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ISS may be fitted with lasers to shoot space junk out of orbit

Image Credit: nasa.gov

Space debris could be conquered by a laser mounted to the International Space Station (ISS), which would remove it from Earth’s orbit entirely, according to Japanese scientists. 312 more words


Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 and Jupiter met one day

Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 (formally designated D/1993 F2) was a comet that broke apart and collided with Jupiter in July 1994, providing the first direct observation of an extra-terrestrial collision of  935 more words

Solar System

THINGS TO WORRY ABOUT. Or: Why Folks Follow You Around With Loaves Of Bread And Waffles.


Things To Worry About: Essential to someone like myself, having never yet failed to fill in a Job Application without listing “Living In Fear” … 1,608 more words


# 10 How Can NASA Measure Stars a Hundred Million Quadrillion Miles Away?

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star,

How I Wonder How the Measured You

From So Afar

So what kind of equipment can measure stars, that NASA tells us are so far away it is impossible to fathom such distance. 2,197 more words


#8 How Do They Spacewalk While Traveling 17,000 mph?

                     NASA Astronaut, Bruce Candless, Performs First Untethered Spacewalk /Feb 7, 1984 (NASA image)

“Free of any lifeline and propelled into the dark void by tiny jets, they became, in effect, the first human satellites, ” reported the… 1,360 more words


SPACE DEBRIS – “JOURNEY TO THE STARGLOW RESTAURANT” (Archive Volume 1 – Journey To The Starglow Restaurant – 2011 Boxset)

For Psychedelic Psunday:  Epic Psych/Space Prog track from one of my favorite bands that could have played successfully in either the 20th or 21st Century.   68 more words

A gigantic asteroid will fly very close to Earth today

Today, an asteroid about a third of a mile in diameter will zip by Earth, closer than any celestial object its size until 2027. 245 more words