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NASA’s take on future space travel is a wild sci-fi ride

A dramatic video from NASA dreams of future space travel where humans visit distant Saturn moons and planets beyond our solar system.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Solar System, Goddard Space Research Center

Fantastic fireball over the Midwest this morning was a failed Russian spy satellite

From Tennessee to Michigan, numerous people were treated to a fantastic fireball tearing across the sky. The phenomenon occurred at 12:43 am EDT today, according to the American Meteor Society. However, the shooting star was no meteor. Rather, it was a failed Russian spy satellite launched last month. — Read the rest
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The Orionid meteor shower peaks this week, but a Hunter's Moon will make shooting stars harder to spot

A stargazer waits to watch a meteor shower in Ontario, Canada, August 12, 2015. The Orionids meteor shower peaks late Wednesday night and into early Thursday morning. Up to 20 shooting stars per hour will streak across the sky, but a full moon will make it hard to see them. The Orionids happen annually when Earth travels through debris left by Halley's Comet. NASA calls the annual Orionids meteor shower one of the most beautiful of the year, due to the many speedy meteors that move a...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Orion, Eta, Shooting Star, Hunter, Northern Hemisphere, Malaga Spain, Halley, Ontario Canada, Betelgeuse

NASA time-lapse shows Mars rover speeding across planet’s surface

A time-lapse video released by NASA this week shows its six-wheeled Perseverance rover tackling the rocky terrain of Mars.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Rover, Mars, Mars Rover, Perseverance

Floating props and little sleep: Russians describe filming world’s first movie in space

Film crew say shooting was a ‘huge challenge’ and they had to learn to walk again after 12 days in orbitTheir movie props floated around, sleeping was difficult and they used Velcro to keep objects in place but Russia’s first film crew in space said they were delighted with the result and had “shot everything we planned”.Yulia Peresild, one of Russia’s most glamorous actors, and film director Klim Shipenko returned to Earth on Sunday after spending 12 days on the International Space Station (ISS...
Tags: Space, Russia, World news, Earth, United States, International Space Station ISS, Klim Shipenko, Yulia Peresild

How the laws of physics could prevent us from ever meeting aliens

Where are the aliens? Italian physicist Enrico Fermi posited the idea that aliens may not exist simply because, if they did, there should be some evidence for them. Fermi wasn’t a troll. You can believe in aliens and also recognize that science requires actionable data. But what if both Fermi’s paradox and the alien enthusiasts are correct? What if we posit a sort of Fermi’s Alien where, like Schrodinger’s Cat, the creature exists in two paradoxical states that are simultaneously true. Fermi’s A...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Tech, Fermi, Schrodinger, Enrico Fermi, Neural

A meteor that incinerated the residents of an ancient city inspired the biblical story of Sodom, research suggests

An artist's depiction of a meteor in the sky above Tall el-Hammam, an ancient Middle Eastern city in present-day Jordan. Allen West and Jennifer Rice In the biblical story of Sodom, God destroys the city and its inhabitants due to their wickedness. A study suggests the tale was inspired by a meteor that wrecked the ancient city of Tall el-Hammam. A 165-foot meteor exploded in the sky there 3,600 years ago, incinerating people and homes. About 3,600 years ago, residents of the city of T...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Bible, Middle East, Meteorites, Jordan, Elizabeth City State University, Dead Sea, Lecompte, Middle Eastern city, Hammam, East Carolina University

Listen to the bass-heavy sounds of Mars as recorded by the Perseverance rover

Over the last eight months, NASA's Perseverance rover has used two onboard microphones to record more than five hours of sounds on the Red Planet, from wind gusts to the roll of the rover's wheels and the buzzing of the Ingenuity autonomous helicopter's blades. — Read the rest
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NASA’s fancy-pants asteroid missions can save Earth AND reveal its history

Asteroids are remnants of the early Solar System, with the potential to reveal secrets of our planet’s origins. But they could also bring an end to life on Earth. Now two missions, Lucy and DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) will provide further insights into both of these features – with DART even attempting to redirect the orbit of a moon around an asteroid. Space rocks are generally considered to be asteroids if they are larger than approximately 1km in size and made of “non-volatile” ma...
Tags: Startups, Space, Dart, Nasa, Lucy, Insider

