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NASA sounds alert as Antarctica’s Larsen B Ice Shelf nears its final act.

May 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
NASA sounds alert as Antarctica’s Larsen B Ice Shelf nears its final act.

A new NASA study finds the last remaining section of Antarctica’s Larsen B Ice Shelf, which partially collapsed in 2002, is quickly weakening and likely to disintegrate completely before the end of the decade. A team led by Ala Khazendar of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, found the remnant of the Larsen […]

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Everyone Is African by Daniel J. Fairbanks (book review).

May 14, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
Everyone Is African by Daniel J. Fairbanks (book review).

The title of Daniel J. Fairbanks’ book ‘Everyone Is African’ refers to the source of our DNA and how it spread across the world. The sub-title ‘How Science Explodes The Myth Of Race’ re-enforces this by showing how skin isn’t an issue and how much of our genes are the same. In fact, when it […]

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Europa’s sea-life? Just became likely with NASA’s salt ocean findings.

May 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
Europa’s sea-life? Just became likely with NASA’s salt ocean findings.

NASA laboratory experiments suggest the dark material coating some geological features of Jupiter’s moon Europa is likely sea salt from a subsurface ocean, discolored by exposure to radiation. The presence of sea salt on Europa’s surface suggests the ocean is interacting with its rocky seafloor — an important consideration in determining whether the icy moon […]

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Mars Challenge.

May 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
Mars Challenge.

Got an idea for kickstarting the human settlement of the Red Planet? Then NASA wants to hear from you, pilgrim! What do you need to bring, and how do you minimize the need for delivery of future supplies in order to establish a sustained human presence on a planet 140 million miles away from Earth? […]

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Mercury Slam . . . how to kill a starship.

May 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Mercury Slam . . . how to kill a starship.

A NASA planetary exploration mission came to a planned, but nonetheless dramatic, end Thursday when it slammed into Mercury’s surface at about 8,750 mph and created a new crater on the planet’s surface. Mission controllers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, have confirmed NASA’s MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, […]

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How the Zombie Stars scream!

May 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
How the Zombie Stars scream!

Peering into the heart of the Milky Way galaxy, NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) has spotted a mysterious glow of high-energy X-rays that, according to scientists, could be the “howls” of dead stars as they feed on stellar companions. “We can see a completely new component of the center of our galaxy with NuSTAR’s […]

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A Space Traveller’s Guide To The Solar System by Mark Thompson (book review).

April 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
A Space Traveller’s Guide To The Solar System by Mark Thompson (book review).

Mark Thompson’s book, ‘A Space Traveller’s Guide To The Solar System’, is the ideal fodder for both Science Fiction writers and readers because it looks at the current start of our Solar System and how to do a fifty year tour. You get explained the basic scientific formulas and why they are needed and the […]

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The Secret Life Of Space by Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest (book review).

April 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Secret Life Of Space by Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest (book review).

The authors Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest should be familiar to people in the UK as being astronomers and astrophysicists and that ‘The Secret Life Of Space’ is about the cosmos and not some covert activity in the spare room. What you have instead is a history of how the Earth ceased to be the […]

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Mathematics And The Real World by Zvu Artstein (book review).

April 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Mathematics And The Real World by Zvu Artstein (book review).

The title sense of Zvu Artstein’s book, ‘Mathematics And The Real World, comes from its extended sub-title ‘The Remarkable Role Of Evolution In The Making Of Mathematics’. This doesn’t mean other members of the animal kingdom can do complex mathematical equations but more in terms of being able to do simple arithmetic in their day-to-day […]

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Lunar caverns will hold entire cities, says Purdue University.

March 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Lunar caverns will hold entire cities, says Purdue University.

Lava tubes large enough to house cities could be structurally stable on the moon, according to a study presented at the ‘Lunar and Planetary Science Conference’ on March 17th 2015. The volcanic features are an important target for future human space exploration because they could provide shelter from cosmic radiation, meteorite impacts and temperature extremes. […]

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