Archive of 2014 September

30Sep2014

India Eyes Mars After History Creating Arrival

India’s maiden interplanetary voyager, the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) has triumphantly transmitted a breathtaking new image eyeing the limb of Mars and its atmosphere against the blackness of space. (more…)

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30Sep2014

Chinese Balloon Space Odyssey

Travel to space in a high-tech balloon. Enjoy unprecedented views of the Earth and Sun before returning to solid ground in a parachute. It may very well sound like a pitch pulled from science fiction. (more…)

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28Sep2014

The Many Ways Planets And Moons Can Kill You

We’re huge advocates for space exploration but there certainly is an inherent danger to leaving the Earth. In a humorous way, this new video from 'Cyanide & Happiness' shows why you want to be cautious when exploring space. (more…)

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28Sep2014

Earth’s Water Is Older Than The Sun

Scientists have discovered that the life-giving water of Earth predates the formation of the Sun - and there could be a lot more of it out there. This is cutting edge, ground breaking research for sure! (more…)

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28Sep2014

Astronomers Spot Second Planet In Alpha Centauri System

St. Petersburg astronomers have spotted one more planet circling a star in the Alpha Centauri system just 4.36 light-years away from the Solar System. This is in effect just next door and may be reachable in the near future. (more…)

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28Sep2014

There Are No Such Things As Black Holes

Black holes are so entwined in the established scientific narrative these days that it’s easy to forget that their existence is still completely theoretical. In fact, no black hole has ever been directly observed. (more…)

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27Sep2014

Researcher Calls For Australian UFO Investigation Group

A researcher believes Australia needs a dedicated civilian group tasked with investigating UFOs. The idea was proposed by long-time UFO researcher Keith Basterfield. He has a world-wide respected profile. (more…)

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27Sep2014

A Fun Way of Understanding E=mc2

Many people fail to realize just how much energy there is locked up in matter. The nucleus of any atom is an oven of intense radiation, and when you open the oven door, that energy spills out; often times violently. (more…)

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27Sep2014

Jupiter’s Moon Europa Counts Another Similarity With Earth

NASA agency has no official plans for a mission to the Jovian moon, whose icy crust covers a watery ocean in which life could theoretically exist. Its probably the number one place we want to go in the search for solar system life. (more…)

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27Sep2014

An Anomaly In Satellites’ Flybys Confounds Scientists

** Synopsis: When space probes, such as Rosetta and Cassini, fly over certain planets and moons in order to gain momentum and travel long distances, their speed changes slightly for an unknown reason. (more…)

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26Sep2014

How Close Are We to Star Trek Propulsion?

It’s popular to talk about how the original Star Trek, set in the 23rd century, predicted many devices that we’re using already here in 2014. Look around you and see how may you can identify that  we all use today. (more…)

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26Sep2014

Curiosity Finds a Weird ‘Ball’ on Mars

No, it isn't an alien artifact but when the loony UFO 'clubs' get hold of this story it soon will be.  If there’s one thing to be said for Curiosity’s mission on Mars so far, it certainly hasn’t been boring going by the imagery. (more…)

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25Sep2014

Beating The Seeing

NASA spent $2.1 Billion to escape from poor atmospheric seeing; that's what it cost to put the Hubble Space Telescope above the atmosphere. Backyard observers on a smaller budget, however, need not despair. (more…)

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25Sep2014

India Becomes First Country To Enter Mars’ Orbit

India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) spacecraft successfully entered into an orbit around planet Mars today morning (September 24) by firing its Liquid Apogee Motor (LAM) along with eight smaller liquid engines. (more…)

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23Sep2014

Women in Space – Inspirational Biographies

Men often outnumber women working in aviation. Even though this may be the case, it is still important to encourage more women to enter the aviation industry.The future in space is wide open now for women. (more…)

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22Sep2014

Spotting Satellites – Just For Fun

Spotting satellites brings back memories from my childhood. One of the more pleasurable things I can remember was spotting satellites with my father. We lived out in the country at the time, so light pollution wasn't a problem. (more…)

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