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NASA Spacecraft Embarks on Historic Journey Into Interstellar Space

David Smothers September 12, 2013

    Voyager 1 Entering Interstellar Space This artist’s concept depicts NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft entering interstellar space, or the space between stars. Interstellar space is dominated by the plasma, or ionized gas, that was ejected by the death of nearby giant stars millions of years ago. The environment inside our solar bubble is dominated… Continue Reading »

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Did NASA Discover an Awesome Spaceship or Is This Pulsar Just Happy to See Us?

David Smothers February 14, 2013

NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory has captured this incredible image of an object 1,000 light years away from Earth. It looks like an awesome Klingon spaceship accelerating to Warp 10. Or a majestic 12-mile-long Cylon Basestar that flies through the cosmos rotating eleven times every second. It’s name is Vela and it is a pulsar that “spews… Continue Reading »

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VIDEO: Visualizing the Size of the Universe With a Grain of Sand

David Smothers February 11, 2013

The universe is so incredibly large that it’s difficult to know where to begin when trying to visualize its size. This video should help you get your head around that very problem. Pete Edwards from the University of Durham, UK, does a good job of explaining things here—with a grain of sand as a frame of… Continue Reading »

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