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06 Mar, 2019

Where is the Car that Elon Musk Sent to Space Last Year?

   On February 6, 2018, Elon Musk sent a car, yes a car, to space.  It was his own red Tesla Roadster piloted by "Starman", a mannequin dressed as an astronaut. The car was mounted on a rocket that was sent to space by Musk; the rocket gave the car enough velocity to escape Earth's gravity and enter an orbit around...

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07 Nov, 2018

NASA Releases First 8K Video Footage from Space

     At first glance of the headline, you may be thinking "I didn't even know 8K video exists".  Many people are only aware of 4K quality video, but 8K does in fact exist.  A screen capable of displaying 8K is required to get the full effect of 8K footage, which most computers don't have. Furthermore, there aren't many cameras out...

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25 Jul, 2018

A Buried Lake May Have Been Found on Mars

     A team of researchers have identified a 12-mile wide salty lake underneath a massive glacier on Mars using a ground-penetrating radar aboard the European Space Agency's (ESA) Mars Express orbiter. This discovery opens up the possibility that microbial life may exist on Mars, as well as the potential for human water supplies. While scientists have spotted water on Mars...

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08 Dec, 2017

Pizza Night in Space

   Who doesn't enjoy a nice slice of pizza.  Well The Expedition 53 crew at the International Space Station sure do! With the recent arrival of the Cygnus spacecraft, the crew received a nice surprise; a make your own pizza kit!  One thing is for sure, you don't see floating pizza everyday.  They created a video around their pizza night,...

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22 Nov, 2017

Bizarre Interstellar Asteroid Wanders into our Solar System

     NASA is no stranger to asteroids.  In fact, the general population isn't either.  Plenty of movies have depicted asteroids and we have actual footage of them as well.  On October 19th however, NASA discovered the first interstellar asteroid!  The unusual shaped asteroid "wandered" into our solar system last month.  Due to the trajectory and speed, NASA was able...

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07 Nov, 2017

Watch this Glass Maker Create Mini-Universes

   The concepts of Universes are so hard to grasp sometimes.  Mainly because they are so huge and expansive. As humans as we go through our daily lives, its hard to fathom how small we are in relation to a universe.  Many thinkers argue that we ourselves are universes and that everything is interconnected.  Generally speaking however, Universes are usually...

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12 May, 2017

NASA Releases New Stunning Images of Jupiter

   Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system and arguably one of the most interesting looking.  The JUNO spacecraft that is currently orbiting the planet has performed four full orbits with 29 more to go.  The images that it has taken thus far are nothing short of stunning.  They show the oval storms that riddle the cloudscape in...

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15 Nov, 2016

In Case You Missed Last Night's Supermoon...

     A supermoon is a full moon that is closer to the Earth than normal.  Last night's supermoon was extremely special because it was the closest full moon we've had to the earth in 70 years.  In fact, we won't have a full moon that close to our planet again until the year 2034.  So, if you missed it, you missed it;...

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23 Aug, 2016

Examining Space Allocation of Different Modes of Transportation

      As more different forms of transportation have been made available over the years, cities are being faced with some major issues.  One of these issues is determining how much space to allocate for different forms of transportation.  With the rise of popularity in bikes and electronic bikes as transportation, more bike lanes have developed which takes away from car space....

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