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What an incredible thing which we witnessed yesterday!! Space X successfully made history in the most exciting way! In case you somehow missed it, just yesterday a powerful rocket (one of the most powerful ever built), was launched into space for the first time, on a mission to send a particularly special payload into orbit. Most initial test flights will use some kind of test mass, but no, Space X have sent @elonmusk's 'personal' Tesla Roadster Into orbit around the earth! And that's a car by the way! An actual car has been sent into orbit, accompanied by it's driver: Starman (not an actual man).
On top of this, the engineers at Space X were able to achieve the incredible feat of landing not one, but TWO of the first-stage rockets SIMULTANEOUSLY!
Hopefully we get to witness more exciting things like this in the not too distant future!
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Happy New Year everyone! 🎉🎉
The Space X Faclon Heavy has gone vertical!! This 70 metre tall beast is set to be the most powerful rocket currently in operation. The rocket is currently preparing for it's static fire test, to ensure the rocket's engines are functioning as they should be.
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The rocket is set to launch sometime soon with a special payload of Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster which is already strapped into the rocket's nose cone!
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Our solar system was quite unique for a long time in that it had the most planets discovered to be orbiting a single star. This was until recently, when improved technology allowed us to discover an eighth​ planet orbiting the star Kepler-90.
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Over 2500 light years away, Kepler-90i, a hot Rocky planet, orbits it's home star every 14 or so days. The discovery was made using Google's machine learning. The system is pretty much as it sounds, the software uses Artificial Intelligence which learns from previous data and previous discoveries. Using past data from Kepler discoveries, weak signals were found to belong to a brand new exoplanet.
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Image: NASA
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I cannot deny, the prospect of human beings making our way to Mars excites me quite a lot. However, that doesn't remove the question of: What will it actually be like when we get there?
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Well I can start by saying it definitely won't be easy. The conditions, as I'm sure you know, are vastly different from Earth. For starters, in the winter the temperatures at the poles can be as low as minus 125°C (minus 195°F) and only as high as 20°C (70°F) on a summer day. Of course 20°C is more than bearable, but on the same night the temperature could drop to minus 73°C which is around minus 100°F - definiteley not bearable!!
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Global dust storms are another problem, they are something which I mentioned in a previous post. Basically, at certain times in the year dust storms on the red planet can be so strong that they cover the entire surface of the planet. Visibility for humans would be incredibly difficult in these periods if we were to experience such events first hand.
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The lack of a magnetic field, as well as no thick atmosphere would also present major problems. Radiation would be able to find it's way to the surface very easily compared to Earth.
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Don't worry though, living on Mars won't be completely awful. For starters, for those of you who hate the cold: winter will actually be the shortest season of the Martian year. On top of this, you definitely won't have to be scared of any quakes or volcanoes no matter where you live on the planet. Of course there's the incredible natural sights as well, almost constantly clear might skies, and amazing views such as Olympus Mons and Valles Marineris.
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An image showing the scale of Saturn compared to one of it's mid-sized moons (A mere 1,000 kilometres in diameter, compared to Saturn's 120,000 kilometres), captured by none other than the retired Cassini!
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Tethys is a moon I've mentioned previously, and is one of the five major moons which are within the orbit of Saturn's E ring.
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Image: NASA/JPL/Cassini imaging team
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This here is a detailed colour enhanced image of a powerful storm taking place on Jupiter. From the data received from Juno, we know the storm is rotating counter-clockwise at various altitudes. The darker clouds appear to be deeper inside the atmosphere, while the much brighter ones are nearer to Juno. Together these clouds form the stunning view we see here!
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Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt/ Seán Doran
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The Cassini Mission has long been over, but a lot of it's greatest images are still wowing us today. Here are two of the most stunning shots from the mission.
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The first image is quoted as follows: "Cassini looks down at the rings of Saturn from above the planet's nightside. The darkened globe of Saturn is seen here at lower right, along with the shadow it casts across the rings."
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The second image shows the moon Tethys appearing to float above the rings of Saturn.
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Image: Cassini / NASA JPL
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Given that the firework's season is just beginning in some countries around the world with so many different festivals taking place; I though it might be an appropriate time to mention the galaxy NGC 6946, also known as... Fireworks Galaxy!
