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space.com — An autonomous mini-helicopter flying to Mars with NASA. A few brief hops in the Martian air two years from now could help open alien worlds to an entirely new kind of exploration. An autonomous mini-helicopter will fly with NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission, which is scheduled to launch in July of t…
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theepochtimes.com — Nasa data shows that a fireball exploded with the energy of 10 nuclear bombs, but went undetected for 3 months, despite being the third biggest ever meteor explosion. Hurtling towards the earth 30 times faster than a rifle bullet, a 1,400-ton fireball exploded with the energy of 10 Hiroshima bombs …
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cnet.com — Most asteroids making close flybys are small and hard to spot, but this month a big one is just sauntering by. An asteroid twice as big as the bolide that exploded over Russia in 2013 will whiz by us next week at a distance that's closer to Earth than the moon.  Despite what tabloid headlines migh…
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mashable.com — When a star is born, a chaotic light show ensues.    NASA's long-lived Hubble Space Telescope captured vivid bright clumps moving through the cosmos at some 1,000 light years from Earth. The space agency called these objects clear "smoking gun" evidence of a newly formed star — as new stars blast …
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planetary.org — After months of unrelated political turmoil, multiple stop-gap spending bills, and an unprecedented government shutdown that shuttered the U.S. space program for 35 days, legislation providing NASA's 2019 budget was finally signed into law today. Remarkably, NASA did very well in the end. Congress …
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cnbc.com — The golf cart-size Opportunity outlived its twin, the Spirit rover, by several years. The two slow-moving vehicles landed on opposite sides of the planet in 2004 for a mission that was meant to last 90 days. Its greatest achievement was discovering, along with Spirit , evidence that ancient Mars ha…
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sciencealert.com — Thomas Zurbuchen, the associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission directorate, says it's likely that there's life beyond Earth. "Is there life beyond Earth? I think the answer is yes — but we just don't know," Zurbuchen said during an interview at Boston University. "The simple reason I thin…
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nymag.com — “What if I gave you all the money you could ever need?” the president asked a baffled NASA official, according to former aide Cliff Sims in his book Team of Vipers. Donald Trump nearly derailed a televised call to the International Space Station after he got distracted, first by a sudden fantasy of…
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futurism.com — On a galactic scale, light speed is a barely-discernible crawl. A NASA scientist just made animations showing how slow the speed of light is compared to the scale of the cosmos to explain why we haven't traveled far. The speed of light, just shy of 300 million meters per second, is the theoretical…
19.01.2019 0 comments From Alex
dailymail.co.uk — Using data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, two NASA interns and a team of amateur astronomers have found a new 'super Earth'. Roughly twice the size of Earth, and known as K2-288Bb, the new world is located within its star's habitable zone, raising hopes it could contain life. It is 226 light-…
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