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What People Around the World Dream About

An atlas of the subconscious, from Tijuana to Reykjavik<p>The first thing I learned is: Everybody flies.<p>Consider the surly taxi driver I met in Ukraine who, when asked what he dreamed of at night, responded, “I jump and then I fly—higher than the trees, higher than the trolley wires.”<p>“I think when I …

Charlie Chaplin

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes

Do We Live In A Hologram? It's More Likely Than You Might Think

Everything in our universe might be a lot flatter than it seems, at least, if you do the math.<p>If you’ve got a credit card in your wallet that has one of those little 3D holograms on it — a two-dimensional image that uses some tricks of light to appear three-dimensional — you can get a sense of how …

Physics

One giant map featuring every road in America

This map, featuring every road in the United States of America, assembled by Reddit user WestCoastBestCoast94, looks like a cartographer's dream come true. It doesn't take an expert to glean information from the map, like the location of major cities — dark, tight webs — and mountains — long, thin …

LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - DSCOVR - ATTEMPT 3 - Feb 11, 2015 - UPDATES

Author Topic: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - DSCOVR - ATTEMPT 3 - Feb 11, 2015 - UPDATES (Read 153178 times)<p>Full Member<p>Posts: 113<p>Austin, Texas<p>Liked: 251<p>…

UK company plans to boldly go and make machines in space

British companies are attempting to boldly go where no manufacturer has gone before by enabling huge pieces of hardware for satellites to be built in …

3D Printing

Dream Chaser: Sierra Nevada's Design for Spaceflight

Dream Chaser is a private spacecraft from Sierra Nevada Corp. that will bring cargo to the International Space Station in the 2020s. Its first two …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Dear Elon Musk: Please Put SpaceX Photos In The Public Domain

I'm excited about the upcoming world of privatized space flight. I think it will enable all sorts of innovations and explorations where NASA has cut …

Manned missions could threaten Mars life - Technology & science - Space - Space.com | NBC News

Humanity has long dreamed of putting boots on Mars, but those boots have the potential to stomp all over any lifeforms that may exist on the Red Planet.<p>A seething, swarming mass of 100 trillion microbes will accompany every astronaut who lands on Mars. This diverse " microbiome " has evolved with …

Space Science

Dark Matter: an Axion to grind?

Dark matter is high on the list of possible discoveries in the next run of Cern’s Large Hadron Collider. However, depending on what dark matter actually is, shining light through walls might get there first<p>I’m reading Philip Pullman’s trilogy, <i>His Dark Materials</i>, to my daughter, and am again …

A brief survey of NASA's space imaging technology

Visitors to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, will soon have a chance to see those items Neil Armstrong kept from the Apollo 11 moon landing. This week's news about Armstrong's memorabilia got us thinking: What are some the other notable bits of tech NASA used to …

Europe’s ATV-5 Leaves Station – Space Station

ESA’s (European Space Agency) fifth and final Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) undocked from the International Space Station’s aft port of the Zvezda …

Space Exploration

Weird Object: The Boomerang Nebula

The universe is a vast icebox punctuated by far-flung islands of unbearable heat. Places that could be considered comfortable — neither hot nor cold …

Let’s Send a Private Mission to Europa, Expert Says

Jupiter’s icy moon Europa puzzles astrobiologists and sparks the imagination of extraterrestrial life seekers.<p>It is believed that the moon has a …

Exploring Our Universe

BANG. That’s the sound that the Big Bang made more than thirteen billion years ago, a sound that gave birth to the universe as we know it—the very same universe that would go on to be featured in the Oscar-winning film "Gravity."<p>To understand just how vast the universe is, take a trip to the beach. …

Watching the Universe in Real Time

Better technology means people can record more data about what's happening in space than ever before. It also means we're seeing things we never knew were there.<p>Even though the sky looks about the same every night to those of us here on Earth, cataclysmic things happen in outer space constantly. …

Universe

A handful of cosmic dust: revealing the roots of our existence

It's time to appreciate space dust.<p>All the talk of a Nobel Prize for cosmology has turned to dust. Last year, scientists thought they saw ripples in …

Should we call the cosmos seeking ET? Or is that risky?

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Astronomers have their own version of the single person's dilemma: Do you wait by the phone for a call from that certain someone? Or do you make the call yourself and risk getting shot down?<p>Instead of love, of course, astronomers are looking for alien life, and for decades, …

Book review: "Einstein Relatively Simple: Our Universe Revealed"

“<b>Einstein Relatively Simple: Our Universe Revealed</b>”<br>By Ira Mark Egdall<br>World Scientific Publishing Company, 300pp | <b>Buy on Amazon</b><p>In 1687, Isaac Newton …

Hubble Telescope Captures Space Smiley

Photo: NASA/ESA<p>There’s a saying that goes “<i>Smile, and the world will smile back</i>”. In this case it was the universe that smiled back, as the Hubble …

Heart of darkness: Scientists probe dark matter near Milky Way's core

Even though scientists have managed to quantify how much dark matter lurks in distant galaxies, astronomers have been hard-pressed to figure out how much of the mysterious stuff lies within our own.<p>But in a paper published in the journal Nature Physics, a team of researchers has managed to measure …

Dark Matter

Image - The Tadpole Galaxy: Distorted Victim of Cosmic Collision

About this image<p>Against a stunning backdrop of thousands of galaxies, this odd-looking galaxy with the long streamer of stars appears to be racing …

Ask Ethan #75: How can we still see the Big Bang? (Synopsis)

<i>“We like to admit to only that which already glows, although it is nobler to support brightness before it glows, not afterwards.” –</i>Dejan …

Image - The Eskimo Nebula (NGC 2392)

About this image<p>In its first glimpse of the heavens following the successful December 1999 servicing mission, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has …

Astronomy

Weekly Space Hangout - February 13, 2015 - Paul Gilster and his "Centauri Dreams"

<b>Host:</b> Fraser Cain (@fcain) <b><br>Special Guest:</b> Paul Gilster (centauri-dreams.org / @centauri_dreams),author of “Centauri Dreams” <b><br>Guests:</b><br>Morgan Rehnberg …

Image - Hubble Deep Field Image Unveils Myriad Galaxies Back to the Beginning of Time

About this image<p>Several hundred never before seen galaxies are visible in this "deepest-ever" view of the universe, called the Hubble Deep Field …

Will ET Be Here Soon? NASA Brings Scientists, Theologians Together To Prepare

Looking for extraterrestrial life is akin to a search for a cosmic needle-in-a-haystack, as evidenced by the above incredible Hubble Space Telescope image showing approximately 10,000 galaxies.<p>In large part, thanks to NASA's Kepler spacecraft, more than 1,400 planets have been identified beyond …

The Hubble Space Telescope Has Orbited Earth For 25 Years. Here Are 25 Of Its Most Stunning Images

Since 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has been orbiting Earth, capturing images of the cosmos that have “fundamentally changed humanity’s scientific understanding of the universe.”<p>This year, to celebrate the telescope’s 25th anniversary, NASA and the European Space Agency have compiled 25 of the …