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There Could be Hundreds of Interstellar Asteroids and Comets in the Solar System Right Now That we Could Study

According to a new study, there could be hundreds of identifiable objects in our Solar System like 'Oumuamua, some of…

3 years ago

Do Stars Move? Tracking Their Movements Across the Sky

The stars look static in the sky, but are they moving? How fast, and how do we know? What events…

5 years ago

Can We Really Get to Alpha Centauri?

It’s going to be almost impossible to travel to another star, but a new idea was announced that might get…

6 years ago

Will We Ever Reach Another Star?

We hear about discoveries of exoplanets every day. So how long will it take us to find another planet like…

7 years ago

Hunting LightSail in Orbit

The hunt is on in the satellite tracking community, as the U.S. Air Force’s super-secret X-37B space plane rocketed into…

7 years ago

To The Moon! Crowdfunded Solar Sail Shoots For Lunar Launch

It's a tiny satellite with ambitious goals: to zip all the way from the Earth to the Moon using a…

9 years ago

Huge Solar Sail Portion Unfurls In Crucial Ground Test

We're sure the people in that picture above must have had sweaty hands as they unfurled a huge solar sail…

9 years ago

NASA to Test New Solar Sail Technology

[/caption] Solar sails, much like anti-matter and ion engines appear at first glance to only exist in science fiction. Many…

11 years ago

Last & Best Chances to See NanoSail-D

[/caption] Over the next few weeks, skywatchers will have excellent viewing opportunities for the NanoSail-D solar sail. The satellite is…

11 years ago