Aug. 24, 2018

66: Ultra-bright early galaxies may be less common than we think

66: Ultra-bright early galaxies may be less common than we think

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*Ultra-bright early galaxies may be less common than we think

Astronomers have discovered that one of the brightest galaxies in the distant universe isn’t so far away after all. The findings have profound implications for models of how galaxies formed when the universe was in its infancy.

*Early opaque universe linked to relatively few galaxies

Astronomers have discovered that the most opaque place in the universe 12 and a half billion years ago -- contained relatively little matter. The new findings may eventually shed light on another phase in cosmic history.

*Mysterious interstellar rogue planet could be a brown dwarf

Astronomers have discovered a mysterious object in interstellar space which appears to be right at the boundary between a giant planet and brown dwarf. The object is more than a dozen times more massive than Jupiter and has a surprisingly strong magnetic signature.

*Gilmour Space achieves record thrust in hybrid rocket engine test

Gold Coast based space systems start up Gilmour Space Technologies, has conducted its most powerful orbital engine test so far – achieving 80 kilonewtons or 18,000 pounds of thrust during a 17 second burn of its experimental hybrid rocket engine.

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*Electron rocket launch delayed

New Zealand space launch company Rocket Lab has delayed their next orbital flight until November because of technical issues. The Auckland based company says ongoing concerns with the Electron launch vehicles motor controllers are behind the delays

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