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  1. ramonmercado

    Which Animals Will Be The First To Live On The Moon And Mars?

    Mouse on Mars or would it prefer the cheesy Moon? Which animals will be the first to live on the moon and Mars? By Donavyn Coffey ( lifes-little-mysteries ) published 1 day ago Spaceborne animals could help humans survive on the moon or Mars. But which creatures would be the best for...
  2. ramonmercado

    China Grows Lettuce And Tomatoes Aboard Tiangong Space Station

    There may be a Thread which this fits in to, Anyway, fresh salads in Space! China successfully grows lettuce and tomatoes aboard Tiangong space station By Andrew Jones ( space.com ) published about 19 hours ago Some of the plants grown by China's Shenzhou 16 astronauts aboard the nation's...
  3. maximus otter

    Solar Eruption Hits Earth, Moon & Mars At Once

    A solar storm simultaneously hit Earth, the moon and Mars - the first time an eruption was measured on three planetary surfaces at once. An international fleet of spacecraft detected the outburst, finding the particles were energetic enough to soar through Earth's magnetic field that typically...
  4. blessmycottonsocks

    Spaceport UK - Unst (Shetland)

    Given the huge disappointment over the UK's first spaceport launch failing and, at the time of writing, no further plans to launch again from Spaceport Cornwall, it's time to turn our attention to the other end of the UK, with SaxaVord UK’s vertically launched rockets scheduled to launch from...
  5. McAvennie

    Fake NASA Videos From ISS (Green Screen)

    Ran into a NASA sub-conspiracy that footage sent from the ISS is filmed on earth via green screen. Gravity fails, etc... Some of it is pretty convincing, some of it doesn't stand up to scrutiny. Sorry, you'll need TikTok... Video claims to show the harness visible on the astronaut's trousers as...
  6. Salmonellus

    Valentina Tereshkova

    Valentina Tereshkova, as most people would remember, was the first woman to travel into space, which she did in 1963. She was also, according to Wikipedia, the first human being to take a dump in space, which should be enough to see her logged in the annals of human history...
  7. Fenn Lost

    Living In The Goldilocks Zone

    Things have got so grim on Planet Earth I've recently been looking skywards. I'm sure they have always been grim but I feel like we are living through way too many historic events that are usually not good for our long term prospects. Anyway, I watched this documentary about the formation of...
  8. M

    Which Of These Is The Best Method For Space Travel?

    Lets assume that everything I list below is possible (because some will be based on unknown energies). I have provided some links. Take into account when choosing the drive 1.) How much it would cost to build? 2.) How efficient and easy to maintain is it? 3.) How fast it can go? 4.)...
  9. EnolaGaia

    Apollo Moon Landings: Contamination & Decontamination Concerns

    This month saw the peak of the Apollo 11 50th anniversary commemorations. One aspect of the Apollo 11 mission that didn't get much attention was the concern for post-mission decontamination and testing of lunar samples for possible toxic / biohazard effects. This was, after all, the first time...
  10. Yithian

    'Oumuamua: Interstellar Object: Rendezvous With Rama?

    I've just read about A/2017 U1. Click-Bait title aside, it's an interesting phenomenon. This mystery object may be our first visitor from another solar system By Amanda Barnett, CNN Updated 1618 GMT (0018 HKT) October 29, 2017 Astronomers around the world are trying to track down a small...
  11. eburacum

    Planet Nine / Planet 9: Hypothetical 9th Planet In Our Solar System

    http://www.caltech.edu/news/caltech-researchers-find-evidence-real-ninth-planet-49523 Not the first time this has been suggested; Planet IX presumably.
  12. Vardoger

    The '86 Challenger Crew Are Alive & Well

    according to some conspiracy theorists at the lunatic fringe. More text and photos at Cluesform.
  13. rynner2

    Pluto: The Last Great Encounter In Planetary Exploration

    I thought this deserved a thread of its own. Hopefully the data will come in thick and fast as the New Horizons probe approaches the dwarf planet: 25 January 2015 Last updated at 07:48 New Horizons probe eyes Pluto for historic encounter By Jonathan Amos Science correspondent, BBC News When...
  14. ramonmercado

    Planetary Defense (Against Asteroids)

    http://phys.org/news/2013-02-asteroids- ... earth.html
  15. ramonmercado

    DARPA Developments

    Great idea for an SF film. Vid at link.
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  17. rynner2

    The Voyager Mission & Spacecraft

    Voyager probes celebrate 30 years The US space agency's (Nasa) venerable Voyager mission is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Its two probes were launched within weeks of each other in 1977 to make a detailed study of the outer planets. The probes were then sent on trajectories that...
  18. M

