Space

Interesting Space News This Week

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July 25, 2015 - Space has been big in the news in the last week. From the latest Pluto images to the discovery of a potential Earth-twin exoplanet, to new observations about the bright spots on the dwarf planet/asteroid Ceres, to Curiosity's latest findings.

SpaceX Thinks It Knows What Went Wrong in Recent Falcon 9 Mission Failure

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July 21, 2015 - In an update sent out by the company yesterday, SpaceX described the events pertaining to the 19th launch of its Falcon 9 rocket which blew up in a second stage mishap at 2 minutes, 19 seconds into the flight on July 2, 2015.

The Technology That Lets Us See Pluto

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July 15, 2015 - The first close up of Pluto shows a mountainous surface some reaching a height of more than 3,330 meters (about 11,000 feet).

 

Just How Far into the Future Can We See? Ask Cosmologists

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July 4, 2015 - To all my American readers a happy 4th of July. As a researcher bent on understanding the future and where humanity is going I seldom think about this within a cosmological context. But there are a whole bunch of people who called cosmologists and they have given us the Big Bang, the expanding Universe, and the big physics that governs how it all works.

Mars to Get its First Airplane if NASA Plans Pan Out

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July 3, 2015 - For humans to successfully endure a voyage to Mars and back NASA wants to have a better picture of where to land. So they want to deploy an airplane to fly over the surface.

Space is Harder Than Commercial Operators Think

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June 29, 2015 - The United States has put its trust in commercial space operators, Orbital, Boeing and SpaceX to continue supporting low-Earth orbit unmanned and human space activities.

Technology That Produces Oxygen from CO2 Could Have Far Reaching Impact

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June 25, 2015 - For future astronauts on Deep Space missions, a technology developed at University of California, could prove the difference between life and death.

Two Theories About Mars' Past - Warm and Wet or Cold and Icy

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June 19, 2015 - For sometime now as robot rovers and Martian orbiters study the geology of our neighbouring planet we have learned about its past. Mars some 4 billion or more years ago may have been warm and wet with an ocean covering much of the planet's northern hemisphere.

ESA Executive Lobbies for Lunar Colony on the Moon's Dark Side

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June 8, 2015 - Why would anyone want to put a human habitation on the "dark side" of the Moon? Well for one thing it really isn't dark.

Airbus Planning Reusable Space Rocket Launcher

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June 6, 2015 - The European manufacturer of airplanes and the Ariane rocket used by the

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