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Could the Next Space Station Be a Hotel?

Commercializing space is no longer a far-out idea. In fact, NASA is fully on board. #space #spacehotel #hotel #spacestation In 1967, Barron Hilton, the future head of Hilton Hotels Corp., turned up at an American Astronautical Society meeting devoted to “outer space tourism.” The first moon landing was still two years out, but Hilton wasn’t going to be late to the next big travel market. At the conference, he laid out plans for Earth-orbiting Hiltons and lunar hotels, complete with Galaxy Lounges where guests might “enjoy a martini and the stars.” Alas, humans would have to wait decades for an outer-space outpost, and the one they … Continue reading Could the Next Space Station Be a Hotel?

A new ‘Einstein’ equation suggests wormholes hold key to quantum gravity

ER=EPR summarizes new clues to understanding entanglement and spacetime There’s a new equation floating around the world of physics these days that would make Einstein proud. It’s pretty easy to remember: ER=EPR. You might suspect that to make this equation work, P must be equal to 1. But the symbols in this equation stand not for numbers, but for names. E, you probably guessed, stands for Einstein. R and P are initials — for collaborators on two of Einstein’s most intriguing papers. Combined in this equation, these letters express a possible path to reconciling Einstein’s general relativity with quantum mechanics. … Continue reading A new ‘Einstein’ equation suggests wormholes hold key to quantum gravity

Celebrate Earth Day 2021 with the Lyrid Meteor Shower

Don’t miss the first big meteor shower of 2021! I’ll show you when and where to look to see the Lyrids and give some tips on ways to increase the number of meteors you can see! Be sure to let me know about your questions and experience with the Lyrid Meteor Shower in the comment section below. Clear skies everyone! Lyrid meteor shower peaks predawn April 22. Here’s how to watch This is a meteor from the Lyrids, as seen in the sky in Schermbeck, Germany, April 22, 2020. Every year from January to mid-April, we experience a “meteor drought,” … Continue reading Celebrate Earth Day 2021 with the Lyrid Meteor Shower

Meteor blazes across South Florida skies

There was debate online regarding the meteor’s origin Southern Florida residents were stunned to see a meteor blazing through the darkness Monday night, with some sharing footage of the spectacle on social media. Dashcam and security video revealed the quick, bright flash of light as the meteor streaked through the Earth’s atmosphere. In a matter of seconds, the fireball had disappeared from sight.  At 10:16 p.m. ET, a doorbell camera looking out on a back patio in Parkland showed how the sky lit up and a Coral Springs Twitter user with a Nest camera recorded a different angle of its descent. “Did you happen to see a meteor … Continue reading Meteor blazes across South Florida skies

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE STUDIED KURT COBAIN TO CREATE A ‘NEW’ NIRVANA SONG, AND IT… KINDA ROCKS

Though hits like “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and “In Bloom” remain FM staples decades later, the tragic 1994 death of singer-songwriter Kurt Cobain cut short any future catalog for grunge rock pioneers Nirvana. But in 2021, we actually have a “new” Nirvana song — thanks to artificial intelligence and a pitch perfect assist from a cover band leading man. As part of the Lost Tapes of the 27 Club, a project that is using artificial intelligence to create new music in the style of famous musicians who died at the age of 27, the “new” Nirvana song “Drowned in the Sun” … Continue reading ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE STUDIED KURT COBAIN TO CREATE A ‘NEW’ NIRVANA SONG, AND IT… KINDA ROCKS

Astronauts Really Could Carry M16s on the Moon

In For All Mankind, U.S. Marines pack heat in space. That could happen in real life, too—with a catch. YOUTUBE/APPLE TV+ The second season of the Apple TV+ series For All Mankind shows U.S. Marines in space using M16s. Astronauts probably wouldn’t use real M16s in space—but they could still use guns. Low gravity and crazy temperature swings would make traditional guns inoperable in space. The Apple TV+ sci-fi series For All Mankind, set against the backdrop of the Cold War, just introduced a new element: space guns. The ongoing second season of the acclaimed series, which imagines an alternate history in which the Soviets beat NASA to … Continue reading Astronauts Really Could Carry M16s on the Moon

