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Insight’s Perfect Landing Spot

NASA has apparently picked the perfect site for the upcoming landing of Mars InSight, a mission managed by NASA and JPL. On November 26, 2018, after a 205 day journey, Insight will touch down on the Elysium Planitia, in the high plains near the Martin Equator just before 3pm EST. It is the Goldie Locks of landing sites, not too…

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Is Oumuamua Something Else?

First it was an asteroid, then it was a comet, now it’s something else. Remember that interstellar object, Oumuamua, the oblong shaped mas that tumbled through our solar system at incredible speed? Now some scientists at the Harvard Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics are saying that it is possibly something else entirely. Oumuamua might be artificial and could also possibly be…

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Strange Iceberg in Antarctica

  On October 16, 2018, a NASA scientist captured aerial images of a sharp cornered iceberg in Antarctica, that almost resembled the monolith from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. He posted the pictures on social media. The images were captured during Operation IceBridge, NASA’s longest-running aerial survey of polar ice, when they flew over the northern Antarctic Peninsula. The…

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Check out The CUPIC Archives

The Archives is a ever growing compilation of short films dealing with the subject of the unknown. All of the stories are featured in episodes from every season of CUPIC: Diary of an Investigator and some from the short lived McAllister Affair. The ever growing CUPIC Archive can be seen at CUPICtv.com and on You Tube. Visit: http://www.cactuspix.com/CUPICSeries2/the-archive/

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Voyager is heading way out there

It’s been 41 years since NASA launched the Voyager 2 probe into space. Fast-forward from 1977 to today and the little probe has travelled nearly 11 billion miles from Earth, and is now passing through the heliosphere. Voyager 2 is rapidly approaching the outer boundary. Scientist are watching as the probe moves closer to exiting the heliosphere. Voyager will become…

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Succesful Launch and Landing of Falcon 9

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket had a successful night launch and landing on Sunday, October 7, 2018. The rocket lifted off at 7:21 p.m. PST, on schedule, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, north of Los Angeles. An Earth-observation radar satellite for the Argentina national space agency, SAOCOM-1A was successfully delivered into orbit. Falcon nine made its first attempted ground landing on…

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CASSINI: A year after the Spacecraft’s final act!

The Cassini spacecraft plunged into Saturn last year, September 15, 2017 after orbiting the planet since 2004. It’s the fourth probe to visit the planet from Earth. The 13-year Cassini mission had provided new insights and discoveries  about Saturn. Cassini gave us a new scientific perspective on its moons and its rings. The mission also gave us some of the…

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