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Titan for the Holidays

You could decide to go swimming or sailing on Titan. In the recent issue of Science scientists conclude that Saturn’s moon Titan indeed has lakes of liquid methane. Cold at 180 degrees Celcius below zero,…


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Warp drive: when?

When will humanity go into warp drive? Is Faster Than Light (FTL) travel possible? In theory, yes. It has even been proven (save for some very minor details like violating the first law of thermodynamics…


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Mars Rovers updating their brains

The Mars Rovers Spirit and Opportunity keep on rolling on Mars, entering their fourth year on the planet. Now new software is uploaded which enables the Rovers to examine and discern certain details they can…


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The Solar Cycle

The Sun is an active girl – or guy if you like. There’s a cycle of activity every eleven years. At the peak, sunspots are plenty, at a low, there’s hardly a sunspot in sight….


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Discovery touchdown

Orbiter Discovery touched down at KSC without problems. They had some trouble putting it down in time; some landing attempt had to be scrubbed. But after about 8 million kilometers it finally touched down after…


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Looking at grampa and grammy

Wanna know how your ancestors looked like? The Spitzer telescope might show you how. New observations from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope strongly suggest that infrared light detected in a prior study originated from clumps of…