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New Horizons extended mission target selected. Posted by Emily Lakdawalla and Casey Dreier Topics: trans-neptunian objects, New Horizons, New Horizons KBO target, mission status The New Horizons mission has formally selected its next target after Pluto: a tiny, dim, frozen world currently named 2014 MU69.

New Horizons extended mission target selected

The spacecraft will perform a series of four rocket firings in October and November to angle its trajectory to pass close by 2014 MU69 in early January 2019. In so doing, New Horizons will become the first flyby craft to pass by a target that was not discovered before the spacecraft launched. However, NASA has not yet committed to keeping New Horizons operational long enough to perform science at 2014 MU69; that decision will be made next year, when numerous other solar system extended missions are all up for review.

NASA, ESA, and G. PT1, the potential target for New Horizons after Pluto PT1 is a small, likely lumpy object, only 30-45 kilometers across. This isn’t as scary as it looks. What about a name? NASA, ESA, and G. Outline of space exploration. Outline of space exploration From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search The European Space Agency's Columbus Module at the International Space Station, launched into space on the U.S.

Outline of space exploration

Space Shuttle mission STS-122 in 2008. Space exploration – use of astronomy and space technology to explore outer space.[1] Physical exploration of space is conducted both by human spaceflights and by robotic spacecraft. Contents [hide] Astronautics. Astronautics (alternatively cosmonautics), is the theory and practice of navigation beyond Earth's atmosphere.


The term astronautics was coined by analogy with aeronautics. As there is a certain degree of technology overlapping between the two fields, the term aerospace is often used to describe them both.

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Space craft. Mars Curiosity. Space Archaelogy. Space colonization. Space exploration. Space travel. Voyager. Artificial Life or Artificial Hype? And the Big Bang Gets Another Boost. « Doug’s Darkworld. Scientists announced last week the first creation of artificial life in the laboratory.

Artificial Life or Artificial Hype? And the Big Bang Gets Another Boost. « Doug’s Darkworld

And the media breathlessly reported the news before moving on to other things, since the average human attention span these days seems to be approaching the planck limit. (For the non physicists reading, a Planck Time Unit is the smallest measurable length of time.) When I heard the news my first reaction was … haven’t they already created artificial life, like Geralda Rivera and Glenn Beck? I guess this means that they had mothers and were conceived and born in the usual fashion. Yikes. So I looked into it, and this isn’t really a story about artificial life, it’s mostly a story about artificial hype. OK, so what exactly did esteemed scientist Dr Craig Venter do? Moving from the creation of life to the creation of the Universe (how’s that for a segue?)

So why is this a problem for the Big Bang theory? So, two promised topics covered already, and it’s only Monday! Matthew 13:34-36 Like this: Projects / Monad. Projection-mapped installation 7' x 7' x 8", wood, fabric Java/Processing, Ableton Live, Max/MSP a one dimensional visualization of the universe represented as varying length of vibration and time cycles. concentric rings representing lengths of time oscillate between the age of the universe, planck time, and the current moment. monad the central point of a circle is the beginning of a one-dimensional universal construct. the steps involved in creating any circle is a metaphor for the ongoing creating process itself. anywhere you place a center you can radiate a circle and symbolically create the space of the universe. a true point is impossible to create, having no dimension. consider the center point of monad as the current consciousness of the present moment, and the edge of the circle as an infinite expansion of the universe. installation acknowledgements fabrication assistance: miles stemper, stephanie sherriff audio engineering: jeff lubow projection-alignment software: ryan alexander.

projects / Monad

Space, Stars, Mars, Earth, Planets and More. Eyes on the Solar System. Curiosity. Chronology of Artificial Satellites and Space Probes. Boeing X-37. The Boeing X-37, also known as the X-37 Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV), is an American reusable unmanned spacecraft.

Boeing X-37

It is boosted into space by a rocket, then re-enters Earth's atmosphere and lands as a spaceplane. The X-37 is operated by the United States Air Force for orbital spaceflight missions intended to demonstrate reusable space technologies.[3] It is a 120%-scaled derivative of the earlier Boeing X-40.[4] As of 2013[update] it holds the world record for being the smallest robotic, unmanned space plane.[5] The X-37 began as a NASA project in 1999, before being transferred to the U.S. Department of Defense in 2004. It conducted its first flight as a drop test on 7 April 2006, at Edwards Air Force Base, California. NASA. NASA Images. 3DV - NASA 3D Virtuality. NASA - Home. National Aeronautics And Space Administration celebrates 50th anniversary. NASA Releases Moon Map. Pdf/1202.5708v1.pdf.