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Space edition: Earth without the Moon and the Mars Space Exploration Vehicle

Without the Moon we would have a short day, since the planet would spin faster. A day would be only 6 hours long. Also, without the Moon the tilt of Earth would vary so much that seasons would be wildly inconsistent from year to year. So, the Moon is very important. Also, in this space […]

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Yay. NASA is restarting supply to ISS. About time, guys! Video live NOW!

You can check now the status of the cargo which flies now to the ISS on NASA Ustream channel. The private company United Launch Alliance uses an Atlas V rocket to carry an Orbital ATK Cygnus commercial resupply spacecraft in order to get much needed cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) “following a pair […]

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Vsauce: messages for the future

Vsauce investigates how humanity tries to communicate with aliens. We have already send a gold platter with the Voyager missions and we have tried to explain who we are and where we are. Nobody knows if we will ever find aliens or if aliens will find the space probes, but at least we tried. Vsauce […]

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The physics of space battles

Joe Hanson, from Its Okay To Be Smart, tried to imagine a real space battle in light of physics. It turns out that a space battle would not be in any way similar to those that you see in Star Wars. First off, you don’t hear any sound in space. Shoooo. Then, once you have […]

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Hollywood lied to us: we can live in the vacuum of space for up to 180 seconds

Hollywood is notoriously anti-scientific in many regards. How often did you head explosions in space? Pretty often. But the explosions in space sound pretty much like … You saw it: they don’t sound at all. There is no matter to transmit that sound. Hollywood, busted. Now, to another myth: that if you land outside the […]

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Neil deGrasse Tyson about dying on other celestial bodies

If you try to live on the Sun, then you die instantly. On mercury, Venus or other planets you get to live a couple of seconds and then you die. The only place safe is still Earth. Why would you die on other planets? Let Neil deGrasse Tyson explain it to us. Via Business Insider.

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Better images than with Hubble Space Telescope? Yes, with E-ELT.

The E-ELT, European Extremely Large Telescope, will be an engineering marvel when it will be completed in the next decade. With a main mirrors of 39 meters in diameter, it will be the biggest telescope ever built. The main mirror consists of over 700 hexagonal pieces that are 5 centimeters thick and are so flexible […]

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A star within a star? We finally got to see this too: a Thorne–Żytkow object

Scishow space reports that a Thorne–Żytkow object had been discovered. It is a star within a star. Basically what we have here is a star that exploded into a supernova and a neutron star remained as a result. That neutron star was then engulfed by a red supergiant from the binary system they were in […]

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Phobos and Deimos, those tiny moons of Mars explained

Phobos and Deimos are the two tiny moons of Mars and, since they are way smaller than our Moon, those satellites don’t even have a spherical form. They have a potato form and are, most likely, asteroid pushed by Jupiter from the asteroid belt into Mars’ orbit. In any case, we still could use those […]

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SciShow space: secret space plane and Curiosity’s curiosity

X-37b is a space plane that flies since 2012, for 500 days in a row now, at about 175 km altitude. Nobody knows for sure what it does up there as it has no crew inside, but it is believed that it is used as a test bed for future reusable space shuttles. YAY. On […]

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