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SPACE EXPLORATION

Ocean Worlds Within Our Galaxy

Far-off alien planets covered in vast oceans might be common in our Milky Way galaxy, scientists find. “Ocean worlds” are terrestrial planets that have significant amounts of water either on their surfaces or in a subsurface sea. In a new … 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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Scientists Continue to Work on Warp Drive Theories

“It is technically sound, but there have been issues that have come up on almost every level.” The Scientists Who Won’t Give Up on the Warp Drive by Rahul Rao | Gizmodo For most of us, traveling faster than the … Continue reading

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What Will Space Tourism Be Like?

From suborbital flights to orbital missions to trips around the Moon, space tourism is taking off due to technological advancements such as reusable rockets. Source: Primal Space Video

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The Lunar Landers for NASA’s next Trip Back to the Moon

SpaceX, Blue Origin and Dynetics Will Build Human Lunar Landers for NASA’s next Trip Back to the Moon by Darrell Etherington | TechCrunch NASA has selected the companies that will provide them with the human landing system for their Artemis … Continue reading

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The Apollo 13 Space Emergency & Safe Return to Earth

April 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the ill-fated Apollo 13 moon mission that almost ended in disaster. Fortunately, the astronauts were able to return safely to the Earth due to the heroic efforts of NASA and the astronauts themselves. … Continue reading

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The New Space Race of the 2020’s

This documentary is about the NASA program to return to the Moon, the space projects of several billionaires, space tourism, and other developments. Source: ColdFusion Video

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NASA Plans to Establish Bases on the Moon and Mars

Ready for the Next Great Challenge! NASA Unveils Plans for Manned Space Bases on the Moon and Mars From Sputnik News NASA’s Artemis programme, named after the Greek goddess of the Moon, is part of an ambitious effort to place … Continue reading

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Exoplanets: Nearby Super-Earth, Worlds with Two Suns

An analysis of cyclical changes in the light spectrum emitted by Proxima Centauri, the star closest to the Sun, suggests it may be orbited by a second planet. This candidate planet orbits Proxima Centauri every 5.2 years and may be … Continue reading

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What Did NASA’s New Horizons Probe Discover Around Pluto?

This video report covers the journey of the New Horizons space probe to the dwarf planet Pluto and what it discovered about Pluto’s moons, geological features, and atmosphere. Source: Astrum Video

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What Shape Is the Universe?

A provocative paper published in the journal Nature Astronomy argues that the universe may curve around and close in on itself like a sphere, rather than lying flat like a sheet of paper as the standard theory of cosmology predicts. … Continue reading

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The Jump Drive for Interstellar Travel

The jump drive is a faster-than-light propulsion concept that is similar to the idea of teleportation over vast distances. This concept was first suggested in science fiction stories written by Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein. More recently, Dr. Takaaki Musha, … Continue reading

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