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Spacex's Starman And Elon Musk's Tesla Have Made A Lap Around The Sun

The spacesuit-clad mannequin, who sits behind the wheel of SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk's red Tesla Roadster, launched into space on Feb. 6, 2018, on the inaugural flight of the huge Falcon Heavy rocket.
Related topics: SpaceX, Space, Tesla

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Privacy-friendly Fashion For A Surveillance-state Age

Fashion is fun, but it also serves a practical purpose responding to the environments in which we live. When the weather turns cold, we put on heavy clothes that we shed as the temperature rises. We cover our heads when it rains or under the glaring...

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Physicists Design An Experiment To Pin Down The Origin Of The Elements

Nearly all of the oxygen in our universe is forged in the bellies of massive stars like our sun. As these stars contract and burn, they set off thermonuclear reactions within their cores, where nuclei of carbon and helium can collide and fuse in a...
Related topics: Physics, Helium

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A Comet Just Got Vaporized By The Sun And We Saw It On Earth - Cnet

It's pretty hot up there.
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Suntracker Optimizes Solar Panels While Visualizing Sun’s Path

If you have solar panels, you want soak up as much sunshine as you can to get your money’s worth. If you don’t have space for a lot of panels, the next best thing is repositioning the panels to catch the most rays. For his entry into the...

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Elon Musk's Spacefaring Tesla Roadster Finishes Its First Trip Around The Sun

A year in the life of Starman lasts about 557 of our Earth days. The Tesla Roadster that SpaceX sent into outer space in Feb. 2018 has now completed one full  orbit around the sun. The distance "driven" amounts to roughly 762 million miles...
Related topics: Tesla, SpaceX, Space

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Comet's Fiery Death Caught On Video As It Plunges Into Sun; Conspiracy Theorist Warn Of...

The NASA/ESA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spacecraft recorded the moment a comet slammed into the Sun, according to Space Weather astronomer Tony Phillips. Phillips recorded the anomaly in the center of the solar system last week. He...
Related topics: Comets, Space, Science Videos, NASA, European Space Agency, Spacecrafts

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Nasa Announces Satellite Projects To Study The Sun Using Solar Sailing

Small satellites can be used for all sorts of purposes, and NASA has been searching for ideas to push ahead the capabilities of the hardware. The agency has announced two new projects to demonstrate the potential of small satellites.
Related topics: NASA, Space, Satellites

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Hubble Telescope Spots Gassy Ageing 'jellyfish' Star In Deep Space

Most things in space, even stars, have a limited lifespan, and someday our Sun will die too, claim scientists, while reassuring it has about 5 billion years' worth of fuel left.
Related topics: Telescopes, Hubble Space Telescope, Space

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When It Comes To Gamma Radiation, The Moon Is Actually Brighter Than The Sun

The eerie, hellish glow coming from the Moon may seem unreal in this image, since it’s invisible to our eyes. But instruments that detect gamma rays tell us it’s real. More than just a grainy, red picture, it’s a vivid reminder...
Related topics: Moon, Space

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Watch ‘sungrazer’ Comet Ram Directly Into The Sun

The comet in the video hits the Sun almost at the center and gets completely evaporated by the heat of the star. Comets of this class fly very close to the Sun’s surface and are frequently obliterated.
Related topics: Comets, Space, Science Videos

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A Doomed Comet Just Fell Into The Sun. Here's The Video.

The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) observed a comet diving directly into the sun yesterday (Aug. 15).
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The Moon Is Brighter Than The Sun In These Nasa Gamma-ray Telescope Views

The sun is the brightest object in our skies — but it wouldn't be if we could see incredibly energetic gamma-rays as well as visible light.
Related topics: Moon, Space, NASA, Telescopes

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Deep Space Menace: 'dinosaur-killer' Asteroid Reportedly Heads Towards Earth

The asteroid is expected to pass within a distance of 0.03 AU from Earth, after it completes its orbit of the Sun.
Related topics: Dinosaurs, Paleontology, Asteroids

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Dead Planets Can 'broadcast' For Up To A Billion Years, And They Could Tell Astronomers What Will...

Astronomers have discovered that dead planets stripped down to their cores can send out radio "broadcasts" for up to a billion years. They plan to listen for these broadcasts with telescopes on Earth in order to find dead planets orbiting distant...
Related topics: Space, Scientific Discoveries, Telescopes

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Astroboffins Have Spied The Largest Star That Has Gone Supernova And It's Breaking All The Rules

Back to the drawing board thanks to SN2016iet Astronomers have stumbled across the strangest supernova left over from the death of a humongous star 200 times as massive as the Sun. It’s the largest known star to have ended its life in a supernova...
Related topics: Supernova, Space

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New Regime Aims To Keep Appalachian St. Atop Sun Belt

Defending Sun Belt Conference champions Appalachian State will have to adapt to a new regime to prolong its three-year reign atop the Sun Belt Conference       

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Moon Glows Brighter Than Sun In Images From Nasa's Fermi

If our eyes could see gamma rays, the Moon would appear brighter than the Sun! That's how NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has seen our neighbor in space for the past decade.
Related topics: Moon, Space, NASA, Telescopes

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How Many Earth-like Planets Are Around Sun-like Stars?

A new study provides the most accurate estimate of the frequency that planets that are similar to Earth in size and in distance from their host star occur around stars similar to our Sun.
Related topics: Space

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New Timeline For 'giant Planet Migration' May Rewrite History Of Our Solar System

The largest planets in our solar system could have drifted away from the sun much sooner than scientists previously thought, one new study suggests.
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