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So a supercomputer is only as powerful as 16 PS3s for this type of stuff? i bet the 16 PS3 collectively cost a lot less than the supercomputer...
It's been a long time coming, but Nasa is now at the business end of building its giant successor to the Hubble Space Telescope.
The comet lander Philae may be uncommunicative at the moment, but the pictures and measurements it took after it touched down on a comet in November have shown scientists that the comet is covered with coarse material, rather than dust, and is harder than expected.
The modern definition of a "blue moon" has nothing to do with its color.
The New Horizons spacecraft took a backlit shot of Pluto after its historic fly-by, and saw surprisingly Earth-like features
Scientists aren't sure what they are
SpaceShipTwo broke apart soon after it reached supersonic speeds and an altitude of around 50,000 feet. Its pilot says his parachute opened in a "gentlemanly" fashion, after he had fallen for a while.
With the immediate excitement of the Pluto flyby behind us, here are the ten most important things we now know about this fascinating world
Europe's Sentinel-2a satellite, which will "carpet map" the Earth's land surface day-in, day-out, is on course to go into full operation in early or mid-October.
A Delta 4 rocket boosted a high-power military communications satellite into orbit, the seventh in a planned constellation of 10.
Science goes behind the scenes as five scientists work through the night to make the best image of Pluto the world had ever seen