Archive of 2018 October

28Oct2018

Russia Vows to Bounce Back After Soyuz Mishap

The failed Russian Soyuz spacecraft on Oct. 11, 2018, has raised some concerns about the International Space Station. Global space agencies hope that the booster failure which claimed no lives was just a minor setback.

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27Oct2018

NASA Has Some Cool Space Sounds For Ringtones

Have you always wanted some cool space sounds for your phone? Maybe a ringtone that says “Houston, Tranquility Base, here. The Eagle has landed.”There are literally dozens and dozens to pick.

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27Oct2018

Space Force Plan Moves Forward Amid Heightened Fears

The National Space Council today pushed forward recommendations to raise the profile of military space activities, first a combined U.S. Space Command and eventually through a separate Space Force.

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27Oct2018

Magnetic Field Feeds A Supermassive Black Hole

For the first time, astronomers have observed a magnetic field surrounding and feeding a supermassive black hole at the center of a galaxy.  Observations might shed light on the relationship between black holes and magnetic fields. (more…)

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27Oct2018

Stephen Hawking’s Wheelchair, Thesis Papers For Auction

Late British physicist Stephen Hawking's high-tech wheelchair and his 1965 Ph.D. thesis are going on sale, London-based auction house Christie's announced at a value of 10,000 to 15,000 pounds. (more…)

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27Oct2018

Cosmonaut Brains Show Space Travel Causes Lasting Changes

Our fleshy forms evolved to work within the tug of gravity on planet Earth. Take that pull away, and the clockwork operation of bodily functions just doesn't keep ticking at the same steady beat. (more…)

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27Oct2018

How NASA Dumps 1/2 Million Gallons Of Water In 60 Seconds

As rockets become more and more powerful, the systems that protect them need to keep pace. NASA use almost half a million gallons of water to keep the Space Launch System (SLS) stable enough to launch successfully. (more…)

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25Oct2018

China’s Moon Far Side Mission To Launch In December

SChina is all set to attempt the first ever soft-landing on the far side of the Moon, announcing on Wednesday that it will launch the Chang’e-4 lunar lander and rover spacecraft in December.

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21Oct2018

Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks This Week!

Be sure to be outdoors before dawn leading up to 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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21Oct2018

Largest Galaxy Proto-Supercluster Found

An international team of astronomers using the VIMOS instrument of ESO’s Very Large Telescope have uncovered a titanic structure in the early Universe. The early Universe had some BIG stuff in it! (more…)

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21Oct2018

China To Launch Artificial Moon To Replace Streetlights By 2020

China is reportedly in the process of creating an "artificial moon" that would be bright enough to replace the streetlights in the south-western city of Chengdu by 2020.

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20Oct2018

NASA – Send Humans To Venus Living In Airships Above Clouds

Popular science fiction of the early 20th century depicted Venus as some kind of wonderland of pleasantly warm temperatures, forests, swamps and even dinosaurs. Another earth in fact. (more…)

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20Oct2018

SpaceX Timeline How Elon Musk Plans To Colonize Mars

Elon Musk is hell-bent on colonizing Mars. That’s the spirit with which he founded SpaceX, his rocket company, in 2002. Musk was frustrated that NASA wasn’t doing more to get people to the red planet. (more…)

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18Oct2018

What Will This Monster Galaxy Teach Us About Our Own?

When talking  about timelines in space, they're things forming and falling apart over millions or billions of years. Our Sun is nearly five billion years old and will probably last for another five billion before it starts to fade. (more…)

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14Oct2018

‘First Man’ Reaches ForThe Moon – And Succeeds!

On the heels of their six-time Academy Award winning smash, La La Land, director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling combine for First Man, the riveting story of NASA's mission to land a man on the moon.

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14Oct2018

Neil Armstrong And The America That Could Have Been

According to a Gallup Poll from 1999, only 50 percent of those surveyed could even name Neil Armstrong as the first man to land on the moon. How might the moon walker fare 19 years later?

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