All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘NASA’

NASA Will Give You $5,000 for Your Great Idea about the Manned Mars Mission

NASA wants to put people on Mars. You should too. It just needs help with some ideas on how that’s gonna work. It’s contest time! “NASA is embarking on an ambitious journey to Mars and Tuesday announced a challenge inviting the public to write down their ideas, in detail, for developing the elements of space pioneering necessary to establish a …

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Hubble Finds Smiley Face Comprising Two Far Away Galaxies

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has been providing humanity incredible images from space for a quarter of a century, and it might’ve just given us the happiest picture its ever captured. Thanks to two far away galaxies and something called “strong gravitational lensing”, the Hubble has captured something smiling at us out in space. What you’re looking at above is a …

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Mars Rover Due For Major System Reformat

A mass amount of system resets to NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has prompted the rover team to make plans to reformat the rover’s flash memory. The reformat will help prevent the system from losing memory and will wipe out the old and damaged cells within the memory. The reformat will take place next month and several preparations have already …

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Thigh Bone On Mars: Is It Proof Of Alien Life?

Since the beginning of time humans have looked up to the heavens and wondered if anything or anyone is looking back. Scientists have said that there could be life on other planets, but most people want to know if there could be intelligent life somewhere out there. One of the planets that is most like Earth is Mars and some …

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William Shatner and NASA Share Twitter Exchange

Iconic actor William Shatner tweeted to NASA on Saturday, and received an update on the status of the International Space Station. Back in April, NASA honored Shatner with its highest award bestowed upon civilians, the Distinguished Public Service medal. The medal cited Shatner for “outstanding generosity and dedication to inspiring new generations of explorers around the world, and for unwavering …

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Supermoon Saturday – See The Pics!

If you happened to look into the sky early Saturday, you probably witnessed one of the coolest natural phenomenon’s! Saturday, July 12 marked the first supermoon of the summer and was captured in hundreds of photographs across the globe. So, what is a “supermoon?” According to the Weather Channel, a supermoon occurs when a new or full moon coincides with …

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Curiosity Rover Celebrates First Year on Mars

NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover touched down on the Red Planet in August 2012, nearly two years ago. However, today marks the one year Martian anniversary of the rover’s presence on Mars, a feat many thought would never been seen. Mars, being further away from the sun than Earth, takes 687 days for one revolution to occur, meaning that a year …

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Mars Flying Saucer Test Postponed By NASA

NASA is preparing to launch a “flying saucer” into Earth’s atmosphere in order to test the technology that may be used to land on Mars. However, the test has been postponed many times due to incliment weather conditions. The next chance to launch the flying saucer will be on June 14. According to the agency, the flying saucer test will be …

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‘The Beast’ Asteroid Set to Pass Earth on June 8th

On Sunday, June 8th, an asteroid nicknamed “The Beast” will approach uncomfortably close to the Earth – 3.25 times the distance between the Earth and the moon, to be exact. The passing is uncomfortable for a couple of reasons: 1) Any space object nicknamed “The Beast” should be fear inducing no matter how close it is; and 2) The massive …

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Meteor Storm Not Over: Watch For Comet Caboose Weds.

Did you witness the witching hour light show in the sky this morning? Me neither. It’s always nice to see these kinds of events live; but if you’re like me, you might have missed the Camelopardalid meteor shower on account of cloudy skies. Lucky for the both of us, media capturing the cosmic firework display was posted all over the …

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El Niño 2014 Might Become a Repeat of 1997

NASA satellite imaging of the Pacific Ocean has revealed data that resembles the conditions which fostered the record-breaking El Niño year of 1997. El Niño, which is Spanish for “the boy,” with the capitalized version meaning “Christ Child,” is a system of abnormally high seawater temperatures that develops off the Pacific coast of South America, leading to extreme weather across …

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SpaceX Dragon Cargo Ship Returns To Earth

The commercial cargo ship Dragon returned to earth on Sunday after stopping by the International Space Station to pick up over two tons of science experiments and equipment. The cargo ship was loaded and prepped on Saturday and released by astronaut Steven Swanson on Sunday. Swanson used the space station’s giant robot arm to release the cargo ship and it …

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