Monthly Archives: September 2017

Russia joins NASA to look into Deep Space Gateway

The space station band is getting back together again: Russia and NASA today signed a joint statement voicing support for a Deep Space Gateway in lunar orbit that’s designed to serve as a jumping-off point for beyond-Earth exploration. To be … Continue reading

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Eclipse rates as America’s most watched event

More than 215 million American adults, representing almost 88 percent of the U.S. population over 18, watched August’s solar eclipse in person and on screens, according to a newly published survey. That’s nearly twice the size of the TV viewership for recent … Continue reading

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The gravitational-wave hunt just got bigger

Astronomers have detected their fourth gravitational wave from the merger of two black holes, but this one marks a new milestone. It’s the first wave picked up by the Virgo gravitational-wave detector in Italy — and the first opportunity to triangulate on its … Continue reading

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U.N. puts out global call for space payloads

Remember those science-fiction movies where the United Nations was calling the shots in space? We may be one small step closer to that scenario. Today the U.N. Office for Outer Space Affairs, or UNOOSA, called on its member states, and particularly … Continue reading

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U.S. officials slap 220% tariff on Canadian jets

The U.S. Commerce Department today issued a preliminary finding that Canada’s Bombardier aircraft company was getting unfair subsidies for its CSeries jets — and laid out a plan that would more than triple the cost of the jets being bought … Continue reading

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James Dyson reveals $2.7B electric car project

Would you buy a new electric car from this vacuum-cleaner salesman? James Dyson, the founder of the Dyson gadget powerhouse, is betting $2.7 billion that you will. Today Dyson, who made his name with high-tech vacuum cleaners and has branched out … Continue reading

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NASA shows off OSIRIS-REx’s snapshot of Earth

During last week’s flyby, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft captured a stunning portrait of Earth’s disk, spanning the Pacific from Australia to America’s West Coast. The color composite image, created from readings that were captured on Sept. 22 while the asteroid probe zoomed past at an altitude … Continue reading

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