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Russian Researchers devise New Method to propel spacecraft through Lasers

Russian Researchers devise New Method to propel spacecraft through Lasers

The Optical Society announced that researchers from Russia have devised a means of propelling spacecraft. According to a statement given by the scientific society, Russian researchers found the method by using lasers. Institute of Optoelectronic Instrument Engineering's Yuri Rezunkov and Ioffe Physical Technical Institute's Alexander Schmidt are the researchers who have proposed the new system of laser ablation.

Russian researchers devise Laser Technique to enhance Speed of Spaceships

Russian researchers devise Laser Technique to enhance Speed of Spaceships

Physicists from Russia have projected an all new way to accelerate a spaceship while in flight, by firing a ground-based laser up its backside.

Resaercher Yuri Rezunkov of the Institute of Optoelectronic Instrument Engineering, Russia, along with Alexander Schmidt of the Ioffe Physical Technical Institute in Saint Petersburg have worked together to devise this new technique. The details of this research have been published in The Optical Society's (OSA) journal Applied Optics.

Hubble Telescope detects Ghost Light from Distant Dead Stars

Hubble Telescope detects Ghost Light from Distant Dead Stars

NASA announced that by making use of the Hubble Space Telescope, it has discovered ghost light from stars that died nearly 4 billion years ago.

Giving more insight into it, astronomers stated that they witnessed an eerie ghost light from ancient stars that were torn asunder by gravity. It is believed that all this is happening at the Pandora's Cluster which is a gathering of more than 500 galaxies, also known as Abell 2744. The research team believes that around 10% of the Pandora's Cluster light comes from around 200 billion "phantom stars".

Scientists discover Gassy Inner Disk in Binary Star System

Scientists discover Gassy Inner Disk in Binary Star System

In a bid to understand how exactly earth and all the planets around it have formed, scientists made use of Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).

Using ALMA, they have been successfully able to detect a ribbon of dust and gas flowing from a massive outer disk toward the inner reaches of a binary star system. It is expected that this particular feature may be behind the second smaller disk of planet-forming material. Also, it is believed that this planet-forming material would have disappeared long ago if this feature was not there.

Scientists Conduct Several Experiments to Understand Mystery behind Space Weather

Scientists Conduct Several Experiments to Understand Mystery behind Space Weather

Scientist said that the space weather plays an important role in our day to day activities. The plasma gases emitted by the sun every second react with earth's magnetic field. These plasma gases, also called as solar winds, when reacts with earth's magnetic field, give rise to violent geomagnetic storms that can damage satellites, can cause power grid blackouts, and can also hamper the mobile phone networks.

Spacecraft Antares explodes after Six Seconds of its Launch

Spacecraft Antares explodes after Six Seconds of its Launch

NASA's recent space mission to the International space Station (ISS) failed after a rocket carrying the unmanned spacecraft exploded just after its launch on Tuesday.

The spacecraft named Antares, exploded after its take-off at 3:22 pm PT at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at the Wallops Island Flight Facility of NASA in Virginia.

The preliminary report suggested that the rocket suffered a fiery engine failure at the first-stage after six seconds of its take off.

Orbital Sciences to Launch 3rd Cargo Delivery Flight to ISS today

Orbital Sciences to Launch 3rd Cargo Delivery Flight to ISS today

A commercial Antares rocket built by the Orbital Sciences Corp. is due to blast off at 6:45 pm EDT (2245 GMT) from a pad at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island, Virginia on Monday. The rocket will carry Cygnus cargo spacecraft, which will arrive at the station on November 2 to deliver nearly 5,000 pounds of supplies to the International Space Station (ISS).

SpaceX’s fourth ISS resupply mission completed successfully

SpaceX’s fourth ISS resupply mission completed successfully

SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft departed the International Space Station (ISS) and splashed down into the Pacific Ocean at 3:39 pm EDT Saturday, October 25, bringing back hundreds of pounds of cargo to earth.

The spacecraft, carrying a huge amount of NASA cargo and samples, departed with 3,300 pounds (1,490 kilograms) of gear for NASA, including valuable science samples and results of critical, long-term research.

Dragon has returned to Earth after spending one month at the space station. It also carried computer resources, hardware and supplies from the crews.

Comet 67P Stinks, say Astronomers

Comet 67P Stinks, say Astronomers

Based on months of observations taken by the Rosetta spacecraft trailing comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko, astronomers from the European Space Agency said all comets apparently stink. 67P comet is releasing pungent gas vapors created by "out gassing" in which the comet's ice is turned to water vapor by sunlight.

According to astronomers, the smell of the poisonous gases stems from a deadly mix of ammonia, hydrogen cyanide, hydrogen sulfide and formaldehyde. Astronomers explain that the smell of these powerful vapors is similar to rotten eggs and horse urine.

Star Formation just after Big Bang not as Efficient as Today

Star Formation just after Big Bang not as Efficient as Today

A new research has found that all the star formation in galaxies just after the Big Bang may not have been as efficient as it is today.

This conclusion is based on the details that were generated by the study of two nearby galaxies. These galaxies provided an insight into the details related with galaxy formation in the early universe. They showed that star formation was far less plentiful than what the scientists currently think.

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