Space

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From the Neolithic to present times, the amount of sunlight we see in a day has had a profound impact on human culture. We are fast approaching the winter solstice for the Northern hemisphere, which takes place on December 21.   This is the longest night of the year – once celebrated as “Yule” by
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At the outer reaches of the known Universe, entire galaxies – and all of the stars, planets, and alien species they may contain – are disappearing. Of course, these objects aren’t simply evaporating. They are being thrust out of the known Universe, forced into a mysterious expanse known as the “unobservable Universe.”   However, in order
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Whatever you’re doing for your New Year’s celebrations, it’s not going to be as awesome as New Horizons. On New Year’s Day, the space probe will zoom right up close past an object in the Kuiper Belt called 2014 MU69 – nicknamed Ultima Thule.   This will make Ultima Thule the farthest Solar System object
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It’s official. At 2:23 am in southern China, a rocket carrying unique payload successfully launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center. On board is a lander which, if all goes smoothly, will soon make history by touching down on the far side of the Moon.   Liftoff for the Chang’e-4 lunar far side landing mission
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Aliens with super intelligence may have already visited us here on Earth. We were just too set in our ways to notice. It sounds like the plot of a new sci-fi film, but NASA computer scientist Silvano Colombano has suggested it’s a real possibility. The internet has found a recent workshop paper of his, and
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A six-month-long journey that could shape the future of humanity reached its nail-biting conclusion today. On May 5th, NASA launched its InSight Mars lander from California’s Vanderberg Air Force Base.   On Monday afternoon, following “seven minutes of terror,” the craft reached its final destination – Elysium Planitia, a flat plain near the Red Planet’s