First interstellar comet may be the most pristine ever found

New observations with the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO’s VLT) indicate that the rogue comet 2I/Borisov, which is only the second and most recently detected interstellar visitor to our Solar System, is one of the most pristine ever observed. Astronomers suspect that the comet most likely never passed close to a star, making it an undisturbed relic of the cloud of gas and dust it formed from. 2I/Borisov was discovered by amateur astronomer Gennady Borisov in August 2019 and was confirmed to have come from beyond the Solar System a few weeks later. “2I/Borisov could represent the first … Continue reading First interstellar comet may be the most pristine ever found

Prof. Brian Greene Shows You How to Time Travel!

Prof. Brian Greene, author of “The Elegant Universe” will show you the right way to time travel as he joins Faith in a discussion of the underlying science of time travel and clears up some time travel myths like, is it ok to interact with your younger self while time traveling? (Turns out, it’s OKAY.) Acclaimed physicist Brian Greene reveals a mind-boggling reality beneath the surface of our everyday world. “The Fabric of the Cosmos,” a four-hour series based on the book by renowned physicist and author Brian Greene, takes us to the frontiers of physics to see how scientists … Continue reading Prof. Brian Greene Shows You How to Time Travel!

‘Odd’ lights spotted in North Carolina sky prompts several theories

The strange lights were seen floating over the state’s Indian Trail community Could it be? A mysterious light cluster was spotted in the night sky near Charlotte, N.C., over the weekend, leading to a debate on social media over the possible presence of UFOs in the area, according to a report.  The strange lights were seen floating over the state’s Indian Trail community and subsequently posted on the “What’s Up Indian Trail?” community Facebook page. “Anyone know what these lights were tonight?” Alisa Homewood remarked, according to The Charlotte Observer. “No sound at all. They flickered like lanterns, but followed the same exact path up until they … Continue reading ‘Odd’ lights spotted in North Carolina sky prompts several theories

What’s the Color of the Universe?

The universe is a pretty mesmerizing place. From all of the natural wonders here on earth to the Tesla roadster flying through our galaxy, there’s certainly not a lack of wonder surrounding us. All this amazement naturally leads us to one prominent question, “what color is it?” Okay, well, maybe that’s just me, but a group of researchers has solidly confirmed what color the universe is. Are you ready for it? It’s beige. But not just any beige, the color of the universe is named “Cosmic Latte”. A team of astronomers from Johns Hopkins University gave the universe’s color that name … Continue reading What’s the Color of the Universe?

Nostradamus’ predictions for 2021: Asteroids, zombies and a bad outlook

Nostradamus’ predictions for 2021: Asteroids, zombies and a bad outlook. And you thought it couldn’t get any worse? World-ending asteroids, zombies and ruinous famine are on deck for 2021, according to French philosopher Michel de Nostradamus, whose track record for predicting the future has been freakishly accurate. Nostradamus, who died in 1566, has famously prophesied calamitous events through his “Les Prophéties,” a collection of poetic quatrains. The Renaissance-era seer alluded to such events as the French Revolution, the development of the atomic bomb and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Now, close readers of his work say he foresaw a 2021 … Continue reading Nostradamus’ predictions for 2021: Asteroids, zombies and a bad outlook

Tony Robbins puts money behind Cape Canaveral space balloon business

The company says it will offer “opportunities for groundbreaking research and life-changing travel experiences for off-world travels.” Self-hep guru Tony Robbins is reportedly putting some of his money behind a Cape Canaveral start-up that wants to send people to space onboard balloons. The company, Space Perspective, announced Wednesday in a press release that it has secured $7 million “for the development and early flights of Spaceship Neptune to the edge of space.” A high-performance space balloon with a pressurized capsule.  (Space Perspective) “The infusion of capital advances the human space flight company another step closer to fundamentally changing the way people have access to space … Continue reading Tony Robbins puts money behind Cape Canaveral space balloon business

What does Saturn sound like from space?

