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Mining the Moon?

Mining the Moon?

Recently, the company Moon Express has gone public with their plans to mine the Moon. In order to Mine the Moon, Moon Express would like to create a new class of spacecraft, known as the MX Robotic Explorers. Moon Express plans to build a robotic outpost on the South Pole of the Moon using this new

Oldest Asteroid Family We Know Of!

Recently, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) was involved in the discovery of a few asteroids that are likely pristine relics from early in our solar system history. These asteroids were found in a quite unpopulated part of the main asteroid belt. The main belt contains a whole lot of irregularly shaped asteroids. While telescope technology advances, we’ll

Brian Greene’s Opinion on Time Travel

  So today, we have a video on Brian Greene’s opinion of time travel. Let me give you a bit of backstory on Brian Greene if you’ve never heard of the guy. Brian is an American theoretical physicist, mathematician, and string theorist. He’s been a prof. at Columbia University ever since 1996. So he’s a

A Black Hole Powered Star Ship?!

  I know right? Sounds awesome! Yes, I know it’s a far reach, and yes it is. It’ll take more time to get there, BUT even though it’ll take time, we can still speculate! To have a starship powered by a black hole we’d need a black hole. Where would we get one? OH! How

Will a Model Rocket Motor Work In A Vacuum?

Today, we’re taking a look at whether or not a Model Rocket Motor will work in a Vacuum like Space. This is an interesting topic, because NASA has been launching rockets into the vacuum of Space for awhile now. They make it seem so easy, and I can’t help but wonder how it works. Especially

Volcano Shaped Pyramid?!

That’s right, there is a pyramid shaped like a volcano in Peru! Originally, it was though to be a man made mound in the 1960s but until that’s all they thought the mound was. Robert Benfer , professor emeritus at the University of Missouri who focuses on biological anthropology, and his team decided it was long

New Hack Proof Communications?

That’s right! Hack proof communication, one of the new things thanks to Quantum-Entanglement! A Chinese satellite has been used to split pairs of entangled photons and transmit them to separate ground stations about 745 miles apart (1200 kilometers). Completely obliterating the previous record for quantum communications. To know what quantum communications is you have to

Eighth Wonder found?

So, I assume you know about the seven wonders of the world, right? Well, what if I told you there were 8? That’s right, there are 8 wonders of the world! Or rather, there might be. In 1186 there was an eruption in New Zealand, the eruption of Mount Tarawera. When Tarawera erupted it supposedly covered

Most Extreme Planets Ever Discovered

There are millions of planets in space, but there are a few that really stand out. Today we will be going over 7 of the most extreme planets ever. 1. The most recent of these planets is the hottest planet so far! This planet has a surface temperature greater than some stars! Can you believe

Our Star May Have A Twin

So, what if our star had a twin? where would it be now, and what do we know about it? Well, according to a new model on the forming of stars. Almost all stars are formed with a litter of at least one sibling. So where exactly is this twin? For sometime now astronomers have wondered

The Oldest Planet in Our Solar System

Have you ever just stopped and thought about which planet was the oldest in our solar system? No? Same here, I’ve never thought about that. Clearly someone did though, because we have an answer to that question. For awhile we didn’t have an answer to that question but recently an international team of scientists from the

The Twin Paradox

Sure, Paradoxes can be fun, unless you go back in time and kill your dad. But that’s beside the point, today we’re looking at the “Twin Paradox”. Let me just give you a quick rundown of this “Twin Paradox”. The Twin Paradox theorizes that if you took a pair of twins and sent one into

Producing Liquid Nitrogen From Air

That’s right, you can make your own liquid nitrogen, from scratch! Well, not from scratch, but from air. Either way, that’s pretty cool! Of course you’re going to need a bunch of stuff. Which shouldn’t be too hard to get. First though, Let’s talk about where you’d be getting the nitrogen from. The Air, that’s

5 Things Science Can’t Explain

  That’s right, there’s still stuff science can’t explain. It seems unlikely after all the leaps in science we’ve been making as of late, but it’s true. Scientists still have issues explaining certain things. Even though these things haven’t been found out doesn’t mean people haven’t stopped looking. It just means they’ve hit a dead end

Humans Create Accidental Protective Barrier Around Earth

Scientist have found a way to mess with the space around Earth, Known as VLF, very low frequency radio communications. Normally, VLF is used as a way to communicate to submersed submarines. Recently though, scientists found that VLF can be used to change the surrounding space of Earth. Phil Erickson, the assistant director at the MIT

Time Travel Proven Possible?!

Yes, you read that right! Time travel has been proven possible! Ben Tippett, a math instructor at The University Of British Columbia, has found a mathematical formula for time travel! A UBC article quotes Tippett saying, People think of time travel as something fictional, and we tend to think it’s not possible because we don’t actually do

Is There a Fifth Force of Nature?

Up until now we’ve known of four fundamental forces of nature. Gravity, Electromagnetic, and the strong and weak nuclear forces. These four forces have been the basis of many of the ideas and theories we’ve made. But, a fifth force might exist, that’s right, a fifth. Scientists theorize that there might be a FIFTH force of nature somewhere out there

3D Printing on a MUCH Larger Scale

3D printing is a new and exciting branch of technology, and it’s heading to space on a much larger scale! Sure there’s a 3D printer on the International Space Station (ISS), but the Archinaut is supposed to be the next big leap in the final frontier. The real difference maker for this technology is in