Archive of 2012 February

28Feb2012

Aliens Are Observing Us Says Astronaut

Aliens Are Observing Us Says Astronaut Edgar Mitchell  Edgar Dean Mitchell is an American pilot and astronaut. He was born in September, 1930, in Hereford, Texas. He was the pilot of the lunar module of Apollo 14, and the sixt

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27Feb2012

Mars Rules The Night

Mars Rules The Night The Red Planet’s best appearance in 2012 happens in March. The Red Planet comes closer to Earth this March than it has in two years, providing earthbound observers with exquisite views. Mars reaches a point

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27Feb2012

What Are Red Dwarf Stars Like?

What Are Red Dwarf Stars Like? Stars known as red dwarfs might have larger habitable zones friendly to 'life as we know it' than once thought, researchers say. Red dwarfs, also known as M stars, are dim compared to stars like ou

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27Feb2012

Mining The Moon

Mining The Moon Canada could play a key role in a new international space race, with the next sprint to the moon gearing up as an extra-terrestrial gold rush. Industry insiders will be watching closely this week as the heads of th

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27Feb2012

A Planetary Exo-splosion

A Planetary Exo-splosion Mankind's knowledge of planets, limited for most of human history to our own Earth and its solar system neighbors, has exploded in the last 20 years with the discovery of hundreds of exo-planets in the co

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27Feb2012

What Makes A Halo Around The Moon?

What Makes A Halo Around The Moon? We’ve gotten lots of messages from people who have seen rings around the moon and wonder what they are. Sometimes you look up on a clear night and see a huge circle of light around the moon. Th

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26Feb2012

NASA Puzzles Over Weird February Fireballs

NASA Puzzles Over Weird February Fireballs A fireball is a somewhat spherical mass of fire, such that is caused by an explosion or a firestorm. A strange breed of fireball is streaking through the skies this month, and NASA

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25Feb2012

New Asteroid Killer

New Asteroid Killer. If one asteroid is detected at a short notice time, it could pose a potential danger on a world-wide scale. Scientists are now working on a new supercomputer that can prevent an asteroid with Earth. The idea

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24Feb2012

Jules Verne’s Space Cannon

Jules Verne's Space Cannon Recently we celebrated the birth (in 1828) of legendary science fiction novelist Jules Verne, who penned such classic works as Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and From the Earth to the Moon. The

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24Feb2012

Alien Aurora Vs Aussie Aurora

Alien Aurora Can Be Stunningly Beautiful Aurora on Earth are stunning to watch, but have you ever wondered what they might look like on other planets? We took a journey to some alien worlds to find out what auroras look like th

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24Feb2012

Hubble Reveals New Class of Extrasolar Planet

Hubble Reveals New Class of Extrasolar Planet. Would Kevin Costner’s character in the movie “Waterworld” be at home on this exoplanet? The planet GJ 1214b was discovered in 2009 and was one of the first planets where an atmo

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24Feb2012

All Aboard The Space Elevator

 All Aboard The Space Elevator /A Continent Ablaze in Auroral and Manmade Light Space elevators have been our shared dream for years, but like other promising technologies of the future, they're just concepts on a distant hori

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23Feb2012

Mercury’s Blue Crater/Is Venus Slowing Down?

 Mercury's Blue Crater This image, acquired by NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft on December 12, 2011, reveals the blue coloration of the 32-mile (52-km) -wide Degas crater located in Mercury’s Sobkou Planitia region. Degas’ br

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23Feb2012

NASA Buying Rides To Space

NASA Buying Rides To Space Fifty years after John Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth, NASA no longer has the ability to fly astronauts in space, a decision Glenn lays squarely on the shoulders of the Bush administrati

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23Feb2012

March Of The Planets/Nightscapes

March Of The Planets Attention all budding sky watchers, grab your telescopes. What you’re about to read might give you an uncontrollable urge to dash outside. The brightest planets in the solar system are lining up in the eve

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23Feb2012

To Nuke An Asteroid/Meteor Makeup

To Nuke An Asteroid/Meteor Makeup Scientists aren’t entirely sure when the last major asteroid hit the Earth, but it’s certain to happen again. Alan Harris, asteroid researcher at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum

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