Archive of 2014 May

20May2014

Spacecraft Ready To Plunge Into Hell

After eight years in orbit, ESA’s Venus Express has completed routine science observations and is preparing for a daring plunge into the planet’s hostile atmosphere. It may not survive the fall! (more…)

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20May2014

UFOs, Ancient History And Unclassified Scientist Documents

An unidentified flying object, or UFO, in its most general definition, is any apparent anomaly in the sky that is not identifiable as a known object or phenomenon. (more…)

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20May2014

The Secrets Of The Nebra Sky Disc

The Nebra Sky Disc is a 3,600-year-old bronze disc which, according to UNESCO, features "the oldest concrete depiction of cosmic phenomena worldwide."  The disc is an extraordinary piece. (more…)

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19May2014

‘UFO’ Crash Lands In China

Resident in the Heilongjiang province in China reported seeing three UFOs darting across the sky and apparently one of them came crashing down into in a man’s extensive vegetable garden. (more…)

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18May2014

The Universe Is Expanding, But How Quickly?

You can't see it happening on Earth, but space itself is stretching. Ever since the Big Bang happened 13.8 billion years ago, the universe has been getting bigger. But how much bigger is it getting? (more…)

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18May2014

Is This The Year Of The Spaceship?

  Virgin Galactic's CEO says his company is aiming to take passengers beyond 62 miles (100 kilometers) in altitude, but they'll be counted as space travelers if they just rise above the 50-mile mark. (more…)

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18May2014

Get Ready For A Stellar Meteor Storm!

The majority of sky gazers know the big names among the annual meteor showers like the Geminids and the Perseids, but we may be in for a special Northern treat next week, if the skies are clear. (more…)

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18May2014

Telescope on Moon’s South Pole Planned

Two private companies have announced plans to launch the first-ever journey to the moon’s South Pole where they plan to place a telescope in order to view our galaxy with unprecedented clarity. (more…)

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18May2014

The Day The Skies Burned

The term “coronal mass ejection” sounds like something best avoided, even if one has no idea what it means. It’s true -- they’re particularly troublesome and in some contexts, rather dangerous. (more…)

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18May2014

Time Travel From Ancient Mythology To Modern Science

Time travelling and time machines have been a topic of science fiction and countless movies for many decades. There have been countless boks, movies and TV shows devoted to the subject. (more…)

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17May2014

Mysterious Growth Of The ‘Space Cherry’ Tree

  There are numerous fascinating experiments on livig things taking place on the International Space Station (ISS) at any time, including efforts to monitor how plants grow ands thrive in space. (more…)

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17May2014

New Research Shows Problems With The Big Bang

  In a startling challenge to the widely-popular Big Bang theory, new evidence, this month in the International Journal of Modern Physics, D, indicates that the universe is not expanding after all. (more…)

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17May2014

Astrology: Skeleton in Astronomy’s Closet

  Although astronomy and astrology share a common origin dating to antiquity their current statuses are altogether different. Astronomy is a natural physical science involving the study ofthe heavens. (more…)

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16May2014

So…Who’s Stealing The Moon?

  If you privately possess a moon rock somebody stole it, either from the US government or a state or foreignl government the US gifted it to. Now and then, a Moon Rock turns up being offered for sale. (more…)

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16May2014

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Shrinking

Jupiter’s trademark Great Red Spot -- a swirling storm feature larger than Earth -- is shrinking.It has been visible to us for many centuries. (more…)

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16May2014

Pope Francis Would Baptise Aliens

Everyone has the right to be baptised, including aliens from outer space, Pope Francis has declared. This is becoming afFrequent and refreshing side to the Vatican in recent years toward astronomy. (more…)

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