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nasa's webb telescope team prepares for earsplitting acoustic test

Inside NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland the James Webb Space Telescope team completed the environmental portion of vibration testing and prepared for the acoustic test on the telescope.

nasa's webb telescope ghostly 'lights out' inspection

What happens when the lights are turned out in the enormous clean room that currently houses NASA's James Webb Space Telescope? The technicians who are inspecting the telescope and its expansive golden mirrors look like ghostly wraiths in this image as they conduct a "lights out inspection" in the Spacecraft Systems Development and Integration Facility (SSDIF) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

probing seven worlds with nasa's james webb space telescope

With the discovery of seven earth-sized planets around the TRAPPIST-1 star 40 light years away, astronomers are looking to the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope to help us find out if any of these planets could possibly support life.

flight lab: take a ride in a 747 that nasa turned into a huge telescope

NASA cut a giant hole in the side of a jumbo jet, and pointed a telescope the size of Hubble through it. Scientists use it to watch the birth of stars. The post Flight Lab: Take a Ride in a 747 That NASA Turned Into a Huge Telescope appeared first on WIRED.

tributes to 'outstanding horsewoman' who died after hunting fall

A vice-chairman of the British Show Horse Association has died following a fall with the Mid-Surrey Farmers Draghounds on Saturday (4 March).Sue Webb, 64, and her horse Ron (pictured together on a different occasion) fell at the first fence of the day on Saturday.Mrs Webb, of Vines Cross, East Sussex, was secretary of the hunt; her husband Peter is its senior master. He was not hunting on Saturday, as he was checking the course for the hunt’s point-to-point.Mrs Webb — who was wearing a safety hat — suffered severe head and spinal injuries and died at 6pm on Sunday (5 March), when her life support machine was turned off.“By our standards, it was a small hedge,” Mr Webb told H&H, describing it as a holly hedge of about 3’6”, in Dallington, East Sussex.The mid-Surrey country is “demanding”, h

tributes to 'outstanding horsewoman' who died after hunting fall

A vice-chairman of the British Show Horse Association has died following a fall with the Mid-Surrey Farmers Draghounds on Saturday (4 March).Sue Webb, 64, and her horse Ron (pictured together on a different occasion) fell at the first fence of the day on Saturday.Mrs Webb, of Vines Cross, East Sussex, was secretary of the hunt; her husband Peter is its senior master. He was not hunting on Saturday, as he was checking the course for the hunt’s point-to-point.Mrs Webb — who was wearing a safety hat — suffered severe head and spinal injuries and died at 6pm on Sunday (5 March), when her life support machine was turned off.“By our standards, it was a small hedge,” Mr Webb told H&H, describing it as a holly hedge of about 3’6”, in Dallington, East Sussex.The mid-Surrey country is “demanding”, h

presstv-nasa's orion completes parachute trial

NASA has successfully tested Orion spacecraft’s parachute system in the Arizona desert.To carry out the test, an instrumented replica of the Orion capsule was used.The test module was deployed from a C-17 aircraft over the US Army's Yuma Proving Ground.The free fall started at an altitude of 7,600 meters before 2 drogue parachutes helped steady the descending capsule.Then the 3 main parachutes inflated to facilitate a safe and flawless landing.The test simulated an abort sequence. The successful test guarantees a safe emergency ejection if Orion capsule faces a problem at launch.

nasa offers first look at planet-rich trappist-1 star system

NASA was quick to offer conceptual images of Trappist-1 and its abundance of Earth-sized planets. But what does the star system look like, really? At last, now we know... sort of. As part of a raw data release, NASA has offered a simple, 11-by-11 pixel animation that shows the dwarf star as it was on February 22nd. Technically, you're looking at a target pixel file that represents the light levels the Kepler space telescope caught while studying Trappist-1 for an hour. You won't see planets, unfortunately -- an Earth-like planet would barely make a blip in the brightness levels, even if it crossed directly in front of the star.

presstv-nasa tests orion spacecraft’s parachute system

NASA has successfully tested Orion spacecraft’s parachute system in the Arizona desert. To carry out the test, an instrumented replica of the Orion capsule was used. The test module was deployed from a C-17 aircraft over the US Army's Yuma Proving Ground. The free-fall started at an altitude of 76 hundred meters before two drogue parachutes helped steady the descending capsule.Then the 3 main parachutes inflated to facilitate a safe and flawless landing. The test simulated an abort sequence. The successful test guarantees a safe emergency ejection if Orion capsule faces a problem at launch.

