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Sep 14, 2019

Trampoline mirror may push laser pulse through fabric of the Universe

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Simply changing a mirror may allow physicists to poke a hole in the universe.

Sep 14, 2019

Rho Ophiuchi’s Colorful Cosmic Clouds Glisten in Starry Deep-Space Photo

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A new photo of the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex by astrophotographer Miguel Claro reveals colorful nebulas and dark dust lanes near the bright star Antares.

Sep 14, 2019

Devices onboard Chandrayaan-2 orbiter gamechangers

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Former chairman of Isro A S Kiran Kumar on Thursday described the Chandrayaan-2 mission as a success, despite the loss of the Vikram lander on the lunar surface.

“Yes, there is sadness because we came so close to making a landing on the moon, but the mission itself cannot be called a failure because, for one, it is still ongoing,” Kumar said, speaking at the convocation of IISc.

Sep 14, 2019

International Space Station Streaks Across Jerusalem’s Night Sky (Photo)

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Miguel Claro is a professional photographer, author and science communicator based in Lisbon, Portugal, who creates spectacular images of the night sky. As a European Southern Observatory Photo Ambassador, a member of The World At Night and the official astrophotographer of the Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve, he specializes in astronomical “skyscapes” that connect Earth and the night sky. Join him here as he takes us through his photograph “A Sky Without Religious Boundaries Shows the ISS Above the Historic Old City of Jerusalem.”

The image shows the path of the International Space Station (ISS) crossing a sky free of any religious, cultural or ethnic boundaries above the beautiful and historic city of Jerusalem.

Sep 14, 2019

Is there life on Saturn’s Moon?

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The ingredients for the development of life are present on Saturn’s moon, Enceladus…But did life actually appear? Encelus is a priority target for future missions. Credit: NASA.

Sep 14, 2019

Bigelow’s next-generation inflatable space habitat is shooting for the Moon

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Welcome to your new home, the B330.

Sep 14, 2019

How fast is the universe expanding? The mystery endures

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Scientists have known for decades that the universe is expanding, but research in the past few years has shaken up calculations on the speed of growth — raising tricky questions about theories of the cosmos. Current latest trending Philippine headlines on science, technology breakthroughs, hardware devices, geeks, gaming, web/desktop applications, mobile apps, social media buzz and gadget reviews.

Sep 14, 2019

Universe might be 2 billion years younger, shocking study says

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The universe is assumed to be roughly 13.7 billion years old, but a stunning new study says it could be significantly younger than that — by a couple of billion years.

According to the study, researchers used new calculations that took different approaches to figure out just how old the universe really is.

“We have large uncertainty for how the stars are moving in the galaxy,” the study’s lead author, Inh Jee, of the Max Planck Institute, told the Associated Press. The research has been published in Science.

Sep 13, 2019

Meet the pioneers running Kyrgyzstan’s all-woman space agency

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In a country where women are seen first and foremost as wives and mothers, Kyrgyzstan’s all-female space agency defies expectations. Aged between 18 and 24, the eight-woman team are building a one-kilo satellite that will be the country’s first foray into the cosmos as an independent state. Based in Bishkek, they told The Calvert Journal what this project means for them— and thousands of girls like them.

Sep 13, 2019

Explore 100 Billion Realistic Galaxies with Space Engine

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Space Engine is a free-to-download, procedurally generated simulator that’s ten years in the making. Despite the incomprehensible size of the game’s universe, it was developed by one man. But now, he says, he can’t do it alone.

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