November 21, 2019

Arecibo Observatory nets $19 million grant to search for dangerous asteroids

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By Marc Angelis From engadget NASA has ensured the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico can continue itssearch for near Earth objects (NEOs) that pose a threat to the planet with a $19 million grant. The fund was awarded to the University of Central Florida, which operates the observatory on behalf of the National Science Foundation. Asteroids […]

More mysterious radio signals detected coming from deep space

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By Solange Reyner   From Newsmax Scientists have detected six radio bursts from a region in deep space, far beyond our Milky Way, where they had previously uncovered similar signals according to a report in The Astrophysical Journal. The fast radio bursts, or FRBs, only last milliseconds but can generate as much energy as the Sun in […]

Thousands of Chinese residents evacuated for world’s largest telescope

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By Emily Calandrelli From TechCrunch Over 9,000 Chinese residents will be evacuated from their homes in order to create a radio-quiet zone for the world’s largest telescope. The telescope, known as the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST), will listen for radio waves in the universe, a common strategy used by scientists to search for intelligent […]