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Category: Space

Company Wants to Mine Asteroids: Hopefully the Reapers Won’t Detect Us

Company Wants to Mine Asteroids: Hopefully the Reapers Won’t Detect Us
A company called Planetary Resources has made itself known, stating that they want to mine asteroids for natural resources. This of course raises a few questions: how exactly will they accomplish this task? What are the…
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Did NASA Photograph a UFO near the Sun?

Did NASA Photograph a UFO near the Sun?
Earlier this year a photograph was circulated online that was taken by NASA that some thought showed a UFO. The photograph was later disproven and artifacts caused by reflected light from Venus. A similar photograph has…
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NASA To Use GPS System for Earthquake Monitoring

NASA To Use GPS System for Earthquake Monitoring
NASA has announced a plan to find earthquakes and respond more quickly to them using GPS satellites in orbit. Generally, earthquake detection is done by seismological hardware on the ground, but according NASA – that data…
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SAR-400 Robot is Russia’s Answer to NASA’s Robonaut 2

SAR-400 Robot is Russia’s Answer to NASA’s Robonaut 2
NASA and General Motors teamed up a while back to create a humanoid robot called Robonaut 2 or R2. R2 is now on the International Space Station where it will be used to conduct repairs and…
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Space Shuttle Discovery Lands in Washington After its Final Flight

Space Shuttle Discovery Lands in Washington After its Final Flight
The retired space shuttle Discovery took its final flight atop the back of the modified Boeing 747 that has moved to the shuttle between locations over the decades. NASA loaded Discovery on the back of the…
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Photographic Moon Globe is out of This World

Photographic Moon Globe is out of This World
For just under $100, you can get the “first entirely new globe of the Moon’s surface in over 40 years.” Ironically, it looks a bit like the Death Star. It’s perfect for the desk of any…
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Ardbeg’s ISS Whiskey Experiments: Boooze in Spaaace!

Ardbeg’s ISS Whiskey Experiments: Boooze in Spaaace!
Automated cargo vessels head to the ISS regularly to take astronauts new supplies and pick up trash. At times, these cargo ships also return experiments back to Earth. Leave it to the Scottish to send an…
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Train To Be an Astronaut with the ESA’s Actual Training Materials

Train To Be an Astronaut with the ESA’s Actual Training Materials
A while back, NASA opened up its astronaut program to normal people that didn’t have a military background. Naturally, a bunch of geeks that always wanted to be astronauts applied even though they’ll never get the…
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Canon Unveils EOS 60Da DSLR Specifically for Astronomers

Canon Unveils EOS 60Da DSLR Specifically for Astronomers
Canon has unveiled a new DSLR camera that is designed specifically to allow astronomers to take better pictures. The camera has a modified infrared filter and low noise sensor with heightened hydrogen-alpha sensitivity. What that means…
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NASA Captures Gigantic Solar Tornado on Video

NASA Captures Gigantic Solar Tornado on Video
NASA always has an eye on the Sun and other parts of the solar system just in case something cool happens. Turns out that NASA caught a very cool phenomenon back in September of 2011. The…
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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Plans to Lift Apollo 11 Engines from Bottom of the Ocean

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Plans to Lift Apollo 11 Engines from Bottom of the Ocean
Of all the things the United States has done in space, the Apollo 11 mission is the most famous and impressive to many. Apollo 11 was the mission that put Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong on…
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Debris Forces ISS Crew into Escape Ships

Debris Forces ISS Crew into Escape Ships
There’s suprisingly little empty space left in low Earth orbit these days. This is in part due to the ever-growing number of satellites orbiting the planet. Most of the debris orbiting the planet includes defunct satellites…
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Triport Spire is One Insanely Detailed LEGO Creation

Triport Spire is One Insanely Detailed LEGO Creation
I’ve been impressed by many LEGO creations in the past, but nothing beats the level of OMG WTF how did he do that as this Triport Spire. This is a science fiction themed LEGO build so…
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Armageddon It: A Nuke Really Could Save the World from an Asteroid

Armageddon It: A Nuke Really Could Save the World from an Asteroid
Back in the late 90s, Bruce Willis was in a flick called Armageddon. This was a movie in which an asteroid was hurling towards Earth and we had to scramble to destroy it before it made…
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Bill Before Congress Would Allow NASA Astronauts to Keep Most Space Souvenirs

Bill Before Congress Would Allow NASA Astronauts to Keep Most Space Souvenirs
NASA and its astronauts from the early years of spaceflight including Apollo program astronauts have been having words over who owns the items astronauts brought home after their missions. NASA has recently blocked several auctions when…
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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Snaps Pic of Martian Dust Devil in Action

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Snaps Pic of Martian Dust Devil in Action
Growing up in the infamous Tornado Alley in Texas, we learned from an early age what to do and what not to do if a tornado is coming your way. You also learn what a tornado…
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