Luis Duque Galvis from Caracas wants to know: Can the Hubble Telescope look back in time?
It might not be any bigger than your own refrigerator, but the TESS telescope will deliver the stuff of your wildest sci-fi fantasies: Earth-sized planets by the hundreds, and all in the next two years.
Tess rode a SpaceX Falcon rocket as it embarked on a quest to find new planets around neighboring stars that could support life. The washing machine-sized telescope will scan almost the entire sky for at least two years.
Researchers from the US space agency and the tech giant have taught a computer to review massive amounts of Kepler Telescope star data. The discovery puts a distant solar system's planetary count on par with our own.
Asteroid 2012 TC4 will pass mighty close by our planet this Thursday. A direct hit would cause untold destruction. So, are we really prepared for such an event?
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