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Scientists have found the beginnings of life-bearing chemistry at the centre of the galaxy. Iso-propyl cyanide has been detected in a star-forming cloud 27,000 light-years from Earth.
 interstellar space life chemistry
It is enchanting, spectacular and - at 3.5m in diameter - it will soon become the biggest telescope mirror in space, surpassing that of Hubble.... It will take up a vantage point a million-and-a-half kilometres from Earth, to open up what scientists expect to be an utterly fascinating new vista on the Universe. Unlike Hubble, which is tuned to see the cosmos in the same light that is visible to our eyes, Herschel will go after much longer...

2009-02-09

 astronomy universe Herschel Planck ESA telescope space
The imagination of the science fiction author Sir Arthur C Clarke bubbled over with ideas about the future of science, technology and human society. Here, BBC science and technology staff look at some that came true, and some that did not. 1. Space elevator 3. Space guard 5. Atomic travel 2. Millennium Bug 4. Communications satellites 6. Earthquake prevention 7. Brain backup 8. People freezing.

2008-03-19

 future technology satellite travel science earthquake space brain download Arthur C. Clarke cryogenics prediction
As sensitive as Kepler is, it will not be able to directly image a planet, which would require detectors capable of picking up relative changes in starlight on the order of one part per billion, as compared to Kepler's 10 to 40 parts per million...

2009-02-17

 telescope space Kepler exoplanet
The Skylon spaceplane would take off from a conventional aircraft runway, carry over 12 tonnes to orbit and then return to land on the same runway.

2009-02-19

 space launch airplace spaceplane
The inspiration for their theory isn't just an explanation for the Big Bang our Universe experienced 13.7 billion years ago, but lies in an attempt to explain one of the largest mysteries in physics - why time seems to move in one direction. The laws that govern physics on a microscopic scale are completely reversible, and yet, "no one gets confused about which is yesterday and which is tomorrow". Physicists have long blamed...

2008-06-06

 philosophy space time physics universe cosmology Big Bang
Only particles of about 10cm or above can be tracked using radar. But both explosions would have generated millions of smaller fragments which are difficult to detect. The space station has shields to protect it against objects under 1cm in size. Anything larger than 1cm would be perfectly capable of penetrating these shields.

2007-02-26

 space debris junk
Lift that will take you directly to the one hundred-thousandth floor. The Japan Space Elevator Association spokesman,Tsuchida said the technology driving the race to build the first space elevator is the quickly developing material carbon nanotube. It is lightweight and has a tensile strength 180 times stronger than that of a steel cable. Currently, it is the only material with the potential to be strong enough to use to manufacture...

2008-10-03

 travel space space elevator
CONTACT is a unique interdisciplinary conference which brings together some of the foremost international social and space scientists, science fiction writers and artists to exchange ideas, stimulate new perspectives and encourage serious, creative speculation about humanity's future ... onworld and offworld. Each year we meet to promote the integration of human factors into space age research and policy, emphasize the interaction of...
 conference space future extraterrestrial life
Will Earth still be inhabited 50,000 years from now? A French organization thinks so. In fact, it's confident enough to send those future dwellers a gift from space...

2000-08-29

 KEO time capsule orbit space
Russia's next-generation manned space vehicle might be equipped with thrusters to perform a precision landing on its return to Earth. If accepted, it would be the first time that a manned vehicle relied solely on rocket engines for touchdown. Previous manned missions have landed on Earth using a parachute or, in the case of space shuttles, a pair of wings...

2009-04-29

 landing space Russia rocket parachute
Formic acid, a molecule implicated in the origins of life, has been found at record levels on a meteorite that fell into a Canadian lake in 2000.

2009-05-26

 meteorite evolution astronomy life space biology organic panspermia
Ground has been broken on the construction site of Spaceport America, the world's first purpose-built commercial spaceport...

2009-06-20

 spaceport space space tourism

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