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  1. P

    Musings of a rusted sailor

    Rusted sailor (arhtleftis, my left hip) I am writing Sci-Fi novels for my children and grandchildren. Looking at today's publishing world it will be hard to get them published, no existential conflict. Just a serial adventure. explorers out finding new planets. For the traditionalist there are...
  2. Tom

    Sci-Fi Human Requirements Of Life

    Lets explore what it takes to be a human being. Starting with the basic requirements. Many of us delude ourselves into thinking we could not live without things. As I see it, there are only a few actual requirements to live. Such as; Air- We need air to breathe. Not just any air, a specific...
  3. ZenithOClock

    Space The unsung hero space explorer

    I was very moved recently by an article about the first dog into space, the Soviet space dog Laika. I had heard of her and I knew she was the first dog in space but I never knew what happened to her, I kind of assumed she had been euthanised prior to oxygen depletion, as was the official...
  4. Tom

    Sci-Fi The Martian (2015)

    The Martian (2015) - IMDb An astronaut, stranded on Mars, struggles to survive. Based on the Novel by Andy Weir The Martian (Weir novel) - Wikipedia Wiki Page The Martian (film) - Wikipedia Official Site None Found Facebook Page None Found Announcement Article at Space.com Ridley Scott to...
  5. AlienView

    Space Nasa reveals latest designs for a Star Trek-style spacecraft that could make interstellar travel a

    "Engage warp drive! Nasa reveals latest designs for a Star Trek-style spacecraft that could make interstellar travel a reality A Nasa scientist in Houston worked with an artist to create the concept The interstellar spacecraft builds on previous designs that thoeretically allow distant travel...
  6. Kevin

    Space Mars Rover Curiosity Sees 'Evening Star' Earth

    Wow, here's a pretty cool shot of how Earth looks like just another speck in the sky from Mars. :cool: The rover's view of its original home planet even includes our moon, just below Earth. The images, taken about 80 minutes after sunset during the rover's 529th Martian day (Jan. 31...
  7. Robby

    Space Hubble Telescope News

    Alien world traps most of the visible light falling into its atmosphere Don't go looking for the proverbial black cat eating licorice in a coal bin on the planet WASP-12b. Twice the size of any planet found in our solar system, the world is as black as fresh asphalt. Unlike other planets in its...
  8. Robby

    Space Image of the Day - 2014

    The World's Tallest Mountain Fourteen mountain peaks on Earth stand taller than 8,000 meters (26,247 feet). The tallest of these “eight-thousanders” is Mount Everest, the standard to which all other mountains are compared. The Nepalese name for the mountain is Sagarmatha: “mother of the...
  9. Robby

    Space Image of the Day - 2013

    NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, Expedition 25 flight engineer, is pictured in the Cupola of the International Space Station on Oct. 14, 2010. NASA has selected Kelly for a one-year mission aboard the station in 2015. Kelly will join Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko on a mission that will collect...
  10. Tim

    Space Mission (and other) sounds in MP3 format (for phones, etc)

    Interesting to note that NASA has placed a large number of sounds online for people to grab, in MP3 and iTunes format for people to place on their phones. Audio and Ringtones
  11. Tim

    Space New pics showing evidence of moonlanding from Moons orbit (taken 2009)

    New Images Offer Sharper View of Apollo Sites Skimming the Moon | Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera
  12. Robby

    Space NASA: Members of recent space shuttle and space station crews met the President on Tu

    (click to view the full-size image) President Barack Obama looks at a photo presented to him while meeting with the crew of the Space Shuttle Endeavour and the U.S. Commander of the ISS Expedition 26 in the Oval Office, Aug. 2, 2011. From left to right: STS-134 Pilot Gregory H. Johnson...
  13. Robby

    Space NASA Image of the Day

    (click to view the full-size image) This oblique view of the lower mound in Gale Crater shows layers of rock that preserve a record of environments on Mars. Here, orbiting instruments have detected signatures of both clay minerals and sulfate salts, with more clay minerals apparent in the...
  14. Tom

    Space New Horizons Flies by Uranus

    The Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft will fly by another planet today (March 18, 2011). However, the robotic craft won’t be taking any images as it zooms past Uranus’ orbit at about 6 p.m. EDT, 3.8 billion kilometers (2.4 billion miles) away from the gas giant (and 2.0 billion km (1.8...
  15. P

    Space How can space exploration help us prepare for potential threats?

    If we make further advancements in space exploration, will it help us prepare for threats? how? what kind of threats can there be?
  16. Robby

    Space A Strange Ring Galaxy

    NASA Picture Of The Day A Strange Ring Galaxy Is this one galaxy or two? Astronomer Art Hoag first asked this question when he chanced upon this unusual extragalactic object. On the outside is a ring dominated by bright blue stars, while near the center lies a ball of much redder stars that...
  17. Robby

    Space Islands of Four Mountains

    NASA Picture Of The Day Islands of Four Mountains The picturesque, but snow-capped volcanoes, composing the Islands of the Four Mountains in Alaska's Aleutian Island chain look suspiciously like an alien world in this August 2010 image from the ASTER camera aboard NASA's orbiting Terra...
  18. Robby

    Space Hydrogen Sulfide and Dust Plumes on Namibia's Coast

    NASA Picture Of The Day Hydrogen Sulfide and Dust Plumes on Namibia's Coast Cloudless skies allowed a clear view of dust and hydrogen sulfide plumes along the coast of Namibia in early August 2010. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured...
  19. Robby

    Space Anaxagoras Crater

    NASA Picture Of The Day Anaxagoras Crater This image from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the floor of the moon's Anaxagoras crater, including a portion of the crater's anorthositic central uplift. The boulders perched on ridges are eroding out of densely fractured bedrock. This image...
  20. Robby

    Space Bright Lights

    NASA Picture Of The Day Bright Lights Two extremely bright stars illuminate a greenish mist in this image from the Spitzer Space Telescope's "GLIMPSE360" survey. This mist is comprised of hydrogen and carbon compounds called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which also are found here...
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