All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Discovery’

The Discovery of Our Solar System’s Rogue Planet

Scientists believe the solar system as we know it was once just a cloud of dust surrounding a newborn star. Gravity caused those dust particle to form into pebbles, then boulders, then eventually coalescing into the planets we know today. Over the course of 100 million years, the eight planets we know today went from nothing more than space dust …

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A Brief History of the Space Shuttle Discovery

The space shuttle Discovery arrived at the Smithsonian today after a short flight from Dulles Airport. NASA officially handed over the shuttle to the National Air and Space Museum in a symbolic end to an era of federal funded American space exploration. As you can see from the infographic by FedTech, Discovery flew in 39 missions into outer space. It’s …

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“Frozen Planet” Shows North, South Pole As Never Before

The Discovery Channel has partnered with the BBC for several documentaries, including the wildly successful “Blue Planet” and “Planet Earth”. But their latest venture, called “Frozen Planet”, has viewers falling in love with Antarctica and the Arctic via beautifully shot video and images captured with state-of-the-art equipment. The seven-part series–narrated by Alec Baldwin–aired its first episode last night and was …

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James Cameron Funds High-Tech Submarine

Director James Cameron is boldly going where no man has gone before, or at least since 1960. Cameron has funded the construction of a high-tech one-man submarine capable of diving seven miles beneath the Pacific Ocean into the Mariana Trench, and he intends to take it there. This is no joke, the director of the hit film Titanic is undertaking …

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‘Bering Sea Gold’ Star Enjoys Some Beverages

Nothing like enjoying some cold drinks after a long day of searchin’ for treasure. The stars of Discovery Network’s hit reality television show, Bering Sea Gold could really work up some pretty big thirst: “Every summer, as the glacial ice melts around Nome Alaska, a handful of fortune seekers hunt for gold in the most unlikely of places: the bottom …

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