By: Patrick Sills
In the early days of the space race between the US and what was then known as the Soviet Union, NASA, (the National Aeronautics and Space Administration) was responsible for the American efforts. Before humans were sent into space, unmanned, artificial satellites were launched by...
Study: Glowing city lights might reveal E.T. civilizations
By: Terrence Aym
The space telescope Kepler has identified more than 1,200 Earthlike planets to date. Some of them might support intelligent life.Avi Loeb of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and Edwin Turner of Princeton University believe the best way to find that life would be...
Scientist: Jupiter saved earth, ejected gigantic planet from early solar system
By: Terrence Aym
The giant Jovian world, fifth planet from the sun, dominates all the worlds of our solar system. According to astronomers, Jupiter also acts like a massive vacuum cleaner sweeping up much of the debris that litters the outer system. Its powerful gravitational field protects the...
Why solar energy technology advances are taking so long
By: Bohdan Rewko (Bo of T.O.)
The world has three basic ways of creating useable electricity. It can be induced through electromagnetic generation that is powered by hydro dams, fossil fuels, wind turbines, or steam from the heat of nuclear fission. It can be chemically extracted from batteries containing electolytes...
By: Terrence Aym
With strong evidence emerging that Europa—one of Jupiter's most interesting moons—may contain huge life-giving waters under its icy surface, the probabilities now increase that life exists on at least several worlds in our solar system.Since 1976 it's been thought by some that...
Probability of life on other planets
By: Richard Serra
There is a lot of controversy among scientists about whether or not life exists on other planets. Life as we know it, would be one of the most fantastic discoveries should we find a planet that has those rare combinations of what it would take...
By: Patrick Sills
Vostok 1 (roughly translated as East 1 or Orient 1) was the very first human spaceflight. Launched on April 12, 1961 by the former Soviet Union from the Baikonir Cosmodrome, the craft was piloted by Yuri Gagarin. This historic event not only marked the first...
Astrobiologists rank 'most liveable' alien worlds
By: Terrence Aym
As orbiting telescopes continue to discover and catalog new worlds, a team of scientists has published a study describing two methods of determining which planets may be the "most liveable." The habitability, for purposes of the study, is determined on the basis of life...
By: Alwin Templar
If the western world was shocked in April 1961 on hearing the news of Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin being sent into Earth orbit, thereby becoming the first man in space, then four months later it would be both shocked and awed by the news of...
By: Kenneth Andrews
Return to the Red Planet! NASA has sent a $2.5bn unmanned rover vehicle to make the trip across space to Mars in order to seek out signs of life. Launched into the sky atop an Atlas 5 rocket on Saturday 26 November 2011, the...

 

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