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January 14, 2018

NASA is investigating X-Ray navigation in space

by John_A

X-rays aren’t just for investigating artworks or photographing black holes. NASA scientists just used them to demonstrate a new technique: Navigating the stars. In an experiment, equipment mounted on the International Space Station measured radiation beamed out from distant neutron stars in millisecond pulses — and by timing their arrival, future spacecraft could find their location from deep space.

Source: NASA

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