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  • A Russian Space Nuke Absolutely Makes Sense in Military Terms

    02/18/2024 4:50:58 PM PST · by davikkm · 11 replies
    A high-altitude Nuclear-EMP (nuclearweaponsedproj.mit.edu/high-altitude-electromagnetic-pulse-emp-attack-scenario-against-usa) creates an electric free field incident (commonsensehome.com/electromagnetic-pulse-emp/) powerful enough to damage any microcircuitry onboard satellites (see: Starfish Prime Test (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starfish_Prime)), especially modern electronics due to increasingly thin structures (therefore electric breakthrough occurs already at relatively low voltages). We are hardening military systems against such EM incidents by shielding (www.techtarget.com/whatis/definition/EM-shielding-electromagnetic-shielding), e.g. on a ship using its hull as a Faraday cage (containerauction.com/read-news/using-a-shipping-container-faraday-cage-to-survive-an-electromagnetic-pulse-emp-blast).
  • 'Serious national security threat' is revealed to be 'Russia wanting to put a nuclear weapon in SPACE'

    02/14/2024 1:45:21 PM PST · by algore · 150 replies
    The U.S. believes Russia wants to put a nuclear weapon in space, according to reports sparked by a top Republican warning about a 'serious national security threat'. House Intel Chair Rep. Mike Turner of Ohio said members of Congress had been made aware of the threat which is reported to be related to Russia and its threat from space - but wouldn't go into details. It later emerged that it was related to Moscow's plan to put a nuclear weapon into space to target and destroy satellites the world depends on, ABC News reported. Turner asked the president to declassify...
  • Fireball blazes across Hawaii as object falls to Earth

    02/11/2024 3:56:10 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | February 10, 2024 | BBC
    [Video] A camera at the Mauna Kea Observatory in Hawaii has captured an object as it burned up on re-entering Earth's atmosphere on 8 February. The Subaru-Asahi Star Camera, owned by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, recorded a time-lapse of the fireball blazing across the night sky, followed by smaller glowing streaks.
  • This is what outer space smells like — and it’s stinkier than you’d expect

    02/03/2024 3:41:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/10/24 | Katherine Donlevy
    It turns out space helmets serve a dual purpose - to keep air in and stink out. Just like Earth, the universe emits various smells from every corner of the never-ending universe, often of which are generally unpleasant, Space.com reported, citing numerous space expeditions over the decades. Although it is impossible to take a whiff of the cosmos without facing certain death, astronauts have long described strong odors clinging to their space suits after they return to their air-locked chambers. Metallic, burnt meat Those aboard the Apollo moon landings described the scent as gunpowder-like, while others who traversed the International...
  • ‘Truly a National Loss’: Today Marks 38 Years Since Challenger Space Shuttle Disaster That Killed Seven

    01/28/2024 11:17:11 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/28/2024 | Amy Furr
    2:24 Today, Sunday January 28, 2024, is the 38th anniversary of the Challenger space shuttle explosion that took the lives of an entire crew, a loss that deeply grieved Americans across the nation, per WGAL. The seven NASA astronauts were killed 73 seconds after liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida, according to History.com. The site noted that prior to the disaster, the launch was delayed for several days because of weather and technical issues.
  • 'Big Ring' Structure, 9.2 Billion Light-Years Away, Captured In Image

    01/13/2024 9:50:37 PM PST · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    NDTV - India ^ | January 13, 2024 12:54 pm IST | Nikhil Pandey
    The identification of another ultra-large structure in remote space continues to defy our understanding of the cosmos. The Big Ring is made up of galaxies and galaxy clusters. Scientists have found an enormous ring-shaped structure called the Big Ring, positioned an astonishing 9.2 billion light-years away from Earth. This massive cosmic formation is made up of galaxies and clusters of galaxies, with a diameter of approximately 1.3 billion light-years and a total circumference of around 4 billion light-years. To help grasp its size, envision that if you could somehow observe the Big Ring directly, it would stretch across the night...
  • Musing about the universe

    01/10/2024 6:24:18 AM PST · by gop4lyf · 68 replies
    me ^ | 1/10/2024 | me
    If the speed of light is constant, and the "Big Bang"(according to Google) happened 13.8 billion years ago, then how is the size of the known universe (according to Google) 93 billion light years across? Shouldn't it at most be about 28 billion light years across?
  • NASA releases image of massive cosmic 'Christmas tree' floating in space

