The Mystery Behind a 40-Year-Old Signal From Outer Space May Finally Be Solved. On August 15th 1977, a radio telescope located at Ohio State University detected something strange.
The telescope was scanning the stars searching for possible signals from alien civilizations as part of the SETI project, and on that date it found something. The telescope recorded an incredibly strong signal appearing to come from somewhere in the direction of Sagittarius; the signal only lasted about a minute and was never detected again. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below The signal was so strong that astronomer Jerry Ehman, who first spotted it, circled it in red pen and wrote "Wow! " in the margin. At least, until now. LIGO detects more gravitational waves, from even more ancient and distant black hole collisions. For the third time in a year and a half, the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory has detected gravitational waves.
Hypothesized by Einstein a century ago, the identification of these ripples in space-time – for the third time, no less – is fulfilling the promise of an area of astronomy that has enticed scientists for decades, but had always seemed to lie just out of our reach. As a gravitational-wave astrophysicist and member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, I am naturally thrilled to see the vision of so many of us becoming a reality. But I’m accustomed to finding my own work more interesting and exciting than other people do, so the extent to which the whole world seems to be fascinated by this accomplishment came as something of a surprise. The excitement is well-deserved, though. First Private Moon Landing Gears Up for Launch by Year's End.
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Three years later, it launched Ātea-1, a small 20-foot demonstrator rocket and the first private launch to space from the Southern Hemisphere. Rocket Lab spent the next four years testing various small rockets and 3D-printed propulsion systems, officially announcing the Electron program in 2013. The company, with assets in the United States and New Zealand, designed its own oxygen-kerosene Rutherford engines for the rocket. The Rutherford was created through 3D-printing and is complete with an electric turbopump—the first ever used in a commercial rocket engine.
Pulsar-Based Navigation System to Get Test on Space Station. An experiment that arrived at the International Space Station today (June 5) will test a celestial navigational system that one day may guide future spaceships to Jupiter as efficiently as GPS satellites get you to Starbucks.
The Station Explorer for X-ray Timing and Navigation Technology (SEXTANT) experiment is among the projects planned for the world's first telescope dedicated to observing neutron stars, the densest known objects in the universe. Neutron stars form when a star roughly one to three times the mass of the sun runs out of fuel for nuclear fusion and collapses, crushing every proton and electron in its core. The result is a ball of neutrons about 12.5 miles (20 kilometers) across — roughly the size of a city — that contains as much mass as the sun. [New ISS Experiment Will Probe Neutron Stars (Video)] A teaspoon of a neutron star would weigh about 1 billion tons (0.9 metric tons) here on Earth — as much as a mountain, according to NASA.
The Rendlesham Forest Incident. NASA's New ISS Experiment Will Study Mysterious Pulsars. To help uncover how matter behaves inside a neutron star, NICER will be looking to determine the radius.
Neutron stars and pulsars are so dense that they warp the fabric of spacetime around them, distorting our view and making them incredibly difficult to observe. By studying the brightness changes and using sophisticated computing algorithms to account for the distortion of the star, we can get a more accurate measurement of a pulsar's radius than ever before, and use that information to develop new theories about the interior structure. "Once we have a measure of the mass and radius, we can tie those results directly into the nuclear physics of what goes on when you compress so much mass into such a small volume," Arzoumanian said. Neutron stars are the densest objects in the known universe save for black holes, and as an additional scientific study, NICER will look to determine exactly what the tipping point is that causes a neutron star to collapse into a black hole.
NASA's Juno Reported Back, and Things Are Getting Weird. In Brief Juno has revealed data from its first 5 flybys of Jupiter, and scientists are surprised that much of what we believed about the planet was wrong.
Juno's ultimate goal is to reveal more about planet formation and the origins of the Solar System. Juno’s Revelations NASA’s Juno spacecraft has just revealed a wealth of new information about our Solar System’s biggest resident, Jupiter, and it’s now clear that everything we thought we knew about the gas giant may have been wrong. Still Photos of Jupiter Taken by the Juno Spacecraft Set in Motion by Sean Doran. 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?
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.
Now there's a Kickstarter offering exact replicas, and just in time for the 45th anniversary of Pioneer 10's launch. 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 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. 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.
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.
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. 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. "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 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. Now, the moon is back at the center of efforts not only to explore space, but to create a permanent, independent space-faring society. 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. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Hello Wally, this is Jack Jones Wally, it's so nice to know you're up where you belong.
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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. 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. [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. 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.
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