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As you can probably tell from the image, the galay is a type of spiral galaxy, situated between the constellations of Cygnus and Cepheus, over 22 million light years away. It's said the centre of this galaxy is actually undergoing an incredible amount of "nuclear star burst" or what most might call star birth - but a lot of it!
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If you're wondering about the name, it actually comes from the fact that a total 9 supernovae have been discovered in the Galaxy in the last century. A supernova, is when a large star's life reaches it's end in a spectacular explosion, similar to how a firework functions.
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Image: Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), Hubble Legacy Archive; Processing: Robert Gendler
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Some brand new images were sent last month from the Juno spacecraft, and as always, NASA released the raw images for the community to process. These processed images highlight some incredible details about the Jovian world that we've never seen before! This is still Jupiter, it's just the parts we rarely ever see.
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Images: NASA / SwRI / MSSS / Gerald Eichstädt / Seán Doran © CC NC SA, NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Cristo Sanchez © PUBLIC DOMAIN
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A close up of a Space X rocket making a landing, yep, this is a landing, not a take off. Getting a rocket to land back on the ground AND in good condition is still such an incredible feat!
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Image: Space X
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The Space that never was is a project from Polish illustrator Maciej Rebisz. His work is based on things such as missions that didn't fully take place and follows the premise of "a world where the Space Race has not ended". His creations detail some of the things that could have been and it really makes you think about what future life away from Earth may still really be like!

This is just some of his amazing portfolio!
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Images: Maciej Rebisz / Space That Never Was
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If you can recall, in early 2016, scientists were able to make the successful discovery​ of gravitational waves - Described as literal ripples in space caused by two black holes colliding with one another.

Well recently, another discovery was made by LIGO (The Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory), scientists witnessed a collision of two neutron stars. This has led to the discovery​ of platinum and gold production in the universe. What was extra special about this however is that we were finally able to directly observe it. The collision took place in a galaxy called NGC 4993, which is a long 130 million light years away and the two stars involved had masses around 10-20% greater than that of our sun. However, due to their nature as neutron stars, they were actually only around 30km across each.
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Just in case Jupiter didn't seem massive enough to you...
(For anyone wondering, this is a recent Juno image of Jupiter and two of it's largest moons, Io, and Europa!)
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Image: NASA Juno Cam
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Less than 24 hours ago, SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk, made some pretty incredible announcements about the future of rocket/space flights for humanity. Included in this was 'affordable' Earth-to-earth flights to anywhere on the planet in less than 1 hour. However, something else which was announced was the future detailing of plans for both a Lunar and Mars base of operations for humans and our future self-sustaining colonies. What is especially incredible about this is that the plans for Mars are expected to get underway much sooner than originally expected with the New Rocket expected to begin transit to Mars by 2022 and the first human crews to arrive on the red planet by 2024!! If all of this is to definiteley happen, then we as humans beings are certainly about to enter into a new age of spaceflight and the future of humanity's adventures away from Earth!
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Image: Space X
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Although the Cassini Mission is over, one important thing we were able to learn a lot about was the moon Enceladus. Enceladus has quickly become one of the most interesting moons in the solar system.
This is not just down to it's unique icy appearance, but mainly because of it's strange underground vapour plumes. The moon has recently been sparked into the limelight because if it's currently quite high potential to contain some of the chemicals necessary for there to be life beneath the surface of the moon. Life, on a different world, far away from our own. Just imagine that.
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This newly released image was taken in March by Cassini and shows the dark side of the moon from Cassini's perspective.
Image: NASA JPL / Cassini spacecraft
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Everytime Juno sends back new images of Jupiter, I get reminded of just how beautiful the planet is. It literally looks like somebody took a giant paint brush onto a blank planet canvas and created this wonderful world. The natural art created by Jupiter's atmosphere is such an incredible sight to see.
Image: NASA Juno
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Sticking with the theme, This was originally an image of Titan by Cassini which has undergone some incredible editing from Jason Major.
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The image is an RGB-composite image which shows off Saturn's largest moon. The image draws out the beautiful colours of the hazy moon, one quite unlike any other in our solar system. -
Image: NASA Cassini / Jason Major
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The final image ever taken in the 20 year long Cassini Mission. Thanks for the incredible data and views from the sixth planet from the sun!!
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Image:NASA JPL Cassini Mission
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