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Oldest meteorite came from destroyed volcanic planet (science news).

September 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Oldest meteorite came from destroyed volcanic planet (science news).

This meteorite stands out as something completely different from any of the over 40,000 meteorites that have been found on Earth, its existence pointing to a missing planet – long destroyed – in our solar system, one developed enough to have had its own volcanic system. https://asunow.asu.edu/20180802-oldest-ever-igneous-meteorite-contains-clues-planet-building-blocks The Offworld Report – the best news offworld […]

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How Do You Get An Egg Into A Bottle? by Erwin Brecher & Mike Gerrard (book review).

September 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
How Do You Get An Egg Into A Bottle? by Erwin Brecher & Mike Gerrard (book review).

‘How Do You Get An Egg Into A Bottle?’ is but one of the many questions asked and answered in this book by Erwin Brecher & Mike Gerrard. Divided into 7 sections with the 8th having the answers. Along the way, you will find the science behind a variety of phenomena and some general things […]

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Stargazing: Photographs Of The Night Sky From The Archives Of NASA by Nirmala Nataraj (book review).

September 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
Stargazing: Photographs Of The Night Sky From The Archives Of NASA by Nirmala Nataraj (book review).

As the title should indicate, ‘Stargazing: Photographs Of The Night Sky From The Archives Of NASA’, we are seeing photos from their archives. This covers everything from the Hubble Telescope to the International Space Station to the launches of the space shuttles. From these you see phenomenon from Earth overhead to the various nebulas and […]

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Tacking to the worlds: inside the story of the solar sail (science article).

August 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Tacking to the worlds: inside the story of the solar sail (science article).

Right now, there’s a solar sail the size of a boxing ring orbiting the Earth, put there by the Planetary Society. This fascinating article looks at the feat of engineering behind the project’s tech. https://singularityhub.com/2019/08/27/inside-the-story-of-lightsail-2-a-solar-sail-to-the-stars/ The best content off-world our SFcrowsnest.

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The Emergence Tower (science article).

August 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Emergence Tower (science article).

Is the animal the key level along the Emergence Tower, the point where the primary “life form” always exists? This fascinating article from the crazed intelligence at waitbutwhy.com certainly makes you think, which is always a joy. https://waitbutwhy.com/2019/08/giants.html?utm_source=SFcrowsnest.info The best content off-world our SFcrowsnest.

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Students asked by NASA to name new Mars Rover … what could possibly go wrong?

August 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
Students asked by NASA to name new Mars Rover … what could possibly go wrong?

Red rover, red rover, send a stupid name for Mars 2020 right over! Yes, NASA is rather bravely asking students to propose a name for its next Mars rover mission. Hmmm. Darth McSith-Face, anyone? Red Robbie the Planet Destroyer? Dalek-Bucket Donald? Come on, get your frack on and let’s be creative, here! Starting Tuesday 3rd […]

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NASA gives Arecibo Observatory $19m to help fight Earth-destroying asteroids (science news).

August 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
NASA gives Arecibo Observatory $19m to help fight Earth-destroying asteroids (science news).

NASA awarded the University of Central Florida Arecibo Observatory the four-year grant to find and track near-Earth objects (NEO) that pose a potential hazard to Earth, as well as being candidates for future space missions (including mining). “The S-band planetary radar system on the 305-m William E. Gordon telescope at Arecibo Observatory is the most […]

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The Real World Of Victorian Steampunk by Simon Webb (book review).

August 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Real World Of Victorian Steampunk by Simon Webb (book review).

What author Simon Webb makes apparent in the introduction to his book, ‘The Real World Of Victorian Steampunk’ is that the Victorian period and steampunk are inextricably linked way beyond Science Fiction. Hardly surprising when you look at his title and the scientific advancement at that time. However, there are examples like ‘Pavane’ (1968) by […]

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Could a monstrous solar flare burn out all of Earth’s technology? (science video).

August 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Could a monstrous solar flare burn out all of Earth’s technology? (science video).

The hyper-large solar storm of 1859 – also also known as the Carrington Event – was a monstrous solar coronal mass ejection which struck Earth’s magnetosphere wiping out early electrical power stations and telegraph systems. If a solar storm of this magnitude hit today it could send us back temporarily to the stone age. How […]

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Photographing The Deep Sky: Images In Time And Space by Chris Baker (book review).

August 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Photographing The Deep Sky: Images In Time And Space by Chris Baker (book review).

Look at the cover of Chris Baker’s book, ‘Photographing The Deep Sky: Images In Time And Space’, and tell me you aren’t tempted purely by the cover. Baker owns a telescope observatory in Spain and all the photographs in this book are taken there or in the viscinity. The book is divided between nebulas and […]

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