On this day, March 13, 1781 the 7th planet, Uranus, was discovered completely by accident. British astronomer William Herschel was performing a survey of all stars when he noticed a very faint object that that moved in front of the fixed stars. (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
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Wind kills. The most casualties from an asteroid impact won’t come from the impact itself. The wind, pressure and heat caused by the crash are far more dangerous, no matter where the asteroid hits. (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
The suffering of the spring time change begins with the loss of an hour of sleep. That might not seem like a big deal, but researchers have found it can be dangerous to mess with sleep schedules. (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
What a great job NASA has done renovating and re-displaying much of its iconic space hardware for show. America’s Kennedy Space Center seems to “get it” when considering the legacy of our great nation and the incredible manned mission of NASA. (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
The next time you get sun burnt from being outside too long spare a thought for how powerful that ball of energy is that dominates the daytime sky. The Sun warms our planet, provides the light by which we see and is necessary for life on Earth. (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
More than four decades after the last man walked on the lunar surface, several upstart space entrepreneurs are looking to capitalize on NASA's renewed interest in returning to the moon. (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
The Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop at NASA headquarters in Washington DC is meant to discuss ambitious space projects that could be realized, or at least started, by 2050. (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
Two mystery space tourists put down a “significant deposit” with SpaceX to take a round-trip around the Moon, CEO Elon Musk announced yesterday. The news took the world by storm! (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
SpaceX said Monday it plans to fly two private citizens on a mission around the moon by late 2018 as part of a lunar journey that would last about a week and travel deeper into space than any human has ventured before. (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
People intending to travel somewhere exotic – a region, for instance, without an abundance of working toilets – accept the necessity of sometimes painful vaccinations to protect them against nasty diseases. (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
History Keys - Space History
Each week we feature some aspect of astronomy or space exploration and look at those who pioneered the way in the early years. Our stories go way back through history and extend right up to the present day. Check back regularly for new stories.
PLUS We will also regularly examine the histories of some of the outstanding space/astronomy pioneers of past era's and recall a few who made a silent, but important, contribution. Historic pics included!
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