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We’re Entering a New Age When Spacecraft Communicate With Lasers

In October 2023, NASA launched its long-awaited on-again, off-again Psyche mission. The spacecraft is on its way to study the…

3 months ago

NASA has too Many Spacecraft to Communicate With. Time to Build More Dishes

NASA is a sprawling organization that has to talk to everything from politicians in Washington DC to space probes that…

2 years ago

It Could be Possible to Transfer Data Through Gravitational Waves

A new study by a team of Russian scientists demonstrates how gravitational waves could be encoded to send information, in…

5 years ago

13 MORE Things That Saved Apollo 13, part 8: The Indestructible S-Band/Hi-Gain Antenna

The explosion of a liquid oxygen tank in Apollo 13’s Service Module violently propelled debris and a 13-foot (4 meter)…

9 years ago

Infographic Shows The Quick-Changing Satellites Of The Early Space Age

It's not often that one associates a satellite with French folk songs, but this infographic does that and more. Below…

10 years ago

Aesthetics of Astronomy

[/caption] When I tell people I majored in astronomy, the general reaction is one of shock and awe. Although people…

13 years ago