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Footballers and Astronauts

December 18, 2013 by
Footballers and Astronauts

What do professional (American) football players and astronauts have in common? Their “office” is about the same size:   (Image credit: NASA¬†/ Click for larger version)   They both require intensive training and the use of helmets too.

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Alien Footprints

December 18, 2013 by
Alien Footprints

Ever wondered about the track’s humanity has left on other worlds? If so, you’ll probably appreciate this infographic from Karl Tate and Space.com. Source Space.com: All about our solar system, outer space and exploration It’s a fairly intuitive image, so there’s not a lot I need to say. I’m jealous of the miles of...

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ChemCam view of unknown object

The latest Curiosity status report indicates that the mysterious shiny object next to the rover “appears to be a shred of plastic material, likely benign, but it has not been definitively identified.” To proceed cautiously, the team is continuing the investigation for another day before deciding whether to resume processing of the sample in...

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ChemCam view of unknown object

The Curiosity rover spotted something curious on the Martian sands today. What might it be? I speculate, then offer my advice on how NASA should proceed.

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SpaceX CRS-1 Update

October 8, 2012 by
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As I mentioned yesterday, the private corporation SpaceX successfully launched its Dragon capsule en route to the International Space Station, on the first Commercial Resupply Services contract ever. I watched the video live and didn’t immediately notice any issues but, come to find out, the Falcon launch vehicle lost one of its engines on...

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Or, “This time, for real”. Back in May, SpaceX launched it’s Dragon capsule on top of their Falcon 9 rocket, on an intercept course with the International Space Station. This was a test to prove that SpaceX could take over the resupply of the ISS, as space becomes a commercial frontier. The test went...

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2012 Transit of Venus

May 31, 2012 by
2004 Venus Transit

Next Tuesday, June 5th (June 5th in North America / June 6 eastern continents), you’ll have the opportunity to observe something that you’re extremely unlikely to ever see again. Over the course of a few hours, Venus will cross in front of the Sun from the vantage point of Earth. Venus will appear as...

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Hubble image of Mars at opposition in 2001.

Hubble image of Mars at opposition in 2001.

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