Brilliant Green ‘Comet of the Year’ With 10 Million Mile Long Tail Will Be Visible All Week

Elias Marat, The Mind Unleashed Waking Times A brilliant bright-green comet with an incredible 11-million-mile long tail will be visible from Earth all week as it makes its once-in-11,597 years trip through the inner solar system. The massive comet, named Comet Swan or C/2020 F8, is comprised of space dust, ice, and gas and will be flying past our own planet before getting close to the sun and making its way back through the solar system. But what makes this one more special than most is the fact that the super…

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Technology Progress = Iterations Times Progress Between Iterations

Source: nextbigfuture.com Elon Musk has noted that progress in any given technology is simply # of iterations * progress between iterations. SpaceX has successfully completed six major iterations and is on its seventh rocket version iteration. SpaceX has existed for eighteen years and has shortened its development time from six years to about two years. Hardest problem by far is building the production system of something this big. 2nd hardest is achieving full & rapid reuse with payload to orbit of ~2%. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 20, 2020 This…

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ONE SMALL STEP Trump White House ‘drafting legal blueprint for moon mining’ as part of new deal called Artemis Accords

Source: Erica Davies The U.S Sun THE Trump administration is reportedly putting together a legal blueprint for mining on the moon as part of the Artemis Accords, a new U.S.-sponsored international agreement. The Artemis Accords propose “safety zones” that would surround future moon bases to prevent interference from rival nations or companies operating nearby, according to sources familiar with the pact. Read More Source

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Magnet Enhanced Aerocapture Would Enable 39 Day Mars Crewed Flights

Source: Direct comparisons were made between aerocapture and competing orbit insertion techniques based on state-of-the-art and advanced chemical propulsion, solar electric propulsion, and aerobraking. Aerocapture is enabling for three missions: delivery of spacecraft into elliptical orbits at Neptune and circular orbits at Jupiter or Saturn. Aerocapture significantly enhances five other missions by putting larger, and usually very much larger, spacecraft into the target orbit for approximately the same overall delivery cost as the best non-aerocapture alternative: delivery of spacecraft into Venus circular orbits (79% more mass), Venus elliptical orbits (43%),…

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US Supports Commercial Space Mining and Will Negotiate Deals to Enable It

Source: Brian Wang * The United States is not a party to the Moon Agreement. The United States does not consider the Moon Agreement to be an effective or necessary instrument to guide nation-states regarding the promotion of commercial participation in the long-term exploration, scientific discovery, and use of the Moon, Mars, or other celestial bodies. * The Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of Commerce, the Secretary of Transportation, the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the head of any other executive department or…

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US Gov Grants Patents For An Anti-Gravity Craft That Alters The Space-Time Around It

It wasn’t long ago when government agencies and scientists would simply reject even talking about inventions that defy our known laws of physics, but things are changing because science is progressing, and if there’s one thing that’s constant, it’s change. Change is even constant in physics–a great example I like to use is of the prominent physicist Lord Kelvin, who stated in the year 1900, “There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now. All that remains is a more and more precise measurement.” It wasn’t long after this statement…

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Russia is apparently stalking our satellites in space now

Source: Andy Meek President Trump’s relationship with Russia has factored a good bit into the impeachment trial that’s captivated Washington DC and the national press in recent days. But for everyone loudly decrying the perception that the leader of the free world may be cozying up to Russia — and the effect that may or may not have had on the 2016 election — it doesn’t seem to have shaken the country from its old Cold War ways. To wit: There’s starting to be some concern that a mysterious Russian…

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SpaceX’s Satellites Are Messing Up Astronomers’ Observations & It’s Just The Beginning.

Source:  Alanna Ketler The Facts:Satellites launched into space for faster internet speeds are interfering with astronomers’ view of the sky, and space. Reflect On:Do we really need faster connection speeds? Are there are health consequences of beaming the planet with this type of wifi radiation? Starting at the beginning of this new decade, a campaign to launch thousands of new satellites into the space surrounding our planet will begin, which will offer high-speed internet to every region of the Earth — from space. These satellites are particularly bright and are…

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RESEARCHERS STUMPED OVER MYSTERIOUS OBJECTS ORBITING AROUND SUPERMASSIVE BLACK HOLE

Objects show characteristics of gas, dust clouds but behave like stellar-mass bodies Source: The universe has offered astronomers yet another riddle as several objects near the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A* at the heart of the Milky Way show characteristics of gas and dust clouds, but behave like stellar-mass bodies. Two of them were discovered several years ago, but it turns out that there are more. Astronomers have spotted four more objects of mysterious natures, which look like dust and gas but behave like stars orbiting around the supermassive black…

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