Archive of 2017 October

22Oct2017

These Countries Have The Most Junk In Space

At any given moment, thousands of satellites swarm over our heads at altitudes between a few hundred miles and tens of thousands of miles. But, of the man-made items in space that are larger than your fist, orbiting satellites are a minority. (more…)

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22Oct2017

Our Super-Star Sun

  The next time you get burnt red from being outside too long spare a thought for how powerful that ball of energy is that dominates the daytime sky. (more…)

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22Oct2017

A Mars Mission Can Make Own Oxygen Via Plasma Technology

Plasma technology could hold the key to creating a sustainable oxygen supply on Mars.  A study suggests Mars 96 per cent carbon dioxide atmosphere has ideal conditions for creating oxygen from CO2 through decomposition. (more…)

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19Oct2017

Stunning Pics of Colliding Neutron Stars

Telescopes all over the world and in space were busy on Aug. 17, when scientists made the first-ever observations of both light and gravitational waves from a single cosmic event. (more…)

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17Oct2017

Connection Between Luck And Astrology

Wishing on a lucky star might seem nothing more than superstition but astrology is a powerful tool that can affect your day to day life. These stars are exceptionally interesting, so let’s take a look how they can have a bearing on your luck. (more…)

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17Oct2017

Historic Discovery – Neutron Star Merger Observed First Time

The fifth observation of gravitational waves (GW) marks the beginning of a new era in astronomy. On August 17, 2017, the LIGO and VIRGO collaborations detected neutron stars merging for the first time. (more…)

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15Oct2017

Out Of Control Space Station Will Crash To Earth

About a year ago, Chinese officials confirmed that they'd lost control of their Tiangong-1 space station, and that it would re-enter the Earth's atmosphere in late 2017. This is shaping up to become a serious issue! (more…)

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15Oct2017

NASA Finishes Tests On Engines For Its Mega-Rocket

NASA has completed flight preparations for the four engines of the massive mega-rocket that could one day carry astronauts to Mars. The engines are now ready to be integrated into the rocket’s core stage – the largest ever built. (more…)

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15Oct2017

Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks This Week!

Be sure to be outdoors before dawn on the universal date of October 21 to enjoy one of the year’s most reliable meteor showers. Hey its a nice sight, it suits the whole family and best of all its FREE! (more…)

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13Oct2017

Best Dark Sky Locations Around The World

It's probably happened to all of us at least once — you hear about an astronomical event happening that you should be able to see in your area, only to walk outside and find yourself blinded by street lamps, house lights and other light pollution. (more…)

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13Oct2017

Universe’s Most Powerful Magnet

Scientists using ESA’s XMM-Newton space telescope have discovered that a curious dead star has been hiding one of the strongest magnetic fields ever seen. (more…)

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13Oct2017

Is Anybody Out There?

What we know today as the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) had its genesis back in November of 1961 when their  first conference was held. (more…)

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13Oct2017

The Devastating Effects Of A Year In Space

I'm sitting at the head of my dining room table at home in Houston, Texas, finishing dinner with my family: my longtime girlfriend Amiko, my twin brother Mark, his wife, and former US congresswoman Gabby Giffords. (more…)

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12Oct2017

SpaceX’s ‘BFR’ Mars Colony Rocket Acronym Explained

You don't have to lie when talking to your kids about SpaceX's BFR Mars-colonization architecture. Yes, BFR stands for "Big F---ing Rocket." But there's also a family-friendly variant of the acronym. (more…)

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12Oct2017

NASA Has Big Plans for the Moon — and Big Competition

NBC News MACH has partnered with the American Museum of Natural History to present three documentary films at the Margaret Mead Film Festival, which will be held in New York City from Oct. 19-22. (more…)

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12Oct2017

Researchers Find Universe’s ‘Missing Matter’

The universe huge and stretches mind-blowingly far , so one of the best ways we have to find out more about it is to recreate the universe inside a computer and study that simulation. (more…)

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