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Modern Technology Is Fast Bringing An End To The Era Of The Fighter Jet

Aug 31, 14 Modern Technology Is Fast Bringing An End To The Era Of The Fighter Jet

Posted by in Space, Technology

On Aug. 25, 1914, Lieutenant Euan Rebagliati of Britain's Royal Flying Corps climbed into the observer's seat of an Avro biplane with a rifle in the crook of his arm - not that he had realistic hopes of scoring a hit on a German. Previous attempts to pioneer aerial warfare, during the Italo-Turkish War of 1912 and the first weeks of the First World War, proved to be inept, sometimes comically so.

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Government Physicists Think We May Be Living in a 2D Hologram

Aug 30, 14 Government Physicists Think We May Be Living in a 2D Hologram

Posted by in Science, Space

It sounds like an Onion headline, but it’s the strange truth: A handful of government physicists believe that we may be existing in a two-dimensional hologram. Fermilab, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science laboratory, unveiled a set of groundbreaking experiments that will uncover whether or not we live and breathe in a holographic reality.

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NASA Will Test Rocket To Take Humans To Mars

Aug 29, 14 NASA Will Test Rocket To Take Humans To Mars

Posted by in Space

NASA has announced that it will launch a rocket designed to carry humans to Mars in 2018, allowing amateur astronomers and science fiction buffs across the world to bask in the idea that humans could walk across the red planet sooner rather than later.

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The Best View Yet Of Colliding Galaxies

Aug 28, 14 The Best View Yet Of Colliding Galaxies

Posted by in Space

Astronomers, using telescopes on the ground and in space, as well as the gravity of distant galaxies, have obtained what they claim to be the best view yet of an ongoing collision between two galaxies. The findings also provide a glimpse of what the universe might have looked like when it was half its current age.

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NASA Releases New Map Of Neptune’s Moon Triton

Aug 27, 14 NASA Releases New Map Of Neptune’s Moon Triton

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In honor of the 25th anniversary of Voyager 2’s first up-close look at Neptune and Triton, NASA has “restored” footage obtained by the probe and used it to construct the highest-quality global color map of the moon to date.

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Bugs In Space! Or Maybe Not…

Aug 22, 14 Bugs In Space! Or Maybe Not…

Posted by in Space, WTF???

Earlier this week I did the usual daily update for the International Space Station. If NASA puts out an update, it gets included. However, I noticed something in paragraph 8 of the daily update that was of passing interest. A mind-tickle if you will. “Skvortsov and Artemyev also collected residue samples from a window on Zvezda.” Residue?

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Chris Hadfield Memoir To Become ABC Sitcom

Aug 21, 14 Chris Hadfield Memoir To Become ABC Sitcom

Posted by in Media & Entertainment, Space

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is a rock star among geeks. His cover version of the David Bowie song “Space Oddity” has been viewed more than 22 million times on YouTube. Those are numbers that ABC’s reality show The Bachelor could only dream of matching. So should we be surprised that the American broadcaster wants to make a sitcom out of Hadfield’s life?

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‘Glowing Disk’ By ISS Sends UFO Watchers Into Tizzy

Aug 18, 14 ‘Glowing Disk’ By ISS Sends UFO Watchers Into Tizzy

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Mysterious objects noticed not once, not twice, but three times in the last week near the International Space Station have sent UFO watchers and extraterrestrial enthusiasts on high alert. The first of the three sightings of a cluster of white orbs was reported on Aug. 4 by UFO watchers who are plugged into NASA's live webcam.

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China Steps Up Space Program, To Test Recoverable Moon Orbiter

Aug 14, 14 China Steps Up Space Program, To Test Recoverable Moon Orbiter

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China announced that it would launch its first recoverable moon orbiter before the end of 2014 as a test model for its new lunar probe, the Chang’e-5, Chinese state-owned Xinhua reported Sunday.

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Moon Storage: One Small Space For Man, One Giant Space For Mankind

Aug 13, 14 Moon Storage: One Small Space For Man, One Giant Space For Mankind

Posted by in Space

Recently, scientists have been looking at the moon as a potential place to store things like priceless pieces of art or other valuable documents. In the following infographic, you get to see how humans have explored the final frontier thus far and what potential space, along with the moon, have for colonization in the future.

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