NASA and Lockheed Martin engineers have installed the largest heat shield ever constructed on the crew module of the agency's Orion spacecraft. The work marks a major milestone on the path toward the spacecraft's first launch in December.
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NASA and Lockheed Martin engineers have installed the largest heat shield ever constructed
Our Milky Way galaxy is crowded with far more habitable Earth-like planets than previously thought - at least 11 billion of them in orbit around distant stars, a team of planet hunters led by UC Berkeley astronomers said Monday.
Erik Petigura, a Berkeley graduate student, analyzed data from the Kepler spacecraft and calculated that at least 50 billion stars much like Earth's sun are blazing throughout the galaxy.
It's possible that even more Earth-like planets exist than Petigura estimates, for his analysis takes into account only one class of hot stars that are known to be very much like our sun. There are other stars called red dwarfs that are about the size of our sun only cooler, and many so-called "exoplanets" may be circling them too, he said.
Because most intelligent life in the Cosmos is far beyond human comprehension. If UAP reality, with the apparent unknown high technology and energy observed were in the public domain, then our global fossil fueled financial infrastructural would collapse, ending our world as we know it!
The discovery of the once-elusive Higgs boson particle after a decades-long hunt is widely regarded as a major breakthrough, but legendary physicist Stephen Hawking thinks the field would actually be more "interesting" if the Higgs had remained a...
‘Raise your voice, not the sea level’ is the theme for today’s World Environment Day.As 2014 is the UN-designated International Year of Small Island Developing States, this year’s theme focuses on the effects of climate change on small islands.Small islands and coastal areas are under thr…
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Small islands and coastal areas are under threat from rising sea levels.
It is principally electrical energy and not internal thermal energy that powers Neptune’s winds. Having the strongest winds in the Solar System, while being farthest from the Sun contradicts any thermal models and convection currents.
There are still many chapters ahead in the story of Neptune. Conventional theory cannot be used to make sense of the data.
Understanding Neptune might provide information that will help planetary scientists to better understand weather systems on our own planet.
Data from Kepler space observatory suggests planets capable of supporting life are far more common than previously thought (RT @guardianscience: Two billion planets in our galaxy may be suitable for life http://t.co/HSoUxT8IGe)...
A manned submersible named Cyclops is being built to dive nearly 2 miles (3 kilometers) below the ocean's surface, deeper than most existing subs, and could open up more of the seafloor to exploration.