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The Large Dark Nebula (NGC 281A)

The large dark nebula (NGC 281A) The large dark nebula (NGC 281A) that makes up this “gaping mouth” is a molecular cloud made up predominantly of molecular hydrogen, but also trace amounts of dust and other gases. New generations of Solar Systems are being forged within its cold interior. Once these young stars’ fusion engines
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10 Cool Facts on the Kepler Space Telescope

Launched back on March 7th of 2009, the Kepler Space Telescope was named after the German astronomer Johannes Kepler. It was built as part of NASA’s low-cost (the total cost was about $600 million) science mission named the Discovery Program. Initially, the Kepler Space Telescope’s planned lifespan was only about 3 to 4 years. Luckily,
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10 Cool Facts on the NASA Deep Space Network

tl;dr: The NASA Deep Space Network is a series of antennae strategically positioned around the world and designed to receive data from space objects at a 360 degree range. This is how NASA and other space agencies receive data from orbiters, spacecraft, etc. and through an inter-connected communication system, these antennae send data between locations
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10 Hubble Space Telescope Facts

    10 Hubble Space Telescope Facts   We’ve been building telescopes a long time, but the Hubble Space Telescope was the single greatest and most wondrous telescope man has ever built, not to mention most expensive… With its ingenious design, the array of complex parts, components, innovative technology or its power supply; the Hubble
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