Archive of 2014 June

30Jun2014

Speed of Light Might Be Slower Than Thought

  Physicist James Franson of the University of Maryland has captured the attention of the physics community and others by posting an article to the peer-reviewed New Journal of Physics. (more…)

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29Jun2014

Sarah Brightman’s Space Flight Training Begins Soon

  British singer Sarah Brightman is scheduled to begin training in August or September 2014 for a 2015 flight to the International Space Station (ISS). She is apparently very keen and ready to go. (more…)

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29Jun2014

NASA Are Back In The Space Business!

    The U.S. space shuttle program retired in 2011, leaving American astronauts to hitchhike into orbit. But after three long years, NASA's successor is almost ready to make an entrance. (more…)

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29Jun2014

Space Station To Get Espresso Maker

Talk about a cosmic caffeine jolt. The International Space Station is getting a real Italian espresso machine. Astronauts of all nationalities — but especially the Italians — have long grumbled. (more…)

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29Jun2014

Columbia Crew Could Have Been Saved, Says NASA Engineer

  The fated crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia could have been saved in theory, according to a NASA engineer, who spoke to the BBC. History has recorded the the greatest 'what-if' of all time. (more…)

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29Jun2014

Chinese Prepare for Lunar Base Life Support System

China is a step closer to setting up a lunar base after a 105-day manned airtight test, in which the bio-regenerative life support systems of Lunar Palace 1 sustained the lives of three trial volunteers. (more…)

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28Jun2014

Orion Parachutes Pass The Most Difficult Test

NASA completed the most complex and flight-like test of the parachute system for the agency's Orion spacecraft on Wednesday. A test version of Orion touched down safely in the Arizona desert. (more…)

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28Jun2014

It’s Okay. Nothing Matters. We Don’t Actually Exist, Anyway

 IT took $10 billion, the world’s largest particle accelerator and decades of research, but now scientists are convinced: The universe in fact, really doesn’t exist. Or at least it shouldn't. (more…)

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27Jun2014

European Space Agency Wants To Mine The Moon

  A key figure at the European Space Agency says we must look at how we exploit the moon's resources before it is too late, as missions begin surface mapping and Nasa calls for bids to mine in space. (more…)

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27Jun2014

A Look At Virgin Galactic’s Newest Passenger Spaceship

"When I first poked my head inside Virgin Galactic's newest spaceship, I felt a little like I was getting a front-row seat to space history."  Here a CNN reporter tells what its like: (more…)

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27Jun2014

7 Great Things You Can See Without A Telescope

 Backyard Astronomy Basics Binoculars are usually labeled with two numbers, such as 7x35 or 10x50. The first number tells you 'magnification' - how much your binoculars will magnify things in your field of view. (more…)

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27Jun2014

Astronomy Under Light Polluted Skies

If you live where the glow of city lights washes out the starry sky, you may think that astronomical observing with a telescope would be about as exciting as snorkeling in a muddy river. (more…)

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23Jun2014

The ‘First’ UFO – Kenneth Arnold Sighting

Although the history of UFOs can be traced back many centuries to early cave drawings, pictures, and folklore, the modern era of the study of  UFOs is usually believed to be the 1947 Arnold sighting. (more…)

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23Jun2014

Five Important Movies Of The Flying Saucer Era

For the last century or so the world has been able to take an animated glimpse at its past thanks to motion pictures.This one invention has opened so many doors, especially cinematic ones. (more…)

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21Jun2014

Three New Findings About the Moon

  Researchers have announced interesting news concerning the Moon, especially about how and when it formed, and why the "Man in the Moon" constantly stares at us whenever the lunar disc is fully lit. (more…)

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21Jun2014

Did The Big Bang Really Happen?

Astrophysicists are casting doubt on what just recently was deemed a breakthrough in confirming how the universe was born: the observation of gravitational waves have been examined more lately. (more…)

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