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Monthly Archives: August 2017
Do some of the Earth-sized planets around a dwarf star called TRAPPIST-1, just 40 light-years away, have liquid water? Newly reported findings from the Hubble Space Telescope give astrobiologists continued cause for hope. The seven TRAPPIST-1 planets created a sensation in … Continue reading
A South Carolina couple has filed a lawsuit against Amazon, claiming that they suffered eye damage even though they used protective glasses sold through the online retailer. In the lawsuit, filed Aug. 29 in U.S. District Court in Charleston, S.C., Thomas Corey … Continue reading
Breakthrough Listen, a $100 million initiative aimed at stepping up the search for alien signals, says it’s picked up an intriguing series of 15 fast radio bursts emanating from a dwarf galaxy 3 billion light-years away. It’s way too early … Continue reading
Sierra Nevada Corp.’s prototype Dream Chaser space plane, also known as the “mini-space shuttle,” successfully went through its first in-the-air test in four years today at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California’s Mojave Desert. The uncrewed Dream Chaser stayed … Continue reading
BlackSky, a division of Seattle-based Spaceflight Industries, has been awarded a two-year, $16.4 million cost-plus prime contract with the Air Force Research Laboratoryto deliver a cloud-based platform that can provide geospatial intelligence to government agencies. The platform will provide on-demand analytics, collection … Continue reading
Seattle-based Emerald Corporate Jets is taking the wraps off a charter jet service that offers flights on 737 jets, priced at $15,000 per hour of flight time. The startup is the brainchild of Russell Belden, who tried unsuccessfully to get Arrow Flight Club off the … Continue reading