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NASA Uses Powerful Transmitters to Talk to Deep Space Spacecraft. Will Other Civilizations Receive Those Signals?

In a recent study submitted to the Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, a pair of researchers from…

1 year ago

New Horizons is Now 50 Astronomical Units Away From the Sun

As the New Horizons spacecraft hurtles out towards interstellar space, it has now reached an historical milestone. On April 17,…

3 years ago

What About a Mission to Titan?

Europa is fine and all, but where we really need to go is Saturn's moon Titan. Let's look at some…

7 years ago

How Long Does It Take to Get to Jupiter?

We’re focused on Mars and Pluto, but what about Jupiter? Doesn’t the biggest planet in the Solar System deserve a…

8 years ago

Saturn’s Moon Tethys

Thanks the Voyager missions and the more recent flybys conducted by the Cassini space probe, Saturn's system of moons have…

9 years ago

The Planet Jupiter

Jupiter is the 5th planet in the Solar System, and the largest by far, easily visible in the night sky…

9 years ago

What is the Oort Cloud?

At the edge of the Solar System, there exists a large cloud of icy material and rock, which is where…

9 years ago