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A brief history of nukes in space

In just a few short weeks, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will make its historic flyby of Pluto and its moons. Solar panels are unable to operate in the dim nether regions of the outer solar system, and instead, ...

dateJun 26, 2015 in Space Exploration
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NASA's SDO sees mid-level solar flare

The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 4:16 a.m. EDT on June 25, 2015. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the sun constantly, captured an image of the event. Solar flares are powerful ...

dateJun 25, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Will we ever reach another star?

There are two separate parts of your brain I would like to speak with today. First, I want to talk to the part that makes decisions on who to vote for, how much insurance you should put on your car and deals ...

dateJun 25, 2015 in Space Exploration
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ULA's new Vulcan rocket

Fierce commercial and international political pressures have forced the rapid development of the new Vulcan launcher family recently announced by rocket maker United Launch Alliance (ULA). Vulcan's "genesis" ...

dateJun 24, 2015 in Space Exploration
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