More

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