All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Space’

Pluto Image Hits Instagram First as NASA Shares New Horizons Flyby

After more than nine years and a mind-blowing three billion plus miles, NASA’s New Horizons probe has finally made it to Pluto. And the clearest, most detailed look at the dwarf planet was shared on Instagram. This wasn’t accidental. “We made an editorial decision to give the world a sneak peek of the image on Instagram,” NASA social media manager …

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Eva Lovia Is Not Just an Astronaut Porn Star, She’s an Entrepreneur

Eva Lovia is an interesting item. Sure, she’s a porn star. But Eva Lovia is also a hot trending topic, passing other porn stars like Alexis Texas, Asa Akira, Lisa Ann, and Sasha Grey — usually high-ranking in search engines — by a country mile lately. Eva Lovia has gotten lots of attention due to a well-publicized campaign from Pornhub. …

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Pornhub Wants $3.4M to Make the First Porn in Space

How does sex work in zero gravity? Pornhub wants to find out, and it’s asking for the internet’s help. Monetary help, that is. The massive online porn empire has just launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for what is calls SEXPLORATION, the first sex tape in space. Pornhub has set a lofty goal of $3.4 million, and has two months …

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SpaceX Has Filed to Begin Testing Its Satellite Internet Project

Back in January, SpaceX founder Elon Musk announced his intentions to build a satellite network that would provide high-speed internet from space. Now, he’s apparently making moves to begin testing said plans. The Washington Post reports that Musk has asked the US government for permission to begin testing his satellite internet venture. The request was made in a Federal Communications …

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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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Elon Musk: I’m Not Building a Spaceship to Get Back to My Home Planet Mars

Earlier this week, NASA announced that the Hubble Space Telescope had found the best evidence yet for an underground saltwater ocean on Jupiter’s largest moon, Ganymede. Sure, it’s buried under 95 miles of ice, but whenever we discover water on a faraway moon or planet the first thing that pops into our minds is possible life. This discovery sent Tesla …

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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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Stephen Hawking Says He’s An Athiest

Stephen Hawking is a man who loves to talk science and very rarely religion. While Hawking references God often in reports and findings, he recently admitted that he is an atheist and doesn’t believe in God. While attending the Starmus festival in the Canary Islands, Hawking was interviewed by the Spanish paper El Mundo. He talked about the origins of …

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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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Perseid Meteor Shower, Today’s Google Doodle Subject, Can Be Viewed Online

Google is showing a doodle for the annual Perseid meteor shower, which peaks tonight. The Perseids are a well-known meteor shower associated with the comet Swift-Tuttle. The point from which they appear to come lies in the Perseus constellation, which is where the meteors get their name. Google appropriately lends its doodle some animation and all around cool visuals: The …

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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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UAE Wants to Land on Mars by 2021, Launches Space Agency

The United Arab Emirates says it’s entering the space race. The country’s President, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Vice President & ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced the formation of a new UAE space agency with the stated mission to send an unmanned probe to Mars by the year 2021. “The new probe to …

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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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Meteor Shower to Light Up Night Sky

Halley’s Comet isn’t scheduled to make its next appearance in the inner solar system for another 47 years, but the debris left in the wake of the comet’s 1986 trip to the Sun is still causing quite a light show for Earth. This week our planet is passing through the debris cloud left by Halley’s Comet. The celestial event will …

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William Shatner Honored by NASA for Service

NASA honored iconic actor William Shatner with its highest award bestowed upon civilians Saturday, the Distinguished Public Service medal. Shatner received the citation while attending his own Hollywood Charity Horse Show in Los Angeles, which raises money for children’s causes. The medal cited Shatner for “outstanding generosity and dedication to inspiring new generations of explorers around the world, and for …

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Pink Dwarf Planet “Biden” Found Beyond Pluto, Hints At More Planets

