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SPACE EXPLORATION

The Direct Fusion Drive for Fast Interplanetary Travel

A Spacecraft Could Get to Titan in Only 2 Years Using a Direct Fusion Drive by Andy Tomaswick | Universe Today Fusion power is the technology that is thirty years away, and always will be – according to skeptics at … Continue reading

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There’s a 95% Chance of an Earth-Like Planet Within 20 Light Years

Based on Kepler Data, There’s a 95% Chance of an Earth-Like Planet Within 20 Light Years by Matt Williams | Universe Today In the past few decades, the study of exoplanets has grown by leaps and bounds, with 4296 confirmed … Continue reading

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A Rare Asteroid Worth $10,000 Quadrillion

Researchers say new information gathered on the asteroid 16 Psyche – a 140-mile-long minor planet situated within the main asteroid belt orbiting between Mars and Jupiter – will provide astronomical scientists with a clearer view of the rare metal asteroid … Continue reading

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Ancient Aliens: The Hollow Moon

The theory that the Moon is hollow is based on certain mysteries of the Moon that have been observed over time. During the Apollo space program, a couple of rocket stages were crashed into the Moon which caused it to … Continue reading

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Ancient Aliens: Wormholes & Space Travel

Wormholes allow for travel between two distant locations across the space-time continuum. Some scientists believe that extraterrestrial beings may have already used them to travel to Earth in the distant past. The theory of relativity allows for the existence of … Continue reading

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The Mercury 7 Astronauts: NASA’s First Space Travelers

The Mercury program represented NASA’s first human spaceflight program, with the aim to see if humans could function effectively in space for a few minutes or hours at a time. NASA’s first seven astronauts, the Mercury 7, were chosen in … Continue reading

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Superhabitable Worlds in Our Galaxy

Some Planets May Be Better for Life than Earth by Sara Zaske | WSU News Earth is not necessarily the best planet in the universe. Researchers have identified two dozen planets outside our solar system that may have conditions more … Continue reading

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The Big Bounce: An Alternative to the Big Bang Theory

Detailed computer simulations have found that a cosmic contraction can generate features of the universe that we observe today. Big Bounce Simulations Challenge the Big Bang by Charlie Wood | Quanta Magazine The standard story of the birth of the … Continue reading

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Rogue Planets That Float in Space Without a Sun

Upcoming NASA mission will search for planets in the Milky Way without their own sun. Rogue Planets That Float in Space Without Orbiting a Sun Could Outnumber the Stars by Ohio State University | SciTechDaily An upcoming NASA mission could … Continue reading

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Stars with Many Habitable Planets

Some Stars Could Support as Many as 7 Habitable Planets by Matt Williams | Universe Today In recent decades, over 4,000 extrasolar planets have been confirmed beyond our Solar System. With so many planets available for study, astronomers have learned … Continue reading

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A Super-Heavy Launch Vehicle Is Not Needed for Manned Moon Missions

Russian space industry giant Energia is involved in the production of everything from rockets and satellites to space stations and ballistic missiles, and is the prime mover behind the current Russian manned spaceflight programs. Korolev Rocket & Space Corporation Energia … Continue reading

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“Mirror Image” of the Earth and Sun Discovered

The star Kepler-160 and its companion KOI-456.04 are more reminiscent of the Sun-Earth system than any previously known exoplanet-star pair. Among the more than 4,000 known exoplanets, KOI-456.04 is something special: less than twice the size of Earth, it orbits … Continue reading

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The Closest Exoplanet We Know May Be More Earth-Like than We Thought

Proxima b, the Closest Exoplanet We Know, May Be Even More Earth-Like than We Thought by Chelsea Gohd | Space.com The closest alien planet to our solar system is even more Earth-like than scientists had thought, new observations suggest. In … Continue reading

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SpaceX Wants to Send People to Mars

SpaceX Wants to Send People to Mars – Here’s What the Trip Might Look Like by Meghan Bartels | Space.com Even as SpaceX prepares to launch astronauts for the first time, the company is sharing its dreams for human spaceflight … Continue reading

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Our Solar System Almost Had Two Suns

About half of all the star systems in the galaxy are made of pairs or triplets of stars. Our solar system features just one star, the Sun, and a host of (relatively) small planets. But it was almost not the … Continue reading

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