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A Long March 3B carrier rocket carrying the ChinaSat-2C satellite blasts off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center on Nov. 3, 2015. Photo Credit: Xinhua/Zhao Yingquan China launched a new communications satellite designated ChinaSat-2C, or Zhongxing-2C on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Liftoff of the Long March 3B rocket and its precious cargo, […]

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Lawrence Livermore scientists have devised a new model of dark matter. It identifies it as naturally “stealthy” today, but would have been easy to see via interactions with ordinary matter in the extremely high-temperature plasma conditions that pervaded the early universe. Credit: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Enlarge Dark matter particles may […]

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Image Credit: NASA/Chris Gunn Enlarge NASA engineers are developing robotic spacecraft to help service and repair satellites in distant orbits. NASA is developing and demonstrating technologies to service and repair satellites in distant orbits. Robotic spacecraft — likely operated with joysticks by technicians on the ground — would carry out […]