researchers discover star in closest known orbit around black hole

An international team of astronomers has observed evidence of a star that whips around a black hole at a rate of nearly twice an hour. If confirmed, the finding could demonstrate the tightest orbital dance between a black hole and a companion star ever seen.The study is scheduled to appear in an upcoming issue of Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society and is now available online.The discovery was made using the collective power of three of the most advanced X-ray and radio telescopes in existence - NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory; NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), which observes higher-energy X-rays; and the Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA), a state-of-the-art set of six radio telescopes operated by the Astronomy and Space Science Division of the Co

hubble dates black hole's last big meal

IMAGE: Main illustration shows the light of several distant quasars piercing the northern half of the Fermi Bubbles, an outflow of gas expelled by our Milky Way galaxy's hefty black hole....
view more Credit: NASA, ESA, and Z. Levy (STScI)For the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, it's been a long time between dinners. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has found that the black hole ate its last big meal about 6 million years ago, when it consumed a large clump of infalling gas. After the meal, the engorged black hole burped out a colossal bubble of gas weighing the equivalent of millions of suns, which now billows above and below our galaxy's center.The immense structures, dubbed the Fermi Bubbles, were first discovered in 2010 by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Tele

star in closest orbit ever seen around black hole

An artist's impression of a white dwarf star (left) in orbit around a black hole and so close that much of its material is being pulled away. Inset is an observation of the host globular cluster, 47 Tucanae, captured by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. The system (known as X9) is indicated by the arrow, and low, medium, and high-energy X-rays are coloured red, green, and blue respectively. Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/University of Alberta/A.Bahramian et al.; Illustration: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss.Astronomers have found evidence of a star that whips around a likely black hole twice an hour. This could be the tightest orbital dance ever seen by a black hole and a companion star in our own Milky Way galaxy.
This discovery was made using two of NASA's space-based telescopes, the Chandra X-ray Observato

new hubble mosaic of the orion nebula

IMAGE: This composite image of the Kleinmann-Low Nebula, part of the Orion Nebula complex, is composed of several pointings of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope in optical and near-infrared light. Infrared...
view more Credit: NASA, ESA/HubbleIn the search for rogue planets and failed stars astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have created a new mosaic image of the Orion Nebula. During their survey of the famous star formation region, they found what may be the missing piece of a cosmic puzzle; the third, long-lost member of a star system that had broken apart.The Orion Nebula is the closest star formation region to Earth, only 1400 light-years away. It is a turbulent place -- stars are being born, planetary systems are forming and the radiation unleashed by young mass

new hubble mosaic of the orion nebula

This composite image of the Kleinmann-Low Nebula, part of the Orion Nebula complex, is composed of several pointings of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope in optical and near-infrared light. Infrared light allows to peer through the dust of the nebula and to see the stars therein. The revealed stars are shown with a bright red colour in the image. Credit: NASA, ESA/HubbleIn the search for rogue planets and failed stars astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have created a new mosaic image of the Orion Nebula. During their survey of the famous star formation region, they found what may be the missing piece of a cosmic puzzle; the third, long-lost member of a star system that had broken apart.
The Orion Nebula is the closest star formation region to Earth, only 1400 light-y

nasa finds long-lost indian lunar orbiter

This method relies ground-based radar, because optical telescopes can't see anything against the bright lunar glare. Since Chandrayaan-1 was in polar orbit around the celestial body before it got lost, the team sent a powerful beam of microwaves somewhere above the natural satellite's north pole. They used a 230-foot antenna at NASA's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex in California to accomplish the task. But they relied on the 330-foot Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia to detect the radar echoes that bounced back. The researchers were afraid they wouldn't find anything, since the moon has areas with higher-than-usual gravitational pull that could have caused the spacecraft to crash into it. However, the scientists were able to detect two different objects using the technique

nasa plans to make a telescope out of the sun

According to Einstein's Theory of Relativity, massive objects will bend the space around it and cause the path of objects traveling within that space -- including light itself -- to curve as well. And, under the right conditions, that light can bend just enough that it magnifies the view of space behind it. This is known as gravitational lensing and astronomers have leveraged its effect for years to help boost the visual prowess of our telescopes. We discovered the exoplanet Kepler 452b in this manner and that thing is hundreds of millions of light years away.However, there are some technical challenges with this plan. As the JPL team explained during a presentation to NASA's recent Planetary Science Vision 2050 workshop in DC, the observational instruments would need to be stationed 550 A

