Archive of 2017 May

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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20May2017

Claim Nasa Has Found A Cash Machine On Mars

ArtAlienTV, a Bristol-based YouTube channel that regularly posts conspiracy theory videos, has posted a video on YouTube, in which it claims that the object is a cash register or typewriter. (more…)

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19May2017

Pioneer Probe’s Plaque Returns As Crowdfunded Replica

A creative director obsessed with space and design has launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring a galactic greeting created decades ago card from billions of miles in space back to Earth. (more…)

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19May2017

Probe Launched Into Taxpayer Funding Of UFO Group

If the truth is out there, it won't be funded by the Government anymore. Social Services Minister Christian Porter has launched an urgent probe into something that's outa this world. (more…)

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16May2017

Australian National University Citizen Scientist Supernova Search

Amateur star-gazers, especially with computers, are being urged to get involved in a large-scale hunt for exploding stars that can help measure the growth of the universe. (more…)

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15May2017

China Announces Plans To Create A ‘Base’ On An Asteroid

China has announced plans to build a base on an asteroid where it will mine the space rock for precious metals. that China plans to send robots or astronauts to mine asteroids and transport the resources back to Earth. (more…)

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14May2017

Space Tourism Companies May Need Own Safety Rules

Within a year, says Blue Origin, it will begin flying humans to the edge of space. That would grant the company, founded by Amazon chief Jeff Bezos, a symbolic victory over competitors like SpaceX, Boeing and Virgin Galactic. (more…)

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14May2017

Why Bury Grandpa When You Could Launch Him Into Space?

Why bury Grandpa underground when you could launch his remains into space and watch them turn into a fireball when they reenter the Earth's atmosphere? Everyone hopes they will go to heaven and reach some type of nirvana in the afterlife. (more…)

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14May2017

Rogue Moving Black Hole Is Eating Everything In Its Path

Supermassive Black Holes are one of the scariest, most destructive and utterly intimidating forces in the Universe, but the good news is that they usually don’t do a whole lot of moving around. (more…)

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14May2017

A UFO – Are You Sirius?

The author, Bob King, has never seen a UFO that stayed a UFO. He writes:  I remember certain moving lights as a kid but they turned out to be airplanes or geese aglow with light pollution. (more…)

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14May2017

All About Our Moon

  Today, we’re going to explore the Moon. Its hostile environment, its creation, and our exploration of it in the last few decafdes. (more…)

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13May2017

SpaceX Studying Landing Sites for Mars Missions

   SpaceX has been working with NASA to identify potential landing sites on Mars for both its Red Dragon spacecraft and future human missions. In a presentation at a symposium here March 18 it was discussed. (more…)

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13May2017

Stunning Glimpse Of One Of The Biggest Stars In Our Galaxy

Westerlund 1 is a beautiful cluster that comprises one of largest stars in the Milky Way. This red supergiant is so huge that if were in the center of our Solar System, it would cover all four rocky planets and extend beyond the orbit of Jupiter. (more…)

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12May2017

SpaceX To launch First 4,425 Super-Fast Internet Satellites

Elon Musk's SpaceX plans to start launching satellites into orbit in 2019 to provide high-speed internet to Earth. The company has outlined plans to put 4,425 satellites into space in a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) filing. (more…)

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12May2017

‘Remarkably Similar’ Planetary System Just 10.5 Light Years Away

NASA has discovered a nearby planetary system it says is 'remarkably similar' to our own.  Located 10.5 light-years away in the Southern Hemisphere of the constellation Eridanus shows great promise. (more…)

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