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Mapping exo-planets using the Sun as a gravitational lens (science video).

August 13, 2020 | By | Reply More
Mapping exo-planets using the Sun as a gravitational lens (science video).

Using the Sun to gravitationally lens an exoplanet will turn the Sun into the most powerful telescope in our solar system. Plans are underway at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to send solar sails to the solar gravitational lens focus zone, to take the first ever fully mapped images of an exoplanet’s surface, and do it […]

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Our megastructure future (science video).

August 13, 2020 | By | Reply More
Our megastructure future (science video).

This 30-minute long science video posits that humanity’s future in space will be one of millions or even trillions of vast space stations, space habitats, and megastructures spread across Sol – especially if Jeff Bezos gets his way. So, how would a space-faring civilisation go about traveling around their immense solar empire?

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Lasers that bend the laws of physics (science news).

August 12, 2020 | By | Reply More
Lasers that bend the laws of physics (science news).

University of Central Florida researchers have developed a new type of laser beam that doesn’t follow long-held principles about how light refracts and travels. The findings, which were published recently in Nature Photonics, could have huge implications for optical communication and laser technologies. “This new class of laser beams has unique properties that are not […]

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Theories of, like, everything! (science video).

August 11, 2020 | By | Reply More
Theories of, like, everything! (science video).

Existing Theories of Everything have not yet produced experimental evidence that solves the fundamental challenges facing physics. That lack of progress has opened up a sea of controversy, from disagreements about the very necessity of TOEs, to questioning the cost/benefit of mega-billion dollar particle accelerators in search of them, to the emergence of competing TOEs […]

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Aliens: gods or invaders? (science documentary: video).

August 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
Aliens: gods or invaders? (science documentary: video).

This science panel asks are we alone in this vast universe? Some think that’s highly unlikely. With new technologies joining the search, NASA estimates we’ll find definitive evidence of aliens within 20 to 30 years. Which raises the vital question: And then what? Will the news inspire jubilation, despair, or fear? Will aliens be seen […]

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Mars, here we come (science news).

August 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
Mars, here we come (science news).

NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission is on its way to the Red Planet to search for signs of ancient life and collect samples to send back to Earth. Humanity’s most sophisticated rover launched with the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape […]

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SpaceX first manned mission returns (science news).

August 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
SpaceX first manned mission returns (science news).

Two NASA astronauts splashed down safely in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday for the first time in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft, returning from the International Space Station to complete a test flight that marks a new era in human spaceflight. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, carrying Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, splashed down […]

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How NASA’s Perseverance will super-charge SpaceX’s Martian Colony plans (science video).

July 31, 2020 | By | Reply More
How NASA’s Perseverance will super-charge SpaceX’s Martian Colony plans (science video).

Mars 2020’s objective is to conduct further scientific exploration of the Martian surface and examine the potential for future human missions to the red planet using the Perseverance Rover and it’s Ingenuity Drone. Meanwhile, SpaceX continues their rapid development of Starship, its fully reusable spaceship system capable of interplanetary spaceflight, with the goal of creating […]

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SpaceX versus Boeing in the new space race (science video).

July 30, 2020 | By | Reply More
SpaceX versus Boeing in the new space race (science video).

The launch of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule to the International Space Station on May 30th 2020 marked the first time that NASA astronauts took off from U.S. soil since 2011. The event also represented the first time a commercially designed and built spacecraft carried astronauts, an achievement that SpaceX and Boeing have vied for for […]

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The Lost Ancient Humans of Antarctica (science documentary: video).

July 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Lost Ancient Humans of Antarctica (science documentary: video).

The earth has gone through countless changes in its history. Antarctica at one time was not covered with ice, and could have been home to ancient humans. As we develop new methods for uncovering the ice, we are beginning to see the possibilities that lay below. Mainstream ideology puts forward the “Out of Africa” theory, […]

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