Thursday, July 27, 2017

The TV cameras Apollo left on the Moon

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Apollo 17 was the last mission to the moon but if no one else is there, who’s operating the TV camera as it pans up and follows the ascent module when it returned to Earth? Here's a clue... it's not Stanley Kubrick.

Above all, why Russia did not put a man on the Moon

Above all, why Russia did not put a man on the Moonvideo
Although the US won the race to the moon, if you’d been a betting person from the mid 1950’s to 1960’s, the chances are that you would have thought the Soviet Union had a very good chance of getting there first. So why didn’t Russia...

Dark Energy, the most fundamental forces of the universe

Dark Energy, the most fundamental forces of the universevideo
This mysterious power, which may have helped kick off the Big Bang, seems to have played a significant role in creating everything we know; stars, planets, space and even time itself. In 2012 an astrophysicist called Massimo Villata attempted to identify dark energy as a...

Apollo 11 — From the Earth to the Moon

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July 1969. It's a little over eight years since the flights of Gagarin and Shepard, followed quickly by President Kennedy's challenge to put a man on the moon before the decade is out. It is only seven months since NASA's made a bold decision to...

Phobos in orbit around Mars seen by Hubble

Phobos in orbit around Mars seen by Hubblevideo
While observing Mars, the Hubble Space Telescope captured images of the moon Phobos, allowing astronomers to create a time-lapse video. 13 separate exposures, over the course of 22 minutes, show the moon's orbital path. Phobos completes an orbit in just 7 hours and 39 minutes. ...

Scientists uncover origins of the Sun’s swirling spicules

At any given moment, as many as 10 million wild jets of solar material burst from the sun’s surface. They erupt as fast as 60 miles per second, and can reach lengths of 6,000 miles before collapsing. These are spicules, and despite their grass-like...

Listen the sounds of space, NASA analyzing whistling sounds coming from space

NASA scientists are trying to decipher rather eerie whistling sounds its probes have recorded in space. Don’t get too worried though, it’s not aliens. The team says it recorded the sounds with the help of the Van Allen Probes mission, which allows us “listen to...

Alien signals detected coming from a red dwarf star – Ross 128

ALIENS Messages Coming from the Stars are ‘Probably’ from Aliens - Scientists Say - Photo
Astronomers have detected mysterious radio signals coming from the direction of a small, dim star located about 11 light-years from Earth. The signals came from a red dwarf star - Ross 128 (GJ 447) - which is around 2,800 times dimmer than the Sun and...

Why life on Mars may be impossible

Mars is a lousy place to try to live—what with the paralyzing cold, the blistering radiation and the thin carbon dioxide atmosphere. That hasn't stopped us from looking for life on Mars or from hoping to live there ourselves one day. The Red Planet...

As never seen before – A close-up of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

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During its 10 July flyby, NASA's Juno spacecraft took images of Jupiter's Great Red Spot. Measuring 16,350 kilometers (10,159 miles) in width, Jupiter's Great Red Spot is 1.3 times as wide as Earth. The storm has possibly existed for more than 350 years, but recently...

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