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11/26/2014 09:00 AM
NASA Airship Could Watch The Stars Without The Need Of a Rocket
Dreams of space are often tied to jet engines or solar sails or taking a ride on a rocketship. But it’s often quite efficient to do research from Earth, especially from the high reaches of the atmosphere where there are few molecules to get in the way of observations. NASA wants to do more of […]

11/26/2014 08:29 AM
Live Discussion: How Good is the Science of “Interstellar?”
The highly anticipated film “Interstellar” is based on science and theory; from wormholes, to the push-pull of gravity on a planet, to the way a black hole might re-adjust your concept of time. But just how much of the movie is really true to what we know about the Universe? There has also been some […]

11/26/2014 07:54 AM
Here’s The First 3-D Part Printed In Space. Where Will That Take Us Next?
Here’s the 22nd-century version of breaking the surly bonds of Earth: NASA and private company Made In Space have just collaborated on the first 3-D printed part in space, ever. The milestone yesterday (Nov. 25) is a baby step towards off-Earth manufacturing, but the implications are huge. If these testbeds prove effective enough, eventually we […]

11/26/2014 07:54 AM
New Timelapse Shows Urban Nightscapes Without Light Pollution
What if we could have the best of both worlds, where a vibrant city didn’t interfere with the view of the night sky? That was the thought of astrophotographer Sergio Garcia Rill when he decided to create simulated versions called “Urban Nightscapes.” “I have been shooting astrophotography nightscapes for a few years now, but due […]

11/26/2014 07:15 AM
New Analysis Sets a Space & Time Zone for Complex Life
If too close to an environment harboring complex life, a gamma ray burst could spell doom for that life. But could GRBs be the reason we haven’t yet found evidence of other civilizations in the cosmos? To help answer the big question of “where is everybody?” physicists from Spain and Israel have narrowed the time […]

11/26/2014 07:00 AM
Rosetta Comet Sounds Make ‘Across The Universe’ Song Oh So Spooky
It’s not quite across the universe from us, but Rosetta’s comet is a fair distance away — outside the orbit of Mars and drawing slightly closer to the Sun by the day. Recently, the team behind the probe released a “song” the comet produced, as picked up by the Rosetta Plasma Consortium instruments on the […]

11/25/2014 09:59 PM
Antares Orb-3 Rocket Explosion and Frightening Incineration Captured by Up Close Launch Pad Videos/Photos: Pt. 2
Video Caption: This up close launch pad camera view is a time lapse sequence of images showing the sudden catastrophic explosion of Orbital Sciences Antares Orb 3 rocket seconds after blastoff and destructive incineration as it plummets into a hellish inferno at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, VA, on Oct. 28, 2014, at 6:22 p.m. Credit: […]

11/25/2014 03:19 PM
The Search for Dark Energy Just Got Easier
Since the early 20th century, scientists and physicists have been burdened with explaining how and why the Universe appears to be expanding at an accelerating rate. For decades, the most widely accepted explanation is that the cosmos is permeated by a mysterious force known as “dark energy”. In addition to being responsible for cosmic acceleration, […]

11/25/2014 12:55 PM
Opportunity Mars Rover Pushes Past 41 Kilometers Of Driving On Red Planet
Opportunity is the rover that keeps on going and going. It recently broke an extraterrestrial driving record after 10 years of working on the Red Planet. And even as the rover works through aging problems, the science team is still able to push it further — it just crested 41 kilometers (25.48 miles) on Sol Sol […]

11/25/2014 08:45 AM
NASA Wants To Launch Tiny Moon Satellites On Its Next-Generation Rocket
As the space community counts down the days to the long-awaited Dec. 4 uncrewed launch of the Orion spacecraft — that vehicle that is supposed to bring astronauts into the solar system in the next decade — NASA is already thinking ahead to the next space test in 2017 or 2018. Riding atop the new […]

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