News tagged with small satellite

How white dwarfs mimic black holes

(Phys.org)—A remarkable observation by astronomers from the University of Southampton has been published in one of the world's foremost astrophysics research journals.

Dec 17, 2012
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Iran to put a monkey into space: report

Iran plans to send a live monkey into space in the summer, the country's top space official said after the launch of the Rassad-1 satellite, state television reported on its website on Thursday.

Jun 16, 2011
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Close encounters of the galactic kind

(PhysOrg.com) -- Astronomers have used a large survey to test a prediction that close encounters between galaxies can trigger the rapid growth of supermassive black holes. Key to this work was Chandra's unique ...

Oct 26, 2011
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A surprisingly bright superbubble

(Phys.org)—This composite image shows a superbubble in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a small satellite galaxy of the Milky Way located about 160,000 light years from Earth.

Aug 30, 2012
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Scientists trial system to improve safety at sea

A space scientist at the University of Leicester, in collaboration with the New Zealand Defence Technology Agency and DMC International Imaging, has been trialling a concept for using satellite imagery to ...

Jan 30, 2015
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