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Nasa: Ozone layer hole at smallest on record – ‘great news’ for humanity

The Antarctic ozone hole was first discovered in the 1970s (Image: Nasa) A ‘hole’ in the ozone layer over Antarctica has shrunk to its smallest size on record, Nasa has announced. The ozone layer is a part of the Earth’s atmosphere which protects the Earth from the sun’s dangerous cancer-causing ultraviolet radiation. In the 1970s …

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Aliens could ‘invade’ our solar system using tiny robots and we might not even notice

An illustration of the solar system (Image: Nasa) Here on Earth, you know a country has been conquered when loads of tanks, attacks helicopters and burly great soldiers roll into town. But aliens could ‘invade’ our solar system using tiny ‘micro-robots’ which astronomers would probably fail to spot unless they knew exactly what to look …

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NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope Captures Asteroid Zipping by Crab Nebula – TechEBlog

Photo credit: Astro Melina via RTEver since NASA and ESA gave the public access to its Hubble Space Telescope archives, amateur astronomers have come across some magnificent photographs that would have otherwise gone unnoticed, like this image of an asteroid crossing in front of the Crab Nebula. Melina Thévenot found this image while searching through …

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No to NASA’s Gateway, yes to China – GeekWire

During a discussion presented by the International Academy of Astronautics in Washington, D.C., Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin recalls how enthusiastically he and his crewmates were greeted during a post-mission goodwill tour.(GeekWire Photo / Alan Boyle) WASHINGTON, D.C. — Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin says there’s no need for the lunar-orbiting Gateway outpost that plays …

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NASA Space App Challenge 2019 To Tackle Crop Burning And Lunar Dust

The NASA Space App Challange 2019 is an open innovation and incubation program. It’s meant to publicly share data to come up with some unique and meaningful solutions to several problems related to space and on Earth. Chatting with us, Keshav Tiwari, NASA Space Apps India head, expressed his views on the hackathon and how …

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Elon Musk’s Cannabis Controversy Sparks NASA Probe

Last year Elon Musk, lover of Harambe and non-unionized workforces, decided to light up a legal joint on air during the Joe Rogan podcast. And while his red pot-huffing face is a funny picture to use whenever posting about him, Musk’s partners at NASA weren’t thrilled about this kind of weed buffoonery being associated with …

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Nasa unveils new spacesuit prototype for a return to the moon

Advanced Space Suit Engineer at Nasa Kristine Davis wears the xEMU prototype space suit next to lead engineer Dustin Gohmert wearing the Orion crew survival spacesuit prototype Nasa has revealed new spacesuits as it moves closer in its bid to return to the moon by 2024. The American space agency unveiled two prototypes, one white …

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SpaceX Could Launch NASA Astronauts on the Crew Dragon in 2020

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine made a visit to the SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, on Thursday to get a firsthand look at the progress on the Crew Dragon rocket — which could be ready for American astronauts in 2020. Bridenstine livestreamed the press conference of his visit on his Twitter account, and gave updates to …

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NASA’s Ionosphere-Focused ICON Mission Is Set to Launch to Space

NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) satellite is ready to explore the region where our planet’s weather and space weather meet. The agency’s ICON satellite is set to takeoff from a Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL rocket carried by an L-1011 Stargazer aircraft from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, on Wednesday, NASA said in a press release. …

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Milky Way black hole explosion death beam could be headed for Earth

Artist’s impression of a huge outburst shooting from the Milky Way’s core (Image: James Josephides/ Astro 3D) Earlier this week scientists announced that the nearest supermassive black hole to Earth erupted in an ‘cataclysmic’ explosion so dramatic it sent a huge gust of radiation ‘slicing’ through the Milky Way. Now an astronomer who led the …

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International Space Station Astronauts Capture Incredible Image of Raikoke Volcano Eruption – TechEBlog

Photo credit: NASAThe Raikoke Volcano on the Kuril Islands rarely erupts, as it most recently exploded in 1924 and in 1778. However, its dormant period ended around 4:00 a.m. local time on June 22, 2019, when a large plume of ash and volcanic gases shot up from its 700-meter-wide crater. This incredible image was captured …

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Nvidia Becomes the Latest Corporate Patron of Blender

Blender is a “free and open source 3D creation suite.” Originally released in 1994 as an in-house application for a Dutch animation studio, Blender has gone on to become a staple in the animation community. The software is used extensively by NASA and has been part of projects such as Spider-Man 2, Captain America: The …

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