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A possibly habitable planet in the next solar system? This is an alien planet we could reach and explore.
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And it all starts July 4th!
Well, we didn’t get a good view of Mercury last Monday, but NASA did…
Around 13 times per century, Mercury passes between Earth and the sun in a rare astronomical event known as a planetary transit. The 2016 Mercury transit occurred on May 9, between roughly 7:12 a.m. and 2:42 p.m. EDT.
The Mercury transit will occur between about 7:12 a.m. and 2:42 p.m. EDT on May 9, 2016.
And in the dark and at twice the incoming speed. Amazing! Go to 29:15 for the fun.
On November 6th, 2015 UP Aerospace Inc. launched the 20-foot (6 meter) tall SL-10 rocket into near-space. The mission: deploy the Maraia Capsule testing the aerodynamics and stability of the payload on re-entry to the atmosphere. The rocket reached an altitude of 396,000ft (120,700 meters) and speeds up to Mach 5.5 (3800mph or 6115km/h) at engine burnout.
More on the Largest Objects…
The Space Age really began with the brave flight of Yuri Gagarin 55 years ago today.
Well they’ve done it! Fantastic Achievement. Here is the Webcast, but I can’t get the sound to sync right. Might be my computer.
Make sure to celebrate!
UPDATE: Mission Postponed until Tomorrow due to weather. Launch window opens at 6:46 pm EST.
Well, statistically it had to happen sooner or later…
UPDATE: From the NY Times…
30 years ago today the space shuttle Challenger blew up moments after lift off. All seven astronauts died. Then president Ronald Reagan gave one of the finest (in my opinion the finest) speeches of his career.
updated video link
Ars Technica got to view some of the rarest stuff there is. From moon rocks to bits of cosmic dust. Pretty Awesome tour…
Okay, you may have heard about this, but a star has been observed dimming for awhile. One (very unlikely) possibility is that a technologically more advanced civilization could be building a structure around their sun. Interesting.
Space X has successfully landed the booster for the Falcon 9. The full webcast is awesome, but go to 32:00 to see the booster land.
NASA continues to release images from the New Horizons probe. This latest flyby gives us even more information about this distant world.
via: The Verge
This may be very interesting. If the EM Thruster does work, and it seems to, then some of what we understand about Physics may change.