Earth’s demise could rid galaxy of meaning, warns Brian Cox ahead of Cop26

Unique events that led to civilisation mean its demise could ‘eliminate meaning in galaxy for ever’Humans might be the only intelligent beings in our galaxy, so destroying our civilisation could be a galactic disaster, Prof Brian Cox has warned leaders in the run-up to Cop26.Speaking at the launch of his new BBC Two series Universe, the physicist and presenter said that having spoken to the scientists around the world advising the show, he thought that humans and sentient life on Earth “might be...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Television, UK News, Earth, Bbc, Physics, Brian Cox, Climate Crisis, Cop26

NASA’s Mars sounds open up whole new world for scientists

A new NASA video features some of the fascinating sounds collected by its Mars rover, and also explains how the recordings are assisting scientists.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Mars, Mars Rover, Jpl, Perseverance, Perseverance Rover, Mars Sounds

How atomic time-travel could reveal the mysteries of dark matter and more

Physicists from the University of Colorado have created an atomic clock so precise it can measure gravitational time dilation over distances as small as one millimeter. This record-breaking measurement could have implications reaching as far as redefining exactly how long a second is or discovering where all the dark matter in our universe is hiding. Up front: Einstein figured out that time functions differently depending on how close to a “gravity well” the observer is. So, for instance, if you...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Tech, Earth, Einstein, University Of Colorado, Neural, Next Featured

US ‘very concerned’ despite China denials over hypersonic missile

Disarmament ambassador casts doubt on ability to defend against technology after reports of test The United States is “very concerned” about China’s development of hypersonic technology, US disarmament ambassador Robert Wood has said, after reports that Beijing had recently launched a hypersonic missile with a nuclear capacity.“We are very concerned by what China has been doing on the hypersonic front,” Robert Wood told reporters in Geneva. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, China, US, World news, US news, Beijing, United States, Asia Pacific, Weapons technology, Financial Times, Robert Wood, Geneva Continue

China denies report claiming it launched hypersonic missile

Beijing says FT report was inaccurate and that exercise was merely a test of reusable technologyChina has denied a report that claimed it had recently launched a hypersonic missile, saying its launch of a new spacecraft was merely a test to see whether the vehicle could be reused.The Financial Times reported on Saturday that Beijing had launched a nuclear-capable missile in August that circled the Earth at low orbit before narrowly missing its target. Citing multiple sources, the FT claimed the ...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, China, World news, US news, Earth, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Weapons technology, Financial Times

This is what happens to your body if you die in space

As space travel for recreational purposes is becoming a very real possibility, there could come a time when we are traveling to other planets for holidays, or perhaps even to live. Commercial space company Blue Origin has already started sending paying customers on suborbital flights. And Elon Musk hopes to start a base on Mars with his firm SpaceX. This means we need to start thinking about what it will be like to live in space – but also what will happen if someone dies there. After death here...
Tags: Startups, Space, Elon Musk, Mars, Blue Origin, Next Featured

Russian movie crew return to Earth after filming 12 days on the International Space Station – video

A Russian actor and a film director have returned to Earth after spending 12 days on the International Space Station, shooting scenes for The Challenge, the first movie filmed in orbit. Actor Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko joined cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky in a Soyuz capsule that landed as scheduled on Kazakhstan’s steppe. The film, if completed on time, will beat a Hollywood production announced by Tom Cruise, Nasa and SpaceXRussian film crew return to Earth after shooting the first mov...
Tags: Space, Hollywood, Russia, Earth, International Space Station, Kazakhstan, Klim Shipenko, Yulia Peresild, Oleg Novitsky, Tom Cruise Nasa

See the 42 biggest asteroids in our solar system in stunning detail

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has released images of 42 of the largest asteroids in the asteroid belt, showing their variety of sizes and shapes.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Asteroids, European Southern Observatory ESO

James Webb Space Telescope arrives in French Guiana ahead of launch

The James Webb Space Telescope, which will allow astronomers to hunt for habitable exoplanets, has arrived at its launch destination in French Guiana.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Esa, James Webb Space Telescope

Chinese crew launches to new space station — including station’s first woman

Three astronauts blasted off for China's longest-ever stay in space this week, including Wang Yaping who is the first woman to stay on the new space station.
Tags: Space, News, China, Trends, Wang Yaping, Shenzhou-13

