Archive of 2018 February

18Feb2018

New Mock Mars Mission Begins With Most International Crew Yet

Atop a volcano, a new eight-month long Mars simulation is underway. For the first time ever, the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) project. vIts profiling a future crew. (more…)

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18Feb2018

Astronomers Tracking Close-Passing Asteroid 2017 VR12

Astronomers have been following a space rock labeled 2017 VR12, discovered a few months ago. It’s due to pass safely by Earth at 3.76 times the moon’s distance on March 7. Now that's a close pass! (more…)

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18Feb2018

Astronomers Spot Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster in Flight

Astronomers using the Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System (ATLAS) telescope in Hawaii have captured images of the Tesla Roadster launched into space as part of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy test. (more…)

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12Feb2018

Brightest Star In The Southern Cross

Bluish Acrux, otherwise known as Alpha Crucis, is the brightest star in the constellation Crux the Southern Cross. It is the 13th brightest star in all the sky. (more…)

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11Feb2018

NASA’s New Horizons Images From Record-Breaking Distance

These fuzzy images may look like flashlights shining through a foggy window, but they're actually a testament to the willpower of a plucky spacecraft and the people on Earth who sent it on its mission. (more…)

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11Feb2018

SpaceX Could Save NASA And Future Of Space Exploration

Space exploration and who does it is about to change. The successful launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket that could actually save NASA and the future of space exploration. (more…)

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11Feb2018

Space-X Launch Faked. Flat Earther’s Still Unconvinced

[Every now and then I like to run DILL stories. This is one of them.Ed] Justin Harvey was driving through Orlando on Tuesday when he saw a rocket leaving a trail of billowing white smoke on its way  above the heavens. (more…)

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11Feb2018

At 81, NASA’s Susan Finley Is Still Exploring

At NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, Susan Finley is accustomed to pushing boundaries — “to boldly go where no one has gone before,” as the Star Trek TV show might say. (more…)

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11Feb2018

Elon Musk’s Plan On Sending People To Mars

Elon Musk – the man who can bring a SciFi fantasy come true, at least that’s  how I would like to picture him (I know many would agree with me); the CEO and the co-founder of SpaceX. (more…)

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07Feb2018

Elon Musk Just Launched His Tesla Into Orbit

SpaceX's big new rocket has blasted off on its first test flight, carrying a red sports car on an endless space journey. The Falcon Heavy rocket rose this morning from the same Florida launch pad used by NASA to send men to the moon. (more…)

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04Feb2018

Why The World Still Awaits Its First Space Elevator

FOR DECADES engineers and science-fiction writers have dreamed of lifts capable of carrying things into orbit. Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, a Russian scientist, suggested the idea in 1895, inspired by the Eiffel Tower. (more…)

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04Feb2018

First Planets Detected Outside Our Galaxy

"We are very excited about this discovery. This is the first time anyone has discovered planets outside our galaxy," said Xinyu Dai, professor of physics and astronomy at University of Oklahoma. (more…)

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04Feb2018

Pollution From New Technologies Threatens Astronomy

Astronomers can peer more deeply into the cosmos than ever before. The key is new technology. But new technology can have a dark side. It can create pollution that interferes with astronomers’ work. (more…)

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04Feb2018

Humans Left More Than 400,000 Pounds Of Junk On The Moon

20 July 1969 was an unforgettable date in human history - the day Apollo 11 astronauts landed on the surface of the Moon, taking one small step for humans, and one giant leap for humankind. (more…)

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03Feb2018

Earth’s Magnetic Poles Could Flip: What Does That Mean?

THE Earth’s magnetic poles could be about to flip, sparking chaos and making large parts of the planet uninhabitable. 'Experts' have warned that the change is extremely likely, with the magnetic field weakening by 15 per cent over 200 years. (more…)

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01Feb2018

Adelaide Mission Control Centre Set To Open

ADELAIDE is set to become home to a space mission control centre to support tiny satellites, a definite growth industry. Fleet Space Technologies wants to “put South Australian on the map as a space hub.” (more…)

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