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NASA Have Fast-Tracked Mission To Asteroid Worth £8,000,000,000,000,000,000 - LADbible. Remember in school when you'd sit down in a science lesson and become instantly bored, but then the teacher would whack out the Bunsen burners and things would get fucking frisky?

NASA Have Fast-Tracked Mission To Asteroid Worth £8,000,000,000,000,000,000 - LADbible

Was bloody good that, wasn't it? Well, this is nothing like that, sorry. What it actually is, is something that will be perceived as boring by a third of people, seen as interesting by another third and then seen as utterly irrelevant by the final third. You Can Buy a Replica of Carl Sagan's Famous Pioneer Plaque. When Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11 went to the skies in the early 70's, they carried with them gold plaques attempting to explain humanity to an alien race designed by one of the best teachers in species history, Carl Sagan.

You Can Buy a Replica of Carl Sagan's Famous Pioneer Plaque

Now there's a Kickstarter offering exact replicas, and just in time for the 45th anniversary of Pioneer 10's launch. The person behind the Kickstarter, Duane King, was inspired by Sagan's legendary Cosmos: A Personal Journey, which aired eight years after Pioneer 10's launch. "Put simply," King says on his Kickstarter, "the plaque is an expression of the vision and adventurous spirit that defines humanity at its best, and working with the plaque has been a lifelong dream of mine. Man On Mars Mission To The Red Planet - BBC Documentary. The Winners and Losers in NASA's New Budget Proposal. NASA's fiscal year 2018 budget proposal was released today, and some of the priorities of the agency are going to get switched around.

The Winners and Losers in NASA's New Budget Proposal

The budget suggests $19.1 billion for NASA in 2018, only $561 million less than what the agency received in fiscal year 2017, but human spaceflight and exploration of the solar system are set to take precedence over Earth sciences and educational outreach programs. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below The budget proposal still needs approval from Congress, so some program funding might still be altered. For the most part, however, the budget proposal gives us a pretty good look at what NASA will use your $35 a year for.

6 Guys in a Capsule: 520 Days on a Simulated Mars Mission. To crack the mysteries of interplanetary space travel, you first consult with the old woman in the shack.

6 Guys in a Capsule: 520 Days on a Simulated Mars Mission

She sits inside, surrounded by windows in a dingy little room warmed by a portable heater. You stand in the chill of the larger reception area, stooping down to a slit in the glass, and then you slide your identification papers toward her so she can give them a sour once-over. She scribbles something in a spiral notebook (there are no computers involved), and then, after a wait, you are released into the outdoor courtyard, which gives way to the monolithic concrete-walled buildings of the Institute for Biomedical Problems, in Moscow, where today—a gray morning in October 2010—the winds are howling, the pewter skies threatening snow.

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Telescopes. The Sun. Something Weird Is Happening to the 'Alien Megastructure' Star. As far as weird stars go, few are as strange as KIC 8462852, nicknamed Tabby's star.

Something Weird Is Happening to the 'Alien Megastructure' Star

Tabby's star randomly dims and brightens for apparently no reason, which led some astronomers in 2015 to hypothesize that some sort of 'alien megastructure' was orbiting the star, occasionally blocking the light. Other scientists proposed a large asteroid field or a swarm of comets instead, but we still don't really know what's going on. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below All of that might be about to change. Early this morning, astronomers detected one of those characteristic dips that are unique to Tabby's star. Breakthrough Initiatives. Russian Rocket Chief Throws Some Shade on Elon Musk's Moon Plan. The head of Russia's most prominent spaceflight company questioned whether Elon Musk's SpaceX will be able to launch people around the moon next year and said Russia plans to revive tourism flights to the International Space Station (ISS) by 2020.

Russian Rocket Chief Throws Some Shade on Elon Musk's Moon Plan

"As for the state of affairs specifically at Elon Musk's company, it would be difficult to carry out such a mission in 2018, and even in 2020," Vladimir Solntsev, general director of RSC Energia, the primary contractor for Russia's human spaceflight program, said in a wide-ranging Q&A with the Russian news agency TASS. "Nobody has yet even seen the designs. There’s no launch vehicle, no spacecraft," Solntsev added. Tabby’s Star – Astronomy Now. BBC Two - Horizon, 2017, Strange Signals from Outer Space! BBC iPlayer - Horizon - 2017: Strange Signals from Outer Space! Mysterious Signals From Space Continue to Baffle Scientists.

In Brief FRB 150215 is the most recent "cosmic whistle" that's been detected — and it appears to be different from other FRBs that have been discovered in the last decade.

