NASA will begin a mission and put an artificial star into orbit

NASA will begin a mission and put an artificial star into orbit
NASA will begin a mission and put an artificial star into orbit

A new NASA mission, its main mission is to place a kind of “star” in the sky by the end of the decade to help solve a wide range of mysteries of the universe. This mission was announced under the name “Landolt Space Mission” and its objective is to launch a satellite the size of a toaster which will imitate the stars by illuminating lasers directly into telescopes.

This release will take place in early 2029said Peter Plavchan, who is an astronomer at George Mason University in Virginia and principal investigator of the mission. This “star” will be located 35,785 kilometers above the Earth’s surface, according to a recent statement.

Sadly, this spectacle will not be able to be seen by everyone as they say it will be 100 times weaker to see with the human eye, but it will be easy for moderate-sized telescopes equipped with digital cameras.

The project will have a team of 30 people and is estimated to cost approximately 19.5 million dollars, with this they seek to help astronomers calculate the absolute flux calibration of distant stars. Researchers believe they can measure the brightness and distance of alien stars, while determining the age of a star and how others have evolved.

Finally, another objective of this mission is to help scientists study dark energy and precisely determine the expansion rate of the universe.

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