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The "Best Engineering Tool" in Space: Duct Tape - Universe Today. The uses for duct tape seem to be endless.

The "Best Engineering Tool" in Space: Duct Tape - Universe Today

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.

Space Fence · Lockheed Martin

Air Force identifies and tracks objects in space. The new system’s initial operational capability is scheduled for 2018. With critical design review completed, the Space Fence team is focused on production of technology that will bring the system online. Space Fence will use Gallium Nitride (GaN) powered S-band ground-based radars to provide the Air Force with uncued detection, tracking and accurate measurement of space objects, primarily in low-earth orbit.

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.

The Kessler Syndrome Explained

It is also becoming a hazardous arena littered with mindless space junk and inoperable spacecraft orbiting at outrageous speeds. It’s a reality quite like Alfonso Cuarón’s film Gravity, and it’s called The Kessler Syndrome. If it plays out like the most pessimistic scenario, prepare to spend a few years without cell phone reception, Internet, and a five-day weather forecast.


Telescopes. HOW IT WORKS: The International Space Station (1080p, 60fps) The Physics Defying EmDrive Just Passed Peer Review. Here's What You Need to Know. A Contentious Technology Documents were leaked earlier this month about NASA’s study of a proposed EmDrive.

The Physics Defying EmDrive Just Passed Peer Review. Here's What You Need to Know

It generated the usual host of reactions, ranging from “it totally works” hype to outright dismissal. It’s rare for a piece of technology to inspire such polarizing reactions; however, these reactions are rather understandable. The EmDrive, otherwise known as a radio frequency resonant cavity thruster, makes use of microwaves that are bounced around inside an asymmetrical-shaped cavity. To break this down a bit more, the claim is, you bounce microwaves back and forth inside a truncated cone, and the result will be a thrust toward the narrow end of the cone. That seems simple enough, yes? In Americas? Watch supermoon tonight. Image at top: Stefano Sciarpetti.

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. There’s a remote chance that inexplicable light variations in a star in the Northern Cross may be caused by the works of an alien civilization. 1,480 light years from Earth twinkles one of the greatest mysteries of recent times.

The Search Is On For Alien Signals Around Tabby's Star - Universe Today

There in the constellation Cygnus the Swan, you’ll find a dim, ordinary-looking point of light with an innocent sounding name — Tabby’s Star. Named for Louisiana State University astronomer Tabetha Boyajian, who was the lead author on a paper about its behavior, this star has so confounded astronomers with its unpredictable ups and downs in its brightness, they’ve gone to war on the object, drilling down on it with everything from the Hubble to the monster 393.7-inch (10-meter) Keck Telescope in Hawaii. Galaxy Zoo. Sunspotter. Hidden Figures. The Awesome Margaret Hamilton. This is a real concern.

The Awesome Margaret Hamilton

SCORE 148 "How do I have friends? " SCORE 282. Astronomer Captures Enormous True-Color Photo of Night Sky. Armed with a Laptop and Six Digital Cameras, an Amateur Astronomer Created a 5,000-Megapixel Panorama of the Universe from Tens of Thousands of Digital Images The Milky Way Galaxy.

Astronomer Captures Enormous True-Color Photo of Night Sky

Image courtesy Nick Risinger. (Flickr image) On his way to snapping 37,440 digital photos, Nick Risinger never once asked anyone to look at his camera and smile. New Planet 2016: Complete Coverage of Proxima b’s Discovery. On Aug. 24, astronomers announced they had found a possibly Earth-like planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the sun.

New Planet 2016: Complete Coverage of Proxima b’s Discovery

The planet, called Proxima b, is about 1.3 times the mass of Earth and is 4.22 light-years away. Main Story: Found! Potentially Earth-Like Planet at Proxima Centauri Is Closest Ever Scientists have found clear evidence of a planet around Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our sun. The planet, called Proxima b, appears to be rocky and might be warm enough to host liquid water, and thus be habitable.

See our complete coverage of this newfound world, known as Proxima b, which may be able to host life: Alien World 'Proxima b' Around Nearest Star Could Be Earth-Like. Project Daedalus – Interstellar Mission. Daedalus Interstellar Probe - image copyright Adrian Mann This was a thirteen member volunteer engineering design study conducted between 1973 and 1978, to demonstrate that Interstellar travel is feasible in theory.

Project Daedalus – Interstellar Mission

The project related to the Fermi Paradox first postulated by the Italian Physicist Enrico Fermi in the 1940s. This supposes that there has been plenty of time for intelligent civilizations to interact within our galaxy when one examines the age and number of stars, as well as the distances between them. Yet, the fact that extra-terrestrial intelligence has never been observed leads to a logical paradox where our observations are inconsistent with our theoretical expectation.

