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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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Imagine seeing images from our nearest stars solar system. Mental.

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Great layman description of gravity waves.

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The ISS transiting Saturn

And a bit of a write up regarding a faked video of the same, and a bit about this one - www.slate.com/blogs/ba...

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Building a Moon base

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Spotted – the galactic birthplace of a fast radio burst

Some six billion light-years away, one of the brightest explosions in the Universe unleashed a mammoth blast of radio light.

Lasting no longer that a millisecond but containing as much energy as the Sun’s output over 10,000 years, the eruption eventually swept across Earth on 15 April 2015.

cosmosmagazine.com/spa...

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That's nuts that all that we can see and measure makes up only 5%!!?? Insane science behind coming to that figure

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Found this on the Internet by myself. www.universetoday.com/...

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Kinda disappointed none of them asked him about recycled pee

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www.motherjones.com/po...

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Check it

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Plasma Tornado on the Sun

i.imgur.com/0MV7cPC.gifv

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Wow. That's mental. Imagine the size of that, too.

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Illustration of every orbiter, lander, rover, flyby, and impactor that completed its mission and shows each trajectory. Class

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Jupiter 'shepherds' the asteroid belt, preventing the asteroids from falling into the sun or accreting into a new planet.
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5mins to lift-off

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Good wee write up on the missions carried out by the spacecraft on the latest launch for Mars - mashable.com/2016/03/1...

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Never forget the Batstronaut.

www.sciencealert.com/t...

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Great article on the possible next generation of spacecraft propulsion technologies.

Antimatter to ion drives: NASA's plans for deep space propulsion

"It's been 90 years since Robert Goddard’s first liquid-fuelled rocket test and they're still our best engines for traversing the cosmos. But that may soon change. Cathal O'Connell explores 10 of the most feasible – and fantastic – endeavours into deep space propulsion."

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That NASA clip in 4K looked astonishing, was about 2ft from the telly marvelling at the detail..

This is fucking cool...

Caught For The First Time: The Early Flash Of An Exploding Star
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The brilliant flash of an exploding star’s shockwave—what astronomers call the “shock breakout” -- is illustrated in this video animation. The cartoon video begins with a view of a red supergiant star that is 500 hundred times bigger and 20,000 brighter than our sun. When the star’s internal furnace can no longer sustain nuclear fusion its core to collapses under gravity. A shockwave from the implosion rushes upward through the star’s layers. The shockwave initially breaks through the star’s visible surface as a series of finger-like plasma jets. Only 20 minute later the full fury of the shockwave reaches the surface and the doomed star blasts apart as a supernova explosion. This animation is based on photometric observations made by NASA’s Kepler space telescope. By closely monitoring the star KSN 2011d, located 1.2 billion light-years away, Kepler caught the onset of the early flash and subsequent explosion.

Credits: Credit: NASA Ames, STScI/G. Bacon

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Why does that guy hate Tim Peake so much lol??

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Michael Benson: the art of Otherworlds | Natural History Museum

Otherworlds explores the beauty of our solar system and demonstrates that the visual legacy of six decades of space exploration constitutes a visually stunning, important chapter in the history of photography.

Raw data provided by the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) and European Space Agency (ESA) missions has been painstakingly processed and assembled for public display.

Created by artist, curator and writer Michael Benson, the 77 composite images on display represent a joining together of art and science.

- See more at: www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/ex...

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www.wired.com/2016/03/...

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Space balloons arstechnica.com/scienc...

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A huge space explosion showered Earth with radioactive fallout

Researchers have discovered radioactive debris from a series of massive supernova explosions at the bottom of Earth's largest oceans, dating back to between 3.2 and 1.7 million years ago - relatively recently, in astronomical terms.

"We were very surprised that there was debris clearly spread across 1.5 million years," said lead researcher Anton Wallner from the Australian National University. "It suggests there were a series of supernovae, one after another."

"It's an interesting coincidence that they correspond with when Earth cooled and moved from the Pliocene into the Pleistocene period," he adds.

Hints of this series of explosions were first found around a decade ago, when Wallner discovered traces of an isotope called iron-60 in samples taken from the Pacific Ocean floor.

Read more - www.sciencealert.com/a...

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spacex launch, live stream in 15 minutes. www.spacex.com/webca

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I wonder if they are going to stream the barge landing.

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See the pure rides they have in misson control. Phawwww.

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wow! Take a bow Elon Musk you wee legend.

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www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat...

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motherboard.vice.com/r...

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Bright, young Jupiter-like 'orphan' found floating nearby

A cross between a planet and a brown dwarf has been spotted sailing through space – and it's only 10 million years old.

The object, named 2MASS J11193254−1137466 (henceforth 2MASS), is thought to be the second-brightest free-floating planetary object known to science, and a member of the youngest star group closest to the Sun.

Brown dwarfs are objects that weigh in with masses slightly larger than planets but are too small to be stars. They are often identifiable by their incredibly bright appearance in the infrared, and this is what tipped off experts about 2MASS.

cosmosmagazine.com/spa...

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Saturn's Moons and Rings May Be Younger Than the Dinosaurs

Some of Saturn's icy moons may have been formed after many dinosaurs roamed the Earth. New computer modeling of the Saturnian system suggests the rings and moons may be no more than 100 million years old.

See more at: www.space.com/32378-sa...

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Hawking & Milner to send tiny craft to another star system at near-light speed

Russian businessman Yury Milner joined forces with Stephen Hawking and Mark Zuckerberg to launch the Breakthrough Starshot project, aiming to send a robot to Alpha Centauri in the next 20 years.
The announcement comes on the day of the 55th anniversary of the first manned space flight.

The joint initiative by the well-known Russian Internet investor, the English physicist and the American Facebook co-founder will reportedly cost $100 million.

The automated probe is being sent to Alpha Centauri, and is expected to reach it in 20 years. Called a "nanocraft" due to only weighing a gram, it will be sent 25 trillion miles – or 4.37 light years – by beam of light.

www.rt.com/news/339352...

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new water telescope spots flickering black holes

www.newscientist.com/a...

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What a gaudy pile of shite that trailer is.

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Asteroid mining infographic
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James Webb's mirror is revealed

Revealed for the first time in all its glory - the main mirror of the James Webb Space Telescope, which will be launched in 2018.

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

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A Mysterious Object From Earth's Distant Past Has Returned

A first-of-its-kind space rock filled with pristine material from the formation of the Earth itself has returned to the inner solar system, after billions of years in the cosmic boondocks. And it could help us piece together our planet’s origin story.

Four and a half billion years ago, chunks of the same material that formed Earth and the other rocky planets are thought to have been flung into the Oort cloud, a ring of icy debris encircling the outermost edge of the solar system. Untouched, they’ve been preserved for eons in the deep freeze of space. Now, astronomers have spotted one of these fossils nearby, marking the very first observation of a rocky object from the Oort cloud.

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