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New Satellite Successfully Beams Power From Space

Researchers at Caltech have successfully tested their space solar power demonstrator (SSPD), showing it can beam power from space to…

9 months ago

It’s Surprisingly Easy to Hurl Rocks From Mars Into Space

Of the thousands of meteorites found on Earth, about 188 have been confirmed to be from Mars. How did they…

10 months ago

Astronomers Used a Fast Radio Burst to Probe the Structure of the Milky Way

Astronomers from Caltech used a Fast Radio Burst (FRB) from another galaxy to probe the distribution of matter in the…

1 year ago

Is Space Power a Good Idea? A New Spacecraft is Going to Find Out!

Caltech has launched a technology demonstrator that will evaluate space based solar power technologies

1 year ago

Keck's new Planet Hunter Instrument Comes Online, Searching for Smaller, More Earth-Sized Exoplanets

There’s a new planet hunter in town, and it’s got its sights set on nearby Earth-sized planets in the galactic…

1 year ago

InSight Detects Two Significant Quakes from the Cerberus Fossae Region on Mars

NASA's InSight lander felt the distant rumble of two major 'marsquakes' in March, originating from a region near the Martian…

3 years ago

The 2016 Nobel Prize In Physics: It’s Complicated

This year's Nobel Prize in physics is expected to be be conferred on the three scientists who invented the process…

7 years ago

Kuiper Belt Objects Point The Way To Planet 9

A new study from the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory has indicated that the extreme eccentricity of distant KBOs could point…

8 years ago

The Early Universe Was All About Galactic Hook Ups

According to new research by an international team of scientists, early galaxies were characterized by mergers (aka. "hookups")

8 years ago

Newest Planet: Is it Pluto, Eris or Extrasolar?

With astronomers discovering new planets and other celestial objects all the time, you may be wondering what the newest planet…

9 years ago