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A Good Chance of Life on Mars

This is a good lecture on why there’s a 1 in 4 chance of life (in Penelope’ Bostons opinion anyway) under the surface on Mars.

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Viking’s Search For Life on Mars Leaves Echos

The first mission to Mars that was to make a successful landing consisted of Viking 1 and Viking 2. It was an exciting mission with the orbiter picking landing spots for the lander to make a landing. Both spacecraft launched in 1975. They both made a successful landing and have lasted for about six years [...]

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Mars Science Laboratory Arrival Date Set

The Mars science laboratory is set to go to Mars between November 25 and December 18, 2011 which will mean that it lands on Mars in August 2012. Curiosity, as the Mars science laboratory is known, could get their a bit sooner but it all depends on alignments and communication. For maximum information on landing [...]

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All about Meteorites

Meteors streak through the air giving us a display that can be not only beautiful but awe-inspiring as well. This isn’t all they give us as they carry to us a wealth of information from the solar system. So what is flying through the atmosphere giving us a such a show? As you might imagine [...]

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Take An Asteroid Ark Ship To The Stars And Arrive In Second Place.

Asteroids can be big grumpy things that decide that they are going to make life on Earth, just like the dinosaurs, extinct. They are flying around all over the place entering our solar system on their trajectories, and either crashing or being caught by another object in our system, or just peacefully cruising straight through [...]

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Best Of The Web- Dark Matter & Energy Podcast

Dark matter and dark energy podcast lecture From the simple to the more complex. Podcast Join the forum discussion on this post – (1) Posts

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Best of the Web-Earth in a Century

What will Earh be like in 100 years? Will global warming mean we all live in warmer climates? A transhumanists views of the future. A seed store that may help us in the future. Podcast (Part 1) The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning by SETI Join the forum discussion on this post – [...]

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Defining Alien Life & The Different Weird Forms ET Could Take

The universe is full of stars. We are not so sure about habitable planets though. The habitable zone is defined as the distance from the parent star where water flows freely as a liquid. Saying that, over 300 planets have been found so far. Unfortunately from earth we just can’t pick up habitable planets but [...]

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The Singularity And How We May Get There

So what is this singularity? Is it the singularity that is found near a black hole?  Well, this is a gravitational singularity but it is not the one I’m on about at the moment. The idea for the name of the singularity that I am talking about now actually came from the gravitational singularity as [...]

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Midweek Special- Podcast On Interstellar Travel

Can a rocket reach the nearest star? Ion drives, solar sails and railguns are discussed. Could it be possible to use quantum mechanics to bend space and seem like your travelling faster than light? It got me dreaming although the reality of space kicks in at the end. Would you mind if a project was [...]

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21 Reasons We Have Not Talked To Or Found Alien Civilizations

Look up and you will see lots of dots of light. No, it’s not a load of cars screaming towards the Earth because they missed the stop sign at Mars.  It’s stars. There are said to be about 140 billion stars that look like the sun in the Milky Way. There are a lot more stars [...]

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