CURIOSITY’S AWESOME 360-DEGREE VIDEO MAKES YOU THINK YOU’RE STANDING ON MARS

We may have lost an Opportunity on Mars, but that isn’t holding Curiosity back. After hanging out at Vera Rubin Ridge on Mount Sharp since 2017, NASA’s Curiosity rover is crawling over the dusty terrain of the Red Planet again — but not before the Curiosity team released a panoramic video that will really make you think you’re standing right there in moon boots (because we don’t know what Mars boots look like yet). The video not only gives you a 360-degree view of Mars from the rover’s point of view, but also a closeup…

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Violinist Lindsey Stirling shoots moon-themed ‘Artemis’ music video at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

Performer Lindsey Stirling made an (almost)-out-of-this-world performance within view of the launch pad that could send people to the moon in 2024. The American violinist is famous not only for her music, but also for her choreography, which accompanies the performance. She plays, dances, kicks and gracefully climbs staircases at the Kennedy Space Center‘s Launch Control Center in Florida in a new NASA video. Shots from the video show Stirling moving in the shadow of the Vehicle Assembly Building, where NASA once built Saturn V rockets for the Apollo moon landings and where…

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NASA center in California issues mandatory work-from-home order after employee tests positive for coronavirus

NASA’s Ames Research Center in California has issued a mandatory policy for employees to work from home after one worker tested positive for the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19. The research center, which is located in Moffett Field in the Silicon Valley, has been placed on restricted access after the employee was confirmed to have the coronavirus on Sunday (March 8).  “On Sunday, March 8, we received confirmation that an Ames employee tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19),” Ames officials wrote to employees today. Continue reading NASA center in California issues mandatory work-from-home order after employee…

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Voyager 2 is gathering science data again after recovering from a glitch in interstellar space

All five remaining instruments on NASA’s venerable Voyager 2 spacecraft are back to gathering science data after power overuse in late January interrupted the probe’s operations. NASA made the announcement yesterday (March 3), over a month after the incident occurred. Troubleshooting for the spacecraft is a slow process because of its distance from Earth; it takes 17 hours for each command to reach the probe and for data indicating its efficacy to reach engineers. “Voyager 2 has returned to normal operations following the anomaly on Jan. Continue reading Voyager 2 is gathering science data…

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Astronaut Screams When She Sees a UFO Approaching The International Space Station

In this video, we see the automatic and conditioned reaction of the astronaut who calmed his colleague immediately with an apparent sense of urgency before she could even utter a scream. At an analysis of the video, we can see the first astronaut from Italy Samantha Cristoforetti, who shouts a scream during the docking maneuvers with the International Space Station. Why she was so alarmed? Would NASA tell us if aliens are monitoring our world? I think they should not keep such information secret because it is a real problem…

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Nasa admits ‘tiny super-intelligent’ aliens may have ALREADY visited Earth – and says some UFO sightings ‘cannot be explained or denied’

A top Nasa scientist said the space agency needs to be “more aggressive” in the hunt for alien life A NASA scientist admits that it’s entirely possible aliens have already visited Earth – and we simply never noticed. The space expert also noted that not all UFO sightings can be “explained or denied”, and said scientists should be more open-minded about the possibility of alien visitors. Nasa has long been investing in SETI, the “search for extraterrestrial intelligence” – better known as aliens. Continue reading Nasa admits ‘tiny super-intelligent’ aliens…

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Britain’s First Astronaut Says Aliens Definitely Exist and May Already Be Living Among Us

John Vibes, The Mind UnleashedWaking Times According to the first Briton to go into space, Dr. Helen Sharman, extraterrestrials do exist, and it could even be possible that they are among us here on Earth. Sharman recently spoke with Observer Magazine about her beliefs on the possibility of other intelligent life in the universe, and had some very surprising things to say. She seemed extremely confident in her beliefs, saying with certainty: “Aliens exist, there’s no two ways about it.“ “There are so many billions of stars out there in the universe that there…

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2020 in Space! Astronauts Ring in New Year (and Decade) from Orbit

The people of Earth weren’t the only ones ringing in the year 2020 at midnight. Six explorers in orbit celebrated the new year’s arrival – and indeed, a new decade – aboard the International Space Station. “Happy New Year from low Earth orbit!” NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan wrote on Twitter as Earth began the year 2020. Morgan celebrated 2020’s arrival with crewmates Christina Koch and Jessica Meir (both of NASA), European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano, and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Skripochka and Alexander Skvortsov. Parmitano commands the crew, known as…

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What’s the Point of the James Webb Space Telescope?