THE sound collected by a spacecraft passing between Saturn and its rings has been beamed back to Earth – and it’s left scientists perplexed. Nasa’s Cassini spacecraft dived between Saturn and its innermost ring – an area no man-made object has visited before. Scientists were excited to hear what Cassini had to offer, but were surprised to be met with an eerie silence. “The region between the rings and Saturn is ‘the big empty,’ apparently,” said Cassini Project Manager Earl Maize of Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. “Cassini will stay the course, while the scientists work on the mystery of why … Continue reading What does Saturn sound like from space?

SpaceX plans to race remote-controlled cars on the moon in 2021, and has drafted in a legendary Ferrari designer to help

Elon Musk’s SpaceX plans to launch vehicles designed by Frank Stephenson — of McLaren, Ferrari, and BMW fame — onto the Moon’s surface for a remote-controlled car rally. The cars will be sent into space on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in October 2021, SpaceX said. The vehicles will be partially designed, built, and raced by two teams of high-school students. Moon Mark, an entertainment and education company, is teaming up with aerospace companies Intuitive Machines and Lunar Outpost to organize the car race. SpaceX wants to race remote-controlled cars on the surface of the Moon. Elon Musk’s aerospace company … Continue reading SpaceX plans to race remote-controlled cars on the moon in 2021, and has drafted in a legendary Ferrari designer to help

Spectacular ‘Christmas Star’ will appear for the first time in 800 years

If you had to describe 2020, you probably wouldn’t say that it was the year the planets aligned. That phrase is reserved for use in good times, and the past year hasn’t been a lucky one for most. But while things haven’t exactly fallen into place for 2020 thanks to the pandemic, we will be closing the year off with a spectacular space show in which everything lines up just right. Later this month, two planets in our solar system will align, creating a double planet for the first time in 800 years. Perhaps planets aligning is a good omen … Continue reading Spectacular ‘Christmas Star’ will appear for the first time in 800 years

Physics suggests that the future has already happened

Our intuition tells us that the future can be changed, but Einstein’s theory of relativity suggests that there is no real difference between the future and the past. The future, present and past may actually not be as different as we think, says science writer and astrophysicist Adam Becker. He explains this mind-bending idea to Michael Marshall and Melissa Hogenboom, with help from the animators at Pomona Pictures.

Oreo builds asteroid-proof bunker above permafrost line, fills it with cookies and powdered milk

The company provided the bunker’s coordinates, just in case Oreos will survive the apocalypse. The threat of asteroids striking the Earth and causing a global catastrophe has inspired some groups to build bunkers to not only protect survivors, but also to ensure the safety of certain plants and animals. Now, the makers of Oreo have ensured that the popular snack will live past any possible asteroid strikes. In a video published on its YouTube page, Oreo says it was inspired by the Global Seed Vault in Svalbard, Norway. According to the seed vault’s website, it is a storage facility for various seeds that has been … Continue reading Oreo builds asteroid-proof bunker above permafrost line, fills it with cookies and powdered milk

ARISS to Celebrate 20 Years of Ham Radio on the International Space Station

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) will soon celebrate 20 years of continuous ham radio operations on the International Space Station (ISS). NASA is commemorating the milestone with a newly produced infographic highlighting the educational contacts via amateur radio between astronaut crew members aboard the ISS and students. Over its 20 years, ARISS has supported nearly 1,400 scheduled ham radio contacts with schools, student groups, and other organizations. Planning for ARISS began in 1996 as a cooperative venture among national amateur radio and amateur satellite societies, with support from their respective space agencies. The ARISS ham radio gear actually arrived … Continue reading ARISS to Celebrate 20 Years of Ham Radio on the International Space Station

UFO Doc ‘The Phenomenon’ Gets New Trailer, Release Date

James Fox’s feature exploring 70 years of history behind proving UFOs exist will now have a digital release on Oct. 6. UFO documentary The Phenomenon, which takes an expansive look across 70 years’ worth of history behind proving the existence of UFOs, right up to the latest discoveries, has a new trailer and release date. The feature — from director James Fox — was originally slated for a wide North American theatrical release via 1091 Media this fall, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic will now premiere worldwide on all digital platforms on Oct. 6. Co-written by Fox and Marc Barasch, The Phenomenon features never-before-seen … Continue reading UFO Doc ‘The Phenomenon’ Gets New Trailer, Release Date

