Archive for the 'Space' Category

Earth’s Magnetic Field Changes Climate

• February, 2009

Earth’s Magnetic Field Changes Climate Jan. 13, 2009 The Earth’s climate has been significantly affected by the planet’s magnetic field, according to a Danish study published Monday that is unlikely to challenge the notion that human emissions are largely responsible for global warming. “Our results show a strong correlation between the strength of the Earth’s magnetic field and the amount of precipitation in the tropics,” one of the two Danish geophysicists behind the study, Mads Faurschou Knudsen of the geology department at Aarhus University in

Mars Methane Found, Raising Possibility of Life

• February, 2009

Mars Methane Found, Raising Possibility of Life Irene Klotz, Discovery News Scientists have discovered rich plumes of methane on Mars that not only disappear quickly, but are replenished by unknown sources that could be biological or geochemical in origin. “Either way, it’s very interesting,” planetary scientist Michael Mumma, with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., told Discovery News. “Mars is not a dead planet.” Mumma and colleagues used infrared spectrometers on three ground-based telescopes to monitor concentrations of methane in Mars’ atmosphere over

Do we live in a holographic universe?

• January, 2009

Do we live in a holographic universe? by Marcus Chown 15 January 2009 DRIVING through the countryside south of Hanover, it would be easy to miss the GEO600 experiment. From the outside, it doesn’t look much: in the corner of a field stands an assortment of boxy temporary buildings, from which two long trenches emerge, at a right angle to each other, covered with corrugated iron. Underneath the metal sheets, however, lies a detector that stretches for 600 metres. For the past seven years, this

World’s first flying car on the roads

• January, 2009

World’s first flying car on the roads from next year – yours for just £130,000 By Daily Mail Reporter Last updated at 4:50 PM on 18th December 2008 It’s been a pipe dream for 30 years but now the world’s first fully available flying car is set to hit the roads next year. Ever since the Back to the Future movies lit up our screens in the 80s, designers have dreamt of an automobile that could take to the skies at the push of a

Is a sunstorm blowing in?

• January, 2009

Is a sunstorm blowing in? By BILL McAULIFFE, Star Tribune Last update: December 8, 2008 – 9:37 AM The long-term space forecast is calling for gusts of charged particles – and possible power disruptions. It’s not the ache in their joints that tells Mark Engebretson and David Murr the weather’s about to change. It’s sunspots. The two Augsburg College physicists say a revival of sunspots after an unusually long lull is a signal that it could get stormy above Earth. Stormy enough to mess with

Sprayed Aerosols Could Ease Climate Woes

• January, 2009

Sprayed Aerosols Could Ease Climate Woes Irene Klotz, Discovery News Dec. 29, 2008 It won’t solve global warming, but a group of scientists are calling for a focused research program to investigate ways to seed the atmosphere with chemicals that would let the heat out — literally. Geoengineering is not a new concept. Governments have changed how and where water flows, filled in lakes and other wetlands for construction, even attempted to control the weather. A project to counter climate change, however, would take geoengineering

Hubble Finds Carbon Dioxide on an Extrasolar Planet

• December, 2008

Hubble Finds Carbon Dioxide on an Extrasolar Planet Ray Villard Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, Md. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has discovered carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of a planet orbiting another star. This breakthrough is an important step toward finding chemical biotracers of extraterrestrial life. The Jupiter-sized planet, called HD 189733b, is too hot for life. But the Hubble observations are a proof-of-concept demonstration that the basic chemistry for life can be measured on planets orbiting other stars. Organic compounds also can be a

New dark energy findings suggest Einstein’s theory is dead-on

• December, 2008

New dark energy findings suggest Einstein’s theory is dead-on Trendwatch By Rick C. Hodgin Tuesday, December 16, 2008 18:11 Washington (DC) – NASA held a phone-in press conference today wherein three astrophysicists reported the latest findings on dark energy. They have now “clearly seen” the effects of dark energy on the most massive collapsed objects in the universe. This new evidence has aligned scientists behind the central belief that 1) dark energy exists, 2) that it explains why we are seeing the universe expanding and

Hawking Predicts Discovery of Alien Life

• December, 2008

Hawking Predicts Discovery of Alien Life: But Asks, Will It be Carbon Based? December 15, 2008 On the 50th anniversary of NASA, Stephen Hawking, Newton’s heir as the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, answered the question, “Are we alone?” His answer was short and simple; probably not! Hawking presented three options. One, being that there is no life out there, and two – somewhat pessimistically, but subsequently, a little too realistic – being that when intelligent life gets smart enough to

Crescent moon nestles next to two brightest planets in the sky

• December, 2008

Crescent moon nestles next to two brightest planets in the sky By Joe Rao Venus and Jupiter share starring role Every once in a while, something appears in the night sky that attracts the attention of even those who normally don’t bother looking up. It was that way on Monday evening. A slender crescent moon, just 15 percent illuminated, came in very close proximity to the two brightest planets in our sky, Venus and Jupiter.

National Press Club UFO conference

• November, 2008

National Press Club UFO conference .::. <<video>> <<editors note>> This video is almost a year old, but it’s worth the watch since alot of worldly governments are declassifying their UFO files. Some objects are simply not identified and well, shouldn’t we kind of know what is up there in the skies instead of just acting like nothing is going on and calling certain witnesses “nutters”? Whether or not these crafts are “man-made”. I like to know what the government knows since the government is mostly

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) <<Update>>

• September, 2008

The largest particle accelerator in the world, the LHC of the European Center for Physics has had his first “test run” last week and since I promised to put online some more pictures about the whole CERN – complex, I will give u this gallery of pictures below. Enjoy the beauty of it: <<editors note>> Click the images to see them individually, click again to watch them in full glory <<editors note>> Unfortunately we didn’t have any “black hole” pictures ;) sources:: LHC – Official

Hubble Kaleidoscope Finds Evidence Of Space Looking All Crazy

• August, 2008

BALTIMORE—Astronomers analyzing the first images captured by the new Hubble Space Kaleidoscope, which went online Tuesday, announced that they’ve acquired the first concrete evidence that the universe is in a constant state of total weirdness. “With their unprecedented resolution, the latest images from the new kaleidoscope reveal that space, once thought to be isotropic, is actually continuously expanding, unfolding, and rearranging in a series of freaky patterns,” said astronomer Douglas Stetler, head of the Space Kaleidoscope Science Institute in Baltimore. “It’s an exciting time for