The oft-delayed space observatory will be worth the wait. The fully assembled James Webb Space Telescope with its sunshield and “unitized pallet structures” (which fold up around the telescope for launch) are seen partially deployed to an open configuration to enable telescope installation. (Image: © NASA/Chris Gunn) Paul M. Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University, host of Ask a Spaceman and Space Radio, and author of “Your Place in the Universe.” Sutter contributed this article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.  NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is (currently) scheduled to launch in March of…

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China Accuses US of ‘Weaponizing’ Space, US Hits Back Blaming Russia & China

A view from ‘neutral’ lower orbit (Image Source: Arch Daily) Back in 2018, US President Donald Trump announced, to relatively mild fanfare, the Pentagon’s creation of new a “Space Force,” as the sixth branch of the US military which would henceforth be managing and conducting missions in the space domain. Up until this time, the ideal of militarizing or ‘weaponizing’ outer space had been more or less retrained by a series of international treaties and UN agreements which delineates space as a ‘neutral’ domain, and thus prohibits any one nation…

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Boeing’s failed Starliner mission strains ‘reliability’ pitch

Source: SEATTLE/CAPE CANAVERAL (Reuters) – Boeing Co’s (BA.N) stunted Friday debut of its astronaut capsule threatens to dent the U.S. aerospace incumbent’s self-declared competitive advantage of mission reliability against the price and innovation strengths of “new space” players like Elon Musk’s SpaceX. Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company, has anchored its attempt to repel space visionaries like Musk and Amazon.com (AMZN.O) founder Jeff Bezos partly on its mission safety record built up over decades of space travel. While SpaceX and Bezos’ Blue Origin are racing to send their own crewed…

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NASA BUILDING SUPERSONIC PLANE THAT GOES AS FAST AS CONCORDE – WITHOUT THE SOUND

Plane expected to make sound of a ‘a gentle thump’ if it can be heard at all NASA has started production of a plane that will fly faster than the speed of sound, but will be almost inaudible from the ground below. [embedded content] NASA’s X-Plane will fly faster than the speed of sound, but will be almost inaudible from the ground below “It is super exciting to be back designing and flying X-planes at this scale,” said Jaiwon Shin, associate administrator for aeronautics at NASA. “Our long tradition of solving…

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NASA Parker Probe Finds Solar Wind Spikes to Double Speed

Source: NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has uncovered the processes that drive the solar wind – the constant outflow of hot, ionized gas that streams outward from the Sun and fills up the solar system – and how the solar wind couples with solar rotation. The mission has examined the dust of the coronal environment, and spotted particle acceleration events so small that they are undetectable from Earth, which is nearly 93 million miles from the Sun. During its initial flybys, Parker studied the Sun from a distance of about 15 million…

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Asteroid as big as the pyramids on its way and could zoom past Earth on Friday

An asteroid as big as the Egyptian pyramids is zooming towards Earth and will squeeze past us on Friday – if it doesn’t smash on to our home planet’s surface. Named 2019 WR3, NASA expects the space rock to make a “close approach” to Earth later this week. The space agency has classified the asteroid as a “near-Earth object (NEO)” which means its orbit brings it very close – in cosmic terms – to Earth. The asteroid was first spotted late last week. NASA has now observed the asteroid some 74 times to better…

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NASA’s Curiosity Has Detected An Unexplained Spike In Oxygen On Mars

Mars has a very tenuous atmosphere, roughly 1 percent of Earth’s own, which is overwhelmingly made of carbon dioxide. Tiny fractions of other gases have been measured and studied over time, leading to several puzzling findings. The recently reported spike in methane is certainly among them and now we can add another one: an unusual increase in oxygen. As reported in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, Curiosity has collected years’ worth of data of the amount of oxygen relative to carbon dioxide present above Gale Crater, where the industrious rover is operating.…

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Former NASA Scientist Claims Alien Life Was Found On Mars In The 1970s

John Vibes, Truth TheoryWaking Times Former NASA scientist Gilbert Levin has recently published an opinion piece for Scientific American, on his long-held belief that evidence of alien life was discovered on Mars in the 1970s. Gilbert Levin worked with NASA on the Viking missions to Mars, and he claims that evidence of life was found on the Red Planet during those missions. Levin’s new article is simply titled, “I’m Convinced We Found Evidence of Life on Mars in the 1970s,” and details his first-hand experience with the Viking missions. In his article, Levin…

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Boy Applies For NASA’s Planetary Protector Job In The Most Adorable Way

“I am young, so I can learn to think like an Alien.” This fourth grader’s job application letter to NASA is something to phone home about. Nine-year-old Jack Davis laid out exactly why he believes he’s perfect to take on the space agency’s recently advertised role of Planetary Protection Officer in an adorable handwritten letter. And with his cute claim that he’s still young enough to “learn to think like an Alien,” his sweet appeal is now going viral: “One of the reasons is my sister says I am an alien also,” he wrote, explaining his…

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How Can a Star Be Older Than the Universe?

Space Mysteries: If the universe is 13.8 billion years old, how can a star be more than 14 billion years old? or more than 100 years, astronomers have been observing a curious star located some 190 light years away from Earth in the constellation Libra. It rapidly journeys across the sky at 800,000 mph (1.3 million kilometers per hour). But more interesting than that, HD 140283 — or Methuselah as it’s commonly known — is also one of the universe’s oldest known stars. In 2000, scientists sought to date the star using observations…

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NASA Study Reveals Mars Holds A Large Reservoir Of Water

The possibility of life on the other planets in the Solar System has always been deliberated by astronomers and scientists in an effort to search for water on these entities. However, this might not be a theory anymore. Scientists have discovered a massive reservoir of frozen water beneath the northern polar ice cap on Mars using a ground-penetrating radar. Mars’ northern cavi unit, resting about a couple of kilometres below the Martian North pole, was found having multiple layers of ice mixed in with sand was considered to have formed…

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