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The University Of Alberta Needs Your Help

Mar 14, 14 The University Of Alberta Needs Your Help

Posted by in Armchair Astronaut, Space

The University of Alberta is attempting to raise money through a crowd funding campaign to help it launch its first satellite into space. AlbertaSat is being put on by a group of students and faculty at the university, aimed at designing, building, testing, launching and operating satellites.

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Experiment Sets New Constraints On Dark Matter

Mar 06, 14 Experiment Sets New Constraints On Dark Matter

Posted by in Armchair Astronaut, Space

The search for dark matter is one of the most compelling areas of research in astronomy today. Recent experiments – such as the Fermi Gamma-ray Telescope and Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer – have seen hints of dark matter annihilations, but we have yet to identify the particle itself yet.

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New ‘Jump From Space’ Video Released Over Super Bowl Weekend

Feb 04, 14 New ‘Jump From Space’ Video Released Over Super Bowl Weekend

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Red Bull is milking Felix Baumgartner’s jump from 2012 for as much as it’s worth, slowly rolling out footage that could have been made available almost immediately over a year and a half later.

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7 Great Space Stories Of 2013

Jan 13, 14 7 Great Space Stories Of 2013

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For my next blog, I thought I would write another best of 2013, this time focusing on the best of space of 2013. Time.com listed the 10 best space moments of 2013. Let’s take a look at seven on Time’s list.

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Our Eternal Universe

Dec 21, 13 Our Eternal Universe

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The universe is a pretty big concept to try and fully comprehend. It’s a massive, ever-expanding sea of questions that we’ve only just barely begun to uncover, and one of the most imposing of these mysteries is its age. Just how old is this perpetually exploding mass of space?

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Spacefaring: From Rural India To Living In Space

Dec 18, 13 Spacefaring: From Rural India To Living In Space

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In November, India launched a space probe that it hopes will reach Mars in September, 2014. If the Mangalyaan probe is successful, India will become only the fourth nation to complete the aim of reaching the Red Planet, and the first to do so successfully on its initial attempt.

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My Unhealthy Relationship With A Comet

Dec 10, 13 My Unhealthy Relationship With A Comet

Posted by in Armchair Astronaut, Space

Apparently my suspicions were well-founded. The more I looked into those early promises ISON made to me, the more I came to realize they just sounded too good to be true.

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Our Sister Solar System

Dec 05, 13 Our Sister Solar System

Posted by in Armchair Astronaut, Space

We strive to know what else is out there while we spin around on our tiny little rock, trying to get even the smallest glimpse of a mammoth we’ll never fully understand. A group of astronomers at the Institute of Planetary Research at the German Aerospace Center recently expanded this peek, and it’s an exceptionally intriguing one at that.

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The Hazards Of Traveling To Mars

Nov 21, 13 The Hazards Of Traveling To Mars

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There are a number of well-documented challenges that NASA must over come if we are to make such a manned Mars mission a reality. But perhaps the greatest danger facing astronauts is the radiation that they would be exposed to as they hurtled across the solar system.

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Understanding The Universe

Nov 20, 13 Understanding The Universe

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How did our Universe begin? A century ago the answer to that question would have looked much different than our modern understanding. And, predictably, our knowledge of the Cosmos will almost certainly change over the next hundred years.

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