Mysterious Signals From Space Continue to Baffle Scientists

Mysterious Bursts In February of 2015, the Parkes radio telescope in Australia detected some fast radio bursts (FRB) that have fascinated astronomers ever since. Dubbed “cosmic whistles,” an FRB is a quick flash of energy seen as split-second intergalactic radio wave blips. FRB 150215, however, seems to be different from previously recorded bursts. What makes FRB 150215 even more intriguing is that it doesn’t seem to leave any signal or trace of light behind. Mining the moon for rocket fuel to get us to Mars. Forty-five years have passed since humans last set foot on an extraterrestrial body.

Mining the moon for rocket fuel to get us to Mars

Now, the moon is back at the center of efforts not only to explore space, but to create a permanent, independent space-faring society. Planning expeditions to Earth’s nearest celestial neighbor is no longer just a NASA effort, though the U.S. space agency has plans for a moon-orbiting space station that would serve as a staging ground for Mars missions in the early 2030s. North Korea: A Hermit Country from Above (Photos) Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Documentary Pt 3 of 3.

Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Documentary Pt 2 of 3. Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Documentary Pt 1 of 3. Spacewalker’s 'Action Cam' Captures Spectacular Views - Raw Video. The History of the NASA Wake-Up Call. Gemini 6 as viewed from the Gemini 7 capsule, 1965.

The History of the NASA Wake-Up Call

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Hello Wally, this is Jack Jones Wally, it's so nice to know you're up where you belong. All systems go, Wally, you're 4-0, Wally. Alien Planet with Earth's Mass Discovered ... But It's an 'Iceball' A newfound alien world is quite Earth-like in some ways, but you wouldn't want to live there.

Alien Planet with Earth's Mass Discovered ... But It's an 'Iceball'

The exoplanet, known as OGLE-2016-BLG-1195Lb, is about as massive as Earth and orbits its star at about the same distance Earth circles the sun. Skylab 1973 (Full 23 Min Documentary) Apollo 16: "Nothing So Hidden" 1972 NASA; Fifth Moon Landing; John Young, Charlie Duke... Travelling to The Moon(full documentary) 1972: Apollo 17 (NASA) The Mission of Apollo-Soyuz 1975 NASA; ASTP Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. NASA TV: ISS Expedition 51-52/Soyuz MS-04 Launch Coverage. Columbia Disaster: What Happened, What NASA Learned. On Feb. 1, 2003, space shuttle Columbia broke up as it returned to Earth, killing the seven astronauts on board.

NASA suspended space shuttle flights for more than two years as it investigated the disaster. An investigation board determined that a large piece of foam fell from the shuttle's external tank and fatally breached the spacecraft wing. This problem with foam had been known for years, and NASA came under intense scrutiny in Congress and in the media for allowing the situation to continue. A fatal strike Columbia, on mission STS-107, left Earth for the last time on Jan. 16, 2003. Challenger Disaster Live on CNN. 5 Most Haunting Space Disasters. Emergency Training Averts Airlock Disaster on MIR. The Apollo-Soyuz Mission. The Apollo-Soyuz Test Project in July 1975 was a big moment in the history of human adventures in space — and not only for the obvious reasons. Apollo-Soyuz was the first joint effort in space by the United States and the Soviet Union. It was also the final Apollo mission, ending 14 years of astonishing accomplishments on orbit and the Moon. But Pat McCormick, a former NASA Langley scientist who today leads the Center for Atmospheric Sciences at Hampton University, knows the mission was also a milestone in the quest to understand Earth’s atmosphere.

In 1975, Pat McCormick was a NASA Langley Research Center scientist who led the Stratospheric Aerosol Measurements (SAM) experiment. [ENG / PC] KSP - Hist Career: PT 72 - Mir:Soyuz TM-18 / Mir:Soyuz Progress. Алексей Леонов: поединок на орбите. Битва за "Салют". История подвига. Пожар на космической станции. Space Station MIR Reentry - CNN Live Coverage 2001 / Станция МИР - Затопление. MIR Space Station collision. NASA - Eclipses and the Saros. Icy Worlds and their Analog Sites. “For icy worlds, folks are mostly working on extremophiles in various places – meteoric ice, sea ice, frost flowers, frozen or permanently covered lakes – and these are thought to have some of the evolutionary strategies of organisms in extreme cold,” says Schmidt. “A few others study the environments themselves – the ocean, the ice, their dynamics – and how those relate to environments on icy worlds.” On Europa, the colored markings associated with the chaos terrain contains sulfur and iron, leading planetary scientists to conclude that the ocean below is also rich in these chemical elements.

