Category: Space

Moment Mystery Light Streaked Across Night Sky Captured on Video

Moment Mystery Light Streaked Across Night Sky Captured on Video

By Alyssa Newcomb/ABC News VIDEO The moment a bright light streaked across the night sky in Trussville, Alabama, was captured on video last night. The sighting came as the Earth passed through the debris cloud from Halley’s Comet, which produces the annual Orionid meteor shower……

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A close encounter over Plymouth?

A close encounter over Plymouth?

Via Plymouth Herald An unfamiliar flare of light has been captured by a Plymouth photographer, prompting questions as to its origin. Steve Hayward, who was taking a long-exposure shot of the International Space Station, noticed the fleck of light on the bottom of the photo. He was unsure what it could be, so immediately posted it on Plymouth Astronomical Society’s […]

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What Will Happen? Green Comet Approaches Mars

What Will Happen? Green Comet Approaches Mars

Via Dave Reneke  On Sunday, October 19th, Comet Siding Spring will pass only 140,000 km away from Mars. For comparison, that’s about 1/3rd the distance between Earth and the Moon.This is going to be very interesting indeed! For a while last year, astronomers thought the comet might actually hit Mars, setting off a cataclysmic climate change experiment, but now we […]

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Mystery Shuttle Lands After Two-Year Flight

Mystery Shuttle Lands After Two-Year Flight

Via Sky News The US military’s top-secret version of the space shuttle has completed a nearly two-year-long classified mission. The space plane, known as the X-37B, landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base on the Southern California coast on Friday after circling the Earth for 674 days. What the shuttle was doing during that time remains a mystery….

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The Pope’s astronomer on space, the Bible and alien life

The Pope’s astronomer on space, the Bible and alien life

By Cameron Atfield/SMH Science and religion have often appeared at loggerheads, but Papal astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno says there is no need for conflict. Brother Consolmagno said while literal readings of the Bible suggested the world was young, the perpetration of that belief, despite the scientific evidence to the contrary, was simply “bad theology”. “It’s almost blasphemous theology,” he told Fairfax […]

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‘UFO’ appears to watch NASA astronauts on ISS spacewalk

‘UFO’ appears to watch NASA astronauts on ISS spacewalk

By Carol Christian/Chron.com Watch this space. A video published on the NASA YouTube channel of a spacewalk outside the International Space Station appears to show a blurry object appear behind an astronaut where nothing before was present…… SLIDESHOW  

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One-way trip to Mars? You’ll die in 68 days

One-way trip to Mars? You’ll die in 68 days

Via Daily Mail Mars One is an ambitious plan by a Dutch entrepreneur to send people to Mars next decade and start building a colony there. The proposal has received fierce criticism for its lack of realistic goals, and now one study has dealt the team a crushing blow – by saying the colonists will begin dying in 68 days. Low […]

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Red Moon Rising – Total Lunar Eclipse Oct 8th – Australia

Red Moon Rising – Total Lunar Eclipse Oct 8th – Australia

Via Dave Reneke Be prepared, you’re about to see red next week! No, there’s no problem – in fact it’s just the opposite. Get set for an astronomical experience like no other right across Australia. Everyone’s talking about it. We’re going to be treated to a total lunar eclipse on Wednesday evening, 8 October 2014, with the Moon expected to […]

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How Advanced Are We earthlings?

How Advanced Are We earthlings?

Via Dave Reneke We humans like to think ourselves pretty advanced and capable of almost anything– and with no other technology-bearing beings to compare ourselves to, our back-patting doesn’t have to take context into account. After all, we harnessed fire, invented stone tools and the wheel, developed agriculture and writing, built cities, and learned to use metals. Then, a mere […]

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Mystery fireball lights up the Utah sky like a UFO

Mystery fireball lights up the Utah sky like a UFO

Via Daily Mail With dazzling flashes of green, blue and white, a mysterious object lit up the Utah sky early this morning. It silently soared over the state at around 4.40am, seemingly lingering for a few seconds. But while some excitedly rushed to report a UFO, one astronomer claims it was a burning meteor that was so far away it couldn’t […]

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