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Space News Update: July 2017

Rhiannon Williams 2017-07-01

This time spacefans we’re getting all excited about exoplanets and endeavouring to encourage you to get with Project Discovery. I know I’ve talked about it before and I’ll talk about it again, repeatedly, we need you! LOADS AND LOADS OF…

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Space News Update: June 2017

Rhiannon Williams 2017-06-03

This time space fans we’re looking at the Juno mission to Jupiter, failed supernovas and a wobbly moon! The New Jupiter “We knew, going in, that Jupiter would throw us some curves, But now that we are here we are…

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Space News Update: May 2017

Rhiannon Williams 2017-05-06

This time space fans we’re focusing on the remarkable achievements of the Cassini mission. CASSINI’S GRAND FINALE Credit:NASA Its been a long 13 years for this old spacecraft. Its almost out of fuel so the science team in charge decided…

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So What Is This New Project Discovery?

Rhiannon Williams 2017-04-16

Now that I’m finally over the Fanfest hangover, I can talk more about what was, for me, one of the most exciting presentations of the event: the new director for the citizen science program, Project Discovery. CCP announced back in…

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Space News Update: April 2017

Rhiannon Williams 2017-04-03

This month it’s a special Monday morning edition of Space News Update, chock full of Martian goodies and Lunar chills. So let’s dive in!. Martian Atmosphere Was Lost to Space Solar wind and radiation are responsible for stripping the Martian…

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Space News Update: March 2017

Rhiannon Williams 2017-03-04

Its been a very exciting time for us space scientists! This time, unsurprisingly, it’s all about my favourite thing! Exoplanets! Spitzer Telescope Finds A Unique Solar System With Seven Potentially Habitable Planets NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the prescence…

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Space News Update: Feb 2017

Rhiannon Williams 2017-02-12

This time spacefans, we have a celbration of Cassini, some active galaxy action and astrobiology galore! SEND ART TO NASA Although the motivation behind NASA’s Cassini mission to Saturn was scientific, part of the planet’s allure has long been in…

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Space News January 2017

Rhiannon Williams 2017-01-07

Happy New Year spacefans! I hope you’ve all recovered from you holiday hangovers and appreciating the delights of January weather and the return to work! We have some intruiging things to show you! ORIGIN OF MYSTERIOUS FAST RADIO BURST DISCOVERED…

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Semper Fi, John Glenn

Andrew Sturgis 2016-12-09

On December 8, 2016, the world lost a pioneer. At the age of 95, John Herschel Glenn Jr. passed away in Columbus, Ohio. He will be remembered for his record-setting career with NASA, service in the United States Marine Corps,…

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Space News Update: December 2016

Rhiannon Williams 2016-12-03

Space news is back! We decided to move to a monthly format for now while yours truly is very busy playing with Moon rocks, meterorites and cool shit like that. The cover photo is a lunar basalt in thin section…

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Cyborgs are Coming

TMC Archives 2015-08-11

It wasn’t commonplace to see someone fitted with an artificial leg or arm twenty years ago, but now those who would have been confined to wheelchairs can experience the freedom that most healthy people have, to a degree. Most prosthetic…

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Rocket Science – Fuel or Propellant?

TMC Archives 2015-08-06

Propelling an object into a parabolic arc or an orbit is not an easy feat. The basic Delta-V requirement to achieve low-Earth orbit is around 7.8 kilometers per second (km/s). Atmospheric drag, and other factors often require 1.5-2.0 kilometers more…