Post Tagged with: "Space Travel"

NASA announces press conference over new exoplanet findings

February 21, 2017 3:10 pm
NASA announces press conference over new exoplanet findings

NASA has a major exoplanet announcement to make later this week. Photo / 123rf NASA says it has some big news to tell the world. The leading space agency has announced a press conference to take place on Thursday morning AEST to present new findings on planets that orbit stars […]

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NASA stunning image of Jupiter’s south pole

February 19, 2017 6:40 pm
NASA stunning image of Jupiter’s south pole

NASA’s Juno spacecraft soared directly over Jupiter’s south pole when JunoCam acquired this image on February 2. Photo / NASA This Nasa image shows an incredibly detailed picture of the surface of Jupiter taken by the Juno spacecraft. It was taken on February 2, 2017 as the probe flew directly […]

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Two great astronauts return from China’s longest-ever space mission

November 18, 2016 12:00 pm
Two great astronauts return from China’s longest-ever space mission

Two Chinese astronauts have successfully returned to the Earth from China’s longest manned space mission to date. China’s Shenzhou 11 space capsule landed in the northern region of Inner Mongolia on Friday, after detaching from the Tiangong 2 space laboratory and heading home Thursday. “The Tiangong 2 and Shenzhou 11 […]

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Billionaire tech entrepreneur, SpaceX Elon Musk outlines vision to colonize Mars

September 28, 2016 5:18 am
Billionaire tech entrepreneur, SpaceX Elon Musk outlines vision to colonize Mars

A concept image of a space ship nearing the planet Mars (SpaceX) Billionaire tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has outlined an ambitious plan for a fully reusable transportation system that will take 100 people to Mars with a $200,000-ticket. SpaceX’s chief announced on Tuesday that his company has plans to build […]

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NASA launches mission to save Earth from killer asteroid

September 10, 2016 2:00 am
NASA launches mission to save Earth from killer asteroid

Probe to study space rock and gauge whether a ‘tug boat’ will be needed to drag it away from Earth. Nasa has launched the first ever mission to take samples from an asteroid in the hope of preventing the space rock having a catastrophic collision with Earth later this century. […]

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SpaceX launches space station docking port

July 18, 2016 9:00 am
SpaceX launches space station docking port

The SpaceX Falcon rocket at its launch pad at Cape Canaveral. Photo / AP SpaceX has launched a critical space station docking port for astronauts. An unmanned Falcon rocket streaked through the early morning darkness of Florida local time, carrying 2267kg of supplies for the International Space Station. Besides the […]

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NASA tests biggest, most powerful rocket booster ever made

June 28, 2016 9:31 pm
NASA tests biggest, most powerful rocket booster ever made

s The second and final qualification motor (QM-2) test for the Space Launch System’s booster is seen on June 28, 2016, at Orbital ATK Propulsion Systems test facilities in Promontory, Utah, US. (AFP) NASA has tested the biggest and most powerful rocket ever made, the SLS booster, in the western […]

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Juno may likely solve the riddle of Jupiter

June 25, 2016 1:30 am
Juno may likely solve the riddle of Jupiter

You’ve all heard the Planets Suite, right? Seven classical pieces that Gustav Holst used to “describe” each of the known planets. I’ve always found the Jupiter piece a bit odd – the beginning is a little bit flippant for the grandest planet in our solar system, but the majestic tune […]

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South China Sea conflict: China cyber war that is the real story

June 24, 2016 7:30 am
South China Sea conflict: China cyber war that is the real story

China remains a major player in the South China Sea, but any conflict in future won’t take place on water it’s been predicted. Photo / AP It’s a scary but potentially very real threat facing the world by 2030. In fact one expert warns China’s cyber war capabilities will in […]

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Scientists crack mystery of Venus’ vanished water

June 22, 2016 9:00 am
Scientists crack mystery of Venus’ vanished water

Picture / Krystofer Kim-Nasa Goddard Conceptual Image Lab By human standards, a descent onto Venus mirrors a fall through different circles of hell. As visitors approach, they would first pass through a thick haze of sulfuric acid. Further below are heavy metal snows that drift over Venusian mountain peaks. Finally, […]

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