Tag: Space

Millionaire Space Tourism Doesn’t Come With an Awe Guarantee

These were the sort of transcendental moments we might hope to enjoy when we book a trip for adventure. But what they all had in common was some unanticipated ingredient. They relied on serendipity, whether in the form of weather conditions or animal idiosyncrasy. The high-flown emotions they triggered — the sorts that manifest in […]

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Our outdated space laws could threaten global peace — the UN aims to change that

On Nov. 15, 2021, Russia destroyed one of its own old satellites using a missile launched from the surface of the Earth, creating a massive debris cloud that threatens many space assets, including astronauts onboard the International Space Station. This happened only two weeks after the United Nations General Assembly First Committee formally recognized the […]

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Historic Moves: Astronaut Jessica Watkins To Become First Black Woman On International Space Station Crew

NewsOne Featured Video Black women are making historic strides in the space industry. According to CNN, astronaut Jessica Watkins was appointed to serve on NASA’s SpaceX Crew-4 mission team, making her the first Black woman to join an international space station crew. Watkins’ roots at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration run deep. The Colorado […]

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Scientists are on the brink of unraveling the mysteries of the dark side of the Moon

Seven months after it was launched, the US robotic rover Perseverance successfully landed on Mars on February 18, 2021. The landing was part of the mission Mars2020 and was viewed live by millions of people worldwide, reflecting the renewed global interest in space exploration. It was soon followed by China’s Tianwen-1, an interplanetary Mars mission […]

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Hey, Jeff Bezos: Send Hideo Kojima to Space Already

Hideo Kojima really wants to go to space, possibly more than anybody on Earth including actual astronauts.  Kojima’s fascination with space is no big secret. The branding for his studio Kojima Productions features a mysterious space explorer planting a flag on an alien world, and his 1994 game Policenauts takes place in space. But when […]

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Scientists may have found the first extragalactic planet – can we talk to it?

Scientists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics believe they’ve discovered the first extragalactic planet ever observed by humans. Up front: I’ve got “extragalactic planetary, planetary extragalactic” to the tune of the Beastie Boys’ “Intergalactic” stuck in my head. And, now, you probably do too. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way: An extragalactic […]

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NASA’s Juno mission reveals the depth and structure of Jupiter’s colorful bands and shrinking red spot

NASA’s Juno mission, the solar-powered robotic explorer of Jupiter, has completed its five-year prime mission to reveal the inner workings of the solar system’s biggest planet. Since 2016, the spacecraft has flown within a few thousand kilometers of Jupiter’s colorful cloud tops every 53 days, using a carefully selected array of instruments to peer deeper […]

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Scientists Have Discovered Traces of Stars From the Dawn of Time

ABSTRACT breaks down mind-bending scientific research, future tech, new discoveries, and major breakthroughs. If we could peer deep into time itself, all the way to the beginning of the universe, what would we learn about the reality we inhabit? Quite a lot, which is why scientists around the globe are searching for the very first […]

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How atomic time-travel could reveal the mysteries of dark matter and more

Physicists from the University of Colorado have created an atomic clock so precise it can measure gravitational time dilation over distances as small as one millimeter. This record-breaking measurement could have implications reaching as far as redefining exactly how long a second is or discovering where all the dark matter in our universe is hiding. […]

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