Category: Space

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‘Alien Megastructure’ Ruled Out for Star’s unusual dimming

A new study suggests that dimming of “Tabby’s star”, or more formally, KIC 8462852, is not caused by an alien megastructure being currently built. Instead it is very likely caused by dust orbiting the star. Astronomers discovered that the dimming was more pronounced in UV wavelengths than infrared. The members of...

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Elon Musk plans to start colonising Mars by 2024

On September 29th, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk unveiled his amended plan for colonising Mars within the near future. This plan was a more reasonable iteration of the plan announced last year at the 68th International Astronautical Congress. Back then, Musk announced a 40 foot wide ITS (Interplanetary Transport...

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The Scale of Space

A short clip showing you the mind-blowing size of the universe. Shot with SpaceEngine.org Music: Deep Space Travels – Stellaris Soundtrack

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Cassini: The Grand Finale

Almost 20 years ago,the Cassini orbiter began its 2.2 billion mile journey to Saturn with a liftoff at Cape Canaveral. It then spent 7 years in the cold vacuum of space as it journeyed through the solar system; and on Thursday, July 1, 2004 it became the first spacecraft to...