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Hubble Space Telescope Update

24th Oct, 2018 - 2870 views

The mission engineers and scientists for the Hubble Space Telescope have been working to correct some technical issues with the gyros that point the venerable space telescope. Hubble went into safe mode a couple of weeks ago and now seems to be back

Our Space Telescopes Are Dying!

13th Oct, 2018 - 4385 views

Think about it: Hubble is down to one gyro, maybe two; Kepler is in safe mode; and today, the Chandra X-ray telescope went into safe mode; Spitzer has run out of coolant what's going to replace these observatories?

Hubble Space Telescope Goes into Safe Mode: Beginning of the End?

9th Oct, 2018 - 4474 views

The venerable Hubble Space Telescope has been put into safe mode by mission managers. One gyro has failed and another is malfunctioning. Only two directional gyros remain.

First Light from NASA's Parker Solar Probe

28th Sep, 2018 - 5511 views

Earlier this month, the Parker Solar Probe (PSP) sent back its first data and images from all four science instruments onboard.

The First Two Worlds of TESS

22nd Sep, 2018 - 3787 views

Get ready for the avalanche folks! TESS is starting to return science data and already they've discovered two exoplanets. In this episode, I'll let you know more about them.

TESS First Light: The Search for Exoplanets Has Begun!

20th Sep, 2018 - 3384 views

TESS the transiting exoplanet survey satellite, has taken its first science image. This image is the first in the first sector of the southern hemisphere and shows both LMC and SMC