Archive of 2017 April

30Apr2017

China Eyes International ‘Moon Village’

China's participation in the building of an international "Moon Village" shows the country's confidence in the field of science, a Chinese space scholar said. a Lunar program prelude to a deeper space probe. (more…)

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30Apr2017

NASA’s Meteorite Resistant Space Fabric Like Futuristic Chainmail

NASA is usually so busy showing off all the awesome stuff it finds out in space that it’s easy to lose track of the cool projects it’s working on here on Earth, but the new “space fabric” designed by engineers at NASA-JPL is so cool! (more…)

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28Apr2017

Hazardous Asteroid Effects Ranked Least to Most Destructive

If an asteroid struck Earth, which of its effects—scorching heat, flying debris, tsunamis—would claim the most lives? A new study has the answer: violent winds and shock waves are the most dangerous effects produced by Earth-impacting asteroids. (more…)

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28Apr2017

Secret Pouch From Apollo 15 Up For Auction

 A secret pouch that flew on the 1971 Apollo 15 mission is part of a sale of space memorabilia being held by RR Auction. The miniature cloth pouch was carried to the surface of the Moon unwittingly by Mission Commander David Scott. (more…)

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28Apr2017

Restore Pluto – Campaign To Broaden Astronomical Classifications

It’s been a few years now but a team of scientists seeking to restore Pluto to planethood have launched a new campaign. It was launched to broaden the classifications which led to its demotion to a "dwarf planet" a decade ago. (more…)

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28Apr2017

Stephen Hawking Is Finally Going Into Space

Stephen Hawking gave an interview to Piers Morgan on “Good Morning Britain”, where he confirmed that he’ll be going to space on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic spaceship. (more…)

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28Apr2017

Russia Could Stay With The International Space Station To 2028

Russia is ready to discuss extending the life of the International Space Station (ISS) to 2028, said Igor Komarov, director general of the Russian national space agency, Roscosmos. (more…)

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28Apr2017

Space: Manufacturing’s Final Frontier

Led by Elon Musk, an ambitious legion of space entrepreneurs are building new businesses on Earth with their sights set on the riches of earth orbit and beyond. Our US correspondent Mark Marquette explains: (more…)

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28Apr2017

Can NASA Prevent This Superbug From Surviving in Space?

There are plenty of things you need to take with you on a space voyage — oxygen, water, food and of course, your space suit. The one thing you want to try to leave behind is bacteria. Megan Ray Nichols explains why. (more…)

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25Apr2017

NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Catches Glimpse Of Earth From Saturn

NASA and its spectacular space hardware often spend so much time checking out our planetary neighbours that we forget Earth offers some pretty cool photo ops as well.Are you suddenly feeling very small? (more…)

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23Apr2017

Is The Universe Infinite?

Explore the biggest question of all. How far do the stars stretch out into space? What's beyond? In modern times, we have used our technology. (more…)

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23Apr2017

Outer Space Is Heavy

Do we mean how heavy something is, or how big it is? Maybe it is how much material it contains? To understand we have to know a few things. (more…)

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23Apr2017

First Look Inside NASA’s New Australian ‘Mars’ Deep Space Complex

In a valley near Canberra — better known for its politicians than space exploration — is a complex that will help land the first people on Mars.The Deep Space Communication Complex in Tidbinbilla, operated by the CSIRO on behalf of NASA (more…)

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18Apr2017

Woman In Court Over Neil Armstrong Moon Rock Gift

Joann Davis had a moon rock. Yes, it was real. A gift, she said, from Neil Armstrong to her late husband. She also had an ill son and the Lake Elsinore resident wanted to help with his medical care. (more…)

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17Apr2017

Don’t Miss April’s Lyrid Meteor Shower

 April's Lyrids Meteor Shower welcomes the best stargazing period of the year.  They will be visible from ALL OVER THE WORLD, and no telescope needed. (more…)

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17Apr2017

How To See Year’s Best Meteor Showers

Whether you're watching from a downtown area or dark countryside, here are some tips to help you enjoy these celestial shows of shooting stars. Those streaks of light are really caused by tiny specks of comet-stuff. (more…)

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