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Tag: NASA

Failure is not an option. Or was it?

August 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Failure is not an option. Or was it?

This makes for poignant reading after Neil Armstrong recently passed away from heart failure. It’s the U.S. President’s planned speech in the event the first manned landing on the moon went tit’s up and the astronauts died on the lunar surface (or in space on the way there). The last days of Camelot, it brings […]

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Off we go, then.

August 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Off we go, then.

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has set off from its landing vicinity on a trek to a science destination about a quarter-mile (400 meters) away, where it may begin using its drill. The rover drove eastward about 52 feet (16 meters) on Tuesday, its 22nd Martian day after landing. This third drive was longer than Curiosity’s […]

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Black holes. Bloody millions of them!

August 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Black holes. Bloody millions of them!

NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer mission has led to a bonanza of newfound supermassive black holes and extreme galaxies called hot DOGs, or dust-obscured galaxies. Images from the telescope have revealed millions of dusty black hole candidates across the universe and about 1,000 even dustier objects thought to be among the brightest galaxies ever found. […]

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The planets of Cygnus.

August 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
The planets of Cygnus.

NASA’s Kepler mission has discovered multiple transiting planets orbiting two suns for the first time. The system, known as a circumbinary planetary system, is 4,900 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus. Coming less than a year after the announcement of the first circumbinary planet, Kepler-16b, this discovery proves that more than one planet can […]

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The sleeping of the dream.

August 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
The sleeping of the dream.

You’d have to be on Mars not to have heard that astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the surface of the moon, has sadly passed away aged 82 following a spate of heart illness. As much as his death, we mourn the sleeping of the dream of the manned exploration of space. […]

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Mars, baby! It’s the freakiest show.

August 6, 2012 | By | Reply More
Mars, baby! It’s the freakiest show.

Apologies to David Bowie, but now that NASA has successfully landed Curiosity on the Red Planet, the question we’re asking here is, is there life on Mars? Yes, we’re cracking the champers open at Casa Crowsnest. What an achievement! The Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft that carried Curiosity succeeded in the most complex touch-down ever attempted […]

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