Archive of 2018 February

25Feb2018

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Could Disappear Within 20 Years

The iconic Great Red Spot of Jupiter may disappear in the next 20 years, according to a researcher at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California. What!! Can this really be happening? (more…)

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25Feb2018

Two Space Hotels Will Officially Launch by 2021

Bigelow Aerospace announced a new spinoff venture that will focus on marketing and operating their inflatable space habitats. The announcement comes as part of Bigelow's plans to launch two new modules into low-Earth orbit by 2021. (more…)

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25Feb2018

Donald Trump Wants To Privatise The International Space Station.

Surprise, surprise! The Trump administration is looking to turn the International Space Station (ISS) over to the private sector, according to NASA documents obtained by the Washington Post. (more…)

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25Feb2018

NASA Deal May See Australian Company Build Mars Rover

A Gold Coast-based company may help NASA extract water on Mars, after striking an agreement with the space agency that is believed to be an Australian first. Could this be the start of a new industry? (more…)

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25Feb2018

Mike Pence Uses SpaceX Achievements To Knock NASA

Vice President Mike Pence praised the successful launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket during a meeting of the National Space Council, but knocking government organizations like NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration. (more…)

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25Feb2018

NASA’s New Space Suit Has Built-In Astronaut Toilet

It's been an ongoing problem. Astronauts aboard NASA's next-generation Orion spacecraft will be able to avoid inconvenient trips to the lavatory during missions, thanks to a new space-suit. (more…)

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25Feb2018

Nasa Planet Hunter Will Target The Rock Zone

Nasa’s next planet hunting mission has arrived at the Kennedy Space Centre, in Florida, for final checks ahead of its April launch. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will be launched. (more…)

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22Feb2018

Netflix Lost in Space’ Reboot Trailer Looks Awesome!

Well this was inevitable. The "Lost in Space" teaser runs a tantalizing 1 minute and 32 seconds, revealing glimpses of the space family Robinson boarding their Jupiter 2 spaceship to visit strange new worlds. (more…)

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20Feb2018

The Man Who (Almost) Discovered Pluto

As the New Horizons probe moves away and into the Kuiper belt there have been a lot of thoughtful articles looking back at the people responsible for the discovery of this remarkable little world. (more…)

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20Feb2018

Donald Lynden-Bell, Quasar and Black Hole Expert, Dies at 82

Donald Lynden-Bell, a British theoretical astrophysicist who pioneered research into cosmic quirks like quasars and black holes and contradicted the prevailing premise that the universe is expanding evenly, died on Feb. 6. He was 82. (more…)

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19Feb2018

How You Can Keep Track Of Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster

Elon Musk’s Starman in the Tesla Roadster launched last week is taking a trip around our solar system, in a large elliptical orbit that will bring him relatively close to Mars, the Sun and other heavenly bodies. (more…)

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19Feb2018

Next Person To Walk On The Moon May Be a Woman

Some say its about time! There is at least a one in three chance that the first human to set foot on the moon this century will be a woman, Dr Ellen Ochoa, the head of Nasa’s Johnson space center has said. (more…)

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19Feb2018

Bigger Supermassive Black Holes Wiping Out Entire Galaxies

Researchers at NASA have just discovered that the biggest black holes in the known universe are growing faster than previous researches revealed. It seems nothing in the Universe has limits! (more…)

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18Feb2018

Milky Way No Longer ‘Little Brother’ To Andromeda

Using a new technique to assess the mass of the Andromeda galaxy, researchers have concluded the giant spiral is not so much a big brother (as was firmly believed) to the Milky Way as it is a near twin. (more…)

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18Feb2018

NASA’s K2 Mission Discovers 95 New Extrasolar Planets

Astronomers using data from NASA’s Kepler mission, known as K2, have discovered 95 new exoplanets, with sizes ranging from mostly rocky super-Earths and fluffy mini-Neptunes to Jupiter-like gaseous giants. (more…)

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18Feb2018

What’s The Odds Elon’s Roadster Will Collide With Earth?

On February 6, SpaceX wrote a new chapter in commercial spaceflight with the successful launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket. Along for the ride was Musk’s red Tesla Roadster, which is now on an elliptical orbit around the Sun. (more…)

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