Jupiter amazingly bright in July’s night sky and look for Saturn nearby

As the sun sets, look to the east-southeast for the appearance of Jupiter and Saturn.  Gigantic Jupiter, enveloped by a deep atmosphere and icy cold, shines brilliantly, while Saturn, appearing only about 1/13 as bright, still glows conspicuously with a sedate yellow-white hue. Saturn was the Roman moniker for the Greek god Cronus, the personification of “Father Time.”  Ancient sky watchers named the planets for their most notable aspect, and Saturn seemed to move sluggishly compared to the other deities, taking almost 30 years to make one complete circuit of the sky. How amazed they would have been if they … Continue reading Jupiter amazingly bright in July’s night sky and look for Saturn nearby

Comet NEOWISE surprises some stargazers with two tails

Astronauts Bob Behnken, Doug Hurley, and ISS commander Chris Cassidy speak with Bill Hemmer. As stargazers try to catch a glimpse of NEOWISE as it soars across the nighttime sky, careful viewers may notice the comet has two tails trailing behind it. The comet’s main tail or dust tail, which is always whitish in color because its particles easily reflect sunlight at every wavelength, is made of fragments from the comet that have been ejected from its nucleus and curves outside the path of the comet’s trajectory, according to Forbes. The dust that makeup up the main tail are pulled by three forces: the … Continue reading Comet NEOWISE surprises some stargazers with two tails

Look up! NEOWISE comet’s best viewing occurs this week

Astronomy buffs will get a treat in the night sky the next few weeks as Comet NEOWISE passes us by on its way back to the outer solar system.  While the comet will be visible for the next few weeks, those at Space.com feel the best time will come during the July 14th-19th stretch, which is this Tuesday through Sunday.  Don’t miss your chance to catch a glimpse. If you don’t catch the comet this time around, you would have to wait another 6800 years, making this a once in a lifetime opportunity! The comet, which is about 3 miles across in … Continue reading Look up! NEOWISE comet’s best viewing occurs this week

Neowise comet and rare astronomical phenomena captured in remarkable image

The C/2020 F3 comet was discovered in March A photographer in Italy captured the image of a lifetime when he snapped a picture showing two astronomical phenomena, including a streaking comet and “night-shining” clouds. Atop the nearly 11,500 foot-high Hochfeiler mountain in the South Tyrol Alps in Italy, Martin Rietze captured the image of the NEOWISE comet and the Noctilucent clouds, SWNS reports. The comet, also known as C/2020 F3, was discovered in March by NASA’s NEOWISE space telescope. The NEOWISE comet seen above noctilucent clouds taken from the Hochfeiler mountain in the South Tyrol alps in Italy on July 8. (Credit: SWNS) Noctilucent clouds occur when astronomical … Continue reading Neowise comet and rare astronomical phenomena captured in remarkable image

Can You Really Become a Mars Land Owner?

You may soon be able to own a piece of the red planet! On Nov. 26, 2018, NASA’s InSight lander touched down on Mars, becoming the eighth space-exploring robot to visit the Red Planet. For adventurous humans inspired to eventually follow in the footsteps of this spacecraft, possibly terraforming Mars or owning land there may seem like the next best thing. A handful of companies, such as Buy Mars and Lunar Embassy, sell ads on Facebook and elsewhere claiming they “possess a legal trademark and copyright for the sale of extraterrestrial property” or are the “only recognized world authority” for the sale of lunar and planetary real … Continue reading Can You Really Become a Mars Land Owner?

Comet NEOWISE could give skywatchers a dazzling show this month. Here’s what to know.

Earlier this year, the NEOWISE space telescope discovered its latest comet, a distant and inconspicuous object.   At the time of its discovery on March 27, the comet — dubbed Comet NEOWISE (short for Near Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer) and cataloged as C/2020 F3, was located 194 million miles (312 million kilometers) from the sun and shining at a very faint magnitude of +17 — that’s about 25,000 times fainter than the faintest star that can be glimpsed with the naked eye. It was only visible with large telescopes. But in July, Comet NEOWISE has raised hopes that it … Continue reading Comet NEOWISE could give skywatchers a dazzling show this month. Here’s what to know.