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www.gizmodo.co.uk/2012...

Interesting to think that in the future when space flight has become the norm that history will look back on this little capsule as the moment space opened up to the rest of the world instead of a select few governments

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Gigapixels of Andromeda [4K]

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That's unreal takki.

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Mysterious Cosmic Radio Burst Caught In Real Time

For the first time ever, astronomers have caught a curious cosmological phenomenon in the act—an immense but fleeting flash of radio waves emanating from an unknown source in the universe. These dramatic eruptions, which are called fast radio bursts (FRBs), are poorly understood, but the latest discovery could finally help scientists understand what they are and where they originate from.

FRBs are extremely powerful events capable of spewing out as much energy as our sun does in hundreds of thousands of years, but they only last a few milliseconds. Since their discovery back in 2007, when they were identified from archival Parkes Telescope data, a further seven bursts have been recorded from two telescopes, one in Australia and one in Puerto Rico. However, they were only ever observed weeks or even years after the actual event occurred.

www.iflscience.com/spa...

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its the instructions to build a worm hole generator and come visit

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This Video Shows What Earth Would Look Like With Different Suns

gizmodo.com/this-video...

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Approaching Titan a Billion Times Closer

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Great wee read...

Astronomy: The Size of Stuff
astronomycentral.co.uk...

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www.nasa.gov/content/g...

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Freakishly Old System Of Planets Hint At Ancient Alien Civilizations

"Kepler scientists have discovered the oldest known system of rocky, Earth-sized planets in the Milky Way. This suggests that terrestrial planets have appeared throughout most of the Universe's 13.8 billion year history — a potential indication of just how ancient some extraterrestrial civilizations could be."

io9.com/freakishly-old...

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Jesus! Imagine how technologically advanced a civilisation could become in that space of time. If a planet formed in the goldilocks zone 11.2 billion years ago and intelligent life evolved on the same time scale as earth, they could've been as technologically advanced as we currently are 6.7 billion years ago.

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Exploring the universe with nuclear power

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Astronomers Observe Black Hole Choking On A Star 2.9 Billion Light-Years Away

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Distant exoplanet hosts giant ring system

www.bbc.co.uk/news/sci...

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i.imgur.com/8M2noMJ.gifv

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lots of Rosetta science stuff
www.sciencemag.org/sit...

or the easily digestible highlights
www.newscientist.com/a...

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.co/Hcyww10OuB

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Planck puts new date on first stars www.bbc.co.uk/news/sci...

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Dont be expecting much here, it's still 126 million miles away, but...

New Horizons Provides A New View Of Pluto And Charon
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Messier 13 globular cluster upload.wikimedia.org/w...

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I love globular clusters. Can you imagine what the sky would look like if you were stood on a planet orbiting a star near the middle...

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Sweet - io9.com/were-going-to-...

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Imagine the data they could gather with ground-penetrating radar on a 16 mile flyby. Unbelievable stuff. This can't happen soon enough

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In fact, NASA considers a mission to Europa to be one of its two highest-priority "flagship" projects.

Then stop bloody wasting money on Mars ffs we know enough about that dead planet and yes it was at one point more than likely like earth but a billion odd years as a dead planet has probably eroded all signs of non bacterial life whereas Europa could have an ocean filled with life

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Mars was/is a logical stepping stone. You gotta remember the huge extra distance/time to the gas giants. Whether Mars is completely void of life, had life in the past, or still has life (underground, ice caps) has to be explored, simply due to its close local to Earth. It'd be pretty crazy to just send all these missions to the outer solar system, taking year longer to arrive and conduct experiments.

"Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet."

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Love the look of this galaxy. The Sombrero Galaxy.

apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap1...

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Snickers all the way lads!!

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Full resolution version... apod.nasa.gov/apod/ima...

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www.washingtonpost.com...

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ProfCox on JRE last night. Only caught a few minutes of it but hoping to watch it all tonight.

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How Big Is The Biggest Star We Have Ever Found?

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I thought VY Canis Majoris was the 'biggest' star. It has a much cooler name than UY Scuti anyway.

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motherboard.vice.com/r...

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www.citylab.com/design...

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in5d.com/whistleblower...

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the ernest comments beneath that article make it

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No Big Bang? Infinite Universe? No start, no end?

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ys.org/news/2015-02-bi...

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science says "give is this 1 free miracle (the big bang) and we can explain everything else. just give us this 1 for free though, because we need that."

the big bang, hahaha
my ass

God Is Great

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"give us" *

maybe the scientist was from here though and "give is" is indeed what he/she said.

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"the idea that God created the Universe in 7 days is laughable. what really happened was there was nothing. then there was a big bang and there was something. swear."
"fuck off and stay away from my door i've told you already"

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How can expansion be explained without the big bang? It doesn't make sense to me

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For someone always wapped on psychedelics and booze, oul soulsparc seems awfully close-minded.

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If I die on Mars | Guardian Docs

Meet the people who've volunteered to be on the first manned mission to Mars ... and stay there.

Three volunteers are on the shortlist to be among four people on the Mars One programme, the first manned space flight to Mars – a one-way trip that's effectively a suicide mission. A physics student in the UK, a young doctor from Mozambique and an Iraqi-American woman, all happy to sacrifice their futures for a place in history. Why do they want to leave Earth, and who are they leaving behind? As the list of potential Mars explorers is whittled down further on 16 February, meet those competing to be the first to land on the Red Planet.

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awesome video

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imagine you realised they were all melter just as you took off. They'd kept their shit together all through training then suddenly go toad on lift off

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Back To The Moon For Good – The New Space Race

Watch our cool movie about going back to the Moon. In case you haven’t heard, the Moon is trending again… and in a big way. Narrated by Tim Allen (voice of Buzz Lightyear), this is a complete behind-the-scenes feature on the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, the largest incentivized prize in history. Adapted from the award-winning digital planetarium show, the 24-minute movie chronicles 18 teams from around the world looking to make history by landing a privately funded robotic spacecraft on the Moon. This global competition is designed to spark imagination and inspire a renewed commitment to space exploration, not by governments or countries – but by the citizens of the world.

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That's a great video, RJ. The Sun is stunning. It really is amazing what we can see and record nowadays.

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Headline this week.

"We should make first contact: scientists say it is time to search for aliens"

Niiice. NASA are digging the mushrooms now too.
About time. I've been telling them this for ages.
Who is bringing the weed?

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