Kilonova gravitational-wave captured

For the first time, NASA scientists have detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event as two neutron stars merged in the galaxy NGC 4993, located about 130-million light-years from Earth in the constellation Hydra. On 27 August 2017, the space agency’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope picked up a pulse of high-energy light from a powerful […]

High-performance computing experiment to advance space travel

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and NASA have recently launched a supercomputer to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of a one-year experiment to test high-performance computing in space conditions. The high-performance commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) computer system is called the “Spaceborne Computer”. It is unique in that it relies on software hardening, as opposed to […]