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project blue

All about the Project Blue mission and news

The Project Blue telescope wants to make photos of exoplanets – News of October 31, 2017 – Over the last twenty years, most exoplanets have been detected using indirect detection methods. But we are still unable to study them. It is therefore impossible to know their atmospheric composition or their water content, although we can…
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mars base camp

All about the space station Mars Base Camp and news

Lockheed Martin and NASA reveal the Mars Base Camp concept, a martian space station – News of October 10, 2017 – Lockheed Martin introduced at the end of last month an orbital base concept for Mars, called Mars Base Camp. The concept of assembling a base in orbit as a starting point for ground expeditions…
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australian space agency asa

Australia’s Space Program, Australian Space Agency (ASA) and news

Australian government announces creation of national space agency – News of October 3, 2017 – Australia is a country that benefits from a strong economy, a growing population and therefore more and more financial means. It is therefore logical that the Australian government announced at the Adelaide Congress that the country was ready to create…
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mercury

All about the planet Mercury and news

Mercury would house more water than expected – News of September 26, 2017 – When we think of Mercury, the planet closest to the sun, we imagine a dry and desolate hell. The surprise was great when, in 2012, the Messenger space probe detected ice water at the pole of Mercury. It is currently estimated…
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cassini huygens

All about the Cassini-Huygens space mission and news

Goodbye Cassini ! – News of September 19, 2017 – After 14 years of studying the Saturnian system, the Cassini space probe has just completed a vertiginous dive into the atmosphere of the gas giant. Cassini has achieved one of the most ambitious and successful missions in the history of space exploration. The Cassini-Huygens mission…
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sun

All about solar flares and news

 ISS astronauts protect themselves from solar flares – News of September 12, 2017 – On September 6th, a team of British researchers detected the biggest solar flare in 12 years. Other high-power solar flares have followed in recent days. A solar flare consists of increased activity of a part of the sun that can…
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Restore-L

All about the Restore-L project and news

The Restore-L project wants to refuel satellites in full flight – News of August 29, 2017 – The accumulation of satellites and space debris makes some orbits very dangerous. Many space agencies are working on solutions and many companies are now desorbiting their satellites when they reach the end of their life. But thanks to…
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cuve mission

All about the mission CUVE to Venus and news

The CUVE mission will explore the atmosphere of Venus with a CubeSat – News of August 22, 2017 – Although Venus is close to the Earth geographically and in terms of its characteristics, Venus is not at all as popular as Mars, no doubt because of its monstrous atmosphere. NASA has just selected the CUVE…
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planetary protection officer

Planetary Protection Officer

NASA recruits a planetary protection officer – News of August 8, 2017 –   The planetary protection officer ensures that samples brought from other bodies of the solar system do not bring back pathogens with them. You will surely spend a lot of time over a microscope. Returning samples initiatives are proliferating, whether by governments…
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laser seti

All about Laser SETI and news

Laser SETI will try to detect lasers from space – News of August 8, 2017 – Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) is a set of American research programs that has been trying to detect signs of extraterrestrial life since the 1960s. SETI uses radio telescopes primarily to observe stars in search of a signal of…
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lisa pathfinder

All about the LISA and LISA Pathfinder missions and news

LISA Pathfinder validates LISA mission technologies – News of July 25, 2017 – Gravitational waves are predictions derived from general relativity. They appear under certain circumstances when very massive objects move at high speed. For astrophysicists, the confirmation of the existence of these gravitational waves has opened a new field of observation : it is…
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quantum teleportation

All about quantum teleportation and news

Quantum teleportation and space, the future of quantum computing ? – News of July 18, 2017 – Quantum entanglement is a phenomenon in which two particles have states dependent on each other, regardless of their geographic distance. The reactions between two entangled particles seem to be instantaneous. If for example two photons are entangled and…
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