Category Archives: Science

“NASA Reveals Early Plans to Send Two Astronauts to Surface of Mars”

“During a high-level talk on NASA’s objectives for human space exploration, we got an early glimpse of what a 30 day crewed mission to the surface of Mars could eventually look like. It’s an exciting prospect that, while many years if not … Continue reading

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“Boeing Starliner docks to International Space Station for first time”

“The Boeing CST-100 Starliner docked to the International Space Station for the first time on Friday night.  The spacecraft made its first connection with the International Space Station’s (ISS) Harmony module at 8:28 p.m. EDT.  Boeing said that – in … Continue reading

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“… UFO sightings are ‘national security concern’: ‘Need to continue to pursue this'”

I know a bureaucratic evasion when I see one and yesterday’s hearing before a committee of the Huse of Representatives was certainly one such. It was very much like a scene from the old Brit TeeVee series “Yes, Minister.” Here … Continue reading

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“Scientists Grow Plants in Moon Soil – A First in Human History”

“Scientists have grown plants in soil from the Moon, a first in human history and a watershed moment in lunar and space exploration. In a new research paper published in the journal Communications Biology on May 12, 2022, University of Florida scientists showed that … Continue reading

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The return of the Auroch

“Hailed by Julius Caesar for its extraordinary size and the subject of cave paintings dating back 17,000 years, the extinct aurochs has been described as the most important animal in the history of humankind. Standing 6ft high at the shoulder … Continue reading

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NRO prefers Space X for launches

“A classified satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office was launched into space from California on Sunday. The NROL-85 satellite lifted off at 6:13 a.m. from Vandenberg Space Force Base aboard a two-stage SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. It was the … Continue reading

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“Hubble Telescope Spots the Most Distant Star Ever Detected in Outer Space” – TTG

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has spotted the most distant single star ever detected in outer space. The star—dubbed Earendel from an Anglo-Saxon word meaning rising light or morning star—lies 12.9 billion light-years from Earth and formed about 900 million years … Continue reading

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SpaceX’s Starlink is changing how the world communicates – The Hill

“Most communications satellites are in a geostationary orbit, high enough that they are in the same part of the sky 24/7. Ground stations just have to point their dishes at the satellite to patch into a system that delivers services … Continue reading

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First Image From James Webb Telescope

by Walrus To paraphrase Oscar Wilde, we may be sprawled in the gutter of war but some of us are looking up at the stars… The James Webb space telescope has transmitted its first image of a star as part … Continue reading

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Recreating the Tasmanian Tiger

The University of Melbourne is establishing a world-class research lab for de-extinction and marsupial conservation science thanks to a $5 million philanthropic gift. The gift will be used to establish the Thylacine Integrated Genetic Restoration Research (TIGRR) Lab, led by … Continue reading

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