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Mars Madness: 68 Cool Things About Mars Go Head-To-Head

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/mars-madness-68-cool-things-about-m...

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Mysterious signals from distant galaxy spark row over whether they could be from aliens

'Invoking aliens as a potential solution to an ongoing mystery is lazy,' complains science writer

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/stephen-hawking-breakthrough-l...

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Canada's largest radio telescope unveiled in British Columbia

New $16M telescope an all-Canadian project between universities and National Research Council of Canada

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/technology/chime-telescope-unveiled-1.4278807

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This mystery object may be our first visitor from another solar system

 

"We have been waiting for this day for decades," Paul Chodas, manager of NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies, said in a NASA news release. "It's long been theorized that such objects exist -- asteroids or comets moving around between the stars and occasionally passing through our solar system -- but this is the first such detection. So far, everything indicates this is likely an interstellar object, but more data would help to confirm it."

NASA says astronomers are pointing telescopes on the ground and in space at the object to get that data.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/27/us/mystery-object-solar-system-trnd/index....

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A lot in science has happened since I was last here. Gravitational wave discovery and the Higgs.

Scientific background: The laser interferometer gravitational-wave observatory and the first direct observation of gravitational waves

"The Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 - Scientific background: The laser interferometer gravitational-wave observatory and the first direct observation of gravitational waves". Nobelprize.org. Nobel Media AB 2014. Web. 15 Nov 2017. <http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/2017/advanced.h...

Candidate Higgs boson events from collisions between protons in the LHC. The top event in the CMS experiment shows a decay into two photons (dashed yellow lines and green towers). The lower event in the ATLAS experiment shows a decay into four muons (red tracks

What happens in the LHC,  happens in space.

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LIGO and Virgo announce the detection of a black hole binary merger from June 8, 2017

News Release • November 15, 2017

Despite their relatively diminutive size, GW170608’s black holes will greatly contribute to the growing field of “multimessenger astronomy," where gravitational wave astronomers and electromagnetic astronomers work together to learn more about these exotic and mysterious objects. 

See Also: LIGO

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http://www.foxnews.com/science/2018/02/19/giant-storm-on-neptune-is-disa...

The reason the outer gas giants are blue is the predominance of methane in their atmosphere, such as when you see natural gas burning. The funny thing is that because it is barely above absolute zero, that methane can appear in liquid or solid forms. As a result, there are diamond lakes, diamond rivers, diamond mountains, and diamond rain. Under some bright lights, that would be spectacular.

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Who Cares If Some Planet Is Inhabitable?

Sorry, no one’s moving to Gliese 581g. Why even imagine we’re getting off this priceless planet?

https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2010/10/04/InhabitablePlanet/

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Excellent but it won't stop these guys!

Billionaire Space Pioneers Want to Launch Us Into the 1950s

Earth to Bezos and Musk: Give it up.

https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2019/05/17/Billionaire-Space-Pioneers-Give-It-Up/

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Well I'm glad we got 2.

Exploding stars led to humans walking on two legs, radical study suggests

Scientists say surge of radiation led to lightning causing forest fires, making adaptation vital

Neutrino burst, conceptual image. Computer artwork representing a burst of neutrinos released when a star collapses. Neutrinos are elementary particles with no charge and little or no mass.

 

 According to the researchers, a series of stars in our corner of the Milky Way exploded in a cosmic riot that began about 7m years ago. Photograph: Richard Kail/Getty Images/Science Photo Library RM

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/may/28/exploding-stars-led-humans-walking-on-two-legs-study

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SpaceX launches 2 astronauts who are now on their way to the international Space Station for a 1-3 month period The trip will take about 19 hours

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Since 2011 the US has relied on Russian rockets to take their astronauts to the space station

https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/spacex-rocket-launch-1.5591728

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There are three ships on the way to Mars. The US no longer has the exclusive ability to explore the solar system. China and the UAE are also in the game and that is a great thing.

Together with the success of the UAE’s orbiter, Tianwen-1 adds weight to a new reality “that Solar System exploration is not the prerogative of the Euro-American world, but a global enterprise”, says geologist Jon Clarke, who is president of the Mars Society Australia based in Canberra. China, India and Japan have previously sent probes into space, including missions to the Moon, Mars, Venus and some asteroids.

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02187-7

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February’s Gonna Be a Big Month for Mars

On the 9th, the first of three spacecraft will arrive at the Red Planet and inaugurate a new era of Martian exploration.

https://www.wired.com/story/februarys-gonna-be-a-big-month-for-mars/

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United States Space Force

https://www.military.com/space-force

"The US Space Force is the 6th independent US military service branch, tasked with missions and operations in the rapidly evolving space domain..."

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Since the US and is allies don't play nice with others the Chinese are building their own space station. It should be fully operational about the time the current restricted one is decommissioned.

With the successful launch on Thursday of the Tianhe core module of the Chinese Space Station (CSS), China again demonstrated its aspirations to become a major contender in space. Riding atop a Long March 5B heavy lifter rocket launched from the Wenchang Satellite Launch Centre in Hainan, southern China, Tianhe (meaning “Heavenly Harmony”) is the starter phase of China’s first long-duration outpost for astronauts in space.

The arrival of Tianhe in orbit signals an aggressively paced schedule to finish construction of the station by late 2022, with two more launches scheduled for May and June. The latter will see three astronauts board the station for the first time, following their arrival and docking in a Shenzhou spacecraft.

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The CSS is a logical follow-on to the ISS, according to Xu Yuan Song, a General Director of the Asia- Pacific Space Cooperation Organization, who was interviewed on China’s CGTN network. By 2024, he said, “There will either be separation of the International Space Station or commercialization with no government support....The timing of the [Chinese] space station is good timing, a good connection with ISS. Once it’s done, we can invite international partners.” Although the United States has talked about ending the ISS program in 2024, that date is far from certain.

