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NASA’s SOFIA telescope just took its last flight

September 30th, 2022

Since its first flight in 2007, NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, otherwise known as SOFIA, has observed the universe from 41,000 feet above the Earth’s surface. Now, the unique space telescope housed in a modified Boeing 747 has taken its last flight. In honor of the flight, NASA has shared some of the most …

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NASA and SpaceX are looking for a way to restore Hubble’s orbit

September 30th, 2022

NASA and SpaceX are working on a study that could lead to new missions to restore Hubble’s orbit. The space telescope has been running since 1990. Throughout its over 30 years of service, Hubble has received five servicing missions designed to help boost the telescope’s orbit and keep it working at optimum levels. The last …

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NASA releases first Juno image from Europa flyby

September 29th, 2022

NASA has revealed the first Juno image of Europa taken in a recent flyby. The flyby took place on September 29, and NASA received the first image hours after it was taken. The image was captured as Juno passed by the moon on its closest approach of around 219 miles. Juno is expected to return …

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Archaeologists just dug up a mysterious stone structure older than the pyramids and Stonehenge

September 28th, 2022

Archaeologists recently discovered a stone age structure they believe to be older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids found in Giza. The archaeologists believe the structure, which they say is a roundel, was built around 7,000 years ago. They’re also hopeful that research into the structure could provide more information about these ancient and mysterious …

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MIT engineers built a crazy wireless underwater camera with no battery

September 28th, 2022

Engineers with MIT have created a wireless, battery-free underwater camera that can operate autonomously for long periods of time. The device, which the engineers detailed in a study featured in the journal Nature Communications, is powered by sound. The engineers say the camera is 100,000 times more efficient than other undersea cameras.