The astrobiological importance of Borup Fiord was discovered by Steve Grasby of the Geological Survey of Canada (part of the Earth Sciences Sector at National Resources Canada) when flying over the region in the 1990s. He noted a large, yellow stain on top of the glacier that turned out to be elemental sulfur. “Sulfur and iron are both important elements for life,” says Spear. Earth As Seen From Saturn - Cassini Probe 'Looks Back' *NEW [Documentary] Destination: Titan. Finding Life Beyond Earth.. COSMIC JOURNEY.. BEYOND SPACEHD. Secretive X-37B Military Space Plane Marks 700 Days in Orbit. The U.S. Air Force's robotic X-37B space plane has now been circling Earth for 700 days on its latest hush-hush mission. That mission — known as Orbital Test Vehicle 4, or OTV-4 — began on May 20, 2015, with a liftoff atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Death by Asteroid: The Most Likely Ways for a Space Rock to Kill You.

If you live in fear of an asteroid strike, here's some detail to help flesh out your nightmares. A killer space rock is most likely to get you via violent winds that fling you against something hard or powerful shock waves that rupture your internal organs, according to a new study. "This is the first study that looks at all seven impact effects generated by hazardous asteroids and estimates which are, in terms of human loss, most severe," lead author Clemens Rumpf, a senior research assistant at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, said in a statement. [Potentially Dangerous Asteroids (Images)] Rumpf and his colleagues simulated 50,000 asteroid strikes around the globe using computer models. These artificial impacts involved space rocks 50 feet to 1,300 feet wide (15 to 400 meters) — the size range that hits Earth most frequently, the scientists said. Wind and shock waves were the most deadly, together accounting for more than 60 percent of all lives lost.

Big Peanut-Shaped Asteroid Caught on Radar as It Zooms by Earth (Video) An asteroid that zoomed by Earth today (April 19) at less than five times the distance between the Earth and the moon has been caught on radar. The new images, which were taken yesterday (April 18), capture features on the near-Earth asteroid 2014 JO25 as small as 25 feet (7.5 meters) across, scientists said.

Thank You, Houston: Unsung Heroes Star in New 'Mission Control' Doc. Space submarines will allow us to explore the seas of icy moons. NASA Television. Planet9search.org. NASA Public-Education. Mars by 2033. A Mandate For Humanity Both chambers of Congress just passed the NASA Authorization Act of 2017. With this transformative development, the space agency got a lot more than just $19.508 billion in funding. They also got a very clear mandate: Get humanity to Mars. Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit Was Made by a Bra Manufacturer. BBC Radio 4 - Mars. What happens when black holes collide? Duct Tape: Silver <BR>Heavy Duty *FREE Next Day Delivery, Excellent Waterproof Properties : Affixit. 25 Years Experience Next Day DeliveryFree on orders over £29. The "Best Engineering Tool" in Space: Duct Tape - Universe Today. The uses for duct tape seem to be endless. Astronauts Have Done So, So Much With Duct Tape And Electrical Tape.

Space Fence · Lockheed Martin. Construction is underway on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands to build Space Fence, a sophisticated system that will dramatically improve the way the U.S. The Kessler Syndrome Explained. The Kessler Syndrome: 10 Interesting and Disturbing Facts Low Earth Orbit, an area of outer space around Earth that encloses all orbits below 2000 km, is the home of the International Space Station and of other thousands of satellites.

HOW IT WORKS: The International Space Station (1080p, 60fps) The Physics Defying EmDrive Just Passed Peer Review. Here's What You Need to Know. In Americas? Watch supermoon tonight. Radio astronomy: a project by r a d i o q u a l i a. Honor Harger: A history of the universe in sound. The Search Is On For Alien Signals Around Tabby's Star - Universe Today. Galaxy Zoo. Sunspotter. Hidden Figures. The Awesome Margaret Hamilton. Astronomer Captures Enormous True-Color Photo of Night Sky. New Planet 2016: Complete Coverage of Proxima b’s Discovery. Project Daedalus – Interstellar Mission. Kielder Observatory. James Oberg's Pioneering Space. Vostochny (formerly Svobodny) Cosmodrome. The Drake Equation. What is beyond our Solar System? WIRED Explains the mystery of the icy Kuiper Belt.

Some Satellite Photos of Earth at Night. A 6,000 year old telescope without a lens - prehistoric tombs enhanced astron... Horizon, 1997-1998, Mir Mortals. Welcome to your planet - Planet Labs. DigitalGlobe. Sarah Parcak, Space Archeologist. IAU Minor Planet Center. Helicopters on Mars? Why Not? Planet Four. Science. But it's not for drinking, scientists say. A Year Of Sunrises. Inflatable, 20km tall 'space elevator' could replace rockets. Insight: Introduction. This mesmerizing video shows how incredibly vast space really is. Wow! signal. Biosphere 2. Black hole glimpsed playing cosmic billiards - BBC News. 6-billion-year-old quasar spinning nearly as fast as physically possible. Moons of Jupiter.