Archive of 2014 November

29Nov2014

Remembering Star Trek – 50 Years On

Fifty years ago this week, on a series of rather decrepit sound-stages in California, Star Trek started filming its first pilot. It was rejected by NBC network execs who were nevertheless sufficiently intrigued to order a second pilot. (more…)

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29Nov2014

Writer Sends Lamb Chop Into Space

A writer and a graphic artist decide to send a lamb chop into space and spend five months recovering the footage. (more…)

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29Nov2014

Scientists Confused ! Massive Population Of Stars Missing,

Thanks to the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, some of the most mysterious cosmic residents have just become even more puzzling. New observations from the Hubble Space Telescope challenge  previous theories. (more…)

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29Nov2014

NASA Seeks Comments On Possible Airship Challenge

  Airships aren't just powered balloon-like vehicles that hover above sporting events. NASA's JPL Lab in Pasadena, California, is floating the idea that airships have potential for important scientific and commercial uses. (more…)

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29Nov2014

Young Volcanoes On The Moon

Back in 1971, Apollo 15 astronauts orbiting the Moon photographed something very odd.  Researchers called it "Ina," and it looked like the aftermath of a volcanic eruption. Popular opinion was the Moon was static. (more…)

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28Nov2014

NASA Employee Claims She Saw Humans On Mars In 1979

A woman who said she's a former NASA employee - referring to herself as "Jackie" - placed a call to Coast to Coast AM [ Not the most reliable show on radio.Ed] and claimed she saw two humans walking on Mars. Whoa! (more…)

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28Nov2014

Dubbo Observatory Up For Sale

At the Dubbo Observatory you can zoom into the moon and solar system, discover the Milky Way and beyond with the most high-tech telescopes in the West. Be informed and entertained with a 90 minute program. (more…)

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27Nov2014

New Horizons Spacecraft Nears Pluto After 9 Years In Space

When New Horizons left Earth nine years ago, its destination was still being taught to schoolkids as one of the 9 planets in our solar system. The spacecraft’s final destination of Pluto has since, sadly, lost its planet status. (more…)

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27Nov2014

Astronomers Ready To Discover One, Or Even Two, New Planets

PLANET X is back: New evidence suggests one — or possibly two — wayward worlds are circling in the darkness beyond Neptune. As intrepid explorers Voyager’s 1 and 2 can attest to, it’s very dark out there. (more…)

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27Nov2014

Noisy Earth – “Aliens Will Destroy Us In A Nuclear Attack”

Humans on Earth face being wiped out because we are simply too noisy - just like Martians who were destroyed by a huge nuclear explosion. That's according to plasma physicist Dr John Brandenburg. (more…)

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27Nov2014

Van Allen Probes Spot an Impenetrable Barrier in Space

Two donuts of seething radiation that surround Earth, called the Van Allen radiation belts, have been found to contain a nearly impenetrable barrier that prevents the fastest, most energetic electrons from reaching Earth. (more…)

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24Nov2014

More Stars, So What! NASA Finally Gives Up

  NASA have announced an end to all space exploration after the latest set of photographs taken by its long serving Voyager 1 spacecraft, currently exploring the Kuiper Belt on the very edge of the solar system. (more…)

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23Nov2014

Was Pluto Ever A Planet?

  Ever since the infamous 2006 reclassification of Pluto off the list of “official” planets its had a rather incendiary effect on many of Pluto’s Earthly fans. (more…)

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23Nov2014

Space Station Rarity – 2 Women On Long Term Ccrew

For the 21st-century spacewoman, gender is a subject often best ignored. After years of training for their first space mission, the last thing Samantha Cristoforetti and Elana Serova want to dwell on is the fact they are women. (more…)

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23Nov2014

End Of An Era For The Famous ‘Countdown Clock’

In another sign of  changing times since the end of NASA’s Space Shuttle program, the world famous Countdown Clock that ticked down to numerous blastoffs at the Kennedy Space Center Press Site. Ken Kremer reports: (more…)

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23Nov2014

UFO Experts Say ‘We Are Not Alone’

UFOs were the topic of a panel discussion Wednesday night at American University, and one of the speakers used the occasion to reveal evidence he called a "smoking gun." (more…)

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