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  • Venus Meets A Crescent Moon (2018)

    07/15/2018 9:28:51 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 24 replies
    Me ^ | July 15, 2018 | CaliforniaCraftBeer
    Can anyone else go outside and take shoot some decent local photos of tonight's Venus-Moon event with your DSLR? Please NO Interweb photos, ONLY originals from your local view, thanks!
  • Mining Moon Ice: Prospecting Plans Starting to Take Shape

    07/15/2018 7:36:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 106 replies
    Space.com ^ | July 13, 2018 04:04pm ET | Leonard David,
    A diverse range of scientists, engineers and mining technologists have begun blueprinting what hardware and missions are required to explore and establish a prospecting campaign for water ice at the poles of Earth's moon.  Why have they warmed up to ultra-cold lunar ice? Water ice can be converted to oxygen, liquid water and rocket fuel. Exploiting the stores of this resource — which is thought to be abundant within permanently shadowed polar craters on the moon — could help pioneers survive and thrive on the moon, and help entrepreneurs turn a profit.  For example, United Launch Alliance is maintaining its...
  • Earth’s days used to be just 18 hours long, but the Moon changed that

    06/07/2018 3:49:48 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 15 replies
    BGR.com ^ | 6 Jun 2018 | Mike Wehner
    describes how the researchers created a method to rewind Earth’s clock by hundreds of millions of years. The system allowed the team to paint a rough picture of what a day on Earth might have been like over a billion years in the past, and better explain the evidence of climate shifts that have been observed in ancient rocks. The researchers note that if you take the timeline back far enough, looking 1.5 billion years in the past, the Moon would have been close enough that Earth’s gravity would have destroyed it. That obviously didn’t happen, but since the Moon...
  • That Moon Colony Will Be a Reality Sooner Than You Think

    05/26/2018 6:10:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 68 replies
    The White House ^ | May 25, 2018 | WIlbur J. Ross, Secretary of Commerce
    The future for American commercial space activity is bright. Space entrepreneurs are already planning travel to Mars, and they are looking to the moon as the perfect location for a way station to refuel and restock Mars-bound rockets. As much as this sounds like the plot of “2001: A Space Odyssey,” it is coming closer to reality sooner than you may have ever thought possible. A privately funded American space industry is the reason. This industry is making progress in leaps and bounds. The global space economy is approaching $350 billion and is expected to become a multitrillion-dollar industry. There...
  • 3D Scan of a Cave Network...Technology Could be Used to Map Out Lava Tubes on the Moon and Mars

    03/17/2018 3:07:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | 15 Mar , 2018 | Matt Williams
    Pegasus Backpack, a wearable mapping solution that collects geometric data without a satellite ad synchronizes images collected by five cameras and two 3D imaging laser profilers, and the Leica BLK360 – the smallest and lightest imaging scanner on the market. In less than three hours, the team managed to map all the contours of the lava tube....to produce a 3D visual of all the twists and turns of the lava tube. The scan that resulted covers a 1.3 km section of the cave system with an unprecedented resolution of a few centimeters. Santagata and the Virtual Geography Agency also turned...
  • Israel plans to launch moon mission on SpaceX rocket this year

    07/10/2018 8:29:18 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    CNET ^ | July 10, 2018 11:05 AM PDT | Amanda Kooser
    Three countries have landed missions on the moon: the US, Russia and China. Israel hopes to be the fourth when it launches a spacecraft this December with an assist from a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The unmanned mission is a joint effort between private company Israel Aerospace Industries and nonprofit organization SpaceIL. SpaceIL participated in the Google Lunar XPrize competition, which wrapped up earlier this year with no ultimate winner. The people at SpaceIL aren't letting that stop them from completing the lunar journey. On Tuesday, the team announced its goal of a Feb. 13, 2019, moon landing, but it has yet to...
  • Conspiracy theorists think Trump’s Space Force proves aliens exist

