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The universe could be a donut in a fourth spatial dimension. Which would mean that we could potentially see our own galaxy repeated from the past… Our 3D brains aren’t ready for this. Get your topological donut here: https://store.dftba.com/products/space-donut-mug Host: Reid Reimers For special, curated artifacts of this universe, check out https://scishowfinds.com/ ———- Support SciShow
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WASHINGTON — In her first speech devoted to space since taking office, Vice President Kamala Harris said she will direct the National Space Council to develop a “comprehensive framework” for national space priorities, with an emphasis on climate change. In a speech at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Nov. 5, Harris, as expected, announced that,
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HELSINKI — U.S. space tracking has detected a new object orbiting along with China’s recently launched Shijian-21 space debris mitigation technology satellite. Shijian-21 was launched into geosynchronous transfer orbit Oct. 23 by a Long March 3B rocket. Chinese state media reported that the satellite would “test and verify space debris mitigation technologies,” but no further
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SEOUL, South Korea —Virgin Orbit has signed a non-binding agreement with ANA Holdings, the owner of All Nippon Airways, a major Japanese airline, for the procurement of 20 flights of its LauncherOne rocket originating from an airport in Japan’s Oita Prefecture. Under the terms of the memorandum of understanding that Virgin Orbit announced Nov. 4,
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The process by which clearances are acquired, granted and maintained remains slow and byzantine The U.S. government’s restrictive security clearance process is hindering its ability to access cutting-edge space technology and protect sensitive information from foreign espionage. The Space Force is embarking on an aggressive effort to incorporate commercial technology from new entrants into its
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WASHINGTON — Small launch vehicle developer Astra Space filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission Nov. 4 to deploy a constellation of more than 13,600 satellites that would provide broadband services. The constellation, Astra said, would provide services at V-band frequencies, with the 13,620 satellites deployed into low Earth orbit in three phases to
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All telescopes work by gathering light from the stars, but one held the crown for square footage for collecting that light for 53 years. The amazing Arecibo. Hosted By: Reid Reimers SciShow is on TikTok! Check us out at https://www.tiktok.com/@scishow ———- Support SciShow Space by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/SciShowSpace ———- Huge thanks go
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Models of the universe’s early days have only been possible with dark matter as a variable, but we still don’t have proof that dark matter exists. But recently, scientists may have found a way to replicate the results without the presence of the elusive matter. Plus, we’re leaking our DNA out in space! Hosted By:
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TAMPA, Fla. — The Federal Communications Commission has approved Boeing’s application to develop and operate 147 non-geostationary (NGSO) broadband satellites. Boeing applied for a license for a constellation using high-frequency V-band spectrum nearly five years ago, amid a surge in NGSO applications from SpaceX, OneWeb and others. The company is the last in the FCC’s
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Rhea Space Activity will develop an autonomous navigation module for space missions in cislunar space WASHINGTON — Venture investor SpaceFund announced Nov. 3 it plans to finance the development of an autonomous navigation capability for space missions beyond Earth orbit in the region known as cislunar space. The navigation module is being developed by Rhea
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Out of all the locations NASA could have chosen in the U.S., why Florida? Hosted by: Reid Reimers ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters — we couldn’t make SciShow without them! Shout out to Bryce Daifuku, Kevin Bealer, Justin Lentz, Mark Terrio-Cameron,
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WASHINGTON — NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, offline for more than a week because of an issue with its instruments, is likely to remain out of service for another week as engineers investigate the problem. Hubble’s science instruments went into a safe mode early Oct. 25 after they issued error codes indicating the loss of “synchronization
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WASHINGTON — Redwire, a company built up by acquiring a series of space technology companies, has purchased space biotechnology company Techshot. Redwire announced Nov. 2 that it had purchased Techshot, an Indiana-based company that develops biotechnology payloads for microgravity research. Redwire declined to disclose the terms of the sale. Techshot was founded by Mark Deuser
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Research suggests that nearly every star has at least one planet, but we haven’t found any other solar systems that look quite like ours. Host: Reid Reimers SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at https://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Huge thanks go
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The agreement gives Northrop Grumman “assured and preferred access” to Mynaric products WASHINGTON – Mynaric, a manufacturer of laser communications equipment, announced Nov. 1 it was selected by Northrop Grumman as a strategic supplier. The partnership with top Pentagon contractor Northrop Grumman is significant for Germany-based Mynaric, which has been making moves in the U.S.
