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Space & Beyond

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Kicking For Science: The ARKYD Project

As you proabably already know, OWC has quite the affinity for advancements in both science and space. On May 29th, Planetary Resources launched their Kickstarter project “ARKYD: A Space Telescope for Everyone”. A great project that involves a low Earth orbit telescope that will be made accessible by the public for educational and general space community purposes. Who is Planetary...

There Is Still A Chance To See Comet PANSTARRS

Image credit: Astronomy Education Services/Gingin Observatory We've got a space alert for the star watchers among our readers. It isn't often that a comet is visible to the naked eye, however, Comet PanSTARRS (not to be confused with Pawn Stars)...

“Warp Drive” Not as Far-fetched as Originally Thought.

The trouble with interstellar travel is that (as one of the most notable authorities on the subject put it) “Space is big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a...

After 35 Years of Travel, Voyager Still Going Strong

Thirty-five years ago this week, Voyager 1 was launched. Its mission—along with its sister craft, Voyager 2 (which, interestingly enough, was launched two weeks earlier)—was to explore the outer reaches of our solar system and the beginnings of interstellar space....

Rare Astronomical Event Today!

Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a planet crossing the face of the Sun! To be more exact, Venus is making its extremely rare transit in front of the Sun today, at about 5:04pm...

SpaceX Dragon Capsule Docks With ISS

Wrapping up this week's story, the SpaceX Dragon capsule finally docked with the International Space Station earlier today, making it the first privately-owned craft to dock at the station. Aboard were a number of supplies, experiments and the cremated remains...

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