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Mysterious space objects like ‘Oumuamua will visit our solar system again. Scientists may intercept the next one with a robotic probe.

A mysterious object called ‘Oumuamua, the first interstellar visitor ever detected, flew through the solar system in 2017. Most astronomers think it’s a comet, though ‘Oumuamua’s identity may never be fully settled. However, interstellar objects might visibly pass by once every 5 years. By the mid-2020s, powerful new telescopes may […]
Mysterious space objects like ‘Oumuamua will visit our solar system again. Scientists may intercept the next one with a robotic probe.
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NASA just gave $60 million to 6 private companies — including Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin — to develop ‘tipping point’ space technologies

NASA just awarded six private companies a total of $US44 million ($AU60 million). The agency’s “Tipping Point” program is intended to help the commercial space industry push next-generation technologies over the finish line. The projects awarded funding include new moon-landing systems and a method to recover expensive rocket engines. NASA […]
NASA just gave $60 million to 6 private companies — including Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin — to develop ‘tipping point’ space technologies