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Ingenuity rover launches heli-drone for first off-world planetary flight (science news).

April 19, 2021 | By | Reply More
Ingenuity rover launches heli-drone for first off-world planetary flight (science news).

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter just became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet, today. The solar-powered helicopter first became airborne at 12:33 Local Mean Solar Time (Mars time) – a time the Ingenuity team determined would have optimal energy and flight conditions. Altimeter data indicate Ingenuity climbed to […]

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX selected by NASA to land next human mission on the Moon (space news).

April 17, 2021 | By | Reply More
Elon Musk’s SpaceX selected by NASA to land next human mission on the Moon (space news).

Elon Musk will be sending his next few motors into space in celebration, as his rocket company SpaceX has just been selected by NASA to land next human mission on the Moon, in a contract worth nearly 3 billion dollars. NASA is flying astronauts to the Moon as part of its Artemis program, and SpaceX […]

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What’s your Purpose in a Post-Scarcity society? (science video)

April 16, 2021 | By | Reply More
What’s your Purpose in a Post-Scarcity society? (science video)

When humanity has a society in the future where robots and AI tend to our every material need and want, what the heck are we going to do with our lives, and where will we find a sense of meaning? Isaac Arthur asks the big questions in this 30-minute-long video.

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The Search for Planet Nine gets interesting (science video).

April 16, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Search for Planet Nine gets interesting (science video).

Here’s a 30-minute-long video exploration into a new research paper by Dr. Konstanin Batygin and Mike Brown that investigates the Injection of Inner Oort Cloud Objects Into the Distant Kuiper Belt by Planet Nine… Planet Nine being a proposed and as yet undiscovered planet that could be hiding in our outer solar system.

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Mars or bust, baby (science video).

April 8, 2021 | By | Reply More
Mars or bust, baby (science video).

What will it take for humanity to colonise Mars? How will we get there? And who will do it first… NASA, SpaceX, the Russians and Chinese? It’s all to play for, and luckily, Robert Zubrin – President of the Mars Society – is on hand for this half-hour interview to chat about the whats and […]

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Asteroid Mining gets %$£$% real: how many trillions did you just say? (video)

April 7, 2021 | By | Reply More
Asteroid Mining gets %$£$% real: how many trillions did you just say? (video)

In this 30-minute long science video, The Angry Astronaut revisits the 16 Psyche mission and explores how asteroid mining could be VERY profitable… even without Starship. Got to get me a piece of that offworld action, baby. Oh yes!

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Building Dyson Spheres: an article by: GF Willmetts.

March 28, 2021 | By | 1 Reply More
Building Dyson Spheres: an article by: GF Willmetts.

Freeman Dyson, based off Olaf Stapleton’s ‘Starmaker’ 1937 novel, proposed that an advanced civilisation needing more energy would build a shell around their star and beyond their homeplanet to take in all its energy. For the sake of names or labelling, we’ll keep to the recognised name here or ‘sphere’ or ‘shell’ as required to […]

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Oumuamua: new theory, but extraterrestrial lightsail is still the most likely explanation (video).

March 23, 2021 | By | Reply More
Oumuamua: new theory, but extraterrestrial lightsail is still the most likely explanation (video).

Some scientists are now trying to explain away the Oumuamua interstellar visitor as a frozen slice of a Neptune-like planet, without explaining why said lump didn’t melt when it crossed the Sun, how it could be 3mm thick, or accelerated evenly and constantly, rather than at random-walk outgassing speeds. In this half-hour video, the Angry […]

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Puzzling (and unsolved) Space Mysteries (video).

March 15, 2021 | By | Reply More
Puzzling (and unsolved) Space Mysteries (video).

There are a number of stunning and puzzling space mysteries which still remain unexplained today, including a Star that disappeared; Neutrinos from a Parallel Universe; the otherworldy Omuamua visitor; why the surface of Venus is so young; and what the heck might be the source of cosmic rays? Lucky, we have Joe Scott on hand […]

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When war itself goes science fiction (science video).

March 5, 2021 | By | Reply More
When war itself goes science fiction (science video).

Future battlefields will employ ever-more technology, says Isaac Arthur, whether that battlefield is on earth, in the sea, in space, or inside cyberspace. In this 30-minute science video, Isaac examines the roles robots, drones, artificial intelligence, armoured suits, and nanotech could play in the future of war.

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