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Hubble snaps a radiant galaxy lit up by a very active black hole

06.20.2021 · Posted in Technology Articles

The Hubble Space Telescope captured a brilliant image of spiral galaxy NGC 3254, which has a particularly luminescent and active core emitting as much energy as the rest of the galaxy combined. NGC 3254 is classified as a Seyfert galaxy. Seyfert gala... ...

Alba Orbital’s mission to image the Earth every 15 minutes brings in $3.4M seed round

Orbital imagery is in demand, and if you think having daily images of everywhere on Earth is going to be enough in a few years, you need a lesson in ambition. Alba Orbital is here to provide it with its intention to provide Earth observation at intervals of 15 minutes rather than hours or days ...

****** Galactic test flight ended after ‘Lost connection’

A ****** Galactic test flight today had to be ended prematurely when the spacecraft's rocket motor wouldn't ignite. The ship descended safely to its landing site in southern New Mexico. The hour-long flight was to be the first rocket-powered trip to... ...

Astounding high-resolution image of a sunspot resembles a sunflower

This marvelous image of a sunspot was captured by the world's largest solar observatory, the National Science Foundation's Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope on the island of Maui, Hawai'i. From the National Solar Observatory, the organization that built... ...

Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft all set to deliver Ryugu asteroid samples to Earth Sunday, December 6

IMAGE: A computer graphic simulation provided by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) shows the Hayabusa2 spacecraft above the asteroid Ryugu. Japan's space agency said Friday they are ready for the spacecraft′s final approach to Earth this w... ...

How does sound travel through space?

Twenty Thousand Hertz is a podcast about sounds. Case in point: the latest episode, "Space Audity," which explores how, exactly, sound travels through the vacuum space, and the very practical technological complications that would make potential ... ...

China launches robotic spacecraft to grab Moon rock samples

[VIDEO: CGTN, a Chinese state broadcaster] China on Tuesday launched a robotic spacecraft to bring back rocks from the moon. Reuters reports it's the first attempt any nation has made since the 1970s to retrieve samples from the lunar surface. &#... ...

The Arecibo radio telescope will be demolished

The National Science Foundation announced that it will decommission and demolish the iconic Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico. This comes after two cables suspending the telescope's 900-ton receiver platform above its massive dish broke while othe... ...

Weather causes SpaceX delay of second astronaut launch to Sunday night

SpaceX is delaying its planned second astronaut flight by a day because of high wind and weather conditions that threaten recovery and recycling of the rocket booster. The launch has been pushed to Sunday night. The news of a launch scrub came... ...