Category: Space

New ‘Spelfie’ App Takes Photos of You from Space

Space selfies are now a thing. A free app called Spelfie lets users snap photos of themselves from very high above, courtesy of cameras aboard Airbus Earth-observation satellites.  Those cameras aren’t powerful enough to capture your grinning face, of course (though they can pick out individual trees and cars, according to Spelfie representatives). But space […]

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‘Legion’s’ Noah Hawley in Talks to Helm ‘Star Trek 4’ — Report

Noah Hawley. (Image credit: Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock) “Legion” TV creator Noah Hawley is in talks to write and direct a fourth film in the current J.J. Abrams-launched Star Trek film series, according to Deadline. No details of the potential fourth film were reported, but it’s expected to star Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, and the rest of the film series’ principal […]

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Interstellar Lab biomes tap Mars research to help us survive climate change

Interstellar Lab announced today that it will build a network of biomes in the Mojave Desert designed to further research about how humans could live on Mars while also applying those lessons to creating more sustainable communities on Earth. The terrestrial village will be called Experimental BIOregenerative Station, or EBios. Paris-based Interstellar Labs describes this […]

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What Does It Take to Be a Moon?

From Earth’s rocky, pockmarked satellite to ice-covered ocean worlds, our solar system is chock-full of moons. Some planets have dozens of them; others don’t have any. Astronomers find these satellites very interesting — geologically and, potentially, astrobiologically — and  are eager to send probes to visit lunar destinations, such as Jupiter’s moon Europa and Saturn’s […]

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The Destiny of the Jedi Foreshadowed in Latest ‘Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker’ Teaser

“We’re all in this. ‘Til the end.” See @StarWars: #TheRiseOfSkywalker in theaters December 20. Get your tickets: https://t.co/EbJ0vDHKyt pic.twitter.com/MUMu58jQGANovember 19, 2019 “We’re all in this. ‘Til the end.” That’s the quote from a new “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” teaser the official Star Wars twitter account posted Tuesday afternoon. The 30-second teaser shows of a mix of new […]

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Every Company Is a Space Company, Some Just Don’t Know it Yet! (Op-Ed)

James Causey is the executive director of SpaceCom, the annual commercial space conference and exposition. He has more than 40 years of diverse business experience, including acquisitions, divestitures, strategic communications and biotech. Through his work at SpaceCom, he seeks to cultivate a culture of innovation and excitement about the burgeoning commercial space industry by bringing […]

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Perseus Constellation: Facts About the Hero

In the Northern Hemisphere, look to the fall and winter sky after sundown, and you’ll see the Perseus constellation. The celestial hero is flanked by Aries and Taurus to the south, Auriga to the east, Cassiopeia to the north, and the Andromeda galaxy (named after Perseus’ wife) to the west. Perseus is the 24th largest […]

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New ‘Atlas Obscura’ Book Offers Host of Space Oddities to Visit on Earth

If you’re looking to plan a space-themed trip but you’ve already been to NASA’s Kennedy and Johnson space centers, Atlas Obscura’s new book can offer off-the-beaten-path cosmic destinations. “Atlas Obscura, 2nd Edition: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders” (Workman Publishing, 2019) offers around-the-world destination recommendations for travelers looking for something unusual. Based on […]

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