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  • Dark Matter and Existence Of Humans

    Dark Matter and Existence Of Humans

    What is The Connection? Leading Harvard physicist has a radical new theory for why humans exist Where do we come from? There are many right answers to this question, and the one you get often depends on who you ask. For example, an astrophysicist might say that the chemical components of our bodies were first forged in the nuclear fires of stars. Well you decide what you believe. Enjoy and share…..

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  • Death of a Planet

    Death of a Planet

    This is the story of a discovery made on St. Patrick’s Day, 2015. We learned just how much Mars is at the mercy of our sun. During a solar outburst that hit Mars that day, the NASA spacecraft Maven measured an accelerated loss of molecules in its upper atmosphere. In its early days, Mars appears to have had enough surface water to cover the entire planet to a depth of 140 meters, and an atmosphere that was thick enough to […]

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  • Earth – A Breathing Planet Off Balance

    Earth – A Breathing Planet Off Balance

    Man-made or not the end will come. We may not be around to see it, but that’s the direction our home planet is heading. NASA scientists and missions are researching the movement of carbon through the atmosphere, ocean, and plant life to better understand how, and for how long, the Earth can continue to absorb half of all carbon emissions. I sincerely hope that they will find a solution to this problem. In my opinion this should take the top […]

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  • Fermi Detects First Gamma-ray Pulsar in Another Galaxy

    Fermi Detects First Gamma-ray Pulsar in Another Galaxy

    Researchers using NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have discovered the first gamma-ray pulsar in a galaxy other than our own. The object sets a new record for the most luminous gamma-ray pulsar known. The pulsar lies in the outskirts of the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small galaxy that orbits our Milky Way and is located 163,000 light-years away. The Tarantula Nebula is the largest, most active and most complex star-formation region in our galactic neighborhood. It […]

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  • Glowing disc of material around the white dwarf SDSS J1228+1040

    Glowing disc of material around the white dwarf SDSS J1228+1040

    This artist’s impression shows how an asteroid torn apart by the strong gravity of a white dwarf has formed a ring of dust particles and debris orbiting the Earth-sized burnt out stellar core SDSS J1228+1040. Gas produced by collisions within the disc is detected in observations obtained over twelve years with ESO’s Very Large Telescope, and reveal a narrow glowing arc. Enjoy and share….

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  • Have We Found Earth’s Twin?

    Have We Found Earth’s Twin?

    Astronomers have used numerous methods to discover extra solar planets, the most successful is a technique called transit photometry. It measures changes in a star’s brightness caused when a planet crosses in front of its star along our line of sight. Astronomers using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope have employed this technique to become the most successful planet-hunting spacecraft to date, with more than a thousand established discoveries and many more awaiting confirmation. Future missions carrying improved technology are now in […]

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  • Journey into a Black Hole

    Journey into a Black Hole

    Many people have been asking me for more information about black holes. Today we have a video telling us more about Black Holes and what it would be like to be inside one. Andrew Hamilton of the University of Colorado made this amazing animation. The script was written around it. Enjoy and share……..

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  • Mars


    Mars Express, the first planetary mission of the European Space Agency, was sent to the Red Planet in 2003. It sent a lander down to the surface, and although it failed to fully deploy , the orbiter has been taking pictures and mapping the surface ever since. It has produced high-resolution mineralogical maps, radar soundings of permafrost, and probing the composition of the atmosphere. Its images, now released for general use, show the dramatic landscapes of Mars, sculpted by ancient […]

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  • Our Violent Universe

    Our Violent Universe

    This video is one that you may want to save and watch later, when you have more time. It is much longer than what I usually post here, but believe me worth every minute of your time. Our universe is more than a serene landscape of stars–it is teeming with activity from some extremely violent events. In a presentation at the IMAX theatre at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. on September 30, scientists take us […]

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  • Outdoor Activity on the Space Station

    Outdoor Activity on the Space Station

    For the second time in nine days, Expedition 45 Commander Scott Kelly and Flight Engineer Kjell Lindgren of NASA ventured outside the International Space Station to conduct a spacewalk. The outdoor activity by the pair included work to restore a truss cooling system on the complex back to its original configuration. The spacewalk was the second for both crew members and the 190th in support of space station assembly and maintenance. Enjoy and share….

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