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New Method For Finding Stellar-sized Black Holes

27th Oct, 2018

New method for detecting black holes in orbit around other stars looks very promising.

Hubble Space Telescope Update

24th Oct, 2018

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

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

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

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

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.