Archive of 2019 February

26Feb2019

Astronaut’s Driving Ability Suffers After A Space Mission?

They are the most highly-trained pilots in the world, but six months in space does amazing things, it reduces astronauts' driving skills to those of an L-plater.

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25Feb2019

Newton And That Apple

For a long time I thought the story of Newton and the apple was just another fable. I thought it was a made-up story, like Washington chopping the cherry tree. Its not. (more…)

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25Feb2019

What Is A Black Hole?

A black hole is a place in space where gravity pulls so much that even light can not get out. The gravity is so strong because matter has been squeezed into a tiny space. (more…)

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24Feb2019

Voyager 2 May Have Been Hacked Entering Deep Space

NASA's ground-breaking voyager 2 probe is more than 3 decades into its epic journey towards unknown deep space. Its in a place nothing has ever gone before!

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24Feb2019

Prediction: Our Night Sky Is About To Change Forever!

You can’t see them now, but in five years, two enormous stars will collide, intensifying their collective brightness by a factor of 10,000 and instantly becoming one of the brightest stars in the sky.

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24Feb2019

President Trump Orders Creation Of Space Force, Within Air Force

President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Pentagon to develop plans to create a new Space Force within the Air Force, accepting less than the full-fledged department he’d wanted.

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24Feb2019

China Wants To Put A Solar Farm In Space By 2025

Humanity uses a lot of energy, solar power here on Earth is doing a reasonable job of contributing to the electricity mix, after all there's a lot of it. (more…)

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24Feb2019

Harpoon Successfully Spears Space Junk

A spacecraft has successfully fired a harpoon into a target orbiting Earth in an operation that could help clean up the tonnes of space junk threatening telecommunications satellites.

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23Feb2019

What’s the Weather Like on Mars? Ask InSight Lander

No matter how cold your winter has been, it's probably not as chilly as Mars. Check for yourself: Starting today, you can get a daily weather report from NASA's InSight lander. (more…)

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23Feb2019

Japanese Spacecraft To Shoot Bullet At Asteroid This Week

Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft has completed an important part of its mission to asteroid Ryugu. The spacecraft descended to the surface of the asteroid to collect two samples with its sampling horn.

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17Feb2019

Protecting Human Heritage On The Moon

Nearly 50 years ago, Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. His boot prints, along with those of Buzz Aldrin, are preserved in the lunar soil on what Aldrin described as the “magnificent desolation.” (more…)

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16Feb2019

World’s Oldest Wine-Making Country Wants To Make Wine on Mars

The first human colonists on Mars will have to forgo many of the creature comforts of Earth. Fortunately, one essential earthly amenity these hardscrabble colonists may not have to give up is wine.

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16Feb2019

Mars Opportunity Rover Dead After 15 Years Service

Well, it's official, NASA's Opportunity Rover is gone. That amazing rover that helped us discover evidence of past water on the surface of Mars hasn't responded to any of NASA's attempts to connect.

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16Feb2019

Why Elon Musk Is “The Most Important Person Alive”

Neil deGrasse Tyson was asked Which of this generation’s biggest tech luminaries and innovators will ultimately be remembered for having the greatest lasting effect on the world? His answer was Elon Musk. (more…)

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16Feb2019

Elon Musk: Moving to Mars Could Cost Just $100,000

Elon Musk says he is "confident" moving to Mars will "one day" cost less than $500,000 and "maybe even" cost below $100,000. The final cost is "very dependent on the volume" of travelers, Musk said.

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16Feb2019

Can You Really Become a Mars Land Owner?

Late 2018, NASA’s InSight lander bvecame the eighth space-exploring robot to visit the Red Planet. Its inspired adventurous humans to eventually follow in the footsteps of this spacecraft. (more…)

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