The Solar Panel Moon Mission

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B000CIADLG” locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/517Zx0IrHIL._SL110_.jpg” width=”110″]Solar panels are becoming more common in commercial and domestic real estate. Homeowners recognize the cost-benefit of installing a set of panels on the south-facing side of their houses, and management understands how cheap it is to offset a building’s energy use with solar panels. These are all piecemeal…

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Pale Blue Dot: The Sagan Series

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B0007UQNKY” locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41kqAAeSlTL._SL110_.jpg” width=”75″]The Sagan Series is an educational project working in the hopes of promoting scientific literacy in the general population. In @ReidGower latest video, they use Carl Segan’s brilliant and poetic Pale Blue Dot, mixed with stunning visuals that will leave you in a state of awe. Take 4 minutes, without distractions and…

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Asteroid Mining: The Future Is Built In Space

Asteroid mining may sound like a far future technology or science fiction. However, according to the people at Planetary Resources, they believe we will soon be able to mine near Earth approaching asteroids for water and minerals. According to the Planetary Resources website there are at least 9000 near Earth asteroids presently and 1000 more…

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The Moon For Sale: Fact or Fraud?

“Welcome to the computer center of the Lunar Embassy, the leaders in extraterrestrial real estate and the ONLY company in the world to be recognized to possess a legal basis for selling and registering extraterrestrial properties!” This is the greeting tagline on the front page of the Lunar Embassy website. At first glance, anyone would…

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Space Habitat: A 3D View of the Rama Craft

Sometimes procrastination can lead to something great. For all you redditors out there, I highly suggest subscribing to r/Retrofuturism. Thats where I found this incredible rendering by Eric Bruneton of the alien space habitat Rama from Arthur C. Clarke’s science fiction series of the same name. In the first book of Clarke’s series, Rendezvous with Rama, said spacecraft moseys…

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3-D Cosmos: New Awareness Of Deep Space

Check out these amazing 3D art GIFs from J-P Metsavainio. Although these renderings are based on astronomical objects, this may be as close as we can get to seeing these remarkable structures in a 3d for quite some time. Metsavainio describes his process this way… I have tested a new method to publish my 3D-images as…

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NASA Records Voice of Earth

[soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/61821546″ iframe=”true” /] What you are actually hearing in the above soundcloud clip are radio waves vibrating at acoustic frequencies. They are caused by plasma waves in an area called the Van Allen Radiation Belts. The radiation belts are two rings of such plasma held in place by our planet’s magnetic field. NASA scientists call…

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Brightest Comet In 100 Years Arrives In 2013

A new comet named C/2012 S1 (ISON) was discovered on September 21 by Russian astronomers Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok using the International Scientific Optical Network’s (ISON) telescope. The comet is expected to come within 1.1 million miles of the sun on or around, November 29, 2013 and could be seen by the naked eye from…

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