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Future Space Telescopes Could be 100 Meters Across, Constructed in Space, and Then Bent Into a Precise Shape

An MIT team proposes a new method for in-space assembly to built a self-adjusting 100 m (328 ft) space telescope

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A Martian Meteorite Contains Organic Compounds. The Raw Ingredients for Life?

In a recent study published in Sciences Advances, an international team of scientists led by the Technical University of Munich…

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NASA and DARPA Will be Testing a Nuclear Rocket in Space

NASA and DARPA have teamed up to create a nuclear thermal rocket that could perform an orbital flight test by…

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Study Shows How Cells Could Help Artemis Astronauts Exercise

New research aims to ensure astronauts' health by mimicking the human body's response to exercise.

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Physicist encourages continuing the search for life in Venus’ atmosphere

In a recent paper accepted to Contemporary Physics, a physicist from Imperial College London uses past missions and recent findings…

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A Novel Propulsion System Would Hurl Hypervelocity Pellets at a Spacecraft to Speed it up

A new proposal for a pellet-beam spacecraft could enable interstellar missions and a Solar Gravitational Lens in a matter of…

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Instead of Building Structures on Mars, we Could Grow Them With the Help of Bacteria

A new process that combines bacteria and lichen could "grow" bricks from Martian soil. The proposal selected for development by…

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New Nuclear Rocket Design to Send Missions to Mars in Just 45 Days

NASA's Advanced Innovation Concepts (NAIC) program selected a new type of bimodal nuclear propulsion that could allow for missions to…

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NASA’s Psyche Mission is Back on. It’ll Launch Towards its Metal Asteroid Target Later This Year

NASA’s Psyche mission is back on track for launch and is now scheduled for a potential October 2023 launch date,…

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A Hybrid Fission/Fusion Reactor Could be the Best way to get Through the ice on Europa

A new proposal for a hybrid nuclear reactor could power missions to Europa, and was selected by NASA for Phase…

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