Archive of 2017 May

30May2017

Construction Starts On The World’s Largest Optical Telescope

After several years of planning, construction has officially started on the Extremely Large Telescope. Contractors are now building the main structure and dome of the Chile-based observer for its initial service in 2024. (more…)

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30May2017

Flat Earther Confronts NASA With ‘Proof’ The World Is Flat

If you want proof that we’re living in a ‘post-truth’, alternative-facts world, just check out the sheer number of sites and YouTube channels dedicated to proving the Earth is flat. (more…)

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29May2017

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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29May2017

What is the Smallest Star?

We’ve talked about the biggest stars, but what about the smallest stars? Have you ever wondered what’s the smallest star you can see ? (more…)

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29May2017

SLS Update: Astronauts Won’t Fly on First Launch

 The Space Launch System, or SLS, is NASA’s newest way to send astronauts into space.But there are hiccups along the way that may change NASA's plans. Here Megan Ray Nicholls  explains the hurdles. (more…)

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28May2017

Look Up, Our Night Sky Will Soon Change Forever

You can’t see them now, but in five years, two enormous stars will collide, intensifying their collective brightness by a factor of 10,000 and instantly becoming one of the brightest stars in the sky. (more…)

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28May2017

Astronomers Witness Birth Of A Black Hole For First Time

In a galaxy 22 million light-years distant, a black hole was born. For the first time in recorded history, humans were watching the astronomical phenomenon, reports a team from NASA, Ohio State, and Caltech. (more…)

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28May2017

Study Reveals Strange Force To Pull and Push Objects

Yes you heard it, there is a force in the universe which can both pull and push objects. A team of physicists announced its discovery couple of years ago also suggesting that it could potentially be stronger than gravity. (more…)

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28May2017

New Zealand Launches First Rocket — Will Australia Follow?

The short answer is more than likely no. New Zealand just joined a very exclusive club, shared by only 10 others. A private company Rocket Lab's 56-foot test craft, Electron, has blasted off from its NZ  facility. (more…)

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25May2017

The Role Of Intelligence in an Indifferent Universe

I. Setting the Stage I’m no expert on AI or anything. I won’t be the one to construct the model for Biologic Intelligence that revolutionizes humanities ability to process information. Unlike Prome. (more…)

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23May2017

Jeff Bezos Sets Sights On Building A City On The Moon

SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk may have his heart set on building a city on Mars, but Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ space vision looks closer to home. He’s gazing at the moon. (more…)

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21May2017

Video – Shop Sends Doughnut Flying Into Space

One small step for doughnuts, one giant leap for the sprinkled kind. A science-theme doughnut shop called Donutology in Westport, Mo., launched a sprinkled doughnut into space with a helium weather balloon in December. (more…)

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21May2017

New Study Reveals the Evidence of a Parallel Universe

In the deserted darkness of outer space it is hard to visualize we are anything but alone in the universe. But picture for a moment that we are not alone, but in fact one of an infinite number of parallel universes. (more…)

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21May2017

Virgin’s Space Flights Fully Booked Until 2021

The maiden commercial flight of Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is scheduled to take place next year but if you haven’t already paid $250,000 for the trip of a lifetime, it'll be at least three years before you are space-bound. (more…)

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21May2017

Astronomers Make Largest Map Of The Universe Yet

Its a BIG backyard! Astronomers with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) have created the first map of the large-scale structure of the Universe based entirely on the positions of quasars. (more…)

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21May2017

Buzz Aldrin Told NASA To Retire The ISS

Space is hard, but the human race has achieved some impressive feats over the past few decades. Men on the moon, a laboratory circling the Earth, exploration of the surface of Mars, and the list goes on. (more…)

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