Category: Space

NASA wants to send astronauts on private suborbital spaceflights

NASA’s chief says he wants to step up flight opportunities for astronauts. In a tweet Friday (June 19), NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said his space agency plans to drop a request for information (RFI) next week to fly astronauts on commercial suborbital spacecraft.  “Whether it’s suborbital, orbital, or deep space, NASA will utilize our nation’s […]

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AI could help astronomers unravel the mystery of dark matter

Your lab results are in… Readying for the study, the neural networks were loaded with data simulating the Universe. These dark matter maps were repeatedly analyzed by the neural network, which extracted as much information as they could from the data. Over time, the AI improved its ability to recognize and differentiate one feature from another. The neural networks eventually […]

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Zodiacal Light meets the Milky Way in stunning night sky photo

This vertical panorama, composed of four images, shows a strong zodiacal light coming from the region where planet Venus was located, in the western sky of Pampilhosa da Serra, Dark Sky Aldeias do Xisto, Portugal.  (Image credit: Miguel Claro) Miguel Claro is a professional photographer, author and science communicator based in Lisbon, Portugal, who creates spectacular […]

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