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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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Evidence Builds up for Life in Europa’s Ocean

Europa is one of my favourite moons around Jupiter as it keeps throwing up little titbits of what could be underneath that icy surface. Underneath the thin layer of ice that encompasses Europa there is speculated to be a 100 km deep ocean. This would be ice if it wasn’t for the tidal forces of [...]

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Supermassive Black Hole Not at the Centre of a Galaxy

The Hubble telescope has been looking for black holes and studying in particular the supermassive black hole in the most massive galaxy (M87). The supermassive black hole is not in the position that it is supposed to be in which is odd as supermassive black holes are supposed to be at the centre of galaxies. [...]

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Kuiper Belt Discovery, Classification, Shape and Size.

The Kuiper belt is a region beyond Neptune that is full of comets, asteroids and other debris. It circles the solar system and has always been a little bit of a mystery as it is so far away and hard to explore. The inkling that the Kuiper belt existed first came from Kuiper and a [...]

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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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The Meaning of Life Discovered, No Just a Little Step Closer

When the universe was made it was not made equal however it was made. It should have consisted of matter and antimatter in equal quantities but this would have meant annihilation for our wonderful universe. Luckily for us there is just matter to worry about. The Fermilab (obviously trying to beat the LHC to the [...]

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Evidence for the Theory That Half the Normal Matter in the Universe Is Found in a Gas

Scientist’s embarrassment may have been spared by the discovery of a large amount of gas lying along the edge of some galaxies about 400 million light years from Earth. Results were needed to support a prediction that about half of the normal matter in the universe is found in a gas. There is no point [...]

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The Continuing Threat of the Eyjafjallajökull Volcano

That naughty volcano is still managing to produce a large amount of Ash. The photo shows the Ash on 11 May. If you live in Europe and are going on holiday in the summer and you want to avoid any hassle it might be a good idea to stay in Europe or end up staying [...]

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Sign up to Walk on the Moon.

Ever fancied walking on the moon? A new site called Moon zoo can almost get you there (well in mind if not body). The lunar reconnaissance orbiter has taken many photos of the moon and this site presents them in such a way that it is easy to look around and take in the panorama. [...]

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A Star Sprints Away from Its Birthplace

The Hubble telescope has found a blue hot star which is 90 times bigger than our sun sprinting across space. It would make the trip from the Earth to the Moon in under two hours which is not the fastest ever but is pretty fast anyway. A rogue star is probably to blame for breaking [...]

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It’s Been a Painful Time for Some Mice.

The trouble with animals is that they just don’t speak. We are quite a long way from talking to the animals but some recent research has discovered that mice feel pain. Just like us, mice make faces when they are in pain such as grimacing. Take a look at this picture and you can see [...]

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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 Week- Your Nook in the Incredible Universe Podcast

What we are and who we are and our place in the universe. [podcast]http://www.weirdwarp.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/your place.mp3[/podcast]

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Best Of The Week- The Guiding North Star Podcast

Everything you need to know about the North star. No, it’s not as boring as it sounds! Be a north star expert. [podcast]http://www.weirdwarp.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/north star.mp3[/podcast] By slacker Astronomy

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Carnival Of Space #123

Normally I write an article on physics or space but sometimes I will be going through a few links of a few blogs that are quite good for all sorts of things about space and physics. This is called a carnival and if you look on the Internet you’ll find a lot of other links [...]

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Best Of The Week- The NASA Constellation Program Podcast

All about the constellation space programme. If you read my blog post recently then you will know quite a lot but it is always good to know more! [podcast]http://www.weirdwarp.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/constellation podcast.mp3[/podcast] By Astronomy cast Join the forum discussion on this post – (1) Posts

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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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Nuclear Fusion and Its Future Uses In Spacecraft

I was getting confused about fusion and fission the other day. Is there a difference? Yes, there is looking at fission it’s like the difference between chalk and cheese, one is nice and cuddly the other is prickly and unfriendly. Fission is the unfriendly one and is the one used in nuclear power stop. The [...]

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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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