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SPACE EXPLORATION

Virgin Galactic Unveils New Suborbital Spaceplane

Virgin Galactic has revealed its latest suborbital spaceplane, a vehicle that looks similar to its existing SpaceShipTwo but incorporates significant structural improvements. The vehicle, built at Virgin Galactic’s facility in Mojave, California, is ready for ground tests there, with a … Continue reading

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What Is the Alcubierre Warp Drive?

The original Star Trek series introduced the concept of the “warp drive” for faster-than-light interstellar travel. Then, in 1994, a physicist by the name of Miguel Alcubierre proposed a solution of Einstein’s general relativity field equations that might, in theory, … Continue reading

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Solving the Puzzling Mystery of the Moons of Mars

Mars’s two moons, Phobos and Deimos, have puzzled researchers since their discovery in 1877. They are very small: Phobos’s diameter of 22 kilometers is 160 times smaller than that of our Moon, and Deimos is even smaller, with a diameter … Continue reading

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New Warp Drive Solutions for Faster-Than-Light Travel

If travel to distant stars within an individual’s lifetime is going to be possible, a means of faster-than-light propulsion will have to be found. To date, even recent research about superluminal (faster-than-light) transport based on Einstein’s theory of general relativity … Continue reading

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Hubble Space Telescope Captures Immense Galaxy That Stretches 200,000 Light-Years Across

NGC 2336 is the quintessential galaxy — big, beautiful and blue — and it was captured in an image by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The barred spiral galaxy stretches an immense 200,000 light-years across and is located approximately 100 … Continue reading

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New Theory Concerning the Comet That Killed the Dinosaurs

The Comet That Killed the Dinosaurs: New Theory on Origin of the Chicxulub Impactor by Harvard University | SciTechDaily It was tens of miles wide and forever changed history when it crashed into Earth about 66 million years ago. The … Continue reading

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The Most Distant Object Ever Observed in Our Solar System

A team of astronomers has confirmed the discovery of a planetoid that is almost four times farther from the Sun than Pluto, making it the most distant object ever observed in our solar system. The planetoid, which has been nicknamed … Continue reading

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Will Space Tourism Finally Bring an End to the Flat Earth Theory?

A man in Scotland hopes to raise enough money to send a proponent of the Flat Earth theory into space so that they can see that the planet is actually round. He has launched a crowdfunding campaign aimed at generating … Continue reading

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What Are Extrasolar Planets?

This article serves as an introduction to the topic of planets outside of our Solar System, one of the most important areas of research in astronomy today. What Are Extrasolar Planets? by Matt Williams | Universe Today For countless generations, … Continue reading

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Interesting Radio Signal from Nearby Star

A Very Interesting Radio Signal Was Just Detected Coming from Proxima Centauri by Matthew Cimone | Universe Today There’s a powerful scene in the movie “Contact” (one of my favs) where lead character Ellie Arroway is sitting among an array … Continue reading

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New Autonomous Aircraft Designed to Launch Small Satellites

The RAVN-X Is a New Autonomous Aircraft Designed to Launch Small Satellites by Matt Williams | Universe Today In the past twenty years, one of the biggest developments to take place in the realm of space exploration has been the … Continue reading

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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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