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Tag: News From Space

You can now explore the cosmos to “the edge of what can be seen” in new interactive map
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You can now explore the cosmos to “the edge of what can be seen” in new interactive map

For the first time ever, you can time travel through space to the edge of the visible universe from the comfort of your own home. Johns Hopkins University unveiled a first-of-its-kind map on Thursday that allows users to scroll through 200,000 galaxies – "the span of the entire known cosmos."The map is a "slice of the universe" that combines more than 20 years of data to showcase information previously only seen by scientists with "pinpoint accuracy and sweeping beauty," Johns Hopkins said. In it, people can see a colorful rainbow spectrum of dots representing the actual positions and colors of 200,000 galaxies, each filled with their own billions of stars and planets. The spectrum is so vast that it dates back 13.7 billion years to a bright tie-dyed-esque line that shows an actual...
Japan space agency aborts launch, bringing down Epsilon-6 rocket with a self-destruct command
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Japan space agency aborts launch, bringing down Epsilon-6 rocket with a self-destruct command

An Epsilon-6 rocket takes off from the launch pad at the Uchinoura Space Center (USC) in Kimotsuki-gun, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan, October 12, 2022. STR/JIJI Press/AFP/Getty Tokyo — Japan's space agency said a rocket carrying eight satellites failed just after liftoff Wednesday and had to be aborted by a self-destruction command. It was the country's first failed rocket launch in nearly 20 years. The Epsilon-6 rocket was not in the right position to orbit around the Earth and its flight had to be aborted less than seven minutes after takeoff from the Uchinoura Space Center in the southern Japanese prefecture of Kagoshima, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency President Hiroshi ...