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colonizationNear Term Moon Bases and Operations

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What will the moon be used for and how big could moon bases be? The main things that I can see as near-term uses for the moon are 1. Source of water for space operations that is many times cheaper …

scienceAliens Might Have Filled Space With Junk Like We Fill Our Oceans and Orbit

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If there are technological aliens in our galaxy, then it is possible that their space junk could be part of the Interstellar material that makes it to our solar system. How much depends upon how many technological alien civilizations there …

scienceFirst Four of Perhaps Hundreds of Captured Oumuamua-size Interstellar Objects Found

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Oumuamua was the first interstellar object detected passing through the Solar System and was believed to be cigar-shaped and about 1000 meters long. Using detailed computer models of asteroidal-type objects between the Sun and Jupiter, two Harvard University researchers find …

astronomyCarnival of Space 585

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1. Universe Today – An Extremely Large Hole has Been Dug for the Extremely Large Telescope European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) is a next-generation ground telescope. It will have a primary mirror measuring 39 meters (128 feet) …

spaceThirty Meter telescope will resume construction after legal win

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The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) has cleared the last legal hurdle to resume construction on Hawaii’s Big Island. Hawaii’s Board of Land and Natural Resources issued a fresh construction permit in September 2017, which opponents appealed. The latest ruling upholds …

astronomyCarnival of Space 583- Quantum Assisted Scope for 10,000 kilometer optical scope

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The Carnival of Space 583 is up at Universe Today. Universe Today – Next Generation Telescopes Could Use “Teleportation” to Take Better Images The standard technique of locally recording the light at each telescope results in too much noise to …

astronomyExomoon the size of Neptune

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An Exoplanet that is several times the mass of Jupiter has a moon that is the size of Neptune. The moon is estimated to be only 1.5 percent the mass of its companion planet. They are both 8000 light years …

astronomyDwarf planet TG387 points to larger planet X in our solar system

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Carnegie’s Scott Sheppard and his colleagues—Northern Arizona University’s Chad Trujillo, and the University of Hawaii’s David Tholen—are once again redefining our Solar System’s edge. They discovered a new extremely distant object far beyond Pluto with an orbit that supports the …

nasaGiant one kilometer Space Bubble telescopes

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Devin Crowe gave an update on the NASA NIAC study on one-kilometer space bubble telescopes. The plan is bring liquid and gas and blow a large spherical bubble and then shine a wavelength to solify the material. They would spray …

astronomyFully modular self-assembled massive space telescopes

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Cornell University has a NASA NIAC study for a fully modular self-assembled massive space telescope. They are taking mirrors segments based on the current James Webb space telescope mirror segments and then adding in some adjustments so that each piece …