Archive of 2016 April

30Apr2016

Stephen Hawking Could Win Nobel Prize For Radiation Theory

Stephen hawking is an expert on Black Holes. About 42 years ago he dramatically proposed that not everything that comes near the black hole succumbs to its deep nothingness. (more…)

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30Apr2016

How ‘Rocket Girls’ Propelled NASA Into Space

The women who worked at NASA's JPL Laboratory in the 1960s weren't only trailblazers for the solar system, they were pioneers for the more accepting climate of women in sciences today. (more…)

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30Apr2016

DVD Review – Last Man On The Moon

When Apollo astronaut Eugene Cernan stepped off the moon in 1972, he left his footprints and his daughter's initials in the lunar dust. He didn't know it but his life changed forever that day. (more…)

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30Apr2016

Hubble Discovers Moon Orbiting the Dwarf Planet Makemake

Peering to the outskirts of our solar system, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a small, dark moon orbiting Makemake, the second brightest icy dwarf planet — after Pluto. (more…)

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30Apr2016

New Plasma Engine Could Reach Mars In 39 days

NASA recently provided $10 million in funding to Ad Astra Rocket Company of Texas for further development of its Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (VASIMR). A big word promising big power. (more…)

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30Apr2016

A Quick Look Inside The Sun’s Layers

This graphic shows the layers of the Sun, with ranges for each layer: for the inner layers, the mileage is from the sun's core; for the outer layers, the mileage is from the sun's surface. (more…)

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29Apr2016

Beware – Your Plane Flight Radiation Risk

The next time you step onto an airplane, consider the following:  In any given year, the pilot of your aircraft probably absorbs as much radiation as a worker in a nuclear power plant.  (more…)

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29Apr2016

Mysterious Moon Myths

By the light of a full moon, it seems that virtually anything could happen, if the folklore associated with Earth’s natural satellite is believed. (more…)

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29Apr2016

What Is The Zodiac?

The zodiac, the twelve signs listed in a horoscope, is closely tied to how the earth moves through the everlasting heavens. (more…)

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26Apr2016

True Story of History’s Only Known Meteorite Victim

The Russian meteorite, whose sonic boom damaged buildings and injured more than a thousand in 2013 is not the first to shatter a human life. There are actual victims of meteor strikes. (more…)

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25Apr2016

Astronaut Completes London Marathon From Space Station

About 38,000 runners competed in the London Marathon today – and one of them ran it in orbit 200 miles above Earth. British astronaut Tim Peake took on an equally marathon effort challenge. (more…)

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25Apr2016

The Making Of The Hubble Space Telescope

Despite its age and storied history, the Hubble continues to be a crucial tool for astronomers. It also continues to absolutely blow our minds with jaw-dropping pictures of deep space. (more…)

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24Apr2016

ESA Finds a Frigid Surprise Hiding at Venus’ Poles

Thanks to a thick layer of cloud cover trapping in heat, Venus is the hottest planet in our solar system, with temperatures boiling over at 850 degrees Fahrenheit (454 C). (more…)

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24Apr2016

What Happens When A Woman Gets Her Period In Space?

"Are you going to wear make-up?" a male reporter asked Sally Ride before her 1983 space shuttle flight. "Do you weep when things go wrong on the job?" another one wanted to know. (more…)

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24Apr2016

Supernovae Showered Earth With Radioactive Debris

An international team of scientists has found evidence of a series of massive supernova explosions near our solar system, which showered the Earth with radioactive debris. (more…)

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24Apr2016

Obama to Shine Light on Unsung Hero of Astronomy

Dig deep in the annals of astronomy and you'd be hard-pressed to find the name of Henrietta Swan Leavitt, a 19th-century astronomer whose ground-breaking insights changed astronomy. (more…)

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