    12/20/2023 4:32:13 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 20 replies
    UPI News ^ | December 20, 2023 | AccuWeather Staff
    Christmas is less than a week away, and even the night sky is spreading some holiday cheer with what could be the largest Christmas tree in the universe. On Tuesday, NASA released an image of NGC 2264, also known as the "Christmas Tree Cluster," a group of young stars located around 2,500 light-years away from Earth. The image was captured by the Chandra X-ray Observatory, and the green nebula surrounding the stars resembled a festive Christmas tree. Some stars in the cosmic Christmas tree are only one-tenth the size of our sun, while others are several times larger. NASA added...
  • Mysterious never-before-seen deep space radio signal found beyond Milky Way

    12/16/2023 7:05:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 45 replies
    Fox Weather ^ | 12/16/23 | Chris Oberholtz
    A team of astronomers says they have detected a never-before-heard radio signal that offers insights into the mystery of uncharted deep space. This signal is known as a Fast Radio Burst (FRB), a bright flash of radio light lasting for a few milliseconds and originating from beyond the Milky Way. Some FRBs repeat themselves, and a new study published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society has shed new light. The study has detected a highly active repeating FRB signal behaving differently than anything previously detected. "This work is exciting because it provides both confirmation of known FRB...
  • Astronaut Frank Rubio lost a valuable tomato in space. But his colleagues just found it

    12/12/2023 10:48:32 AM PST · by deport · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec 8, 2023 11:51 AM EST Copied | Jackie Wattles, CNN
    Astronaut Frank Rubio harvested one of the first tomatoes ever grown in space. And then misplaced it. He returned to Earth with the precious produce still lost aboard the space station. It remained lost — until now. “I put it in a little bag, and one of my crewmates was doing a (public) event with some schoolkids, and I thought it’d be kind of cool to show the kids — ‘Hey guys, this is the first tomato harvested in space,’” Rubio said during an October media event. “I was pretty confident that I Velcroed it where I was supposed to...
  • Do We Still Have the Right Stuff? - America is on the verge of a new space age—if apathy doesn’t kill it.

    12/12/2023 5:00:39 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 31 replies
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2023 | Corbin K. Barthold
    A strong chance exists that, in the next few years, American astronauts will leave low-Earth orbit for the first time in half a century. There is a decent chance that, later this decade, they will return to the moon. A few years after that, they might even reach Mars. NASA is slowly emerging from its lengthy post-Apollo doldrums. A pair of billionaire-backed new entrants in the private sector are making significant technological breakthroughs. Even better, they are driving down costs. It’s an exciting time for space travel—or it should be. The space industry’s second Golden Age has not captured the...
  • William Shatner makes impassioned climate change plea ahead of COP28 Summit: ‘We’re all going to die.’

    11/30/2023 2:51:29 PM PST · by Patriot777 · 98 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/30/2023, 2:19 PM EST | Taylor Penley
    “Shatner blamed “stupid human beings for the threat of extinction.”
  • Mysterious ‘Force Gun’ May Be China's Most Frightening Space Weapon

    11/20/2023 1:18:14 AM PST · by spirited irish · 22 replies
    PatriotandLiberty ^ | 9/23 | Christopher Plain
    Chinese researchers claim they have developed what the media is terming a ‘force gun’ that purportedly uses magnetic plasma rings to manipulate distant objects in space, almost reminiscent of ways the Jedi in the Star Wars film franchise use the force to move objects with their mind.Little information is available about the mystery weapon, but if it exists, it could theoretically be used to capture enemy spacecraft, alter their orbits, or even cause spacecraft to crash into each other, all from a safe distance.
  • ~~~ Reflections on the Starship Launch

    11/19/2023 12:21:39 PM PST · by TomEd · 28 replies
    Nov. 19, 2023 | Thomas Smedley
    I saw the Apollo XVII launch. Shortly after midnight, from across the Indian River. A second sunrise, as the world's largest kerosene lantern illuminated clouds and water in a brownish light. Several hundred thousand people went wild, shouting, cheering, dancing, weeping with wild joy. We did not know that the politicians had pulled the plug on the dream. The next time I had that mixture of elated emotions was when the faring came off to reveal ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH9OGQADzkA
  • Near Mars Asteroid Made of New Superheavy Elements that are Three Times Heavier than Lead.