    NIAC: The Nasa Institute For Advanced Concepts

    It has been mentioned in passing but it might worth having a thread on teir out there high concept space exploration work. www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,,1680307,00.html
  19. R

    Space Exploration / Space Flight: Manned

    Should Britain fund astronauts? If only we had the cash eh!
  20. S


    Some amazing images of Enceladus coming from Cassini: This is Enceladus taken during the approach agianst the backdrop of Saturns night side: http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/multimedia/i ... geID=32274 http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/multimedia/i ... geID=32297 This site has selected images of...
  21. A

    Saturn (The Planet)

    Am I alone in thinking that the Pictures of Phoebe transmitted by the probe Cassini bear an uncanny resemblance to the Planet of the Clangers? I reckon that NASA have done a cover up job on the images of the Soup Dragon! Edit to Add: Here's the June 2004 Phoebe photo to which this post most...
  22. A

    Odd Things Encountered On Mars' Surface

    Anomoly in Mars Picture? Look what I found on the Mars Panoramic Photograph - you will need to download the picture from: Mars Rovers Pictures Download the biggest and most high resolution version (8.5meg folks!) If you have Photoshop this will be easy, if not you can still use the...
  23. MrRING

    The International Space Station (ISS)

    Mystery Sound Startles Space-Station Crew By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press Writer MOSCOW - A small piece of space junk slammed against the hull of the international space station, causing no apparent damage but startling the two men inside with its grinding, metallic sound, a Russian...
  24. N


    http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/jupiter_dark_spot_031023.html Astronomers have spotted a strange, obvious and inexplicable black spot near the equator of Jupiter. A picture of the object was circling this planet electronically this week as researchers scratched their heads about what...
  25. K

    Solar Cycles / Solar Flares / Coronal Mass Ejections / Solar Storms

    http://www.spaceweather.com/ This is quite scary, I think. I hope we okay.:( Update: More here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3210901.stm
  26. P

    Asteroids & The Asteroid Belt

    So is it possible that the asteroid belt was once two large bodies that collided?
  27. rynner2

    Astronomical News

    (It's happening right now.) BBC link I'll look for a web link to follow this event on. And just for Fortean interest, what significance do astrologers put on such a precise conjunction? EDIT: Several links available, but internet traffic seems heavy! try this Dutch one
  28. Timble2

    Need To Flee The Planet?

    Worried by SARS, George W, global warming, or just fed up? This could be your answer. At last someone's building a spacecraft that looks like it might come from a Gerry Anderson series. I want one. Full story at: http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99993645
  29. A

    Moon Exploration: Unmanned Missions

    Nice article here concerning a novel approach to searching for ice on the moon. NASA seem to be doing a lot of colliding with things these days (though not always intentionally).
  30. S

    Black Holes

    Black Hole in the Galaxy Full Story :eek!!!!:
  31. P

    The Planet Venus

    Are we now to beleive there could be life on Venus or at least in the atmosphere? or is it just more wishful thinking? Article.
  32. A

    Space Tourism

    How about we send them all there? http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/entertainment/showbiz/newsid_2014000/2014153.stm Pop star Lance Bass has come one step closer to becoming the next space tourist after being told that he had passed a health and fitness test. Bass, of the boy band 'N...
  33. A

    Moon Exploration: Manned Missions & Moon Bases

    Chinese Moon bases http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1997000/1997747.stm http://www.cnn.com/2002/TECH/space/05/20/china.moon.reut/index.html The Chinese are going to the moon "for the benefit of humanity" Hmm... since when was exploiting rescourse for the good of...
  34. P

    Exoplanets (Extra-Solar Planets)

    Found this site about extrasolar planets . Its got maps of the sky too so you can plot the stars, or at least stare at a relative section of the sky and wonder!! :D Here is the chart for the northern hemisphere . SO! now we know where... how we going to get there?
  35. A

    Asteroid Near-Misses (AKA: Holy Shit! We're All Going to Die)

    Asteroid Nearly Hit Us—And Nobody Noticed One of the largest asteroids known to have approached the Earth flew past about 300,000 miles away on March 8, but nobody even noticed it until four days later. When the object, which has been named 2002 EM7, passed closest to the Earth, it was too...
  36. A

    Why Haven't Aliens Contacted Us Yet? (Fermi Paradox)

    Fermi's Paradox (named after an Italian physicians) is that if an interstella civilisation existed they would already be here. Even if this civilization was only a few hundred thousand years older than us, this would give them ample time to colonize the entire galaxy through use of sub-light...
  37. A

    Mars Surface Anomalies Viewed From Orbit / Afar

    RE: Mars Anomalies I didn't see anybody else posting this link (if they did then I'm blind and missed it!) http://www.ufos-aliens.co.uk/cosmicmars.htm