Oh, would it not be absurd if there was no objective state?
What if the unobserved always waits, insubstantial,
till our eyes give it shape?

— Peter Hammill

Solar System Exploration News

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NASA’s Fermi Traces Source of Cosmic Neutrino to Monster Black Hole

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 10:01am
For the first time ever, scientists using NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have found the source of a high-energy neutrino from outside our galaxy.
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NASA Completes Webb Telescope Review, Commits to Launch in Early 2021

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 12:30pm
The Independent Review Board (IRB) established by NASA to assess progress on its James Webb Space Telescope has unanimously recommended that development on the world’s premier science observatory should continue; NASA has established a new launch date for Webb of March 30, 2021.
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Our Solar System’s First Known Interstellar Object Gets Unexpected Speed Boost

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 12:02pm
Using observations from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and ground-based observatories, an international team of scientists have confirmed ′Oumuamua (oh-MOO-ah-MOO-ah), the first known interstellar object to travel through our solar system, got an unexpected boost in speed and shift in trajectory as it passed through the inner solar system last year.
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NASA Hosts Media Teleconference on Status of James Webb Space Telescope

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 4:55pm
NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, June 27, to provide an update on the agency’s James Webb Space Telescope and the findings of an external independent review board.
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