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Self Defeating Species

Would a multi planetary species in turn be self defeating? Should we strive to broaden our horizon? These are some of the questions I pose and answer.

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Strange Holes in the Ice

Some Strange Holes in the Ice Operation IceBridge, a NASA program, has been making yearly flights over the Arctic and over the Antarctic for nearly a decade. Using the most sophisticated imaging techniques possible and flying a P3 Orion aircraft, they are hoping to understand more about the North and South poles. Operation IceBridge is a 2009–2018 NASA mission that aims to monitor…

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TESS to Discover Exoplanets

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite or TESS was successfully launched on April 18, 2018 aboard a Space X Falcon 9 rocket. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is a space telescope for NASA‘s Explorers program, designed to search for exoplanets using the transit method in an area 400 times larger than that covered by the Kepler mission. During its primary mission, it is expected to find more than 20,000 exoplanets,compared to about…

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Falling Diamonds From A Long-Lost Planet

    Falling Diamonds From A Long-Lost Planet By Judith E Braffman-Miller Our ancient Solar System was a violent place, where primordial objects crashed into one another, blasting each other into a multitude of fragments. This chaotic, turbulent mess of primordial crashes, occurring between rampaging objects, has inspired some planetary scientists to refer to our ancient, still-forming Solar System as…

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Thoughts On Dark Matter – What the Hell Is Dark Matter?

    Thoughts On Dark Matter – What the Hell Is Dark Matter? By Lance Winslow Dark Matter is matter that we cannot see because it doesn’t reflect light, so our sensors cannot reveal it. Dark Energy is energy in the Universe that we know must exist but cannot see and currently don’t completely understand. Recently, I was asked this…

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Mapping The Invisible Strands Of The Cosmic Web

    Mapping The Invisible Strands Of The Cosmic Web By Judith E Braffman-Miller On a clear, dark night, the sky above Earth blazes with the brilliant, distant fires of a million, billion, trillion stars–but starlight can be a liar. In fact, most of the Universe is dark–composed of mysterious, invisible material, the nature of which is unknown. Luminous objects,…

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It’s April 22nd and it’s Earth Day

It’s April 22nd and it’s Earth Day. What is Earth Day? Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. Denis Hayes, who was the original national coordinator in 1970, took it international in 1990 and organized…

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