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[1.4 years ago]
JAXA make contact with ASTRO-H, however the patchy signal suggests a battery explosion or fuel leak is causing the craft to rotate
[1.4 years ago]
JAXA report they have lost contact with x-ray / gamma-ray satellite ASTRO-H which was launched from Tanegashima space centre last month
[1.4 years ago]
There are 9,000 stars visible to the naked eye, at any time you can see at most about 4,500 because half will be below you
[1.4 years ago]
Kepler paper preprint: http://arxiv.org/abs/1603.05657
[1.4 years ago]
The Kepler satellite detects a supernova shock breakout for the first time ever in visible light
[1.4 years ago]
Voyager 1 is 12 BILLION miles away
[1.4 years ago]
LIGO operated for 13 years before eventually detecting gravitational waves
[1.4 years ago]
The largest known star is VY Canis Majoris and is 1,000 times larger than the Sun