Archive of 2017 October

29Oct2017

Beware The Astronomy ‘Fake News’

I've been writing Doomsday Debunking articles for a couple of years now. The amount of fake news about the end of the world on the web is incredible. What makes it worse is that the world is about to end get widely shared. (more…)

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29Oct2017

Spacecraft Cemetery The Most Remote Place On Earth

It's considered the most remote place on Earth and for that very reason its home to what NASA calls the world’s “spacecraft cemetery”. Also known as Point Nemo, Latin for “no one”, it’s official name is: The oceanic pole of inaccessibility. (more…)

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29Oct2017

The Sad Story of Laika, The First Dog In Space

It was a Space Race victory that would have broken any animal activist's heart. During this week, on 3 November 1957 in fact, the Soviet Union launched the first-ever living animal into orbit: a dog named Laika. (more…)

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28Oct2017

Plans Announced For Lunar Orbiting Space Depot

Bigelow Aerospace and United Launch Alliance said Oct. 17 that they are cooperating on the development of a habitat orbiting the moon that they hope to build in a public-private partnership with NASA. (more…)

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28Oct2017

Astronomers Discover Earth Has A Second Moon

 A small asteroid has been discovered in an orbit around the sun that keeps it as a constant companion of Earth, and will remain so for centurie. As it orbits the sun, this new asteroid, designated 2016 HO3, appears to circle Earth as well. (more…)

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28Oct2017

The Far Side Of The Milky Way Seen For First Time

Astronomers from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Germany & the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have directly measured the distance to a star-forming region on the opposite side of our Milky Way Galaxy. (more…)

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27Oct2017

Strange Object Found On Unusual Orbit. Is It From Vega?

IT’S more than extraterrestrial. It’s extrasolar. A strange object has been spotted - is it our first interstellar visitor? IT was first seen just a month ago as a tiny blip of light moving through the sky by the PanSTARRS1 telescope in Hawaii. (more…)

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26Oct2017

Incredible Science Of Dr. Who

The possibility of time travel have fascinated mankind for ages. We are all familiar with the concept of the time machine, from H.G. Wells to current sci-fi writers. (more…)

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26Oct2017

The Art Of Using A Telescope

 Once you've obtained an astronomical telescope, what can you expect of it? In all reality, both less and more than many new owners realize. (more…)

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26Oct2017

NASA Tries Inflatable Room On Space Station, Likes It

NASA has tried Bigelow's expandable habitat on its International Space Station, and the agency likes it. Installed now for more than a year on the station, the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module has passed key structural tests. (more…)

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23Oct2017

Moon Caves Could Protect Astronauts

Scientists have fantasised for centuries about humans colonising the moon. That day may have drawn a little closer after Japan’s space agency said it had discovered an enormous cave beneath the lunar surface. (more…)

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22Oct2017

Gardening For Therapeutic People On Long Space Missions

Where people will go in the cosmos, plants will go. So says a paper, “Gardening for Therapeutic People-Plant Interactions during Long-Duration Space Missions” written by Raymond Odeh, and Charles Guy of the University of Florida. (more…)

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22Oct2017

An Apollo Astronaut’s Anger at NASA’s Lost Decades

Most of the Apollo astronauts, at one time or another, have voiced grievances at how slowly the American manned spaceflight program has advanced. Why wouldn't they? Since 1972 nobody has been any further than the Space Station. (more…)

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22Oct2017

Amazing Video – NasaTest Super-Powerful Mars Rocket Engine

NASA has test-fired an astonishingly powerful engine which will one day propel a manned mission all the way to Mars. This gigantic booster spat out vast clouds of smoke as it fired up, sending thick smog billowing into the sky.   (more…)

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22Oct2017

Rare Photos By Early NASA Astronauts Being Auctioned Off

John Glenn was the first person to snap a photograph of Earth from outer space. Neil Armstrong took the first picture from the moon's surface. Buzz Aldrin too the first space selfie. Cameras and space go together. (more…)

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22Oct2017

Branson: Virgin Galactic Will “Be in Space In Four Months”

Richard Branson believes that Virgin Galactic will send its first astronauts into space within the next four months. He also suggested that Elon Musk's goal to get to Mars is not going to help the Earth as much as Virgin's plans. (more…)

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