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Future Space Missions Could Rely On Pulsars For Navigation
2013-08-21 13:36:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) are developing a new GPS method for spacecraft using pulsars. Pulsars are small spinning stars that emit regular pulses of radio waves and sometimes X-rays. CSIRO astronomers measure when these pulsar pulses arrive in our Solar System. This data can be used to give clues about the behavior of a pulsar itself or whether it is orbiting another star. Dr...

2010-10-28 13:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced the appointment of George Hobbs to the position of vice president, Manufacturing Processes. In his new position, Mr. Hobbs will be responsible for integrating and sustaining throughout the company the Westinghouse Manufacturing System -- a business practice model that joins best practices from the nuclear and manufacturing industries in an integrated system. He will also lead the development of the...

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2010-06-28 08:50:27

In the June 25th issue of Science, CSIRO astronomer George Hobbs and colleagues in the UK, Germany and Canada report that they have taken a big step towards solving a 30-year-old puzzle: why the "cosmic clocks" called pulsars aren't perfect. "We now have a more fundamental understanding of how pulsars work," Dr Hobbs said. "We've shown that many pulsar characteristics are linked, because they have one underlying cause." Armed with this understanding, astronomers will find it easier to...


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