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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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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President Trump Signs Defense Bill Creating Space Force — First New Military Branch Since 1947

Source: JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MARYLAND — Flanked by two F-35 fighter jets and in front of a giant American flag, President Trump on Friday signed the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act that officially created the Space Force, the sixth and first new military branch since 1947. “For the first time since Truman, we will create a brand new American military service,” Trump said. “You will witness the birth of the Space Force. That’s a big moment and we’re all here for it.” The creation of the Space Force marked the…

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X-ray Lasers and Electron Beam Nuclear Fusion

XFEL and electron beams to assist fusion reactions This could all change in the near future: With X-ray free-electron lasers (XFEL) it is already possible to achieve power densities of 10^20 watts per square centimeter. This is the equivalent of approximately a thousand times the energy of the sun hitting the earth, concentrated on the surface of a one-cent coin. “We are now advancing into areas that suggest the possibility of assisting these tunneling processes with strong X-ray lasers,” says Schützhold. The strong electric field causing the nuclei repulsion is…

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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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City Killer Asteroid JF1 The Size Of The Great Pyramid Of Giza Could Smash Into Earth In 2022

Source: Qronos 16  [embedded content] NASA is giving everyone plenty of time to prepare for a potential asteroid collision with the Earth. Astronomers have provided the exact date that a city-killer asteroid the size of the Great Pyramid of Giza could potentially smash into Earth. Asteroid JF1 is heading towards our planet, and there is a slight chance that the space rock could collide with Earth. The asteroid has a diameter of over 420 feet or roughly the size of the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. At its current…

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CLIMATE CHANGE? SOLAR STORMS CAN DEVASTATE CIVILIZATION & ARE MORE COMMON THAN THOUGHT, STUDY SAYS

The Sun hurls a massive blob of plasma towards Earth several times a century that’s capable of wiping out power grids Source: Kit Daniels | Infowars.com Solar storms, which are capable of devastating a technologically-dependent civilization, are more common than initially thought, according to a recent study. Known scientifically as coronal mass ejections, solar storms occur when the Sun hurls a massive blob of plasma towards Earth that’s capable of wiping out satellites, telecommunications, power grids and anything else that requires electromagnetic waves. One such storm occurred in 1859 and is known…

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Planet 9 Might Be a Black Hole

The weird orbits of Trans-Neptunian Objects (TNOs) and an excess amount of microlensing events in the 5-year OGLE dataset can be simultaneously explained by a new population of astrophysical bodies with mass several times that of Earth. Researchers propose that these objects to be primordial black holes (PBHs) and point out the orbits of TNOs would be altered if one of these PBHs was captured by the Solar System, inline with the Planet 9 hypothesis. Capture of a free floating planet is a leading explanation for the origin of Planet…

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Age of Steel Spaceliners

Source: Brian Wang Elon Musk says his best ever rocket design decision was switching to 301 stainless steel for the construction of the SpaceX Super Heavy Starship. SpaceX was already the fastest builder of rockets. SpaceX has built the orbital prototype of the Starship to near completion in four months. SpaceX is continuing to develop faster and lighter construction as they iterate on construction and design. Highlights * SpaceX Super Heavy Starship will fly to orbit around March 2020. It could fly astronauts by fourth quarter of 2020* Full reusability…

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NASA And ESA Announce Plans For “Insurance Policy For Earth”

Source: Mac Slavo NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) and the ESA (Europeans Space Agency) are finally ready to test the Earth’s planetary defenses to see whether we can successfully defend ourselves from the apparent scourge of “space rocks”. Calling it an “insurance policy for Earth,” scientists intend to smash a spacecraft into an asteroid at over 14,000 miles per hour. According to RT, the target they have chosen to crash a spacecraft into is the asteroid Didymos B.  This space rock is roughly 160 meters in diameter, one half…

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Secret Pentagon space programs are being driven primarily by fears over rising Chinese capabilities

Source: Jon Dougherty (NationalSentinel) The Pentagon’s emerging secret space defense programs are being developed in large part to counter a rising threat to U.S. orbital assets from both Russia and China, though the latter poses the more significant risk, according to Defense Department officials. Writing at Forbes, senior aerospace and defense contributor Loren Thompson reported that a recent briefing to Trump Cabinet members by a top Air Force commander was highly classified and covered threats to American space-based military and civilian assets posed by Moscow and Beijing, both of whom are…

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China’s Lunar Rover Has Found Something Weird on the Far Side of the Moon

Source: Andrew Jones China’s Chang’e-4 lunar rover has discovered an unusually colored, ‘gel-like’ substance during its exploration activities on the far side of the moon. The mission’s rover, Yutu-2, stumbled on that surprise during lunar day 8. The discovery prompted scientists on the mission to postpone other driving plans for the rover, and instead focus its instruments on trying to figure out what the strange material is. Day 8 started on July 25; Yutu-2 began navigating a path through an area littered with various small impact craters, with the help…

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Did Astronauts Really Go 1000 Times Farther Than They Can Today – 50 Years Ago?

Source: Bart Sibrel Have you ever wondered why they claimed to have walked on the moon in 1969, on the very first attempt, even though right here on earth Mt. Everest and the South Pole took numerous tries before success, allegedly accomplishing this amazing feat with fifty year older technology (a cell phone has one million times more computing power than all of NASA did back then), yet fifty years later, the farthest that astronauts can travel from the earth is only one-thousandth the distance to the moon, despite five decades more…

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Trump Launches New US Space Command, With Vintage ‘Netscape-style’ Website

There’s something eerily awkward about the roll-out of this latest venture by the US federal government. It’s as if Washington is claiming imminent domain over outer space. Equally as awkward is the 1990s looking, Netscape-style website accompanying the roll-out of this new program. “Earth to Washington…” IMAGE: The flag of USSPACECOM On August 29th, US President Donald Trump, with Vice President Mike Pence, announced the establishment of a new US Space Command. Watch: [embedded content] South Front reports… This was a follow-up on a December 18th memo in which Trump…

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The weird, repeating signals from deep space just tripled

Fast radio bursts are getting more attention from scientists, who can now detect more of them. Source: Eric Mack Scientists suddenly have a whole lot more data on one of the strangest and most recent mysteries in the cosmos, so-called fast radio bursts (FRBs). First discovered in 2007, these fleeting blasts of radio waves originate thousands, millions or even billions of light years from Earth. FRBs have influenced the design of new radio telescopes like the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME). And now a team of Canadian and American…

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