Archive of 2014 September

22Sep2014

Japanese Plans For A Space Elevator Up And Running By 2050

Once the realm of science fiction, a Japanese company has announced they will have a space elevator up and running by the year 2050. If successful it would revolutionise space travel and potentially transform the global economy. (more…)

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21Sep2014

Hubble Finds Smallest Known Galaxy With Supermassive Black Hole

Astronomers using the  Hubble Space Telescope have found a monster lurking in a very unlikely place. New observations of the ultra-compact dwarf galaxy M60-UCD1 have revealed a supermassive black hole at its heart. (more…)

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20Sep2014

Travel Inside a Black Hole

Black holes are among the simplest objects in the universe. They are simpler than stars, much simpler than planets, and vastly simpler than human beings. Black holes are what is created when matter is compressed into a very small place. (more…)

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20Sep2014

China’s 2nd Space Lab To Fly In 2016

China plans to launch its second orbiting space laboratory in the next two years. “We will launch the Tiangong-2 space lab in 2016, and later send Shenzhou-11 and the Tianzhou-1 cargo spaceship to dock with it.” (more…)

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20Sep2014

The Spooky Sounds Of Space

There is no sound in space. We believed it is absolutely silent...nothing! ' Sound is produced by the vibration of molecules; any time something moves, it causes a corresponding vibration in its medium -- whether water or air. (more…)

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20Sep2014

Mars a Better Place to Live Than Moon, Says Buzz Aldrin

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin would support a new mission to the moon by countries other than the United States, and is looking forward to a manned mission to Mars. He is becoming very outspoken on this. (more…)

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20Sep2014

Mars Mission Set For Orbit Insertion

A long-time awaited  NASA mission to Mars led by the University of Colorado Boulder is set to slide into orbit around the red planet Sept. 21 to investigate how its climate has changed over the eons. (more…)

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20Sep2014

Future Spacesuits May Resemble A Streamlined Second Skin

For future astronauts, suiting up may go something like this: Instead of climbing into a conventional, bulky, gas-pressurized suit, an astronaut may don a lightweight, stretchy garment, lined with tiny, musclelike coils. (more…)

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20Sep2014

The Ultimate Fate Of The Universe

One question that will always be pondered about is the what is the ultimate fate of the universe? It’s a frightening question to think about, and most do. No more life, stars, planets, black holes or galaxies. (more…)

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18Sep2014

Space Company Offers Flight Around The Moon By 2018

US space tourism firm Space Adventures is offering a spaceflight around the moon to private tourists on “proven” Russian Soyuz spacecraft – saying that the sponsors will not have to wait for long for their trip. (more…)

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18Sep2014

Money Spent On NASA Is Not A Waste

September 16, 2014 – One of my readers shared the following infographic called NASA Spinning Off Since 1962. It highlights the inventions, discoveries and economic return on investment resulting from NASA.  (more…)

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17Sep2014

Boeing, SpaceX Poised To Build ‘Space Taxis’ For NASA

NASA will partner with Boeing and SpaceX to build commercially owned and operated "space taxis" to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, ending U.S. dependence on Russia for rides. (more…)

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17Sep2014

Download, Print, Build Your Martian Home In 24 hours

 Imagine opening the curtains in the morning and instead of grey skies and rain, looking out at a rust-coloured rocky panorama. The year is 2045. You have woken up on Mars. (more…)

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16Sep2014

Golfer Wins Trip to Outer Space

Most golfers are on cloud nine after a making a hole-in-one, but European Tour player Andy Sullivan is going somewhere a little higher. He will soon be flying higher than cloud nine after a rare stroke of luck. (more…)

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16Sep2014

NASA To Send 3D printer Into Space

In one small step towards space manufacturing, NASA is sending a 3D printer to the International Space Station. Astronauts will be able to make space age plastic objects of almost any shape they like. (more…)

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16Sep2014

Pluto Is a Planet, Panel Says

Arizona scientist David Grinspoon joined a panel recently talking about NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto – but the scientists were most animated discussing the status of the recently classified “dwarf planet.” (more…)

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