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Published time: November 10, 2011 16:42 Edited time: November 11, 2011 18:49 Russia has launched the country's first interplanetary mission in 15 years (image from http://www.federalspace.ru)
World Nuclear News, the information arm of the World Nuclear Association which seeks to boost the use of atomic energy, last week heralded a NASA Mars rover slated to land on Mars on Monday, the first Mars rover fueled with plutonium.
Sunspots of September 1, 1859, as sketched by Richard Carrington A and B mark the initial positions of an intensely bright event, which moved over the course of 5 minutes to C and D before disappearing. The solar storm of 1859 , also known as the 1859 Solar Superstorm , [ 1 ] or the Carrington Event , [ 2 ] was a powerful geomagnetic solar storm in 1859 during solar cycle 10 . A solar flare and/or coronal mass ejection produced a solar storm which hit earth's magnetosphere and induced the largest known geomagnetic solar storm , which was observed and recorded by Richard C.
When astronomers used the Hubble Space Telescope to scout a remote patch of the sky and investigate the early stages of galaxy formation, they stumbled upon something which they did not expect.
“Fifty percent of UFO encounters are connected with oceans.
SABRE is a crucial part of Reaction Engine's plans for the SKYLON spaceplane Image Gallery (16 images) Reaction Engines has announced that is has successfully tested the key pre-cooler component of its revolutionary SABRE engine crucial to the development of its SKYLON spaceplane .
Science has taught us to think the unthinkable.
Posted by JacobSloan on July 5, 2012
The creator of the hit animated series "Family Guy" has donated a vast trove of the late astronomer Carl Sagan's papers to the Library of Congress, officials announced today (June 27). Writer, producer and director Seth MacFarlane helped the U.S. Library of Congress — the largest library in the world — obtain 800 boxes of material documenting Sagan's life and work.
Deploying autonomous, self-replicating robots – exobots – may help in finding and identifying extraterrestrial life, according to a new study. A Penn State engineer, who noted that the search for extraterrestrial intelligence SETI is in its 50th year, insisted that they are the way to explore the universe and perhaps clean up space debris in the process. “The basic premise is that human space exploration must be highly efficient, cost effective, and autonomous as placing humans beyond low Earth orbit is fraught with political economic, and technical difficulties,” said John D.
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You've likely seen other videos taken from cameras attached to the Space Shuttle and its boosters, but this is one is exceptional in two regards: it's in HD and the sound has been remastered by Skywalker Sound. Watch, and more importantly, listen to the whole thing...at the very end, you can see the second booster land a few hundred yards away from the first one. Who knew that being in space sounds like being trapped with a whale underwater in a tin pail?
We're on the cusp of one of the greatest scientific accomplishments of all time, but we may not know when the moment strikes.
Re-evaluation suggests one-third of hot giant orbs are misclassified
Little satellites grow up to be big satellites.