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NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Flies Over Great Red Spot for First Time in History

You may not be an expert astronomer, but chances are you’re aware that Jupiter is known for its great red spot (thank you grade school science class). What may be new information, however, is that NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew directly over this iconic spot – a gigantic storm, actually – on Monday night, for the […]

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Exoplanets: Understanding Our Place in the Cosmos

Did you know that there are 3,610 exoplanets, in 2,704 planetary systems and 610 multiple planetary systems according to Schneider, J. “Interactive Extra-solar Planets Catalog”, The Extrasolar Planets Encyclopedia? An exoplanet is a planet outside of our solar system that orbits a star, and we have thousands of them. Before 1992, we didn’t even know […]

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Using Space Art to Get Us to Mars

NASA’s Arts + Mars program is getting people excited for exploration again. It was 1944. A war weary public was searching for an escape from the drudgery of the domestic war effort. A little known architect Chesley Bonestell did some space art renderings for Life magazine. The public was astounded. Chesley Bonestell’s Saturn as seen […]

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This Girl May Be the First Person on Mars

Alyssa Carson is blazing her path to the red planet “Always follow your dream and don’t let anyone take it from you.” — Alyssa Carson Alyssa Carson wants you to know she’s going to be one of the first people on Mars. Since she was 3 watching the Backyardigans make the trip it’s been her dream. Codenamed […]

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Did You Know You Could Fly on Saturn’s Moon?

What if You Could Fly? Flying has always been a dream. People have written books and made movies of people floating in mid-air, and with the right materials, people in the past have made “wings” so they can float with the wind. These believers created the illusion for themselves and others of flight. Otto Lilienthal, […]

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Mars City-What’s It Like?

For many years, scientists and dreamers have fantasized what space life would be like. On planets, in a space ship, anywhere really. They imagine how we would live, how humans would, in any way, be able to survive. Elon Musk shares his own fantasies and how he will make Mars thrive with life, “It would […]

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The Role Of Intelligence in Our Universe

How intelligence could change our scripted end I. Setting the Stage I’m no expert on AI or anything. I won’t be the one to construct the model for Biologic Intelligence that revolutionizes humanity’s ability to process information. What I am is a curious individual. I like thought experiments and I like understanding big concepts. One […]

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Could Life Evolve on TRAPPIST-1?

Racked by hurricanes, tidally locked with no night or day. Could life really be found there? The TRAPPIST-1 series of exoplanets is one of the recent “habitable” range of planets that have gotten exoplanet hunters and SETI enthusiasts very excited. And for good reason. They all orbit white dwarf stars. Stars that have the same […]

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How Planet Hunters Identify Distant Exoplanets

Everything in science is an educated guess. Every “truth” is just the best, as of yet not unproven theory which is held as “true” until better theories come along. So knowing that we don’t actually “know” what those distant planets are made of. VERY smart people have used humanity’s best tools to prove that these […]

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Looking for Life on Saturn’s Moons

Earlier this month, we posted about how Cassini, a spacecraft orbiting around Saturn, would begin her final mission around the gas giant before crashing into the planet in a final blaze of glory. However, despite her mission coming to an end soon, Cassini is still relaying exciting discoveries! Most recently, NASA announced that after sending […]

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