NASA will test a new spacecraft solar sail using a NanoAvionics satellite
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NASA will test a new spacecraft solar sail using a NanoAvionics satellite

NASA is going to test a new solar sail system to determine if it’s a viable alternative to propellant-based thrusters for maneuvering small satellites, and potentially for low-cost transportation of spacecraft set on deep-space missions. The agency has selected Illinois-based NanoAvionics to provide the spacecraft that will be used to test the solar sail system,…

NASA will test a new spacecraft solar sail using a NanoAvionics satellite
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NASA will test a new spacecraft solar sail using a NanoAvionics satellite

NASA is going to test a new solar sail system to determine if it’s a viable alternative to propellant-based thrusters for maneuvering small satellites, and potentially for low-cost transportation of spacecraft set on deep-space missions. The agency has selected Illinois-based NanoAvionics to provide the spacecraft that will be used to test the solar sail system,…

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Meet The New Members Of Our Solar System

Remember the days when we thought our solar system had nine planets and a smattering of asteroids? Pluto may no longer be considered a planet, but our cosmic family has grown significantly this month – from alien asteroids to hundreds of more Pluto-like minor planets to, maybe, evidence for a Planet Number 9 that would…

It Came From Outside Our Solar System and Now It’s Breaking Up
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It Came From Outside Our Solar System and Now It’s Breaking Up

Science|It Came From Outside Our Solar System and Now It’s Breaking UpComet Borisov, only the second interstellar object spotted by astronomers, shed at least one big chunk as it rounded our sun.The comet 2I/Borisov captured by the Gemini North telescope in Hawaii in September.Credit…Gemini Observatory, via ReutersApril 7, 2020Updated 4:28 p.m. ETIt came from beyond…

Solar Opposites: Watch the First Trailer for Hulu’s Animated Comedy from Rick and Morty’s Justin Roiland
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Solar Opposites: Watch the First Trailer for Hulu’s Animated Comedy from Rick and Morty’s Justin Roiland

While we’re waiting for Rick and Morty to resume its long-awaited fourth season on Adult Swim, co-creator Justin Roiland has another surreal animated sci-fi tale to share – Hulu’s Solar Opposites, which has just debuted its first official teaser trailer.The series, which will premiere its entire season on Friday, May 8, 2020, is co-created by…