Archive of 2014 March

30Mar2014

Space Makes The Heart Grow Rounder: Study

Today at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session a study will be presented about the heart health of astronauts who have been exposed to long periods of microgravity in space. (more…)

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30Mar2014

Search For Potential ‘Planet X’ Far From Over

The hunt for the hypothetical "Planet X" has been fruitless so far, but that doesn't mean astronomers are calling it off. A new analysis of data has been forthcoming with surprising results. (more…)

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30Mar2014

5 Reasons to Care About New Big Bang Discovery

For the first time, scientists have found primordial gravitational waves — long-sought evidence of cosmic inflation theory. It suggests that the universe expanded at many times the speed of light. (more…)

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29Mar2014

How Self-Replicating Spacecraft Could Take Over the Galaxy

  Forget about generation ships, suspended animation, or the sudden appearance of a worm hole. The most likely way for aliens to visit us, whatever their motive, is by sending robotic probes. (more…)

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28Mar2014

What’s The Fastest Way To Die In Space?

Just in case you were planning to jump out into the vacuum of space without a spacesuit, I urge you to reconsider. There’s nothing but painful suffocation and death. Think first...do not do it. (more…)

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27Mar2014

Chamber Created To Test Gear For The Red Planet

  NASA already has rovers scouring Mars and more missions in the works. In addition, Mars One claims that they will put the first colonists on the Red Planet in the early 2020s, at least they hope to. (more…)

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27Mar2014

First Ring System Found Around Asteroid

 Observations at many sites in South America, including ESO’s La Silla Observatory, have made the surprise discovery that the remote asteroid Chariklo is surrounded by two dense and narrow rings. (more…)

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27Mar2014

NASA To Pay Russia $71M For Rocket Ride

The U.S. will pay Russia $70.7 million for a single shuttle ride aboard the country’s Soyuz rocketsfrom now on, even as President Barack Obama fights for sanctions and penalties against Russia. (more…)

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27Mar2014

Breaking News: New Dwarf Planet Discovered

The solar system has a new most-distant member, bringing its outer frontier into focus. New work from Carnegie’s Scott Sheppard and Chadwick Trujillo of the Gemini Observatory is now in. (more…)

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26Mar2014

Will An Astronaut Explode If He Removes His Helmet?

  We've all seen it happen in science fiction films. The expendable character is outside the space ship, or trapped in the air-lock.  The space suit is damaged, or the helmet is removed. (more…)

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26Mar2014

Skylon: 15 Minute Pasenger Ride Into Space

New era of science and technology has begun because what was once considered to be impossible is now more than just possible; now it is much more convenient and easy to do. (more…)

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25Mar2014

John Lennon’s UFO Drawings Up For Auction

In 1974, former Beatle John Lennon claimed to have seen a UFO in New York City. He was living in an apartment in Manhattan with girlfriend May Pang when he saw the flying saucer. (more…)

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24Mar2014

Space – How America Can Lead The World Back

  The International Space Station is the most complex technological marvel the world has ever built. A floating space base that orbits 240 miles above the planet moving at 28,000 Kilometres per hour. (more…)

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24Mar2014

Newton’s Gravity Unchanged Over Cosmic Time

  Australian astronomers have combined all observations of supernovae ever made to determine that the strength of gravity has remained unchanged over the last nine billion years. (more…)

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24Mar2014

Cosmonaut Crashed Into Earth ‘Crying In Rage’

So there's a cosmonaut up in space, circling the globe, convinced he will never make it back to Earth; he's on the phone with Alexei Kosygin who is crying because he, too, thinks he will die. (more…)

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24Mar2014

Private Space Travel Worth the Risk, If Done Right

 Space tourism and commercial  space mining projects are ushering in a new era of human spaceflight, but the success of private spaceflight depends on ensuring safety and reducing the cost. (more…)

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