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DUBAI, U.A.E. — The company that built the first Israeli spacecraft to attempt to land on the moon is starting work on the second mission with a significantly different design. Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) was the prime contractor for Beresheet, the lander it built for the nonprofit organization SpaceIL, one of the competitors of the
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This episode is brought to you by the Music for Scientists album! Stream the album on major music services here: https://streamlink.to/music-for-scientists. Check out “The Idea” music video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUyT94aGmbc. The name “The Big Bang” makes it sound like there was a big explosion in one particular spot, but if that’s the case, where did it
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Can geometry predict the future? Cosmologists think the overall curvature of universe can tell us secrets about how it will eventually end. Host: Reid Reimers For special, curated artifacts of this universe, check out https://scishowfinds.com/ ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: Lazarus
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DUBAI, U.A.E. — Poor weather at locations in the Atlantic that could be used for Crew Dragon aborts will delay the launch of the next commercial crew mission to the International Space Station by three days. NASA announced early Oct. 30 that it was postponing the launch of the Crew-3 mission that has been scheduled
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SAN FRANCISCO – Terran Orbital, the parent company of Tyvak and PredaSAR, announced plans Oct. 28 to go public through a merger with a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) in a deal that includes AE Industrial Partners and Lockheed Martin. The transaction, expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2022, would list Terran Orbital
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Maxar said in a statement it is “reviewing the new solicitation via OTA to determine what substantive changes have been made’ WASHINGTON — Maxar Technologies decided to challenge a Defense Department procurement of 126 satellites because of the financial burden the program imposed on contractors, the company said.  Maxar believed that the terms of the
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There’s a region of Earth’s atmosphere known as the South Atlantic Anomaly, and it’s one of the most dangerous near-Earth areas of space, both for satellites and humans. Hosted by: Reid Reimers SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon:
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If wormholes aren’t just convenient plot devices for science fiction writers, they’re still much weirder than anything we could make up. Thumbnail Image: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:FY221c15.png We want to learn more about you and your opinions! If you have time, please take a moment to fill out this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SciShowSurvey2017 Thank you! Hosted by: Hank Green ———-
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DUBAI, U.A.E. — The success of the most recent Ariane 5 launch has allowed preparations for the launch of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to move into the home stretch, officials said Oct. 27. During a panel discussion at the 72nd International Astronautical Congress, representatives of NASA, the European Space Agency, Arianespace and other expressed
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Firefly takes place in an incredibly complicated star system. But it probably couldn’t exist, because physics. Hosted by: Reid Reimers ———- Dooblydoo thanks to the following Patreon supporters — we couldn’t make SciShow without them! Shout outs go to Justin Ove, Chris Peters, John Szymakowski, Peso255, Fatima Iqbal, Justin Lentz, and David Campos. ———- Like
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DUBAI, U.A.E. — Poland has joined the U.S.-led Artemis Accords for space exploration, hoping to use the agreement as a means of enhancing space cooperation between the two nations. In a ceremony during the 72nd International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Polish Space Agency (POLSA) President Grzegorz Wrochna signed the Accords, which outline best practices for safe
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You might think weather on earth is pretty crazy, but at least we don’t have an apocalyptic shockwave to worry about every 111 days. Host: Hank Green ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters — we couldn’t make SciShow without them! Shout out
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TAMPA, Fla. — Verizon Communications is working with Amazon to develop solutions for its proposed Project Kuiper megaconstellation, with the aim of using the satellites to extend connectivity services to more rural and remote communities across the United States. The U.S. telecom giant said Oct. 26 it has started developing commercial models and technical specifications
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TAMPA, Fla. — The UK Space Agency has awarded study contracts for a mission to remove two spacecraft from low Earth orbit by 2025. Consortiums led by Swiss startup ClearSpace and Japan-based Astroscale received just under £700,000 ($1 million) between them to complete mission feasibility studies by the end of March. The UK Space Agency
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DUBAI, U.A.E. — An industry group led by Blue Origin and Sierra Space, and including several other companies and organizations, announced plans Oct. 25 to cooperate on the development of a commercial space station. In a presentation associated with the 72nd International Astronautical Congress here, the industry consortium announced its intent to develop Orbital Reef,
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