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NASA Embarks on Asteroid Capture Mission

07/09/2014

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NASA Orion Space Craft, Asteroid Capturing Device # 3, Photo by NASA

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 14:20 p.m. DST, 07 September 2014 NASA is developing a mission that will “identify, capture, and redirect” a chosen asteroid and set it in orbit around the moon, according to their website. Two designs are being considered: one is a large inflatable bag-like system, the other is a […]

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Saudi Arabia Blames Camels for MERS Outbreak in US

14/05/2014

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Deadly MERS Virus Detected In Egypt, First Cases Of 2014 Surface, Photo by Gullpress WNA

Allyson Cartwright, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 20:24 p.m. DST, 14 May 2014 SAUDI ARABIA, Riyadh— A second case of an American infected with the MERS virus has been confirmed in Orlando, Florida. As MERS breaches the US border, death tolls of those infected with the virus in Saudi Arabia continue to rise. MERS originated in Saudi Arabia, […]

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NASA’s Lunar Orbiter Scheduled for Crash-Landing

09/04/2014

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Orbitting the Moon, Photo by Pocket Pixie

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 16:44 p.m. DST, 09 April 2014 Around Easter, NASA’s lunar orbiter is scheduled to complete its eight-month-long mission and crash on the moon. LADEE (Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer) finished both of its objectives — to gather information on the moon’s atmosphere and to shed light on […]

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Higgs Boson Discovered by CERN

06/07/2012

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Higgs Boson, God Particle Discovered, Photo by Sgt. Randell

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 01:12 AM EDT, 5 July 2012 Abrahamic religious traditions believe that God created matter itself; through the creation of atoms, molecules, heat, and stars and that He ordered this matter into a multidimensional space-time continuum. Non-orthodox religious individuals and people in the scientific community ascribe to the Big Bang theory, […]

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UFOs in China | Stephen Hawking

17/07/2010

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And therefore as a stranger give it welcome. There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” ~ Hamlet Act 1, scene 5, 159–167

Popular American culture is replete with UFO sightings and conspiracy theories. Now it would appear that the phenomenon has spread to China. Just a week after an unidentified flying object (UFO) shut down the Xiashan Airport in Hangzhou, China, another one was spotted Thursday in the city of Chongqing.

As a fan of astrophysics, astronomy and the universe, I often ponder the possibility of extraterrestrial life, if not in a humanoid form, then at least primitive oceanic life forms. I eagerly await the new mission to Jupiter’s icy moons, the Europa Jupiter System Mission (EJSM), is proposed for a launch in 2020. Who knows what more we will learn?

“To my mathematical brain, the numbers alone make thinking about aliens perfectly rational,” Hawking says in a new Discovery Channel series called Stephen Hawking’s Universe. “The real challenge is to work out what aliens might actually be like.”

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