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elon muskThird Successful SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch

The third launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy was successful. It was also reusing first stage boosters from the second launch and both side boosters were recovered. The center stage booster did not make a barge landing. The center stage …

futureSpaceX Florida Starship Looks Better than the Texas Starship

The SpaceX prototype version of the new Starship looks like a cleaner and better build than the Texas prototype of the Starship in pictures tweeted out by Tom Cross. We saw both SpaceX starships this month. Here’s a side by …

materialsTwo Quintillion Tons of Metal or Dense Oxides Found on the Moon

A large mass of material has been discovered beneath the largest crater on the Moon, the South Pole-Aitken basin, and it may contain metal from an asteroid that crashed into the Moon and formed the crater. If this is a …

materialsDiamonds and Ion Qubits

There are three major competing Quantum computer technologies for qubits. They are nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers in diamond lattices, trapped ions, and superconducting qubits. The benefit of trapped-ion systems is that the ions are inherently going to affect one another. They’re …

quantum computersNeven’s Law is for Quantum Computers as Moore’s Law for Regular Computers

Neven’s law says quantum computers are improving at a doubly exponential rate. Dec 2018 – Google’s best quantum computer chip matched up to a laptop Jan 2019 – Google’s best quantum computer chip matched up to a powerful desktop Feb …

astronomyCarnival of Space 616

The Carnival of Space 616 is up at Every Day Spacer Universe Today – Black hole simulation solves a mystery about their accretion disks Universe Today – You Can Use a Live Webcam to Watch NASA Build the Mars 2020 …

astronomyCarnival of Space 615

Carnival of Space 615 is up at Urban Astronomer. Universe Today – Subaru Telescope Sees 1800 Supernovae Japanese astronomers have captured images of an astonishing 1800 supernovae. 58 of these supernovae are the scientifically-important Type 1a supernovae located 8 billion …

energyFirst Light fusion Using Hypervelocity Projectiles for Pulsed Fusion

Startup First Light Fusion (FLF) claims it is on target to achieve fusion gain (more energy out than goes in) by 2024. They are not using lasers or intense magnetic fields which can prove to be very complicated and costly …

scienceThe Universe is 14 Billion Years Old But Visible Universe is 92 Billion Light Years Wide

The Universe is 13.7 billion years old. About five billion years ago, an energy field that we call dark energy became important. Dark energy is a repulsive form of gravity, which means that the expansion of the universe isn’t slowing …

energyGame Changing Direct Drive Fusion Propulsion Progress

Direct Fusion Drive, is a unique fusion engine concept based on the Princeton Field-Reversed Configuration (PFRC) fusion reactor under development at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. The truly game-changing levels of thrust and power in a modestly sized package could …