Archive of 2016 August

31Aug2016

Apollo 11 Flight Plan Re-Issue

The flight plan was a minute-by-minute time line of activities for the Apollo 11 mission crew. We are reproducing this plan...perfectly via Indiegogo, a launchpad for creative and entrepreneurial ideas (more…)

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31Aug2016

Best Image Of Alpha Centauri A and B

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope portrait of Alpha Centauri was produced by observations carried out at optical and near-infrared wavelengths.This is the best image yet of this system. (more…)

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30Aug2016

Possible Extraterrestrial Signal From Deep Space Found

An international team of astronomers are  investigating mysterious signal spikes emitting from a 6.3-billion-year-old star in the constellation Hercules—95 light years away from Earth. (more…)

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30Aug2016

Houston, We Have a Problem: Why Inspection Is Critical

Human beings have been traveling to space for decades. We have constructed rockets and satellites that have taken men to the moon and gotten close-up photographs of Jupiter’s moons. (more…)

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29Aug2016

Juno Space Probe Makes Closest Approach Yet To Jupiter

NASA's Juno space probe has made its closest approach yet to Jupiter during the main phase of its planned mission to the gas giant, the US space agency's officials said. (more…)

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27Aug2016

Why Did It Take So Long to Find Proxima b?

The newfound, possibly Earth-like planet Proxima b lies just 4.2 light-years away. So why did it take astronomers so long to discover it? (more…)

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27Aug2016

What’s It Like On Our Neighbor, Proxima b?

The newfound planet Proxima b is the closest planet outside our solar system ever discovered, and scientists think it might be amenable to life. But what would it be like to live on our nearest interstellar neighbour? (more…)

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27Aug2016

Eight Space Tourists Eye $150 Million Russian Moon Trip

Russia's Energia Space Centre is preparing a Moon expedition on board an upgraded Soyuz spacecraft with eight space tourists interested in a trip, said Energia's General Director Vladimir Solntsev. (more…)

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27Aug2016

American Astronomical Society Survey On UFO Phenomenon

Refereed journals scientists turn to for their reliable information, carry virtually no information on  UFOs.Does this imply that scientists have no views and no thoughts on the subject, or that all scientists consider it insignificant? (more…)

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27Aug2016

NASA Test-Fires Engine for Most Powerful Rocket Ever

NASA engineers blasted an RS-25 rocket engine for 7 minutes yesterday (Aug. 18) at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi as part of a development test for hardware that will make up the most powerful rocket ever. (more…)

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27Aug2016

Public Support Urged For Apollo 11 Curved Coins Legislation

The 50th anniversary of the first moon landing is still three years away, but the opportunity for the United States Treasury to issue coins commemorating the mission's half-centennial is fleeting. (more…)

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27Aug2016

Commercial Space Companies Have Big Plans For The Future

Private companies' influence on space is about to expand way past just resupplying the International Space Station. Space tourism is now on our doorstep. (more…)

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27Aug2016

How Long Is A Day On The Sun?

As most people know, the Sun is a much more complicated celestial object than the Earth or any of the other planets. So, the simple question of “How long is a day on the Sun” does not possess such a straightforward answer. (more…)

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27Aug2016

Black Holes Can Still Shine A Bright Light

Black holes aren’t perfectly black. For the first time, using a model of a black hole that traps sound instead of light, scientists have seen spontaneous evidence of what comes out of them. (more…)

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27Aug2016

Has a New, Fifth Force of Nature Been Found?

Scientists have found evidence of a possible fifth force of nature, which could help lift the veil on the mysterious dark matter that's thought to dominate the universe. (more…)

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27Aug2016

Fun New App Moon Walking

Ever wish you could have been a fly on the wall of the Eagle lunar module and watched Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin take their first steps on the Moon in 1969? A fun new app called MoonWalking allows you to bring Tranquility Base down to Earth to watch history unfold in front of you. Using your iPhone or iPad as an interactive magic

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