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ASSOCIATED PRESS How much of a threat is space debris to the International Space Station (ISS)? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Robert Frost, Instructor and Flight Controller at NASA, on Quora: Space debris has the potential
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Just because a paper passes peer review, it doesn’t mean it’s right. Free for commercial use (via Pixabay) One of the most important aspects of science is to actually communicate your results to your peers. This can be done through a variety of formal and informal ways. Emails are always popular, as per usual. And
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An earlier version of this article that appeared in the March 25 issue of SpaceNews reported that the White House was seeking $1.2 billion for NESDIS.  The Trump administration’s 2020 budget plan would reduce funding by about 17 percent for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration organization that buys and operates weather satellites. In the 2020
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Astronomers have directly imaged an exoplanet using interferometry for the first time, a new method to hunt for habitable worlds. Despite the fact that HR8799e is an astonishing 129 light years away, the GRAVITY instrument of the European South Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) was able to make the first direct observation using optical interferometry.
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WASHINGTON — As NASA commits to performing another cost and schedule estimate for the James Webb Space Telescope, the chairman of an independent review board said he’s concerned about its ability to remain on track for a launch in two years. Speaking at a meeting of the Committee of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the National
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