    10/26/2023 6:51:39 PM PDT · by MattMusson · 49 replies
    Nextbigfuture.com ^ | 09/26/2023 | Brian Wang
    In the European Physical Journal Plus, Rafelski and two colleagues mathematically demonstrated that the existence of CUDOs (compact ultra dense objects) do not have dark matter, but are filled with unknown classes of chemical elements beyond the periodic table that are much denser than osmium.
  • The Space-Based Drug Factory That Can’t Come Home

    10/24/2023 3:38:19 PM PDT · by jmcenanly · 5 replies
    IEEE Spectrum ^ | 10:00 A.M. October 24, 2023 | Mark Harris
    Five hundred kilometers above the Earth, a small spacecraft is waiting patiently for permission to return home. The autonomous return capsule, made by startup Varda Space Industries, of Torrance, CA, was meant to have landed in the remote Utah desert early in September. It would have been the first commercial space company to return a drug made in space to Earth, in this case a few grams of the HIV and hepatitis C antiviral ritonavir. Instead, the satellite, about the size of a large trash can and code-named Winnebago 1, continues to orbit the planet at nearly 30,000 kilometers per...
  • LIVE! Arianespace Vega VV23: THEOS-2, TRITON & Others

    10/06/2023 6:27:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    The Launch Pad ^ | October 6, 2023 | The Launch Pad
    Pad : ARIANE LAUNCH AREA 1 Location : KOUROU, FRENCH GUIANA Rocket : VEGA Who is Arianespace? Arianespace SA is a multinational company founded in 1980 as the world's first commercial launch service provider. It undertakes the operation, and marketing of the Ariane programme. Their vehicles launch exclusively from French Guiana in South America. What Is Vega? Vega is an expendable launch system in use by Arianespace jointly developed by the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and the European Space Agency (ESA). Engines P80 The P80 used on the European Space Agency Vega rocket. IT is the largest and most powerful...
  • NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Capsule Secured in Utah Clean Room

    09/24/2023 4:55:24 PM PDT · by texas booster · 31 replies
    NASA Official Mission Blog ^ | Sept 24 2023 | Lonnie Shekhtman
    oom At 12:37 a.m. EDT (10:37 a.m. MDT), a helicopter gently placed NASA’s OSIRIS-REx sample capsule, attached to the end of a 100-foot cable, on the ground outside a hangar on the Department of Defense’s Utah Test and Training Range. Two technicians on the ground helped guide the capsule down. Once the helicopter line was detached and the helicopter had departed, the clean room team removed the capsule from its metal transport cradle. They loaded the capsule onto a cart and wheeled it into the hangar where a temporary clean room had been set up. In the hangar, the capsule...
  • Here’s How Sept. 24 Asteroid Sample Delivery Will Work

    09/23/2023 5:09:54 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 17 replies
    NASA ^ | Sept 23, 2023 | Nasa
    Early morning on Sunday, Sept. 24, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft’s sample capsule will come face-to-face with Earth’s atmosphere for the first time since the mission’s 2016 launch. On board are an estimated 8.8 ounces, or 250 grams, of rocky material collected from the surface of Bennu in 2020 – NASA’s first asteroid sample and the largest ever collected in space. When it approaches Earth, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft won’t slow down as it makes its sample drop-off. Instead, when it reaches 63,000 miles (or 102,000 kilometers) above Earth’s surface – about one-third the distance from Earth to the Moon – a message...
  • Hochul issues dire warning to migrants coming to NY: ‘We are truly out of space’

    09/21/2023 6:20:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 67 replies
    NY Post ^ | 09/21/2023 | Isabel Keane
    Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday warned that New York is “at capacity,” and urged newly arrived migrants to settle someplace else — as the Biden administration cleared the way for Venezuelan migrants to get work permits. Hochul told NY1 that granting Temporary Protective Status to and expediting work permits for thousands of Venezuelans who entered the US before July 31 is “an important first step,” in getting expedited work status for all migrants. But the governor warned that New York is “at capacity” and suggested that migrants who have arrived since July 31 consider other cities to settle in. “We...