Archive of 2016 May

29May2016

How Hostile Is Space?

Space may seem calm, but it is a more hostile environment than that on Earth. Invisible radiation is an issue for space enthusiasts and scientific instruments. (more…)

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29May2016

New Horizons Studies First Mysterious, Distant Space Object After Pluto

The dwarf planet Pluto may have been New Horizons' main focus, but NASA's speedy little spacecraft didn't clock out after it flew by the Pluto system in July. (more…)

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29May2016

A Habitable Planet Found 1,200 Light-Years Away

Kepler-62f could have atmospheric compositions that allow it to be warm enough to have surface liquid water, which would make it possible for the planet to support life. (more…)

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29May2016

Rosetta’s Comet Contains Ingredients For Life

Ingredients crucial for the origin of life on Earth, including the simple amino acid glycine and phosphorus, key components of DNA and cell membranes, have been discovered at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. (more…)

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28May2016

Flat Earth Believers Blame NASA For Your Ignorance

Oh Boy...give me a good flat earth story when I'm feeling low. But some ideas—like believing the Egyptian pyramids were used to hold grain are hard to shake. Hey, pssst...wanna buy the Sydney harbour Bridge? (more…)

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28May2016

Mars Closest To Earth In Over A Decade On Monday

Mars will be the closest it has been to Earth since 2005, meaning academics and amateurs alike can get a rare, bright close-up of our dusty red neighbour in the night sky. This is the BEST time to go take a look! (more…)

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27May2016

NASA Radar Finds Ice Age Record in Mars’ Polar Cap

Scientists using radar data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have found a record of the most recent Martian ice age recorded in the planet's often suspected and anticipated north polar ice cap. (more…)

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27May2016

Mammoth Cluster of Galaxies Sighted in the Early Universe

Astronomers have uncovered evidence for a vast collection of young galaxies 12 billion light years away. The newly discovered “proto-cluster” of galaxies, observed when the universe was only 1.7 billion years old or 12% of its present age. (more…)

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27May2016

Tom Cruise Secret Astronaut Training – Narrowly Avoided Death

Hollywood star Tom Cruise cheated death in the Columbia Space Shuttle disaster, The Sun can reveal. The “space nut” actor, 53, had hoped to join the fateful US mission after being given secret astronaut training by NASA. (more…)

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27May2016

Obama ‘Will Reveal Alien/ UFO Details Before Leaving Office’

Oh dear..here we go again. Another disclosure BUT this time its the big one they say! Barack Obama is close to making a groundbreaking announcement regarding UFO and extra-terrestrial activity before he leaves office. (more…)

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25May2016

More Female Astronauts Needed For Future Space Exploration

Even in the final frontier of outer space, where the indignities and injustices of daily life would seem to float away before the vastness of the universe, women are bumping into a glass ceiling. (more…)

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24May2016

Japanese Startup Wants To Create Artificial Meteor Showers

The Japanese company Star ALE is working on a business concept that combines entertainment with space exploration. The start-up has developed a type of artificial meteor that it will launch from satellites. (more…)

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23May2016

Andy Thomas Advises Prime Minister On Aussie Space Industry

Adelaide astronaut Andy Thomas has been asked by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to advise him on setting up an Australian space ­industry, which the former NASA leader says can help forge a lucrative new economic direction for the nation. (more…)

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23May2016

NASA Research To Create A ‘Warp Drive’ Bubble In Lab

Recently, it emerged that a small team of NASA researchers were working on warp drive technology in the lab. Led by Harold “Sonny” White, the team devised a variation of the Alcubierre warp drive. (more…)

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22May2016

May’s Close Encounter With The Red Planet

The Red Planet has returned to glory. Every two years, Mars puts on a show in the evening sky as it reaches a point in its orbit called ‘opposition’ when the planet lies opposite the Sun in our sky. (more…)

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21May2016

NASA May Have Accidentally Discovered Faster Than Light Travel

The idea of travelling to other planets with current technology has seemed impossible for a long time - but, with the power of super-luminal travel, moving from planet to planet would be almost instantaneous. (more…)

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