Tag: Satellites

Is It Time to Play With Spaceships Again?

[Read all Times reporting on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. | Sign up for the weekly Science Times email.] Most earthlings alive today were not yet around when humans landed on the moon. Millions of them seem willing to consider the far-out theory that it never even happened. To some of […]

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A Burning Lava Lake Concealed by a Volcano’s Glacial Ice

While Earth’s surface is peppered with volcanoes, lava lakes appear to be vanishingly rare. Popular imagery of volcanoes may imply that these crowning caldrons of liquid fire are common, but there were thought to be only seven contemporary volcanoes on Earth with persistent lava lakes that have been seen to stick around beyond a single […]

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Sarah Parcak Thinks We Need to Learn From the Fall of Egypt’s Old Kingdom

Sarah Parcak, an archaeologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has scoured the globe for the faded outlines of Egyptian cities, Viking ruins and other ancient sites — often with a camera crew watching over her shoulder. She specializes in finding good places to dig in satellite imagery before anyone even lifts a trowel. […]

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy’s 3rd Launch — How to Watch

The world’s most powerful operating rocket will take flight again on Tuesday morning. SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket is set to blast off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This will be the third trip for the Falcon Heavy. Its 2018 test launch lofted founder Elon Musk’s Tesla roadster into the solar system, and a second […]

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After SpaceX Launch, a Fear of Satellites That Outnumber All Visible Stars

Last month, SpaceX successfully launched 60 500-pound satellites into space. Soon amateur skywatchers started sharing images of those satellites in night skies, igniting an uproar among astronomers who fear that the planned orbiting cluster will wreak havoc on scientific research and trash our view of the cosmos. The main issue is that those 60 satellites […]

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