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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Rocket woman: How to cook curry and get a spacecraft into Mars orbit This picture of women at India’s space agency celebrating the Mars orbit went viral. Can you guide a spacecraft into orbit … Continue reading

Posted in October 2018, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Japan’s Hayabusa 2 spacecraft reaches cosmic ‘diamond’ A Japanese spacecraft has arrived at its target – an asteroid shaped like a diamond or, according to some, a spinning top…more Settling Arguments About Hydrogen With … Continue reading

Posted in September 2018, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Methane ice dunes found on Pluto by Nasa spacecraft Scientists say they have found evidence of dunes of frozen methane on Pluto. Pluto’s atmosphere was believed to be too thin to create the features … Continue reading

Posted in Mid Summer 2018, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan InSight Diary: Mars mission ready to rumble The InSight mission will investigate the interior structure and composition of Mars. Prof Tom Pike from Imperial College London is part of the science team on the … Continue reading

Posted in June 2018, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan ‘Ground-breaking’ galaxy collision detected Scientists have detected a cosmic “pileup” of galaxies in the early Universe. Imaged almost at the boundary of the observable Universe, the 14 unusually bright objects are on a collision … Continue reading

Posted in May 2018, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan In her orbit Nathalie Cabrol was 5 when she saw the first moon landing on television. Pointing at Neil Armstrong, she told her mother that this was what she wanted to do. Even before … Continue reading

Posted in April 2018, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Design call for ‘solar sentinel’ mission UK scientists and engineers will play a leading role in developing a satellite that can warn if Earth is about to be hit by damaging solar storms. The … Continue reading

Posted in March 2018, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan The biggest space missions in 2018 Next year is already overflowing with exciting missions to space. NASA is launching a new lander to Mars, as well as a spacecraft that will get closer to … Continue reading

Posted in February 2018, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment