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NASA Releases Ridiculously Sharp Webb Space Telescope Images

NASA Releases Ridiculously Sharp Webb Space Telescope Images

NASA held a press conference Monday morning to discuss the precise alignment of the Webb Space Telescope and the spacecraft’s upcoming scientific operations. The space agency also released images from the telescope that put Webb’s progress on dazzling display. “I’m delighted to report that the telescope alignment has been completed with performance even better than …

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Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Went Silent, Leaving Anxious NASA Team in the Dark

Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Went Silent, Leaving Anxious NASA Team in the Dark

Late last week, NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter managed to reestablish its connection with the Perseverance rover following a brief communications disruption. The space agency says the looming winter is likely responsible and is making adjustments as a result. On Thursday, Ingenuity—mercifully—sent a signal to Perseverance after the intrepid helicopter missed a scheduled communications session. It marked …

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Xbox Network Had A Rough Weekend, Raising DRM Questions

Xbox Network Had A Rough Weekend, Raising DRM Questions

Photo: Fabian Sommer/Picture Alliance (Getty Images) If Xbox Live was Microsoft’s online gaming service at the height of its powers, then this past weekend was Xbox Dead. For more than 36 hours in mid May, Xbox players had trouble connecting to the Xbox network. In some cases, players say they couldn’t even play single-player games …

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Europe's Space Agency Needs You to Find the Differences Between These Pictures

Europe’s Space Agency Needs You to Find the Differences Between These Pictures

Between 2014 and 2016, the European Space Agency‘s Rosetta spacecraft orbited and studied a comet hundreds of millions of miles from Earth, collecting data on the space rock’s structure and geology. Now, the ESA is asking the public to study images of the come and go differences in its surface features over time. The object …

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Europe's Space Agency Needs You to Find the Differences Between These Pictures

Europe’s Space Agency Needs You to Find the Differences Between These Pictures

Between 2014 and 2016, the European Space Agency‘s Rosetta spacecraft orbited and studied a comet hundreds of millions of miles from Earth, collecting data on the space rock’s structure and geology. Now, the ESA is asking the public to study images of the come and go differences in its surface features over time. The object …

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NASA Retiring One Of The Last Stubby Boeing 747SPs In The Sky

NASA Retiring One Of The Last Stubby Boeing 747SPs In The Sky

Photo: NASA After eight years of operation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is soon to retire a unique piece of equipment and aviation history. NASA’s Boeing 747SP-based Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) flying telescope will be retired this year. SOFIA is the latest and largest generation of NASA’s infrared astronomy aircraft. It’s equipped …

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A Fully Aligned Webb Space Telescope Sees a Field of Stars

A Fully Aligned Webb Space Telescope Sees a Field of Stars

Images from the Webb Telescope’s instrument suite of focused stars indicate that the mirrors are fully aligned.Picture: NASA/STScI The Webb Space Telescope is one step closer to being fully operational: It is now fully aligned and calibrating its suite of four instruments to collect data on our universe. NASA announced the new milestone in a …

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