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by Debra Werner — June 25, 2020 SAN FRANCISCO – Ball Aerospace won a $96.9 million contract June 25 to build, integrate and operate the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Follow On (SWFO) satellite destined for Earth-Sun Lagrange Point 1. Under the firm fixed-price contract awarded by NASA on behalf of NOAA, Ball...
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MICHELLE STARR8 MAY 2020, Sciencealert.com Jupiter is not a serene place. The giant planet is wracked with tempestuous storms, wide bands of roiling cloud that encircle the entire globe, extending to depths many times thicker than the atmospheric distance between Earth and space. The gas giant’s wild weather is so different from what happens on...
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By: Ryan F. Mandelbaum, Gizmodo.com Astronomers and physicists continue to pursue the answers to the universe’s deepest questions, but on many matters, including dark matter and dark energy, they are stymied. What if an autonomously operating telescope, free from human biases and complications, could find the solutions we’ve been missing? Today, humans steer observatories around...
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By Jamie Carter Link to Original Article In precisely one year—on Tuesday, March 30, 2021—the almost US$10 billion James Webb Space Telescope (JWST or “Webb” for short) will launch on a European Ariane 5 rocket from the Guiana Space Centre to the northwest of Kourou in French Guiana. The successor to the Hubble Space Telescope,...
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• Wolf Cukier, 17 discovered the planet – named TOI 1338b – during his summer internship at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland • The teen was working with NASA’s alien-hunting space telescope TESS when he made the discovery • Cukier has now appeared on CNBC, ABC’s Strahan, Sara and Keke and has...
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Source: CNN An unusual object detected streaking across the sky last month was a comet that originated outside our solar system, observations have confirmed, becoming only the second observed interstellar object to cross into our solar system. It has been named 2I/Borisov by the International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center. And it’s anywhere between 1.2...
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The Apollo program featured the newest, most high-tech science innovations we’ve ever seen to make the moon landing successful, as well as one of the oldest and simplest devices. Going back hundreds of years, sailors lost at sea used a small metal device to determine their position. With the look of a protractor and the...
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ARIZONA PHOTONICS DAYS – 24/27 January 2018 – Tucson, Arizona Presented by Optics Valley in partnership with UA Tech Parks and the Global Photonics Alliance. Join us as the Optics Valley Committee of the Arizona Technology Council hosts our Global Photonics Alliance partners for two days of technical discussions and business-to-business meetings: Connect and Network...
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In 2014 NYPhotonics began working on (or instigating) a number of projects for the International Year of Light in Rochester.  A broad view looks like this: Rochester Museum & Science Center IYOL2015 Advisory Committee OPI Company Tours in May 2015 Illuminations, a permanent exhibition of interactive OPI science demonstrations previewing now in the Patricia Hale Gallery...
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Optimax Optics On-Board the Pluto New Horizons Satellite The first mission to the dwarf planet Pluto and outer edge of our solar system to arrive on July 14th after a nine-year journey The Pluto New Horizons mission is expected to provide the first close-up photos and measurements of the dwarf planet at 7:50 a.m. ET...
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