Archive of 2017 August

31Aug2017

A Sombre Reminder

Working here at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station immersed in the space industry has its perks. It’s not everyone that can say, “I was late for work because I had to pull over for a rocket stage”. (more…)

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30Aug2017

NASA’s Mars Plan May Include Yearlong Moon Mission

The wait is over. A group of astronauts may spend a year in orbit around the Moon in the late 2020s as part of NASA's plan to send humans to Mars in the 2030s. (more…)

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26Aug2017

Great American Solar Eclipse Breaks NASA’s Web-Viewing Records

In case you didn't notice, people were really into the Great American Solar Eclipse. I mean, really into it. Just take it from NASA. (more…)

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25Aug2017

Astronomer Capture New Information On Gamma Ray Burst

We've been tracking gamma ray bursts since the Cold War, when spy satellites first detected them. It was purely accidental. (more…)

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24Aug2017

Hundreds Of Mystery Tapes Found In Dead Man’s Basement

More than 300 data reels, some from Apollo-Era missions, were discovered in a deceased Pennsylvania man’s basement, Freedom of Information Act reveal. (more…)

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21Aug2017

Measuring a Black Hole is as Simple as ABC

Black holes seem like these massive unquantifiable monstrosities, impossible to see or measure because not even light can escape their gravitational grasp. (more…)

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17Aug2017

Lockheed Designs a Full-Scale Deep Space Habitat Prototype

Lockheed Martin, a global aerospace company in the private sector, is working on converting a pressurized multi-purpose logistics module (MPLM) to house humans. (more…)

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16Aug2017

Last Chance To Beam Your Message 20 Billion Km To Space

NASA has been collecting submissions via Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms for a 60 character message to send to the unmanned xVoyager 1 space craft. (more…)

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16Aug2017

What’s So Special About This Year’s Solar Eclipse

  If you live in the United States, then you have the opportunity to witness one of our planet’s most awe-inspiring sights on Monday, August 21st, 2017: a total solar eclipse. (more…)

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07Aug2017

Get Ready For The ‘Great American Eclipse’ – I’ll Be There!

On Monday, Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible from a narrow strip of land that stretches all the way across the U.S., from Oregon to South Carolina and I intend to be there. (more…)

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07Aug2017

Voyager Still Reaching For The Stars After 40 Years

Humanity's farthest and longest-lived spacecraft, Voyager 1 and 2, achieve 40 years of operation and exploration this August and September. Despite their vast distance, they continue to communicate with NASA daily, still probing the final frontier. (more…)

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06Aug2017

These Giant Telescopes Are Going To Change Astronomy

A new wave of truly gigantic telescopes is under construction, and will give astronomers the ability to learn more about our universe than ever before. This is the golden age of astronomy! (more…)

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06Aug2017

Australia Failing To Inspire And Retain Next Generation Of Scientists

Join the League of Nations or risk falling out of space — that’s the message to Australia from a top astrobiologist who played a key role in the Mars rover mission. We need to heed this advice! (more…)

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06Aug2017

Police Mistake Telescope For A Gun

Ahh, the good 'ole US of A. One more thing amateur astronomers might need to worry about besides clouds, bugs, and trying to fix equipment malfunctions in the dark – and this one’s a little more serious. (more…)

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06Aug2017

NASA Paying 6 Figures To Protect Earth From Aliens

The president's Twitter account that almost everyone in America has a job. Who, though, could resist at least considering a government job that involves protecting our planet against alien contamination? (more…)

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06Aug2017

No Telescope? No Problem

As hobbies go, astronomy has a tough reputation. Too hard and too expensive is what I often hear. People imagine the way to start is to buy a telescope. Wrong! (more…)

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