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Category: Space

Will the Mars Science Laboratory Suffer the Phobos Effect?

Up to this point we had been amazed by the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) nicknamed Curiosity. Even after the project manager had announced an unprecedented discovery  late 2012  and later retracted. [A common attitude of space scientists under the grasp of the official agency and its subsidiaries.]  Despite the disappointment, the MSL robot continued its work on…
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Planetary Resources To Build Public Space Telescope

Update 7-9-2013 Planetary Resources did meet the goal of raising at least 1 million dollars to start the project. Original Post Planetary Resources makes the news again with their announcement today that they plan to build a space telescope for public access. Planetary resources became known for its intent to mine asteroids, and according to…
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Comet ISON – c2012 S1

Comet ISON will approach the inner solar system late 2013. In early October 2013, ISON will be closer to Mars than it will ever be to Earth (?). Around November 27 of 2013, c2012 S1 will be orbiting around the sun and it will start its approach to Earth. Provided it is not altered by…
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Look Up at the Sky – Mars & Saturn

Look Up at the sky tonight you should be able to locate Mars and Saturn in a straight line from Earth’s perspective. I couldn’t find an available telescope tonight, too bad. Seems I’ll have to acquire my own. But despite what the general public might think, it doesn’t take that much to get hold of…
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Planetary Resources, Inc. to Mine Asteroids

It looks amazing that finally there’s someone with a vision towards the future. Planetary Resources, Inc. will officially announce April 24, 2012 their plans to mine near Earth asteroids. The company aims at getting metals that are expensive and hard to obtain on Earth such as Platinum.

Space View from ALMA

The Atacama Large Millimeter Array [ALMA] is operational and according to ESO releases its  “first” image. Good to know government space agencies and astronomers well…. keep shedding light on what’s going on in galaxies far, far away… As for me… I have to see what’s going on in my own solar backyard… see you… I mean array you……
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Awe from Wonderers’ Insides!

I am sharing this with you from looking at a video from Space.com I think it is important since astronomers are now discovering that comets, asteroids, meteorites and the like from our own solar system can in fact carry “elements of life” as we know it on our forgotten planet Earth. As astronomers in the past were…
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Wanderer from Home

A new wanderer was announced recently. Add it to the others that have been “found” the last months. Scientists say, it comes from the Oort cloud [“no surprise”]. I just hope these astronomers focus on the alleged disturber rather that on the comets it keeps sending inward towards the sun and the inner planets.