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Cargo Of The Space Dragon

Apr 16, 14 Cargo Of The Space Dragon

Posted by in Miracles Of The Modern, Space

Can dragons fly into space? For the SpaceX Dragon capsule, April 14 marks its third trip to the International Space Station. A supply capsule, the Dragon is essential in bringing much needed supplies up to the orbital laboratory, as well as returning samples and hardware here to Earth. For this, its third trip, the Dragon will be bringing with it four spectacular new projects that will soon be in place.

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Meet Katherine Johnson, A True Pioneer

Mar 28, 14 Meet Katherine Johnson, A True Pioneer

Posted by in Science, Space

Today, women work in every field—from ditch diggers to astronauts. That was not always the case, however. In the not too distant past, the only reason for a woman to go to college was to become a secretary, a nurse, a teacher...or a wife. This was especially true if you were African-American.

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Lunar Snapshot

Mar 23, 14 Lunar Snapshot

Posted by in Miracles Of The Modern, Space

Have you ever wanted to go to the moon? Science fiction stories had us believe that one day the moon would be colonized and travel to and from there would be little different than a short day-trip. Thus far, that day has not come. Thanks to NASA, getting an close-up view of Luna is now possible for anyone with web access.

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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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Join Space Experts For A Live Chat With National Geographic

Mar 12, 14 Join Space Experts For A Live Chat With National Geographic

Posted by in Space

I just got an email from National Geographic informing me about a live video conversation with space architect Constance Adams, astronaut Piers Sellers and planetary geologist Bethany Ehlmann. They will discuss “our passion for space and what inspires us to keep exploring.”

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Seeing Earth From 250 Miles Up

Mar 10, 14 Seeing Earth From 250 Miles Up

Posted by in Space

On March 14, 2014, National Geographic will take viewers to a place few have really seen. The plan is to view the world, all around the world, from space in collaboration with NASA. This means those with a desire to see space that don’t have the ability to go there will see Earth as NASA astronauts do. How totally cool is that!?!

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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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Hello, Helios

Mar 03, 14 Hello, Helios

Posted by in Miracles Of The Modern, Space

Back when I was still in grade school, there was a major eclipse. It was a huge event, one that comes once every century or so. That day, it was rumored that teachers were not going to let students go out for recess due to the risks that were potentially associated with looking up at it.

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Moon Struck

Feb 27, 14 Moon Struck

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The moon's surface is marred by many pockets that are evidence to the many impacts it has suffered throughout the history of our solar system. Such impacts are quite rare and the odds of actually seeing one are close to none. Unless you just so happened to be looking up at the moon sometime on September 11, 2013.

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Capturing Comets

Feb 20, 14 Capturing Comets

Posted by in Miracles Of The Modern, Space

Are we destined to one day go the way of the dinosaurs? I am not talking about extinction in general. No, I am talking about a mass extinction due to a massive celestial impact. Millions of years ago, almost all life on this planet was snuffed out by a massive asteroid colliding with the planet.

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