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14th December 2016

Neighbouring star Proxima Centauri has Earth-sized planet

Filed under: Proxima Centauri,space — Tags: — BiBi @ 9:18 am
Neighbouring star Proxima Centauri has Earth-sized planet

The nearest habitable world beyond our Solar System might be right on our doorstep – astronomically speaking.

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37167390?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_breaking&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=news_central

10th December 2016

A Syllabus in Cosmic Rays

Filed under: antihelium,Science,space — Tags: — BiBi @ 12:19 pm

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/

9th December 2016

What are black holes? WIRED explains

Filed under: black holes,space — Tags: — BiBi @ 2:10 pm
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

Filed under: intense solar storm,Science — Tags: — BiBi @ 1:28 pm
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,

Filed under: Moon Express,space — Tags: — BiBi @ 10:54 am

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

Filed under: Private Satellites,space — Tags: — BiBi @ 10:48 am

Making Private Satellites a Reality

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

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

8th December 2016

DEEP SPACE RADIATION MAY CAUSE HEART PROBLEMS IN FUTURE MARS EXPLORERS

Filed under: radiation,space — Tags: — BiBi @ 2:21 pm
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

Filed under: space — Tags: — BiBi @ 2:00 pm

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.

 

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