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Sputnik International
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Launched in October 1997, the robotic Cassini spacecraft made its final close flyby of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, early Saturday, sending back troves of new images posted to space agency websites on Monday. Cassini is now preparing to align itself with the ringed planet, before plunging to what is expected to be a fiery death in mid September.
The Event Chronicle
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ScienceDaily
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft has had its last close brush with Saturn's hazy moon Titan and is now beginning its final set of 22 orbits around the ringed planet.
The Event Chronicle
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(Here's that paper: The Zero Point Field and the NASA Challenge to Create the Space Drive ) Indeed, those studies have arisen precisely because of the recognition that chemical rockets are quite simply impractical as a means to the permanent human presence in deep space, be it for colonization or commercial activities (such as asteroid mining) . It was, indeed, the impracticality of rocketry in general whether in the fantasias of Oberth, Tsiolkovsky, or von Braun as a basis for these activities that led German physicist Burkhart Heim to propose radically different physical theories in the first place. NASA's advanced propulsion studies are simply an extension of the principle, but in that extension, there is a backhanded admission : rockets won't do the job, folks. So is the Faux News article really about a cover-up? Or is it about something much subtler, is it about an admission ? I would argue that it is about the admission: about driving into the public eye what most already know: rocketry, whether the launch-and-return capabilities of Elon Musk, or the new hype about manned missions to the Moon and Mars, is not up to the job.
SPACE.com
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NASA/JPL-CALTECH An artist’s impression of Tabby’s star, which Wright suggested could be hiding an ‘alien megastructure’ “A prior indigenous technological species might have arisen on ancient Earth or another body, such as a pre-greenhouse Venus or a wet Mars,” he wrote. However, most of the archaeological evidence of an ancient civilisation would probably have been been lost. Earth’s plate tectonics would effectivelyerased” the traces of a civilisation that lived billions of years ago. Venus is in the grip of a severe greenhouse effect and also undergoes similarresurfacing” which would scour its land clean of artefacts. This leaves just a handful of places where archaeologists might find traces of a lost extraterrestrial civilisation. “Remaining indigenous technosignatures might be expected to be extremely old, limiting the places they might still be found to beneath the surfaces of Mars and the Moon, or in the outer Solar System,” Wright added.
France 24
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BoingBoing
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If you vomit, do be considerate and try not to let it land on the moon. [via Metafilter ]
SPACE.com
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BBC News 24
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he decided to unify the country just weeks after his 100 Days with the moonshot, putting the first man on the moon. Donald Trump seems to be kind of having gay hangover effect from the 2016 campaign. And the surprise --.
Google Research Blog
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Posted by Florian Kainz, Software Engineer, Google Daydream On a full moon night last year I carried a professional DSLR camera, a heavy lens and a tripod up to a hilltop in the Marin Headlands just north of San Francisco to take a picture of the Golden Gate Bridge and the lights of the city behind it. A view of the Golden Gate Bridge from the Marin Headlands, taken with a DSLR camera (Canon 1DX, Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 ZE). Click here for the full resolution image. I thought the photo of the moonlit landscape came out well so I showed it to my (then) teammates in Gcam , a Google Research team that focuses on computational photography - developing algorithms that assist in taking pictures, usually with smartphones and similar small cameras. Seeing my nighttime photo, one of the Gcam team members challenged me to re-take it, but with a phone camera instead of a DSLR.
Techradar
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A mysterious crystal hovers ominously over a glowing planet and in front of a looming moon, and it's difficult to tell if it's a force for good or bad which adds to the power of the artwork. Say what you will about No Man's Sky, but you can't deny it had some of the most evocative concept art in ages like an Isaac Asimov story in the modern era. French artist Francois Baranger worked on the fantastic PS3 exclusive Heavy Rain before being asked to come up with concept art for Tom Clancy's The Division. He specifically worked on the foundations for their 2014 E3 trailer that saw a normal family home turned into a defensive base with boarded up windows and crates of uncontaminated bottled water. In this image, the cheery Christmas window decorations contrasted with a bloodstained kitchen table and window. There are still echoes of home life with the picture on the fridge, but it's a scene of desperation rather than domestic bliss.
BBC Two England
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over the moon. A good pot. He will be on the yellow all brown at least
Futurity
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When charged particles from the inner solar system reach its boundary, they sometimes interact with neutral gas atoms that come from outside the solar system, between the stars. Some of these charged particles can drop electrons and ping back toward the inner solar system as fast-moving neutral atoms. Cassini, near Saturn, can measure them as they return inbound. The opportunity to measure solar wind particles bouncing back from the heliosphere's edge was an unexpected bonus of the Cassini mission. What a pal! Pluto’s moon blocks solar wind Our Cassini instrument was designed to image the ions that are trapped in the magnetosphere of Saturn, says coauthor Tom Krimigis, of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, an instrument lead on the Cassini and Voyager missions. We never thought that we would see what we're seeing and be able to image the boundaries of the heliosphere.
Sky News
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but with fairly small majority. If you look at that Bridgend seat, Madeleine Moon just under 2,000 ahead of the Tories in 2015. But a Ukip vote of nearly 6,000
Sky News
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was there in Bridgend. Now Bridgend is a Labour marginal held by Madeleine Moon, majority just under 2,000. It was as you might expect one of the seats that the poll yesterday suggested the Tories would capture from the Labour Party in the election
Make:
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If you are looking for something to hold your small writing pad, why not make a notebook cover that features a celestial object? Read more on MAKE The post Stamping the Moon’s Craters onto a Leather Notebook Cover appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers .
The Event Chronicle
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Tension no amount of meditation or healing was able to lift. Tension, that I see now, needed homeopathy to be healed. I am now in love with this fabulous art, for years I’ve paid attention to the army of sceptics constantly invading mainstream media, particularly denigrating the use of homeopathy, the healing method created by Christian Friedrick Samuel Hahnemann back in the 1800’s. Hahnemann himself had to endure much criticism for his work, but he prevailed and left a legacy that has blown many minds and healed many ailments since. Today, the 10 th of April, we celebrate this man born 262 years ago and who spent his life persistently fighting against the mainstream medical field, whilst all the while developing a cleaner, safer, less intrusive(and expensive) way of healing the body, mind and soul. Hahnemann’s chart: Hahnemann was born with a deeply fiery chart, with both the Moon and the Sun in Aries, and the ascendant in Sagittarius, loyal to the nature of fire, he must have been allergic to the coercion the medical field at that time (and now) demanded.
Nottingham Evening Post
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This is the hilarious moment a man was tricked into thinking he'd won £100,000 on a scratchcard by his mates. Salesman Gary Boon's cruel colleagues slipped the fake card into a bundle of lottery tickets and betting slips they gave him as a leaving present. The 35-year-old was over the moon when he scratched the surface and discovered he'd hit the jackpot. Footage shows the group sitting in their local pub when a shocked Gary interrupts them and whispers: Guys, I need to stop you....
Western Daily Press
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The family of a British scientist who helped put man on the moon are appealing to find a home for his massive collection of space books following his death. Brainy Don Howle worked on the Apollo 11 mission which saw Neil Armstong make his famous landing in 1969. He worked on the radio equipment for the lunar module and on the antennae used to transmit the famous TV pictures from the landing around the world. Read more: Police trying to track down driver of the car found in hedge at Yeovil...