How an Ion Drive Helped NASA's Dawn Probe Visit Dwarf Planet Ceres
Dawn's Blue Glow Illustration
March 4th, 2015
The Dawn mission's unprecedented deep-space feats are enabled by the probe's innovative propulsion system, which is about 10 times more efficient than traditional chemical thrusters, NASA officials say.
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Google Gives Lick Observatory $1 Million to Relieve Funding Woes
Lick Observatory with Laser Guide Star
March 3rd, 2015
Tech giant Google will give $1 million to Lick Observatory, a University of California, Berkeley facility that has been battling for funds since 2013, the observatory announced today (Feb. 10).
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New Space Telescope Tech Could Be 1,000 Times Sharper Than Hubble
Artist's illustration of the Aragoscope, a space telescope concept that would use a light-diffracting disc to produce ultrasharp images.
February 26th, 2015
The Aragoscope would consist of an orbiting space telescope sitting behind an opaque disc up to 0.5 miles (0.8 kilometers) wide. This disc would be made of a black plastic material, similar to a garbage bag.
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LHC Ready to Hunt Down Mystery Dark Matter Particles
 LHC's Superconducting Magnets
February 19th, 2015
The world's biggest and most powerful particle smasher is gearing up for hunt for new particles, including mysterious dark matter and clues for supersymmetry.
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Dirt-Watching NASA Satellite Deploys Giant Space Antenna (Video)
NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite
February 27th, 2015
A recently launched NASA satellite has just deployed its giant antenna in preparation to collect unprecedented data about soil moisture around the world.
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Europe's Newly Tested Space Plane Aims for Next Launch in 2019
Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle
February 23rd, 2015
With one reportedly flawless test flight already under its belt, officials are already planning a European space plane for its next test.
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NASA Space Submarine Could Explore Titan's Methane Seas
Titan Sub
February 18th, 2015
A robotic submarine could explore the methane seas on Titan, Saturn's largest moon. See how space technology and NASA are working to make this a reality.
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