Archive for November, 2013

Astronomers call for X-ray polarimeter

November 25, 2013 Leave a comment

Polarimeters have been passed over, canceled or descoped numerous times since polarized X-rays were first seen coming from the Crab Nebula in the 1970s; maybe the next NASA Small Explorer mission opportunity will give astronomers a chance to fly one.


NASA cancels plutonium-efficient power program

November 19, 2013 Leave a comment

The Advanced Stirling Radioisotope Generators (ASRGs), which would have been ideal for powering planetary missions to the Outer Solar System, were being built by the US Department of Energy, but NASA has pulled the plug on the project, which my article reveals suffered from technical issues and management problems.

The collider to dwarf all others

November 12, 2013 Leave a comment

Physicists have been working on the concept of a Very Large Hadron Collider — which would be three times the size of the LHC.

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