sound waves boost older adult' memory, deep sleep

CHICAGO --- Gentle sound stimulation -- such as the rush of a waterfall -- synchronized to the rhythm of brain waves significantly enhanced deep sleep in older adults and improved their ability to recall words, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.Deep sleep is critical for memory consolidation. But beginning in middle age, deep sleep decreases substantially, which scientists believe contributes to memory loss in aging. The sound stimulation significantly enhanced deep sleep in participants and their scores on a memory test. "This is an innovative, simple and safe non-medication approach that may help improve brain health," said senior author Dr. Phyllis Zee, professor of neurology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a Northwestern Medicine sleep specialist. "Th

india vs australia 2017: 2nd test – preview

When the confident Australian team will step onto the field at M. Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore tomorrow for the second test against India in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy, they will try to win it. But a path to series victory won’t be a cakewalk for Kangaroo. They beat India in a humiliating manner at Pune, but Kohli and Co. are adept at bouncing back at the right time.India vs Australia 2017Moreover, the pitch in Bengaluru is certainly not going to be like the one that we witnessed in Pune. Indian skipper Virat Kohli is a fighter. He is in good touch but unfortunately could make just 13 runs in Pune test. Indian skipper got 4 centuries in his last 8 tests. The statistics speaks itself.Also Read: India vs Australia: Season Pass for 2nd Test Match on sale on BookMyShowApart from hi

after 44 days, hearings end for giant telescope in hawaii

Long-running hearings for whether a giant telescope can be built atop a Hawaii mountain have wrapped up.

after 44 days, hearings end for giant telescope in hawaii

Long-running hearings for whether a giant telescope can be built atop a Hawaii mountain have wrapped up.
State Department of Land and Natural Resources spokesman Dan Dennison says testimony ended Thursday after 71 people testified over 44 days on the Big Island.The hearings officer will recommend whether the land board should grant a construction permit for the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea.Testifiers included Native Hawaiians who believe the project will harm cultural practices and Native Hawaiians who believe it will provide educational opportunities.The state says it spent $225,000 on the hearings.This round of contested-case hearings is necessary after the state Supreme Court invalidated an earlier permit issued by the board.Telescope officials plan to build in the Canary Islan

nasa weighing risk of adding crew to megarocket's first flight

This image made available on Feb. 15, 2017 by NASA shows an artist's concept of the launch of the Space Launch System rocket and Orion capsule. On Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, NASA said it is weighing the risk of adding astronauts to the first flight of its new megarocket. (NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center via AP)NASA is weighing the risk of adding astronauts to the first flight of its new megarocket, designed to eventually send crews to Mars.
The space agency's human exploration chief said Friday that his boss and the Trump administration asked for the feasibility study. The objective is to see what it would take to speed up a manned mission; under the current plan, astronauts wouldn't climb aboard until 2021— at best.The Space Launch System, known as SLS, will be the most powerful rocket wh

star clusters discovery could upset the astronomical applecart

This vibrant image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy to our own Milky Way galaxy. Credit: Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/M. Meixner (STScI) & the SAGE Legacy Team.The discovery of young stars in old star clusters could send scientists back to the drawing board for one of the Universe's most common objects.
Dr Bi-Qing For, from the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research in Perth, said our understanding of how stars evolve is a cornerstone of astronomical science."There are a billion trillion stars in the Universe and we've been observing and classifying those we can see for more than a century," she said."Our models of stellar evolution are based on the assumption that stars within star clusters formed from the same material at r

food on mars, food on earth: nasa taps usu scientists for space quest

Can earthlings live on Mars? They can if they develop self-sufficiency. NASA is betting on a multi-institution team of the best and brightest, including Utah State University scientists, to create the necessary technology and put it in the hands of future Mars pioneers.

lego is making a 'women of nasa' set

The five women are (from left to right in the image above):Margaret Hamilton: a computer scientist who developed the on-board flight software used for the Apollo missions to the moon. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom last year for being a coding pioneer. Katherine Johnson: a physicist and mathematician who manually calculated trajectories and launch windows for many early NASA missions, including the 1969 Apollo 11 flight to the moon. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015 and was portrayed by Taraji P. Henson in the movie Hidden Figures. Sally Ride: an astronaut and physics professor who became the first American woman in space and the third overall, meaning she had to endure questions like: "Will the flight affect your reproductive organs?" She also remai

nasa may put astronauts on deep space test flight

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Washington  February 25, 2017 Last Updated at 14:42 IST

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