    06/29/2018 10:25:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The Daily Dot ^ | June 29, 2018 | Mike Rothschild
    The announcement that President Donald Trump wanted to create a “Space Force” that would serve as a co-equal branch of the Armed Forces brought a wide range of reactions. Some experts believed we needed it to defend U.S. interests above the clouds, including protecting our satellites and preventing orbital bombardment by China or Russia. Others posited it as a dangerous step toward the irrevocable militarization of space. And some said it didn’t matter, either because the unilateral expansion of the armed forces is beyond the scope of presidential power, or because Trump says he’s going to do a lot of...
  • Must See: United States Space Force Releases Insignia Designs (It's Right Out Of Star Trek)

    06/19/2018 7:25:39 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 106 replies
    United States Space Force ^ | June 19, 2018 | United States Space Force
    Here's a first look at the ranks and insignia designs of the new 6th military branch, the United States Space Force. The ranks are right out of Star Trek's Starfleet Command.
  • Trump Enters History Books, Orders Pentagon to Establish a Space Force

    06/18/2018 4:22:33 PM PDT · by davikkm · 31 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    President Trump announced on Monday during a press conference that he is aiming at creating a Space Force as soon as possible, and he already ordered the Pentagon to “make it so”. Obviously, service guarantees citizenship, to quote from a famous sci-fi movie from the 90s. The US Space Force would make for an independent service branch and I bet dollars for donuts that today, June the 19th, 2018 will become famous in the future as the day when the US Intergalactic Space Force was created, and all that jazz. Joke aside, President Trump has said on Monday that, just...
  • US President Donald Trump announces 'Space Force' military wing

    06/18/2018 1:56:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 77 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 06.18.2018 | es/aw (AP, AFP, Reuters)
    US President Donald Trump announced a sweeping new space policy on Monday that will focus both on reducing satellite clutter in space as well as creating a specific “Space Force” as the newest branch of the military. “It is not enough to merely have an American presence in space. We must have American dominance in space,” said Trump, saying that he wished to revive the US’ flagging space program that has been bogged down by rising costs and a lack of political will. Trump said he does not want “China and Russia and other countries leading us.” […] He also...
  • Trump directs creation of 'space force' as sixth branch of military

    06/18/2018 9:25:38 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 20 replies
    https://abcnews.go.com ^ | Jun 18, 2018, 6:59 PM ET | By STEPHANIE EBBS
    President Donald Trump announced Monday that he has ordered the creation of a new military branch, adding the "Space Force" to the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. "It is not enough to merely have an American presence in space, we must have American dominance in space. Very importantly I'm hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a space force as the sixth branch of the armed forces, that is a big statement," Trump said at a meeting of the National Space Council on Monday. "We are going to...
  • Always Go With the Visionary

    06/19/2018 5:20:36 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 6-19-18 | MOTUS
    "That's no moon. It's a space station." - Obi Wan Kenobi, Star Wars IV A New HopeAir Force, Space Force: may the Force be with you. At a meeting of National Space Council intended to transfer space responsibilities from military to civilian hands, president Donald Trump surprised attendees by ordering the top US military officer to launch a new branch of the military in space.While the creation of a Space Force has been debated for several years, the move has been opposed by the military, which has instead begun restructuring the Air Force Space Command to better address threats in...
  • Trump announces he’s directing Pentagon to create ‘space force’ as independent service branch

    06/18/2018 10:00:09 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 173 replies
    <p>WASHINGTON — Trump announces he’s directing Pentagon to create ‘space force’ as independent service branch.</p> <p>Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</p>
  • Way too fast

