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spaceCarnival of Space 574

Carnival of Space 574 is up at Urban Astronomer. Universe Today – Five Teams Compete to Design a 3D Printed Mars Habitat for NASA Universe Today – The Coldest Place in Space Has Been Created. Next Challenge, Coldest Place in …

carnival of spaceCarnival of Space 569

The Carnival of SPace 569 is up at Urban Astronomer. The Hill – Deterring World War III with Trump’s Space Force Planetaria – Enceladus’ water plumes contain life clues Nextbigfuture- Gateway Foundation Spaceport envisions large scale space construction Nextbigfuture – …

elon muskElon Musk will have to prove the funding at time of Tesla buyout or risk jail like Martha Stewart

Former Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Harvey Pitt says Tesla CEO Elon Musk faces potential civil and criminal charges. Elon Musk needs to demonstrate that at the time he tweeted about the Tesla going private that Elon had a …

astronomyUltrahot Jupiter sized exoplanet has atmosphere with Iron and Titanium

An international team, led by researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), who joined forces with theoreticians from the University of Bern (UNIBE), Switzerland, discovered the presence of iron and titanium vapors in the atmosphere of and exoplanet. The detection …

dronesUS targets a megawatt laser by 2023 and then deployment in drones and satellites for hypersonic and ICBM defense

The US Congress wants the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to rapidly develop and demonstrate a boost-phase ICBM (and hypersonic weapon) intercept capability as soon as practicable. Space-based laser weapons technology is one of the options. The DARPA High Energy Liquid …

astronomyNASA Solar probe will begin transmitting close up analysis of the Sun starting in December

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launched from Florida Sunday to begin its journey to the Sun, where it will undertake a landmark mission. The spacecraft will transmit its first science observations in December. The Solar probe is the size of a …

physicsPropellantless interstellar travel using electric fields that is better than laser driven sails up to 5% of light speed

Laser-driven sails are limited to about 6.67 Newtons per gigawatt. The Three Gorges Dam has a capacity of about 22.5 GW. If this was transmitted with 100% efficiency to a light sail it would provide thrust equivalent to the force …

astronomyEvidence in several Gamma Ray Bursts of events where time appears to repeat backwards

Researchers studying six very bright gamma-ray bursts discovered that the pulses composing these GRBs exhibited complex, time-reversible wavelike structures. In other words, each GRB pulse shows an event in which time appeared to repeat itself backwards. Above – A model …

europeSpaceX in talks with Japan and Europe for future Falcon Heavy launches

Japan’s Space agency is considering SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy as the main launch for its HTV-X. Thie HTV-X would be used to supply a new Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway. The European Space Agency is looking to launch a six-ton lunar station module …