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Giant Magellan Telescope snags $17.5 million grant to test advanced optics – Space.com

The grant is the first given to the GMT by the U.S. National Science Foundation.

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The Giant Magellan Telescope
(GMT) just got a nice chunk of change to help develop and test the advanced technologies that will give the future observatory such sharp vision.
The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $17.5 million grant to the GMTO Corporation, which is developing the GMT and will operate the big scope once it gets up and running in the Chilean Andes
in the late 2020s.
The money, the first awarded to the GMT project by the NSF, “signifies that the observator…

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Understanding Our Place in the Universe: Math Professor Verifies Centuries-Old Conjecture About Formation of the Solar System – SciTechDaily

Using a limited set of mathematical equations, Worcester Polytechnic Institute mathematical sciences professor Mayer Humi said he has confirmed a 224-year-old math conjecture about the origins of our solar system, providing insights about the process that lea…

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WPI mathematical physicist Mayer Humi has been studying the solar system for decades. Credit: Worcester Polytechnic Institute/Matthew Burgos
Using a limited set of mathematical equations, Worcester Polytechnic Institute mathematical sciences professor Mayer Humi said he has confirmed a 224-year-old math conjecture about the origins of our solar system, providing insights about the process that leads to the formation of solar systems across the universe.
“The science community is aware by now t…

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A Physicist Has Come Up With Math That Makes ‘Paradox-Free’ Time Travel Plausible – ScienceAlert

No one has yet managed to travel through time – at least to our knowledge – but the question of whether or not such a feat would be theoretically possible continues to fascinate scientists.

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No one has yet managed to travel through time at least to our knowledge but the question of whether or not such a feat would be theoretically possible continues to fascinate scientists.
As movies such as The Terminator, Donnie Darko, Back to the Future and many others show, moving around in time creates a lot of problems for the fundamental rules of the Universe: if you go back in time and stop your parents from meeting, for instance, how can you possibly exist in order to go back in time in th…

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We Finally Know How Much Radiation There Is on The Moon, And It’s Not Great News – ScienceAlert

As the US prepares to return humans to the Moon this decade, one of the biggest dangers future astronauts will face is space radiation that can cause lasting health effects, from cataracts to cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.​

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As the US prepares to return humans to the Moon this decade, one of the biggest dangers future astronauts will face is space radiation that can cause lasting health effects, from cataracts to cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.
Though the Apollo missions of the 1960s and 1970s proved it was safe for people to spend a few days on the lunar surface, NASA did not take daily radiation measurements that would help scientists quantify just how long crews could stay.
This question was resolved Fri…

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