Scientists discovered a pink dwarf planet at the edge of the solar system, long thought to be a celestial no-man’s land. The object, officially called 2012 VP-113, is nicknamed “Biden” in jest after incumbent US Vice President Joe Biden. The dwarf planet was found by Scott Sheppard of the Carnegie Institution for Science and Chad Trujillo of the Gemini Observatory …

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Moon Craters Mapped by Amateurs as Well as the Pros

CosmoQuest, a collective of amateur astronomers that identify and map craters on various space objects, including the moon, has gotten so adept in their studies that their data has been used in scientific research and at times published. Stuart Robbins, a research scientist at the University of Colorado’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics who led a comparative study between …

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Big Bang Waves Discovered by Scientists

In 1916, Albert Einstein published his theory of general relativity. This theory, working with the underpinnings of the big bang, postulated that massive objects “bend” space-time and that this curvature is directly proportional to the energy and acceleration of the object itself. While many scientists of the time and since have felt that Einstein’s theory of general relativity was and …

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Winklevoss Twins Use Bitcoins To Go To Space

While others are busily speculating as to whether or not recent scandals, including multi-million dollar theft and even murder, will help spell the end for Bitcoins….these guys just used theirs to buy tickets to space. Clearly the Winklevoss Twins aren’t bothered about the fluctuating value of Bitcoins. The money spent is thought to be a mere drop in the bucket, …

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Winklevoss Twins Are Going to Space Thanks to Bitcoin and Richard Branson

Following in the footsteps of notable names like Lance Bass, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are pursuing a trip into space–and they are paying their way with bitcoin. “Cameron and I have decided to use our bitcoin to take the plunge, or rather propulsion, into space. Why? Because Bitcoin and Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic are two technologies that meaningfully represent …

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North Korea Looks Like a Dark, Desolate Hellhole from Space

It’s not as if it’s all that surprising, but North Korea, when viewed at night from the International Space Station, looks devoid of life. I mean, wow. Here’s what NASA had to say about a recent image snapped as the ISS was flying of East Asia: “North Korea is almost completely dark compared to neighboring South Korea and China. The …

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Asteroid 2014: Cosmic Monster Missed Earth This Morning

A couple million miles may not sound like much of a “close call” with an asteroid. But compare it to the vast and empty light years upon light years surrounding this oxygenated rock ball we ride around on in infinite space, and 1.6 million miles isn’t much wiggle room between us and a structure racing past at 27,000 miles per …

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Andromeda Galaxy: Amazing Photo Was Captured

Depending where you are in the world right now, with a telescope and camera, you have an opportunity to capture amazing images of the Andromeda galaxy. Astrophotographer Jeff Johnson took an amazing shot of the galaxy that is being shared around the web. In an email to SPACE.COM, Johnson explains how he was able to capture the remarkable image. In …

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Hand Of God Found In Space – Simple Nebula Or Proof Of God?

Since the beginning of time man has looked up at the heavens and wondered where he came from. Many religions believe that God or another divine being is up there above us somewhere, and is the great creator. Non-believers say otherwise. Whether you are religious or not, you can’t deny the beauty of the recent photos taken of the pulsar …

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“Hand of God” Nebula Raises Interesting Questions

NASA has released a breath-taking new image of the pulsar wind nebula known as the ‘Hand of God’. The picture may look to some to be a colorful cloud-like mass in space. But to the more imaginative, you may look closely and observe what appears to be a hand. The amazing image was captured by Nasa’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array …

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Astronomers Spot Stars Soaring Out of the Galaxy

Astronomers this week revealed that they have discovered a new type of star traveling fast enough to leave the Milky Way galaxy. The stars, dubbed “hypervelocity stars,” are different than other stars found traveling at such speeds as they did not come from the center of the galaxy. “These new hypervelocity stars are very different from the ones that have …

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Massive Planet-Like Object Baffles Astronomers

Astronomers this week announced the discovery of an odd object orbiting a star located around 440 light years from our solar system. The object’s size and position is now giving scientists trouble in determining what exactly it is. The object, dubbed ROXs 42Bb, is around nine times the mass of Jupiter, just shy of the mark where astronomers would classify …

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