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Boom!  NASA's Webb Telescope smashes its sixth crucial milestone in space

Boom! NASA’s Webb Telescope smashes its sixth crucial milestone in space

Tea James Webb Space Telescope — once the black beast of space science — continues to dazzle now it is happily ensconced in space. On Friday, April 1, NASA revealed that the telescope has completed stage six of its seven-step set-up process ahead of schedule. The Webb Telescope is on track to come online in …

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New algorithm could be quantum leap in search for gravitational waves

New algorithm could be quantum leap in search for gravitational waves

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new method of identifying gravitational wave signals using quantum computing could provide a valuable new tool for future astrophysicists. A team from the University of Glasgow’s School of Physics & Astronomy have developed a quantum algorithm to drastically cut down the time it takes to match gravitational wave signals against …

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The NASA Artemis rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard stands on pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., March 18. NASA is kicking off a critical countdown test for its new moon rocket. The two-day dress rehearsal began Friday at Florida's Kennedy Space Center and will culminate Sunday with the loading of the rocket's fuel tanks.

Dress rehearsal: NASA moon rocket’s last test before launch

The NASA Artemis rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard stands on pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., March 18. NASA is kicking off a critical countdown test for its new moon rocket. The two-day dress rehearsal began Friday at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center and will culminate Sunday with the loading …

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Watch Rocket Lab launch 2 BlackSky satellites into orbit today

Watch Rocket Lab launch 2 BlackSky satellites into orbit today

Rocket Lab will launch two new Earth-observation satellites into orbit from New Zealand today and you can watch it live online. A Rocket Lab Electron vehicle is scheduled to loft two Earth-observing satellites for the American company BlackSky today, April 2, at 8:10 am EDT (1210 GMT) from Rocket Lab’s New Zealand site. You’ll be …

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