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Oct 31, 2015

What if some celestial bodies were closer to us

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Oct 30, 2015

NASA Adds to Evidence of Mysterious Ancient Earthworks

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Fascinating stuff!


Satellite photographs from 430 miles above Kazakhstan reveal colossal geometric figures that remain puzzling and largely unknown.

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Oct 29, 2015

Rosetta mission: Comet 67P is surrounded

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The air around the comet that Rosetta landed on has plenty of oxygen, scientists say, potentially changing our understanding of the beginnings of the solar system.

In current theories, oxygen shouldn’t be able to exist in high quantities, and should instead have combined with hydrogen and formed water. But oxygen is the fourth most common gas around the comet.

Professor Kathrin Altwegg, project leader for Rosetta’s Rosina mass spectrometer instrument, said: “We had never thought that oxygen could ‘survive’ for billions of years without combining with other substances.”

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Oct 29, 2015

NASA releases full, jaw-dropping view of Pluto’s crescent

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Stunning, truly.


NASA has presented us with yet another stunning, backlit view of Pluto, taken by the New Horizons spacecraft during its flyby in July. The photo adds to the growing repertoire of Pluto images that are slowly being downloaded from the probe and released by the space agency. This one shows Pluto’s crescent in full, spectacular detail, completing the partial crescent image that NASA released in mid-September.

The image was taken by New Horizons’ Multi-spectral Visible Imaging Camera (MVIC), just 15 minutes after making its closest approach of Pluto on July 14th. It was taken from 11,000 miles away, when New Horizons looked back at Pluto toward the Sun. The photo shows the hazy layers of the dwarf planet’s atmosphere, as well as the mountains on Pluto’s surface that surround the icy plains of Sputnik Planum.

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Oct 28, 2015

Mystery bright spots could be first glimpse of another universe

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Light given off by hydrogen shortly after the big bang has left some unexplained bright patches in space. Are they evidence of bumping into another universe?

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Oct 27, 2015

Rachel Rose: artist sets out on Gravity-inspired space odyssey — By Charlotte Burns | The Guardian

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“Wolf went for a walk over the world from the Mir Space Station in the late 1990s and saw the Earth seemingly vanish. His recollection so moved New York-based artist Rachel Rose when she heard it on NPR that she went to considerable lengths to track him down for a personal retelling.”

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Oct 27, 2015

Picasso in a space suit: the astronaut artist orbiting Earth — By Jonathan Jones | The Guardian

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Photographs taken by astronaut Scott Kelly from the International Space Station are beautiful – but could a robot do better?

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Oct 26, 2015

Digital-savvy, eco-conscious drivers targeted at Tokyo Motor Show

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Toyota’s three-seater exoskeleton car and an electric vehicle with touch screens that turn it into a “digital space” are among the concept models that will be on display at the Tokyo Motor Show this week.

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Oct 26, 2015

An Unknown Manmade Object is Headed for Earth

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It’s likely a rocket casing, but astronomers aren’t for sure from where. All they know is that in three weeks, it will burn up over the Indian Ocean.

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Oct 24, 2015

CGI **AWARD-WINNING** Sci-Fi Short Film “Abiogenesis”

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Watch this fantastic and breathtaking science fiction short film by the incredibly talented Richard Mans! See how a strange mechanical device lands on a desolate world and uses the planet to undergo a startling transformation, that has profound implications for an entire galaxy. For more information about this film, please see the details and links below:

http://www.abiogenesisfilm.com
http://www.facebook.com/abiogenesisfilm

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