Tuesday, November 21, 2017

FAST telescope to explore extra-galactic radio pulsars in 2018

After identifying multiple pulsars in its one-year trial operation, China’s 500-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) may become the world’s first telescope to capture extragalactic radio pulsars, as well as exploring the possibility of extraterrestrial civilization. “FAST may become the first to find extragalactic...

SpaceX launches 10 satellites into orbit

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off on Monday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, carrying 10 satellites for Iridium Communications. U.S. private spaceflight company SpaceX launched a rocket from California, carrying 10 communications satellites into orbit for Iridium Communications, an American company providing...

NASA captures one of the most powerful solar flares ever recorded exploding into space

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A NASA satellite has captured footage of one of the most powerful solar flares ever recorded erupting from the surface of the Sun. The high-energy flare was seen by the Hinode Telescope on September 10 and was so powerful that it overwhelmed the satellite’s sensor,...

Gravitational waves detected coming from the collision of black holes somewhere in the universe

The detection, announced Wednesday, marks the fourth time in less than two years that scientists have observed the cosmic phenomenon. The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, or LIGO, announced the first-ever detection in February 2016. That news came a century after Albert Einstein predicted the...

Russia, US to create new space station that orbits moon

Russia and the United States have agreed to create a lunar orbital station called Deep Space Gateway with the support of BRICS Nations, the head of Russia's Roskosmos Igor Komarov told reporters at the International Astronautical Congress-2017 in Australia, as cited by Sputnik. "We agreed that...

Live footage of the final moments of the Cassini spacecraft

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NASA is providing live footage of the final moments of the Cassini spacecraft, as it plunges through Saturn's atmosphere and vaporizes to end its 20-year mission. The robotic explorer was launched on October 15 in 1997 and entered the orbit around Saturn on June 30,...

Most powerful solar flare recorded since 2008 released by the Sun this morning

Two solar flares were released by the Sun this morning, one of which was the most powerful flare recorded since 2008. To see how this event may affect Earth, please visit NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center at http://spaceweather.gov, the U.S. government's official source for space weather...

Watch the Total Solar Eclipse Live

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Experience the solar eclipse with coast-to-coast coverage in five states and views from planes, high-altitude balloons, modified telescopes and satellites. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIehmwr0tm8

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

Apollo 11 -- From the Earth to the Moonvideo
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...

Chinese scientists successfully teleport a photon to space

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Researchers in China have teleported a photon from the ground to a satellite orbiting more than 500 kilometers above.Last year, a Long March 2D rocket took off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the Gobi Desert carrying a satellite called Micius, named after...

Why is there a base on Google Mars ?

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The chances of anything coming from Mars have taken a downward turn with the finding that the surface of the red planet contains a “toxic cocktail” of chemicals that can wipe out living organisms. Experiments with compounds found in the Martian soil show that they...

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