Feb. 16, 2018

13: Does New Horizon’s next target have a moon?

13: Does New Horizon’s next target have a moon?

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*Does New Horizon’s next target have a moon?  There’s growing speculation that the next target for NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft might be very unusual. 

*First hints of the quasiparticle Physicists say they’ve found their first tantalizing hints for the existence of quasiparticles called odderons. The findings are based on subatomic particle collisions undertaken at the Large Hadron Collider – the world’s largest atom smasher. 

*Stellar Streams in the Milky Way Astronomers have discovered 11 new stellar streams in our galaxy the Milky Way. The findings were discovered in the first three years of data obtained by the Dark Energy Survey. 

*Long lost image satellite found NASA has confirmed a satellite spotted last month -- is the agency’s long lost Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration or IMAGE spacecraft. 

*Earthquake early warning satellite launched China has launched a satellite testing a potential earthquake early warning system which could save thousands of lives a year. *Falcon 9 launches Luxembourg military satellite A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has launched a new telecommunications satellite for Luxembourg’s military. Video URL at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjGgKH6nHCc 

*India launches 31 satellites India has successfully launched a new Earth observation satellite. The 710 kilogram Cartosat-2 Series spacecraft was launched aboard a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle rocket together with 30 small satellite payloads. *Japan launches new Earth observation satellite Japan has launched an experimental radar imaging satellite aboard the third flight of its Epsilon rocket. 

*The world’s smallest satellite launcher The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency JAXA has used a modified sounding rocket to create the world’s smallest satellite launch vehicle. 

*Third time lucky for Russia’s new cosmodrome Russia has successfully launched its third rocket from its new Vostochny cosmodrome in the country’s far east. 

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