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NASA Reacts to European Discovery of Earth Size Planet, Embarrassment?

NASA issues a statement about the Alpha Centuri Exoplanet Discovery, are they a little embarrassed? As reported by KnowledgeOrb earlier this week an Earth sized exoplanet was discovered orbiting our…

Kepler Failure Interrupts Science Data Collection

Kepler Hardware Failure causes it to temporarily stop observations The Kepler Satellite, known for many discoveries of planets outside of our solar system, has experienced the failure of one of…

Idea for a X-ray Mirror Inspired by Scotch Tape

Scotch tape is the inspiration behind a completely new kind of x-ray mirror for telescopes. The concept was dreamed up by Maxim Markevich a NASA Scientist. “I remember looking at…

Telescope Captures Sharpest Images of Sun’s Corona

WASHINGTON — A telescope launched July 11 aboard a NASA sounding rocket has captured the highest-resolution images ever taken of the sun’s million-degree atmosphere called the corona. The clarity of…

First Flight Instrument Delivered For James Webb Space Telescope

WASHINGTON — The first of four instruments to fly aboard NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (Webb) has been delivered to NASA. The Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) will allow scientists to study…

The world’s Largest Telescope Project Is A Go.

Plans for the mega-telescope named European Extremely Large telescope, or E-ELT, Has taken a large step closer to becoming reality Monday, June 11th. The Plans were approved by the governing council of the European Southern Observatory…

NASA Cancels X-Ray Space Telescope

NASA is canceling work on the space telescope designed to find black holes through x-ray light. The decision has come from the rising cost of the project, the space agency…

NASA’S Spitzer Finds First Objects Burned Furiously

WASHINGTON — The faint, lumpy glow from the very first objects in the universe may have been detected with the best precision yet using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. The objects…