    06/17/2018 11:02:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Korea JoongAng Daily ^ | June 18, 2018 | JoongAng Ilbo
    After the Singapore summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, denuclearization and a peace process is accelerating at a dizzying pace on the Korean Peninsula. But the public has mixed feelings. While welcoming a North Korea without nuclear weapons and the possibility of peace in a divided land, they cannot calm their anxieties over the stunning developments. First of all, our concerns involve Trump’s remarks about stopping joint military exercises between the two allies. After Trump defined them as “provocative,” the Moon Jae-in administration nearly accepted the suspension of the annual drills. But discontinuing those...
  • South Korea hails Trump-Kim Singapore summit as 'talks of the century'

    06/11/2018 11:30:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | June 12, 2018 | Agence France Presse
    SEOUL: South Koreans erupted in applause Tuesday (Jun 12) as Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un met for what local media billed as the "talks of the century". As the historic first meeting between a sitting US president and North Korean leader began in Singapore, images of Trump and Kim exchanging handshakes and warm words drew jubilant reactions in Seoul and hopes for a new beginning with Pyongyang. "We hope the summit will be a success and bring us a complete denuclearisation, peace and a new era" in relations between the two Koreas and the United States, South Korean President...
  • Days on Earth Are Getting Longer, Thanks to the Moon

    06/06/2018 11:11:59 AM PDT · by ETL · 61 replies
    Space.com ^ | June 5, 2018 | Samantha Mathewson, Space.com Contributor
    Days on Earth are getting longer as the moon slowly moves farther away from us, new research shows.  The moon is about 4.5 billion years old and resides some 239,000 miles (385,000 kilometers) away from Earth, on average. However, due to tidal forces between our planet and the moon, the natural satellite slowly spirals away from Earth at a rate of about 1.5 inches (3.82 centimeters) per year, causing our planet to rotate more slowly around its axis.  Using a new statistical method called astrochronology, astronomers peered into Earth's deep geologic past and reconstructed the planet's history. This work revealed...
  • Moon pairs with brightening Mars tonight

    06/03/2018 8:03:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    Saturn will not be too far away. It will be just west of Mars and not as bright as the Red Planet. Mars is growing brighter every night. On July 27, Mars will reach opposition. This is when Earth will be directly between Mars and the sun. Therefore, Mars will look very bright and grace the sky all night. It will be brighter than Jupiter! Before Mars reaches opposition, the Earth passes directly between Saturn and the moon. This is a great time to view Saturn; it’s in the sky all night, and it is bright. Earthsky.com has a great...
  • South Korea works to prevent war between U.S., North Korea

    05/29/2018 12:03:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 29, 2018 | Mac William Bishop
    BEIJING — South Korea is desperately trying to manage the diplomatic crisis between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un in order to avert threatened American military action against North Korea. Trump's announcement Thursday that he was calling off the Singapore summit was followed by a flurry of reversed decisions and policy re-statements, rhetorical declarations both hostile and conciliatory, shuttle diplomacy by minor officials around the globe, high-profile meetings and low-key discussions. The leadership in Seoul has been working around-the-clock to keep peace talks on track. On Saturday, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong Un held a “surprise...
  • Moon may join U.S., N. Korean leaders in Singapore for 3-way summit: official.......

    05/28/2018 2:22:19 AM PDT · by caww · 28 replies
    Yonhap ^ | 2018/05/28 | Yonhap
    - South Korean President Moon Jae-in could make a trip to Singapore for a three-way summit with his U.S. and North Korean counterparts next month, depending on the outcome of ongoing discussions between Washington and Pyongyang, a ranking government official here said Monday. A three-way summit was originally proposed by Moon and the North Korean leader when they held their first-ever meeting at the border village of Panmunjom on April 27. The trip, if made, will likely be made around June 12 when U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are scheduled to hold their bilateral summit,...
  • Alan Bean, U.S. astronaut and moonwalker, dies in Houston at 86: NASA

    05/26/2018 8:24:26 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 31 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 5/26/2018 | Gina Cherelus
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - American astronaut Alan Bean, the fourth person to walk on the moon in 1969 during the Apollo 12 mission and commanded a crew on the Skylab space station in 1973, died in Houston on Saturday, federal officials said.