Archive of 2014 July

22Jul2014

How To Move An Entire Solar System

  Name? Shkadov Thruster. Named for? Russian physicist Leonid Shkadov, who presented the megastructure concept in a 1987 paper at the 38th Congress of the International Astronautical Federation. This is a bold concept. (more…)

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22Jul2014

NASA Missions Have Been Worth The Costs

  Sunday marked 45 years since the United States put its first two astronauts safely on the moon. The cost for the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs was more than $25 billion at the time — more like $110 billion in today’s world. (more…)

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22Jul2014

Space Aliens Walk Among Us Claims Retired Professor

 The way David M. Jacobs sees it, aliens from outer space have been kidnapping humans for aeons and sexually molesting them to create human-alien hybrids that walk among us today undetected and will soon take over Earth. (more…)

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21Jul2014

Rover Shows Martian Soils Are Similar To Earth’s

A new study from University of Oregon (OU) geologist Gregory Retallack suggests that soil samples taken by NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover contain evidence that Mars was once much warmer and wetter, pretty temperate really. (more…)

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20Jul2014

Update: Einstein Is Still Full of Surprises

The breathtaking announcement that cosmologists may have found the gravitational fingerprint of the Big Bang adds a lot of support to the theory that the universe began with a runaway phase of expansion known as “inflation.” (more…)

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20Jul2014

NSW Man Posts Russian Space Junk On Gumtree For $100,000

A man who believes he found a piece of space junk from the Russian rocket which spectacularly re-entered the atmosphere over Australia put it up for sale for $100,000.Has he got the real thing? If so what's it going to be worth? (more…)

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20Jul2014

First Arab Spaceship To Mars Within Seven Years

Having scaled the heights of Earth with the world’s tallest tower, the United Arab Emirates is now aiming for the stars, or just a little bit closer, with an ambitious trip to Mars. The energy-rich country has announced their plans for Mars. (more…)

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20Jul2014

Get Set To Spot Your First Iridium Flare

 Have you ever looked up at the night sky and watched a slow-moving "star" suddenly surge to Venus-like brightness and then disappear just as quickly? Chances are you've seen an Iridium flare. These take-you-by-surprise! (more…)

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19Jul2014

Buzz Aldrin Spots ‘UFO’ On Way To Moon

  Space ace Buzz Aldrin has admitted glimpsing a UFO during his journey to the Moon with Neil in 1969  – but insisted it was not an extraterrestrial visitation. Many were unconvinced and cried 'cover-up.' (more…)

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19Jul2014

The Barber Who Sold Neil Armstrong’s Hair

The first man to walk on the moon used to come into Marx's Barber Shop in Lebanon USA about every month for a trim. That stopped in the strangest way possible, testimony to the price of fame. (more…)

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18Jul2014

Imagine What Could Be Done With A Penny4NASA?

  Penny4NASA is a campaign of Space Advocates, an initiative founded by John Zeller in 2012, and proposes an increase in the budget for the space agency NASA to promote the scientific and technological goals of the space agency. (more…)

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18Jul2014

Collector Selling Capsules Of Space History

David Ursin pulls the pickup truck to the side of the road and gets out to check a loose strap on the trailer behind him, which holds a Gemini space capsule. It sure stops traffic and causes many people to pull over. (more…)

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18Jul2014

Why Has The Sun Suddenly ‘Turned Off’

  Tuesday is now the seventh day in a row with little to no sun spot activity on the surface of the sun, something that has scientists scratching their heads.  Among those watching what has been dubbed the “All Quiet” event is Jim Todd. (more…)

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18Jul2014

Does Mars Need A Bill Of Rights?

  Our descendants may one day live in colonies on the Moon or Mars. How will they be governed? Some are already trying to come up with a space-age constitution. Its an issue that will seriously need addressing. (more…)

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17Jul2014

Looking Back At The Jupiter Crash 20 Years Later

  Twenty years ago, human and robotic eyes observed the first recorded impact between cosmic bodies in the solar system, as fragments of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 slammed into the atmosphere of Jupiter. (more…)

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17Jul2014

NASA – Life On Other Planets Likely To Be Found In 20 Years

  Do you like making new friends? We certainly hope so, because according to NASA, we as a species are only 20 or so years away from potentially discovering life on other planets.It will be the greatest story in human history. (more…)

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