The U.S. Congress barred China from the International Space Station and all NASA-led space activities in 2011, citing national security concerns. Memories of that rejection, and the determination to advance in space independently, are still strong.

China’s achievements in space should not be discounted, says Leroy Chiao, a former NASA astronaut and International Space Station commander who tracks Chinese progress in human spaceflight. “The first reason any country gets into this business is for national prestige,” he says. “China is in this for the long haul. They want to be the leader in space exploration, and all areas of science. So expect the capabilities of their station to be significant.”

Dean Cheng, a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., thinks that international cooperation will be a major focus. “What does the Chinese space station mean for the international scientific community?” he asks. “It will build China’s reputation, of course. The fact that the Chinese have generally been far less willing to share their data and typically release it months after the experiment or mission—unlike, say, NASA—is ignored by many observers.” Still, he says, “the Chinese will undoubtedly invite foreigners aboard the space station, and may do so early on. Its choice of astronauts will be picked as much for political as for scientific reasons.”

https://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/china-begins-building-its-own-s...

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https://www.ted.com/topics/space

If I didn't know better I would say you are trying to bury news about China. Do you think there is a role for you to play as babble's censor.

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Since the US and is allies don't play nice with others the Chinese are building their own space station. It should be fully operational about the time the current restricted one is decommissioned.

With the successful launch on Thursday of the Tianhe core module of the Chinese Space Station (CSS), China again demonstrated its aspirations to become a major contender in space. Riding atop a Long March 5B heavy lifter rocket launched from the Wenchang Satellite Launch Centre in Hainan, southern China, Tianhe (meaning “Heavenly Harmony”) is the starter phase of China’s first long-duration outpost for astronauts in space.

The arrival of Tianhe in orbit signals an aggressively paced schedule to finish construction of the station by late 2022, with two more launches scheduled for May and June. The latter will see three astronauts board the station for the first time, following their arrival and docking in a Shenzhou spacecraft.

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The CSS is a logical follow-on to the ISS, according to Xu Yuan Song, a General Director of the Asia- Pacific Space Cooperation Organization, who was interviewed on China’s CGTN network. By 2024, he said, “There will either be separation of the International Space Station or commercialization with no government support....The timing of the [Chinese] space station is good timing, a good connection with ISS. Once it’s done, we can invite international partners.” Although the United States has talked about ending the ISS program in 2024, that date is far from certain.

The U.S. Congress barred China from the International Space Station and all NASA-led space activities in 2011, citing national security concerns. Memories of that rejection, and the determination to advance in space independently, are still strong.

China’s achievements in space should not be discounted, says Leroy Chiao, a former NASA astronaut and International Space Station commander who tracks Chinese progress in human spaceflight. “The first reason any country gets into this business is for national prestige,” he says. “China is in this for the long haul. They want to be the leader in space exploration, and all areas of science. So expect the capabilities of their station to be significant.”

Dean Cheng, a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., thinks that international cooperation will be a major focus. “What does the Chinese space station mean for the international scientific community?” he asks. “It will build China’s reputation, of course. The fact that the Chinese have generally been far less willing to share their data and typically release it months after the experiment or mission—unlike, say, NASA—is ignored by many observers.” Still, he says, “the Chinese will undoubtedly invite foreigners aboard the space station, and may do so early on. Its choice of astronauts will be picked as much for political as for scientific reasons.”

https://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/china-begins-building-its-own-s...

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Since the US and is allies don't play nice with others the Chinese are building their own space station. It should be fully operational about the time the current restricted one is decommissioned.

With the successful launch on Thursday of the Tianhe core module of the Chinese Space Station (CSS), China again demonstrated its aspirations to become a major contender in space. Riding atop a Long March 5B heavy lifter rocket launched from the Wenchang Satellite Launch Centre in Hainan, southern China, Tianhe (meaning “Heavenly Harmony”) is the starter phase of China’s first long-duration outpost for astronauts in space.

The arrival of Tianhe in orbit signals an aggressively paced schedule to finish construction of the station by late 2022, with two more launches scheduled for May and June. The latter will see three astronauts board the station for the first time, following their arrival and docking in a Shenzhou spacecraft.

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The CSS is a logical follow-on to the ISS, according to Xu Yuan Song, a General Director of the Asia- Pacific Space Cooperation Organization, who was interviewed on China’s CGTN network. By 2024, he said, “There will either be separation of the International Space Station or commercialization with no government support....The timing of the [Chinese] space station is good timing, a good connection with ISS. Once it’s done, we can invite international partners.” Although the United States has talked about ending the ISS program in 2024, that date is far from certain.

The U.S. Congress barred China from the International Space Station and all NASA-led space activities in 2011, citing national security concerns. Memories of that rejection, and the determination to advance in space independently, are still strong.

China’s achievements in space should not be discounted, says Leroy Chiao, a former NASA astronaut and International Space Station commander who tracks Chinese progress in human spaceflight. “The first reason any country gets into this business is for national prestige,” he says. “China is in this for the long haul. They want to be the leader in space exploration, and all areas of science. So expect the capabilities of their station to be significant.”

Dean Cheng, a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., thinks that international cooperation will be a major focus. “What does the Chinese space station mean for the international scientific community?” he asks. “It will build China’s reputation, of course. The fact that the Chinese have generally been far less willing to share their data and typically release it months after the experiment or mission—unlike, say, NASA—is ignored by many observers.” Still, he says, “the Chinese will undoubtedly invite foreigners aboard the space station, and may do so early on. Its choice of astronauts will be picked as much for political as for scientific reasons.”

https://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/china-begins-building-its-own-s...

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