All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Space’

First Talking Robot In Space Sends Earth A Message

Neil Armstrong’s famous first words on the moon will forever be taught in history books around the world. Will history be as kind to the first talking robot in space? You may recall that the University of Tokyo and Toyota sent a robot named Kirobo into space earlier this year to live on the International Space Station. He speaks fluent …

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Spitzer Telescope Now a Decade Old

Sunday marks the ten-year anniversary of the launch of NASA‘s Spitzer Space Telescope. NASA today commemorated the milestone by taking a look back at all the discoveries Spitzer has been integral in this past decade. “I always knew Spitzer would work, but I had no idea that it would be as productive, exciting and long-lived as it has been,” said …

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SpaceX’s Grasshopper Rocket Now Moves Sideways, and It’s Incredible [VIDEO]

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is doing some incredible things with its Falcon 9 test rig, codenamed “Grasshopper.” Last month, we saw it launch 325m into the air, stall and seemingly float in midair, and then land back on its launch pad. It was truly an amazing sight to see. Now, Grasshopper is hopping – to the side. SpaceX just posted a …

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NASA Reveals Its Zero Gravity 3D Printer

It’s no secret that NASA wants to take 3D printers into space. The technology would be immensely useful to the men and women on the International Space Station as they would be able to quickly repair components with plastic replacements. There is a problem though – how do you 3D print something in a zero gravity environment? In a video …

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Curiosity Rover Sings Itself the Loneliest Happy Birthday in History

This week, NASA celebrated the one year anniversary of the Mars Curiosity Rover’s landing on the planet. And they did it with a song, played in an alien land, heard by no one. Or was it? To celebrate one year on Mars, the rover used its onboard soil analysis instrument (SAM) to sing Happy Birthday to itself. “To make the …

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Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos Reboot Gets an Incredible Trailer

Holy science is this epic. Fox has just unveiled the first trailer for their Cosmos reboot, and it’s three and a half minutes of pure joy. Fox’s Cosmos is based on/a continuation of Carl Sagan’s landmark documentary series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. But this time, famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is taking the reins. This trailer features Tyson, some special …

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Astronaut Luca Parmitano’s Selfie Puts Your Selfies to Shame

I know that your hair looked super awesome when you decided to snap that selfie in the girl’s bathroom of your local Target. Yes, your face looks super cute – I love the way you pursed your lips. Brilliant. But your selfies suck compared to space selfies. This sure beats any “selfie” I’ve done up to now | Il migliore …

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Washing Your (Long) Hair in Space Is Kind of a Pain [VIDEO]

Now that Astronaut McAwesomeMan Chris Hadfield has left the International Space Station (in incredible fashion, might I add), who is going to show us how even the most mundane tasks are incredibly interesting when performed in space? Expedition 36 crew member Karen Nyberg, that’s who. She shows us how washing your hair in space, considering you have long hair, is …

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One Last Look at Herschel as it Flies Away

Back at the end of April, the European Space Agency’s Herschel space observatory ran out of its liquid helium coolant. The coolant was used to cool the telescope’s instruments to near absolute zero, enabling it to observe infrared light coming in from deep space. With the coolant gone, the telescope’s science mission has now ended, though researchers still used the …

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Voyager 1 Still Not Quite Out of the Solar System

Back in December, NASA announced that the Voyager 1 probe had entered a new region at the edge of our solar system. The region was described as a “magnetic highway,” where charged particles can pass into and out of interstellar space. Since that time, researchers have been anxiously awaiting data that confirms Voyager 1 has become the first man-made object …

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Here’s Video of the Biggest and Brightest Explosion on the Moon That NASA’s Ever Seen

Two months ago, NASA observed the largest explosion on the Moon that they’ve ever seen. And today, they’re talking about it and have released a cool video that shows the event as it took place. The explosion was caused by a meteorite, 0.3 to 0.4 meters wide, weighing in at about 40 kilograms. When it hit the moon, it was …

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Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos Reboot Confirmed by Fox for 2014

Fox has confirmed the long-discussed reboot of Carl Sagan’s landmark documentary series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage starring none other than famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. According to the LA Times, the network made their announcement on Monday at their upfront presentation. The series will start with 13 episodes, set to air sometime in 2014. Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane is …

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