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The Curious Link Between the Fly-By Anomaly and the “Impossible” EmDrive Thruster
The same theory that explains the puzzling fly-by anomalies could also explain how the controversial EmDrive produces thrust.
science  space  nasa  energy 
april 2016 by ignatz
Cosmonaut Crashed Into Earth 'Crying In Rage' : Krulwich Wonders... : NPR
Everyone knew the mission would fail — the technicians, the pilot and the friend who would replace him if he deserted the mission. But Soviet leaders demanded a triumph in space, and so in 1967, Vladimir Komarov allowed himself to be launched towards his own death.
space  history  ussr  disasters  wtf 
february 2016 by ignatz
GBI CanCan - YouTube
The Green Bank Interferometer doing the can-can.
youtube  video  ha  animation  space 
january 2016 by ignatz
First Ring System Around Asteroid | ESO
Observations at many sites in South America, including ESO’s La Silla Observatory, have made the surprise discovery that the remote asteroid Chariklo is surrounded by two dense and narrow rings.
space  astronomy  asteroids 
march 2014 by ignatz
Has Dark Matter Finally Been Found? Big News Soon |
"We believe we're on the threshold of discovery," Turner said. "We believe this will be the decade of the WIMP."
science  physics  space  news 
february 2013 by ignatz
Spaceflight Now | STS-119 Shuttle Report | Legendary commander tells story of shuttle's close call
"I think the words 'we're in deep doo doo' were said in the cockpit, this could be a problem, guys, you know? This looks bad" ... "...a perfect storm of poor communications, caused in part by military restrictions that prevented the crew from downlinking clear images showing scores of chipped and broken tiles, ultimately resulted in a flawed analysis on the ground that indicated the crew had nothing to worry about."
via:thepouncer  space  nasa  shuttle  failure  technology 
april 2009 by ignatz
Inauguration Day | Popular Science
satellite view of the inauguration. the crowds look like lint.
usa  news  visualization  politics  photos  space  satellite 
january 2009 by ignatz
HMP Research Station | Haughton-Mars Project
an international interdisciplinary field research project centered on the scientific study of the Haughton impact structure and surrounding terrain, Devon Island, High Arctic, viewed as a terrestrial analog for Mars
exploration  arctic  hmp  science  space 
august 2008 by ignatz
CompilerBitch's Journal
scientist on the Haughton-Mars project, simulating Mars and the Moon in the Arctic. Great photos.
arctic  space  exploration  science  photography  photos  hmp 
august 2008 by ignatz -- Near-Miss Asteroid Found to be Artificial
Chicken Little warning of asteroid impact results in laughter as threat is found to be satellite.
space  astronomy  doh  doom  asteroid  satellites  failure  ha 
november 2007 by ignatz
i have an astro-boner for this
nasa  space  news  blackholes  eclipse  astronomy 
april 2007 by ignatz
NASA - Titan Descent Data Movie with Bells and Whistles - Movie
Why did they make a sped up video of data with 1980s video game music on it?
nasa  video  space  wtf  videogames  music  quicktime  what  visualization  weird 
may 2006 by ignatz
Satelliteimages QL
Satellite pics of Earth from the European Space Agency
photography  space  satellite  photos  earth  geography 
october 2005 by ignatz
Eros Project
Mr. Gregory W. Nemitz, owner of Asteroid 433, Eros, demands $20 in parking fees from NASA.
psychoceramics  wtf  space  astronomy  insane  kooks 
july 2005 by ignatz
Millennium Simulation
fly through the universe via video simulation
astronomy  science  space  video  cool 
june 2005 by ignatz

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