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Impossible “Neutron Star” Shatters Theory

Posted by on October 26, 2014 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Impossible “Neutron Star” Shatters Theory

What is a neutron star? Astronomers tell us that these tiny yet massively dense objects form by gravitational collapse from the remnants of a massive star that has exploded.

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Rosetta’s Mission to Comet 67P Could Change Science Forever

Posted by on October 15, 2014 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Rosetta’s Mission to Comet 67P Could Change Science Forever

Human beings around the world may be witnessing one of the most significant dramas in the modern history of the space sciences. The ESA’s Rosetta mission to the comet 67P has shattered the theoretical predictions of standard comet science. For many decades, we were told that comets are dirty snowballs, which formed billions of years ago, tracing back to the solar system’s origins. In contrast, the electric universe has stated for decades that comets, meteors and asteroids are materials excavated electrically from planetary surfaces. Wal Thornhill explains that the Rosetta mission has already provided a stunning confirmation of the electric comet theory.

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NASA Is Studying How to Mine the Moon for Water

Posted by on October 12, 2014 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
NASA Is Studying How to Mine the Moon for Water

Space agency scientists are developing two separate mission concepts to assess, and learn how to exploit, stores of water ice on the moon and other lunar resources. The projects — called Lunar Flashlight and the Resource Prospector Mission — are notionally targeted to blast off in 2017 and 2018, respectively, and aim to help humanity extend its footprint out into the solar system.

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Hungry Black Hole Eats Faster Than Thought Possible

Posted by on October 9, 2014 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Hungry Black Hole Eats Faster Than Thought Possible

Astronomers have discovered a black hole that is consuming gas from a nearby star 10 times faster than previously thought possible. The black hole — known as P13 — lies on the outskirts of the galaxy NGC7793 about 12 million light years from Earth and is ingesting a weight equivalent to 100 billion billion hot dogs every minute.

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Total Lunar Eclipse On Wednesday Will Be a Rare ‘Selenelion’

Posted by on October 6, 2014 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Total Lunar Eclipse On Wednesday Will Be a Rare ‘Selenelion’

On Oct. 8, Interested skywatchers should attempt to see the total eclipse of the moon and the rising sun simultaneously. The little-used name for this effect is called a “selenelion,” a phenomenon that celestial geometry says cannot happen.

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Earth and Space News October 4, 2014: Super Typhoon, Total Lunar Eclipse

Posted by on October 4, 2014 in Earth & Space with 0 Comments
Earth and Space News October 4, 2014:  Super Typhoon, Total Lunar Eclipse

Earth and Space News October 4, 2014: Space weather; Earthquake watch; Total Lunar Eclipse on October 8, 2014; Global weather; Super Typhoon Phanfone

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Earth and Space News October 3, 2014: M7 Solar Flare, Quakes, Storm Alert

Posted by on October 3, 2014 in Earth & Space with 0 Comments
Earth and Space News October 3, 2014:  M7 Solar Flare, Quakes, Storm Alert

Earth and Space News October 3, 2014: Large M7.3 Solar Flare – CME is NOT Earth-directed; Earthquake watch; Iceland’s Bardarbunga Volcano Captured in Spectacular Drone Footage; Rising atmospheric moisture from global warming not to blame for 2013 Colorado flood; Influence of short-term solar disturbances on the fair weather conduction current (PDF);S0’s Climate Change Playlist; Storm alert

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Complex Organic Molecule Found In Interstellar Space

Posted by on September 28, 2014 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Complex Organic Molecule Found In Interstellar Space

Scientists have found the beginnings of life-bearing chemistry at the centre of the galaxy. Iso-propyl cyanide has been detected in a star-forming cloud 27,000 light-years from Earth.

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Black Holes DON’T Exist According to Scientist Who Claims Mathematical Proof

Posted by on September 26, 2014 in Earth & Space, Science with 0 Comments
Black Holes DON’T Exist According to Scientist Who Claims Mathematical Proof

An American physicist claims she has mathematically refuted the existence of black holes in our universe. The new theory combines Steve Hawking’s radiation theory with quantum theory’s fundamental law that no information ever disappears from the universe. Professor Laura Mersini-Houghton from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill maintains she managed to merge two seemingly contradicting theories, Einstein’s theory of gravity and a fundamental law of quantum theory.

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New Evidence That We Could Grow Vegetables On Mars And The Moon

Posted by on September 20, 2014 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 1 Comment
New Evidence That We Could Grow Vegetables On Mars And The Moon

Could we grow a garden in the soils of Mars and the Moon? A new study digs down deep into the interstellar dirt and says that, yes.

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Five Most Awesome Things that Happened with Space This Week (2MIN Video)

Posted by on September 18, 2014 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Five Most Awesome Things that Happened with Space This Week (2MIN Video)

Video of the five most awesome things that happened with space this week:
(5) The Hubble Space telescope finds the smallest known galaxy containing a “supermassive” black hole.
(4) Boeing, SpaceX win contracts to build ‘space taxis’ for NASA
(3) Mysterious satellite launched from Florida by Atlas 5 rocket
(2) NASA conducts recovery drills for next generation space capsule
(1) MAVEN spacecraft close to entering Mars orbit — and it won’t be alone

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What Is the Universe? Real Physics Has Some Mind-Bending Answers

Posted by on September 17, 2014 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
What Is the Universe? Real Physics Has Some Mind-Bending Answers

Science says the universe could be a hologram, a computer program, a black hole or a bubble—and there are ways to check

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Martian Meteorite Yields More Evidence Of the Possibility Of Life On Mars

Posted by on September 16, 2014 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Martian Meteorite Yields More Evidence Of the Possibility Of Life On Mars

A tiny fragment of Martian meteorite 1.3 billion years old is helping to make the case for the possibility of life on Mars, say scientists.

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3 Videos That Will Shift Your Perspective, Showing Just How Small We Really Are in the Universe

Posted by on September 7, 2014 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
3 Videos That Will Shift Your Perspective, Showing Just How Small We Really Are in the Universe

The following 3 videos are inspiring examples of how technology can assist in our evolution, and help us to keep stay grounded, by providing us renewed perspectives on life here on Gaia.

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Welcome To Laniakea: Our Supercluster Home In The Cosmos

Posted by on September 4, 2014 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Welcome To Laniakea: Our Supercluster Home In The Cosmos

We are part of a galactic supercluster called Laniakea, which contains a hundred million billion stars, according to a new study. The discovery, reported in the journal Nature, provides our most detailed cosmic address yet. Superclusters – regions of space that are densely packed with galaxies – are the biggest structures in the Universe. But scientists have struggled to define exactly where one supercluster ends and another begins. Now, a team based in Hawaii has come up with a new technique that maps the Universe according to the flow of galaxies across space. Redrawing the boundaries of the cosmic map, they redefine our home supercluster and name it Laniakea, which means ‘immeasurable heaven’ in Hawaiian.

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