Nanosatellite for Studying Exoplanets

Researchers of Laboratory Im. Draper and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) designed nanosatellite, called ExoPlanetSat.ExoPlanetSat is a three typical nanosatellite CubeSat into a single structure. The nano satellite has a volume of three liters, it’s 10 centimeters tall, 10 centimeters wide, and 30 centimeters long.According to researchers ExoPlanetSat will trak only perspective stars.

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Disappeared comet dive bombs

Disappeared Comet Dive Bombs

This week Comet Dive Bombs plunged into the sun. NASA’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory ( SOHO) spacecraft shows a huge coronal mass ejection erupt from the sun’s surface shortly before a comet dove towards the sun and disappeared. The comet was first discovered by amateur astronomer Sergey Shurpakov. Astronomers think that the comet was part of the so-called Kreutz family of comets. Kreutz comets are comets in orbits that approach within a few hundred thousand miles of the sun.

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