Posts Tagged 'Space'

Vianney Halter’s Deep Space Tourbillon: Analog Time from Deep Space Nine!

I’m for any watch inspired by science-fiction, but you probably wouldn’t have guessed that this awesome tourbillon watch, which costs probably as much as your house got its inspiration from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

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The Distance to Mars: Measured in Pixels

I’m pretty sure that many people have trouble understanding stellar distances. Even Mars, one of the closest planets, is really far away by Earthly measurement standards. Check out this great and simple web animation on how far away Mars actually is from Earth.

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Health Problems Future Mars Astronauts May Face

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A newly published study found that astronauts going to Mars could have trouble sleeping, become lethargic, and have problems with mental tasks over the course of a long mission.

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Earth’s Van Allen Radiation Belt to be Probed by NASA Satellites

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On August 23rd, NASA will launch the Radiation Belt Storm Probes, a pair of specially designed satellites to gather information about the Earth’s Van Allen radiation belts, the concentric bands of plasma that protect the biosphere of the planet from highly charged particles.

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Haemaphysalis Flava Hardy Enough to Survive Vacuum and Electron Beam

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Haemaphysalis flava , a kind of tick, was observed under the intense rays of an electron scanning microscope and survived the experience. They may have just surpassed Tardigrades as the world’s hardiest animals, which can survive the vacuum and UV radiation of space.

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Saturn’s Largest Moon Titan Seen in Unprecedented Detail

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As one of the coldest places in the solar system, Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, is also one of the most dynamic. A new collection of 13 studies about Titan reveal previously undetected craters, rivers, and have provided maps of its surface and interior.

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Magnetic Disturbances Sent Massive Solar Wind Earthward

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Powerful magnetic disturbances in Sol’s corona have hurled a large burst of charged particles into space on March 4th. The solar storm erupted from the sunspot AR 1429 at 11:13PM and according to NASA, it should hit Earth on Tuesday night and Wednesday.

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Metal Sphere from Orbit Hits Brazilian Town

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A small town in northeastern Brazil, in the state of Maranhão, was greeted by a 110-pound metal sphere that came crashing down. Locals from Riacho dos Poços reported that the crash sounded like a plane had fallen or an earthquake.

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Masten Space’s Xombie Rocket Uses Draper Labs GENIE in Recent Launch

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Private spaceflight company Masten Space’s XA-01.B rocket, which they have dubbed Xombie for short, was recently launched and it included Draper Laboratory’s GENIE system. Draper Laboratory created the guidance computer for the Apollo program and their latest system also performed well, during this test launch.

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ESA’s Vega Rocket Has Launched on Its Maiden Voyage, Carries 9 Satellites

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As of 7AM (10:00 GMT), the European Space Agency’s new Vega rocket has successfully launched on Monday, February 13th from Kourou, French Guyana, off the northern coast of South America. While Vega isn’t gigantic, it promises to be twice as effective as similar-sized rockets. The maiden voyage includes 9 satellites to deliver into orbit, including LARES, the frame-dragging measurement satellite.

Read more @ SciTechDaily


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