Posts Tagged ‘finally’

Have researchers finally found the first-ever exomoon?

While astronomers have located more than 1,000 verified exoplanets and several thousand other potential candidates, they have yet to find a confirmed exomoon, but now, a new study posted to the arXiv prepublication server could provide evidence of the first such discovery. According to Engadget and BBC News, Dr. David Kipping, an assistant professor of […]

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New Horizons finally finished transmitting its Pluto data

This week marked the end of an era for NASA researchers, as the space agency’s New Horizons mission transmitted the last data collected during its history-making July 2015 flyby of the dwarf planet Pluto via downlink to the Deep Space Network  facility in Canberra, Australia. “The Pluto system data that New Horizons collected has amazed […]

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Orbital ATK’s Rocket Set To Finally Fly Again After 2014 Explosion

SpaceX isn’t the only company with rocket problems. Orbital ATK hasn’t flown since its Antares rocket blew up seconds after liftoff in October 2014, burning up thousands of pounds of supplies bound for the International Space Station. Now, finally, the…

Scientists finally discovered what creates these mysterious space blobs

Since they were first discovered 16 years ago, scientists have been wondering how and why the unusual objects known as Lyman-alpha blobs – gigantic clouds of hydrogen gas which glow 10 times more brightly than the Milky Way – were so bright, or why the even existed at all. Now, as the Washington Post reported […]

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