Archive of 2016

30Dec2016

There’s 400,000 Pounds of Trash on The Moon

The Moon's surface is strewn with hundreds of man-made items, from spacecraft to bags of urine to monumental plaques.Most are spacecraft, more than 70 vehicles in all scattered over the lunar surface. (more…)

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30Dec2016

Physicists Propose A ‘Mirror Universe’ Where Time Moves Backward

Two teams of physicists have been studying the flow of time in the universe. They have put forward the theory that the Big Bang could have generated a second mirror Universe where the time flows in the reverse direction. (more…)

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30Dec2016

Who Actually Owns The Stuff In Space?

This light-hearted story opens up a Pandora’s Box of serious questions regarding the ownership of foreign planetary rocks; both the ones that fell to Earth and the ones that remain in outer space. (more…)

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30Dec2016

Satellite Spots Massive Object Hidden Under Antarctica

Scientists believe a massive object which could change our understanding of history is hidden beneath the Antarctic ice. The huge and mysterious “anomaly” is thought to be lurking beneath the frozen wastes of an area called Wilkes Land. (more…)

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28Dec2016

Vera Rubin, Who Discovered Dark Matter, Dies At 88

Vera Rubin, the groundbreaking astrophysicist who discovered evidence of dark matter, died Sunday night at the age of 88. Rubin did much of her revelatory work at the Carnegie Institution and the president calls her a "national treasure." (more…)

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28Dec2016

Can I Ask A Question?

Simple things in the night sky are taken for granted pose the greatest number of question to pages like this. Not a lot of people can answer correctly all 3 of these questions. See how you go with them. What are meteor showers? An increase in the number of meteors at a particular time of year is called a meteor shower. Comets shed the debris that becomes most meteor showers. As comets orbit the Sun, they shed an icy, dusty debris stream along the comet's orbit. If Earth travels through this stream, we will see a meteor

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28Dec2016

The Fight For Space

What and Why We Are… in Space We live in a man made, material world. A world of high technology. A world created from the remnants of stars. (more…)

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28Dec2016

Get The Best From Your Christmas Telescope

Did you get a telescope for Christmas? Lucky you! The New Year in the west is great for sky gazers. The sky is full of bright stars, prominent constellations and fascinating celestial sights. (more…)

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28Dec2016

Mark Dreams Of The Southern Skies Down Under

The two hemispheres of Earth are quite different as anyone can see on the globe of our planet. But what is hard to grasp is the difference in the night sky when seen from America as compared to Australia. (more…)

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21Dec2016

NASA Successfully Grows Lettuce in Space

For the first time, NASA has successfully grown and harvested fresh greens in space. Astronaut Shane Kimbrough began nurturing six romaine lettuce seedlings aboard the International Space Station on October 25,. (more…)

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21Dec2016

China Claims To Have Built NASA’s ‘Impossible’ Engine

Scientists with the China Academy of Space Technology claim NASA’s results ‘re-confirm’ what they’d already achieved, and have plans to implement it in satellites ‘as quickly as possible.’ (more…)

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19Dec2016

Revealed! The Real Xmas Star Found – Double E-Book Offer

The 'Star of Bethlehem' is one of the most powerful symbols of Christianity. Was it purely a divine sign, or was it an astronomical event in its own right? The answer proved very simple. Read what was found! (more…)

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18Dec2016

Godspeed, John Glenn: People Say Goodbye To Space-Age Hero

Glenn flew 149 combat missions as a Marine pilot, became the first American astronaut to orbit Earth, and served 24 years as a Democratic U.S. senator. One by one, they stepped forward to honor the former U.S. senator and astronaut. (more…)

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18Dec2016

Chinese Volunteers Complete 180-Day Space Simulation

Chinese researchers have completed a 180-day "survival experiment" that simulated a deep space human trek. Since June 17, four Chinese volunteers, three men and one woman, lived inside a sealed space capsule. (more…)

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18Dec2016

17 Little Known Facts About 2001: A Space Odyssey

1. According to Arthur C. Clarke, Stanley Kubrick wanted to get an insurance policy from Lloyd’s of London to protect himself against losses in the event that ET were discovered before the movie was released. Lloyd’s refused. (more…)

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18Dec2016

Giving the Sun a Brake

Astronomers from the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy, Brazil, and Stanford University may have solved a long-standing solar mystery. Two decades ago, scientists made a breakthrough find. (more…)

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