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Starliner lands successfully (science news).

December 22, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Starliner lands successfully (science news).

The CST-100 Starliner spacecraft completed the first land touchdown of a human-rated capsule this Sunday at White Sands Space Harbor in New Mexico, wrapping up the company’s uncrewed Orbital Flight Test as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. Starliner settled gently onto its airbags in a pre-dawn landing. The landing followed a deorbit burn, separation […]

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NASA’s Parker solar probe gets sizzling hot (science news).

December 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
NASA’s Parker solar probe gets sizzling hot (science news).

The Sun is revealing itself in dramatic detail and shedding light on how other stars may form and behave throughout the universe – all thanks to NASA’s Parker Solar Probe. The spacecraft is enduring scorching temperatures to gather data, which are being shared for the first time in four new papers that illuminate previously unknown […]

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Welcome to the Galactic Community (speculative mini-documentary video).

December 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
Welcome to the Galactic Community (speculative mini-documentary video).

We often wonder how we might first meet extraterrestrials, muses Isaac Arthur in this speculative mini-documentary video, picturing flying saucers and UFOs landing and aliens emerging asking to be taken to our leader. But joining the galactic community might be a very strange experience, indeed!

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Milky Way: From 13.5 Billion Years Ago To The Infinite Future by Gemma Lavender (book review).

November 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
Milky Way: From 13.5 Billion Years Ago To The Infinite Future by Gemma Lavender (book review).

This has to be the longest book from Haynes yet. Not in terms of page count but the length of time. Gemma Lavender’s book title ‘Milky Way: From 13.5 Billion Years Ago To The Infinite Future’ gives it away. You can go further than just after the Big Bang to infinity. Loaded with history as […]

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Jeff Bezos versus Elon Musk: first to the stars, wins? (video doc).

November 25, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Jeff Bezos versus Elon Musk: first to the stars, wins? (video doc).

The space race between the USA and USSR is now history, instead, there’s a private clash of egos between two tech billionaires, aka Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Tesla’s Elon Musk. So which one’s vision for the future is to win out – Jeff and his massive space stations with humanity in orbit, or Elon and […]

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Nuking The Moon by Vince Houghton (book review).

November 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Nuking The Moon by Vince Houghton (book review).

The sub-title of Vince Houghton’s book, ‘Nuking The Moon’ is ‘And Other Intelligence Schemes And Military Plots Best Left On The Drawing Board’. That should point out that this isn’t some mad inventors dreaming up ideas, well, not all the time, but seeking a solution for a war-time problem, often with proper tests before some […]

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NASA confirms water vapour from Europa (science news).

November 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
NASA confirms water vapour from Europa (science news).

Forty years ago, a Voyager spacecraft snapped the first closeup images of Europa, one of Jupiter’s 79 moons. These revealed brownish cracks slicing the moon’s icy surface, which give Europa the look of a veiny eyeball. Missions to the outer solar system in the decades since have amassed enough additional information about Europa to make […]

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Your alien is an A.I.? True! (science documentary).

November 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
Your alien is an A.I.? True! (science documentary).

We often consider interacting with aliens and robots in the future, but what about alien droids? This short science documentary asks what artificial intelligence created by aliens might look like and what sort of circumstances we’d encounter them, and if they may be the only aliens we ever encounter? 

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Yearbook Of Astronomy: 2020 edited by Brian Jones (book review)

November 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
Yearbook Of Astronomy: 2020 edited by Brian Jones  (book review)

As a little background information, ‘Yearbook Of Astronomy’ was edited by Patrick Moore for 52 consecutive years, until he died in 2012 in fact, by which time he was Sir Patrick and, for a while, it was called ‘Patrick Moore’s Yearbook Of Astronomy’. It was then edited by Dr. John Mason. As far as I […]

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The Human DNA Manual: Understanding Your Genetic Code by Dr. Melita Irving (book review).

November 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Human DNA Manual: Understanding Your Genetic Code by Dr. Melita Irving (book review).

Back when I was really young, one of my career options because I was very good at biology at school was genetics. Reading Dr. Melita Irving’s book, ‘The Human DNA Manual: Understanding Your Genetic Code’ brought back a lot of my old knowledge and updating it to the current science that I already had some […]

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