Archive of 2014 January

31Jan2014

How We Know Gravity is Not (Just) a Force

How We Know Gravity is Not (Just) a Force. When  we think of gravity, we typically think of it as a force between masses.  When you step on a scale the number on the scale represents the pull of the Earth’s gravity on your mass. (more…)

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31Jan2014

Nevada Woman Aspires To Colonize Mars

Nevada Woman Aspires To Colonize Mars. Reno's Kay Radzik Warren is a doer, not a romantic only dreamer. And if all goes well, in little more than a decade, she'll be a Martian.It's a reality who's time has apparently come. (more…)

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31Jan2014

This Is What Near-Lightspeed Travel Would Look Like

This Is What Near-Lightspeed Travel Would Look Like. It's one of the most iconic images in all of science fiction: the stretching of stars as a ship makes the jump to light-speed. It would be interesting if it were possible. (more…)

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31Jan2014

Texas Couple Find Meteorites From Fireball

Texas Couple Find Meteorites from Meteor Fireball.  It started as the search for a needle in an interplanetary haystack. Could Wayne and Darla Janca of Roanoke, Texas find what came flying through the sky on Friday night? (more…)

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31Jan2014

Star Dust Carries Life

Star Dust Carries Life According to a paper published recently, water can form on star dust containing organic material that came from celestial objects that were created when the Solar System was born. (more…)

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30Jan2014

NASA’s Precautions For Upcoming Mars Comet Encounters

 NASA's Precautions For Upcoming Mars Comet Encounter. When the flowers bloom this spring, NASA will be paying close attention a little comet that could raise a mess at Mars. Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring is worth watching. (more…)

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30Jan2014

Has Google Earth Really Exposed a Secret Moon Base?

Has Google Earth Really Exposed a Secret Moon Base? TAKE note: 22° 42'38.46N and 142° 34'44.52E. Has Google Earth just proven there really is a secret base on the surface of the Moon? What's going on here? (more…)

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30Jan2014

Astronauts Not Told They Would Die

 Astronauts Not Told They Would Die. NASA has revealed  that the Columbia crew were not told that the shuttle had been damaged and  they might not survive re-entry.  As terrible as it was it was, that was the directive. (more…)

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30Jan2014

Evidence Exposes Space Travel’s Real Human Toll

Evidence Exposes Space Travel's Real Human Toll. Evidence is now surfacing on how much space missions take a toll on humans' immune systems. At least 29 cases of infectious diseases being contracted on spacecraft were reported. (more…)

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30Jan2014

America – Lost in Space

America - Lost in Space You might have missed it amid all the political hype and holiday good cheer, but recently, China crossed a major milestone when it landed an unmanned spacecraft, the Chang’e 3, on the moon. (more…)

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29Jan2014

The Financial Future Of The International Space Station

The Financial Future Of The International Space Station. Earlier this month NASA announced that the International Space Station (ISS) had been granted a life extension. It's on track and will now keep humming until 2024. (more…)

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29Jan2014

Why is Mars Sometimes Bright and Sometimes Faint?

Why is Mars Sometimes Bright and Sometimes Faint?   Mars is the world orbiting the sun one step outward from Earth’s orbit. Earth takes one year to orbit the sun once. Mars takes about two years. The orbits of Earth and Mars are the reason. (more…)

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29Jan2014

Extremely Powerful Ultramassive Black Hole Discovered

Extremely Powerful Ultramassive Black Hole Discovered. RX J1532 lies in the constellation Corona Borealis, about 3.9 billion light-years from Earth. It is a highly X-ray luminous, and therefore very massive cluster of galaxies. (more…)

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28Jan2014

Keep The Space Station In Orbit

Ageing ISS a Space Lab of 'Unlimited' Opportunity It may be 350 kilometers above Earth and a place that only a privileged few will ever visit, but the International Space Station is crucial to advances in science, health and technology, experts say. (more…)

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28Jan2014

How to Not Die While Stargazing in the Cold

How to Not Die While Stargazing in the Cold. Bitter cold lies ahead for many skywatchers in the U.S. and Canada in the coming week as the polar vortex swoops down from Santa’s village for round two this season. Bob King reports: (more…)

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27Jan2014

1947 UFO Wave – Did Syracuse University See Them First?

1947 UFO Wave – Did Syracuse University See Them First? It was a crystal clear winter’s night on 20 February 1947, five months before the huge worldwide 1947 UFO wave and the famed Roswell flying saucer crash - something happened. (more…)

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