Archive of 2016 December

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

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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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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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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18Dec2016

Ice Is Everywhere on the Dwarf Planet Ceres

At first glance, Ceres, the largest body in the main asteroid belt, may not look icy. Images from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft have revealed a dark, heavily cratered world whose brightest area is made of highly reflective salts -- not ice. (more…)

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18Dec2016

The Top 15 Space Events In 2016

2016 was a big year for research and discovery in space. So here are the top 10 space events that I got most excited about in 2016. OK, mark your calendar, grab your telescope, and take a look at some of 2016's unforgettable events. (more…)

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17Dec2016

Apollo 11 Moon Rock Bag Belongs To Buyer, Not NASA

An Illinois woman is the legal owner of an Apollo 11 lunar sample storage bag that was mistakenly sold by the United States government at auction, a judge ruled on Wednesday 14 December 2016. (more…)

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17Dec2016

Meat And Potato Treat ‘Sent Into Space’…True!

A meat and potato pie attached to a weather balloon has been "sent into space". The pioneering pastry - believed to be the first ever launched into the stratosphere - was launched from Wigan. (more…)

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16Dec2016

Einstein’s Letter About God

Do Scientists Pray? Einstein answers a little girl’s question about Science vs. Religion. He was always being asked his opinion on life, God and the Universe. (more…)

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