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Earth Flyby

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Posted: November 18th, 2011
at 1:09pm by mnp


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Onions and Infocologies

The idea is to remain in a state of constant departure while always arriving. Saves on introductions and goodbyes. The ride does not require an explanation, just occupants.

Another interesting read from SpaceCollective.

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Posted: November 9th, 2011
at 8:42pm by mnp


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Near-Earth Objects

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On 8 November, a 400-meter-wide asteroid dubbed 2005 YU55 will zip past Earth within just a few hundred thousand kilometers. This flyby will give astronomers and the public alike a rare look at what scientists call near-Earth objects. :Join the chat here:

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Posted: November 3rd, 2011
at 2:07pm by mnp


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The Antikythera Mechanism in Lego

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Posted: November 3rd, 2011
at 11:50am by mnp


Categories: too good to be true,space

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Elon Musk on Space Propulsion

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Posted: September 24th, 2011
at 1:36pm by mnp


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12 Billion Year Old Water…

Scientists have found the biggest and oldest reservoir of water ever-so large and so old, it’s almost impossible to describe.

The water is out in space, a place we used to think of as desolate and desert dry, but it’s turning out to be pretty lush.

Researchers found a lake of water so large that it could provide each person on Earth an entire planet’s worth of water-20,000 times over. Yes, so much water out there in space that it could supply each one of us all the water on Earth-Niagara Falls, the Pacific Ocean, the polar ice caps, the puddle in the bottom of the canoe you forgot to flip over-20,000 times over.

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Posted: September 20th, 2011
at 1:03pm by Black Ock


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Saturn Fly-By

5.6k Saturn Cassini Photographic Animation from stephen v2 on Vimeo.

Animated from thousands of still photographs, this virtual fly-by is a preview of an IMAX film in the works. Each image comes from the Cassini-Huygens Orbiter, launched in conjunction with a Titan probe of the same name in 1997 and transmitting stunning visuals since 2004. This one goes out to all of our space-ninjas; it’s far more difficult to hear or see a ninja coming in space, btw.

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Posted: September 13th, 2011
at 8:59am by Black Ock


Categories: robots,film,science,space

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Mercury Space Capsule

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Posted: August 27th, 2011
at 2:25pm by mnp


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How To Play In Traffic

Penn Jillette and Teller on comedy and the space shuttle:

The countdown gets close. We get down into double digits. It’s dawn and you can see the shuttle artificially lit, glowing brilliantly five miles away. Mankind’s lights are kicking dawn’s ass in the candlepower department, and NASA hasn’t really started yet. The countdown gets to single digits, and you can see the engine start. They’re on their way to space. The old guy in Bermuda shorts next to me was ready; he had his handkerchief out. None of us punks were ready.

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Posted: July 23rd, 2011
at 11:53am by mnp


Categories: myninjaplease,et cetera,space

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