Archive for the ‘space’ Category

A Syllabus in Cosmic Rays

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

A Syllabus in Cosmic Rays

AMS scientists do not claim to have detected antihelium, but they did announce that they have not ruled out “a few” candidate events.

http://science.energy.gov/news/featured-articles/2016/12-09-16/

What are black holes? WIRED explains

Friday, December 9th, 2016
What are black holes? WIRED explains

WIRED explains the four types of black holes and why we can’t take photos of them

There are many strange things in our universe – from supernovas to neutron stars – but nothing is more mind-blowing than a black hole.

Black holes are a consequence of gravity reaching intense levels. When matter becomes incredibly densely packed together, gravity can become so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape.

http://www.wired.co.uk/article/what-black-holes-explained

 

How Sun-Watchers Stopped World War III in 1967

Friday, December 9th, 2016
How Sun-Watchers Stopped World War III in 1967
 As an intense solar storm interrupted radio and radar communications, scientists and military leaders scrambled to decipher the cause.

On May 23, 1967, on-duty officers at the U.S. Strategic Air Command (SAC) were huddled in an underground command center outside Omaha. They had less than 30 minutes to determine if a sudden bout of radio and radar interference was a natural event or Soviet subterfuge masking a nuclear attack.

Moon Express,

Friday, December 9th, 2016

AUGUST 3, 2016

The U.S. Government has made a historic ruling to allow the first private enterprise, Moon Express, Inc. (MoonEx), permission to travel beyond Earth’s orbit and land on the Moon in 2017.

http://www.moonexpress.com

Making Private Satellites a Reality

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Making Private Satellites a Reality

Space utilization used to be a prerogative of national governments: not any more.

https://www.axelspace.com/en/

DEEP SPACE RADIATION MAY CAUSE HEART PROBLEMS IN FUTURE MARS EXPLORERS

Thursday, December 8th, 2016
DEEP SPACE RADIATION MAY CAUSE HEART PROBLEMS IN FUTURE MARS EXPLORERS

A LESSON FROM THE APOLLO MISSIONS

Mystery fireball lights up night sky in US

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

http://news.sky.com/story/mystery-fireball-lights-up-night-sky-in-us-10514906?dcmp=snt-sf-twitter
The blazing spectacle spotted in Nevada, Utah and California, has left space experts divided over what it was.