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Mike Wehner

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The James Webb Space Telescope is delayed yet again

June 1st, 2021

If you’ve been following the development of the James Webb Space Telescope for any length of time you already know that the project is both incredibly late — it was supposed to launch in 2007 — and grossly over budget — the project was supposed to cost $500 million but has since ballooned to over …

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Would you inject a sensor into your body to track your health?

June 1st, 2021

Fitness trackers were once little more than glorified pedometers, but as wearable technology advanced by leaps and bounds we can now get everything from our heart rate to our VO2 max delivered right to our smartphones via sensors built into our watches and bands. It’s an incredible amount of health data that is tracked in …

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Space junk just slammed into the ISS and damaged its arm

June 1st, 2021

As if we needed another timely reminder that space junk is becoming a serious problem, the International Space Station now has a bit of additional damage thanks to a piece of debris traveling at high speeds around Earth. The Canadian Space Agency reported the existence of a hole in the robotic arm known as Canadarm2 …

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The center of the Milky Way looks like a work of art

May 31st, 2021

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has delivered so many incredible images of objects and structures in space that it’s easy to forget that NASA has a whole lot of other space-scanning hardware working overtime to make new discoveries of their own. One of those is the Chandra X-ray Observatory which, as you can tell by the …

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China just bolstered its new space station in a big way

May 31st, 2021

It’s been roughly one month since China successfully launched the first module of its Heavenly Harmony space station. The spacecraft will serve as a home for groups of Chinese astronauts as they conduct research in space, much like the work being done on the International Space Station. It’s going to take some time for the …

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China’s first Mars rover is finally cruising

May 26th, 2021

On the list of big surprises in space science over the past decade, the fact that China has rapidly become one of the major players in space exploration has to be near the top. The country, which watched for decades as the United States, Russia (and formerly, the Soviet Union), and European countries launched ever …

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SpaceX is about to hit a ridiculous milestone

May 26th, 2021

If it seems like SpaceX launches have gotten a bit, well, boring lately it’s probably because so many of them go off without a hitch. Sure, the SpaceX Starship prototypes have been having a rough go of things, but the Falcon 9 is so reliable at this point that launches come and go without much …