Kielder Observatory. James Oberg's Pioneering Space. From: "Space World Magazine" January 1975 issue. Editor's Introduction Twelve years ago Major Yuri Gagarin made the world's first manned space flight. There were many contemporary rumors that earlier manned shots had failed, killing a series of unknown cosmonauts. Without access to the actual Russian space files, no one can ultimately say whether or not these alleged secret fatal flights ever really took place. Vostochny (formerly Svobodny) Cosmodrome. One of the many problems the Russian government faced upon the collapse of the Soviet Union was access to space launch facilities. Baikonur Cosmodrome, the largest Soviet space center, was in the newly-independent Kazakhstan. During 1991-1993, negotiations over the status of the facility were not easy. Russia turned to Plesetsk, as its "heartland" space center, however its geographical location limited payloads and the range of orbits accessible from the site.

The Drake Equation. "What do we need to know about to discover life in space? " How can we estimate the number of technological civilizations that might exist among the stars? While working as a radio astronomer at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia, Dr. Frank Drake conceived an approach to bound the terms involved in estimating the number of technological civilizations that may exist in our galaxy.

The Drake Equation, as it has become known, was first presented by Drake in 1961 and identifies specific factors thought to play a role in the development of such civilizations. What is beyond our Solar System? WIRED Explains the mystery of the icy Kuiper Belt. Whether it's 'my very early morning jam sandwich' or 'many vile earthlings', everyone has a memorable way to list off the planets in our Solar System. But beyond the mnemonics, some of the most interesting and unexplored objects lurk beyond the stuff of textbooks in an icy region known as the Kuiper Belt. This area of our Solar System, which stretches out for billions of miles past Neptune, has been providing astronomers with a host of mysteries to solve over the past few years.

The most famous among the objects lurking beyond Neptune is many people’s favourite ‘planet’ Pluto which was robbed of the aforementioned title in 2006. When Professor Mike Brown from Caltech discovered the dwarf planet Eris, the biggest object to be found in the Solar system over the past 150 years, Pluto was demoted to dwarf planet status. Some Satellite Photos of Earth at Night. (After clicking on a photo-link to show a photo, click on the Back button of your browser to return to this page. Alternatively: In most browsers, you can click the right mouse button when the cursor is over a link, then choose to open the link in a separate window.)

Table of Contents: (of this page) For more images, you can use an Image search engine, like Google Images, and use keywords like "lights night satellite". A 6,000 year old telescope without a lens - prehistoric tombs enhanced astron... Astronomers are exploring what might be described as the first astronomical observing tool, potentially used by prehistoric humans 6,000 years ago. Horizon, 1997-1998, Mir Mortals. Welcome to your planet - Planet Labs. DigitalGlobe. Sarah Parcak, Space Archeologist. With countless ancient cities and pyramids still buried below Egypt's endless sand, where do you point your shovel? Ask a satellite floating 400 miles overhead. Powerful space cameras and infrared imagery can now pinpoint and record structures less than two feet wide and completely invisible to the naked eye. IAU Minor Planet Center. Helicopters on Mars? Why Not? Planet Four. Science. But it's not for drinking, scientists say.

It’s one of the most intriguing questions in science: Could life exist on Mars today? On Monday came an answer: Yes, quite possibly. Scientists using observations from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter said they’ve found powerful evidence that briny water routinely flows on the Martian surface. 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. The Wow! Signal was a strong narrowband radio signal detected by Jerry R. Ehman on August 15, 1977, while he was working on a SETI project at the Big Ear radio telescope of Ohio State University, then located at Ohio Wesleyan University's Perkins Observatory in Delaware, Ohio.[1] The signal bore the expected hallmarks of non-terrestrial and non-Solar System origin[citation needed]. It lasted for the full 72-second window that Big Ear was able to observe it, but has not been detected again. 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. Astrophotography. Space Shuttle. Moon Base Possible through Lava Tubes. Open Space Agency. Why are there dozens of dead animals floating in space? Mars One. The Space Race.

Kepler Orrery Animation. Lunar Missions Ltd - Lunar Mission One. Space and NASA News – Universe and Deep Space Information. StarTeach Astronomy Education. The UK's best astronomy magazine. Space News From SpaceDaily.Com. Dawn Mission: Dawn - Home Page. Astrobiology Magazine Exploring the Solar System and beyond. Helioseismology. Solar System Visualization Project. SETI Institute. ISS HD Earth Viewing Experiment on USTREAM: The High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment aboard the International Space Station (ISS) was activated ... ISS Space Station over Greece !!! Hellas!!!

Open source open access personal space exploration. Celestial happenings you can see from your own backyard. Spacehack. ESA. Rosetta / Space Science / Our Activities / ESA. Outer Space Flight Videos & Pictures. China National Space Administration. Welcome To Indian Space Research Organisation - Home Page.

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. BBC Space – Explore the planets, black holes, stars and more. Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics. NEAR-EARTH ASTEROID TRACKING. Space, Stars, Mars, Earth, Planets and More.