Day: April 18, 2019

Successful tests of a cooler way to transport electricity

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CERN – European Organization for Nuclear Research logo. 18 April, 2019 A new superconducting electrical transmission line for the High-Luminosity LHC uses new materials, a new cooling system and unprecedented technologies  Image above: Tests being carried out on the superconducting power line. From left to right: Julien Hurte, Jerome Fleiter, Alejandro Zurita and Amalia Ballarino, […]

Dragon�s 17th Flight Carries Science to the Space Station

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SpaceX – Dragon CRS-17 Mission patch. April 18, 2019 Dragon�s 17th Flight Carries Science to the Space Station A SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft scheduled to launch in late April takes supplies and a variety of scientific experiments to the International Space Station. Lifted into orbit by a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force […]

Hubble Celebrates its 29th Birthday with Unrivaled View of the Southern Crab Nebula

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ESA – Hubble Space Telescope logo. 18 April 2019 The Crab of the Southern Sky This incredible image of the hourglass-shaped Southern Crab Nebula was taken to mark the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope�s 29th anniversary in space. The nebula, created by a binary star system, is one of the many objects that Hubble has demystified […]

Planck reveals link between active galaxies and their dark matter environment

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ESA – Planck Mission patch. 18 April 2019 Scientists have used the tiny distortions imprinted on the cosmic microwave background by the gravity of matter throughout the Universe, recorded by ESA’s Planck satellite, to uncover the connection between the luminosity of quasars � the bright cores of active galaxies � and the mass of the […]

Northrop Grumman Heads to Space Station with New NASA Science, Cargo

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Northrop Grumman – Cygnus NG-11 Mission patch. April 18, 2019 Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station with about 7,600 pounds of science investigations and cargo after launching at 4:46 p.m. EDT Wednesday from NASA�s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Image above: The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket, with Cygnus […]