As today’s space telescopes age, tomorrow’s are preparing for launch, and they plan to give us a glimpse of the earliest years of our universe. This is life after Hubble.
From launches to moon landings to the “grand finale” of a hard-working spacecraft, here are the most anticipated space science missions of 2017.
Santa Claus is coming to town (on a magnetic levitating sleigh).
Space exploration has come a long way since the first primitive satellites—we’ve visited all the canonical planets, and laid the groundwork for the next stage of discovery and colonization. A new, more lasting space race is about to begin. Here’s the first part of our 100-year forecast of future space exploration.
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The largest-ever space telescope is also our best one yet
There’s a new space race, a multilateral contest between many nations to conquer the high frontier. It’s the sort of competition that avails the entire species, and as it accelerates with newer entrants we all inch a little closer to the stars. Here’s a look at the past, present, and future projects of the world’s top space agencies.
So near, yet also so very far.
Hubble won't be resting anytime soon, thanks to this contract extension.
One of the most anticipated pieces of space hardware will be looking for one of the solar system's biggest mysteries.
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