Russian cosmonaut and film crew returned safely to Earth from space station

A trio of Russian crew members including an actress and film producer have landed safely after departing the International Space Station (ISS).
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Iss, Roscosmos

China's new hypersonic missile demonstrated an advanced space capability that caught US intelligence by surprise, report says

Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapons Concept (HAWC) missile in seen in an artist's conception. Raytheon Missiles & Defense/Reuters In August, China tested a hypersonic missile that orbited the Earth before speeding towards its target. The test demonstrated China's advanced space capability, and took US intelligence officials by surprise. The US, Russia and China have been competing to develop hypersonic weapons. China demonstrated advanced space capability by testing a nuclear-capable ...
Tags: Space, China, US, Trends, Earth, Taiwan, Canada, Pentagon, Al Jazeera, Financial Times, South Pole, Norad, Reuters, CRS, Defense News, US Russia

Russian film crew return to Earth after shooting the first movie in space

Actor and director land safely in Kazakhstan after spending 12 days on the International Space Station shooting the first movie in orbitA Russian actor and a film director have returned to Earth after spending 12 days on the International Space Station shooting scenes for the first movie in orbit.Yulia Peresild and Klim Shipenko landed as scheduled on Kazakhstan’s steppe early on Sunday, according to footage broadcast live by the Russian space agency. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, Film, Russia, Earth, International Space Station, Kazakhstan, Klim Shipenko, Yulia Peresild

Hubble spots persistent water vapor on Europa — but only in one hemisphere

Evidence from the Hubble Space Telescope shows persistent water vapor on Jupiter's moon Europa -- but only in one hemisphere.
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Watch a Russian film crew depart from the ISS tonight

Having spent 11 days on the International Space Station (ISS), a Russian film crew will be heading back to Earth this evening, Saturday, October 16.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Earth, Iss, International Space Station ISS, How To Watch

Perseverance rover captures stunning panoramic image of Mars’s South Séítah

NASA has released a stunning panoramic view of the surface of Mars, composed of pictures taken by the Perseverance rover.
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Errant thruster firing causes scare on International Space Station

A worrying issue caused the International Space Station to temporarily tilt out of its orbit on the morning of Friday, October 15.
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‘Like diamonds in the sky: NASA’s Lucy mission launches to study asteroids

NASA's Lucy spacecraft has blasted off from Earth and is on its way to study the Trojan asteroids in our solar system.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Lucy, Trojans

3 astronauts arrived at China's new space station, which it's building as it's banned from the International Space Station

Astronauts Ye Guangfu, Zhai Zhigang and Wang Yaping wave during a ceremony ahead of the launch. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins Three Chinese astronauts have arrived at the space station China is building. They will stay for six months to help the set up of the station, as China is barred from the ISS. China expects to finish its space station by the end of 2022. Three Chinese astronauts have arrived at China's new space station for a six-month mission.They arrived on Saturday morning in...
Tags: Space, Science, China, US, Trends, International Space Station, News UK, Iss, Space Station, International Space Station ISS, Shenzhou, Tiangong, China Manned Space Agency, Carlos Garcia Rawlins, Chinese Space Station, Morgan McFall Johnsen

Nasa’s Lucy rockets into the sky with diamonds to explore asteroids

Spacecraft with name inspired by a skeleton and the Beatles, and with lab-grown gems, starts 12-year questA Nasa spacecraft named Lucy has rocketed into the sky with diamonds on a 12-year quest to explore eight asteroids.Seven of the mysterious space rocks are among swarms of asteroids sharing Jupiter’s orbit, thought to be the pristine leftovers of planetary formation. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Florida, Science, The Beatles, World news, US news, Nasa, Asteroids, Jupiter, Ringo Starr, Lucy

How did Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin fail to dominate the billionaire space race?

The company employs the world’s top engineers and has access to unlimited money but is plagued by safety concerns and toxic workplace cultureThe billionaire space race is only a race by name. In actuality, there is SpaceX – and everyone else.Only the company founded by Elon Musk nearly two decades ago has sent a rocket booster into orbit and landed it safely again. Only SpaceX has landed a rocket the size of a 15-storey building on a drone ship in the middle of the ocean. Only SpaceX has carried...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Nasa, US work & careers, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin