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Universe, Space & Beyond

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The purpose of this hive is to share and discuss new and exciting science news about the Universe, Space & Beyond. What's "Beyond"? Good question. "Beyond" is what theoretically might be found outside the known quantifiable Universe mapped about by scientists and NASA -- including theories about Parallel Universes, Time Travel, Worm Holes, the Multiverse and what existed prior to the Big Bang, for example.

Thank you for joining this hive and encouraging other space enthusiasts, scientists, amateur astronomers and other bees to do the same. Let's share our collective knowledge, theories and views about all things space-related. Time for liftoff!

The future is NEAR!
@Nick Mlatchkov c 2016
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  1. George Touryliov
    Eye-catching blue regions, the signature of young stars, are visible in this Hubble Space Telescope image. Located some 60 million light-years away, this cluster is undergoing a transformation. Find out more: http://go.nasa.gov/2hbYqZA George Touryliov
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  2. George Touryliov
    SpaceX, it seems, won't get back to launching rockets until January 2017 at the earliest. The announcement, made via the company's website on Wednesday, comes less than a week after SpaceX's CEO Glenn Shotwell said Falcon 9 rockets would resume launching before the end of the year.
    George Touryliov
    SpaceX won't try to launch a rocket again until next year
    www.businessinsider.com SpaceX indicated it needs more time to finish its investigation into a Sept. 1 rocket explosion on a Florida...
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  3. George Touryliov
    Launching today: The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will launch its HTV cargo vehicle to the International Space Station at 8:26 a.m. EST. This spacecraft will carry more than 4.5 tons of supplies to the crew onboard. Watch live coverage starting at 8 a.m. http://www.nasa.gov/nasatvGeorge Touryliov
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  4. George Touryliov
    John Glenn lifted the hopes of a nation when he orbited the Earth aboard Friendship 7. His contributions will forever be remembered by a grateful nation: (NASA)
    George Touryliov
    Ad Astra, John Glenn (1921-2016)
    nasa.tumblr.com An astronaut. A pilot. A husband. A father. A United States Senator.An American hero. An original. John Glenn (1921-2016) was all those things and more. When he rocketed into space on Feb. 20,...
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  5. David B. Grinberg
    RIP Astronaut and former U.S. Senator John Glenn of Ohio, an American hero whose legacy will inspire a new generation of leaders in space science, exploration and discovery...
    David B. Grinberg
    Statement by the President on the Passing of John Glenn
    www.whitehouse.gov
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  6. Kevin Pashuk

    Kevin Pashuk

    08/12/2016
    The world lost a hero today.

    As a kid who grew up during the space race... John Glenn was 'the man'...
    Kevin Pashuk
    John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, dies at 95
    www.engadget.com The world lost a hero...
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    David B. Grinberg
    09/12/2016 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Well put, Kevin. Thank you for sharing this.
  7. George Touryliov
    Are space GIFs the new cat videos of the internet? Not sure, but we sure do like them! Here are a few fun space GIFs from the web:
    George Touryliov
    Cool Space GIFs from the Internet
    nasa.tumblr.com There’s a lot of historical and archived space footage on the internet and we’re excited to see that the public (you!) have taken it to create many other products that teach people about...
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  8. George Touryliov
    NASA CYGNSS mission, which will probe hurricanes to learn about their formation, is 70% “Go” for launch at 8:24 p.m. EST on Monday on an Orbital Sciences ATK air-launched Pegasus XL launch vehicle. More: http://go.nasa.gov/2goyFa8 George Touryliov
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  9. George Touryliov
    The ocean appears bright silver in this image of Indonesia due to an optical effect known as sunglint, caused by the mirror-like reflection of sunlight off the water's surface as seen by the satellite sensor. Although sunglint washes out many features, it also reveals details about the water surface that are usually hidden from view. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/2gmjCxK George Touryliov
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  10. ProducerCarlos Tíscar

    Carlos Tíscar

    06/12/2016
    Cámaras, ecommerce y aprendizaje automático
    Cámaras, ecommerce y aprendizaje automáticoAviso: este post fue publicado originalmente por Benedict Evans, simplemente lo he traducido al español porque me pareció muy interesante. Si deseas leer el artículo original en inglés, pincha aquí. Móvil significa que, por primera vez, casi todo el...
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    Jorge Carballo Pérez
    07/12/2016 #3 Jorge Carballo Pérez
    #2 Gracias Carlos, lo haré e iremos comentando. Un abrazo
    Carlos Tíscar
    07/12/2016 #2 Carlos Tíscar
    #1 Gracias @Jorge Carballo Pérez, el tema como bien dices es muy candente. Habrá que ver qué hacen los líderes internacionales en cuestión de regulación para prevenir abusos en este sentido... Te invito a seguir de cerca a Benedict Evans porque es todo un visionario de este tema. ¡Feliz miércoles!
    Jorge Carballo Pérez
    07/12/2016 #1 Jorge Carballo Pérez
    Buff @Carlos Tíscar has tocado un tema que tiene mucha miga y hay mucho debate sobre digamos el lado oscuro, y de cuanta información hay, donde está a quien pertenece, etc. Excelente, como siempre Carlos. Un Abrazo
  11. George Touryliov
    This eye-catching image of the Sahara Desert was taken by middle school students, using the Sally Ride EarthKAM aboard the International Space Station. Called KidSat, he project was initiated by Dr. Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, in 1995. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/2gZKNMYGeorge Touryliov
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    Randy Keho
    07/12/2016 #1 Randy Keho
    Glad to see Sally will be remembered.
  12. Paul Frank Gilbert
    Very interesting ...
    Paul Frank Gilbert
    Predicting unpredictability: Information theory offers new way to read ice cores - Scienmag
    scienmag.com Credit: Image courtesy Heidi Roop. At two miles long and five inches in diameter, the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide (WAIS) ice core is a tangible record of the last 68,000 years of our...
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    Paul Frank Gilbert
    06/12/2016 #1 Paul Frank Gilbert
    Interesting ...
  13. Paul Frank Gilbert
    Worth a read .... and some thought
    Paul Frank Gilbert
    Cambridge Scientists: We Shouldn't Define Intelligence According to Humanity
    futurism.com Maybe the definition of intelligence needs a rethink; a Cambridge scientist has a few ideas. Intelligence may be expanded to encompass, not merely human thinking, but the thinking of other primates, certain bird species, and even machines and...
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  14. George Touryliov
    Hyperion, one of Saturn's small moons, tumbles as it orbits the planet in a orientation that is so chaotic that it is essentially impossible to predict how the moon will be spinning in the future. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/2g2NOzmGeorge Touryliov
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  15. George Touryliov
    Ring plunge! NASA Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft has made its first close dive past the outer edges of Saturn's rings. Cassini made a complete scan across the rings with its radio science experiment to study their structure in great detail. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/2g1AprlGeorge Touryliov
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  16. George Touryliov
    When astronauts make their first flight aboard our newest rocket in the 2020s, their mission will be simple: Confirm that all systems aboard the Orion crew capsule operate as designed in the actual environment of deep space. This flight will take us past the moon, the farthest into the solar system than humanity has ever traveled before, a significant step forward on our Journey to Mars. Learn more:
    George Touryliov
    First Flight With Crew Will Mark Important Step on Journey to Mars
    go.nasa.gov NASA’s First Flight with Crew will Mark Important Step on Journey to...
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  17. George Touryliov
    What happened this week at NASA? 'Human computers,' the African American women who made the complex mathematical calculations that led to human spaceflight, were honored, NASA Cassini spacecraft began ring-grazing and more. Watch -
    George Touryliov
    Langley Centennial Celebration Highlights Hidden Figures on This Week @NASA – December 2, 2016
    go.nasa.gov On Dec. 1, NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden helped kick off a yearlong centennial celebration for the agency’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia...
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  18. ProducerGerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    03/12/2016
    Wernher von Braun, David Foster Wallace, and Rocket Fuel
    Wernher von Braun, David Foster Wallace, and Rocket Fuel On November 1, 1932, Wernher von Braun signed a contract with the Reichswehr to conduct research leading to the development of rockets as military weapons. In this capacity, he would work for Captain Walter Dornberger. His association with...
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    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #36 Gerald Hecht
    It seems that John Craven at the BBC is a controversial figure
    Gordon Pye
    03/12/2016 #35 Gordon Pye
    #33 Some argue that easy access to a public library is an anachronism in today’s age of Smart Phones and the internet, but since libraries now have proper computers perhaps nothing could be further from the truth. It could be said that Library Closures are an attack on the educational aspirations of those less fortunate enough to be on a subsistence income either through unemployment or disability.

    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gordon-pye/corporate-thought-police-goldman-sachs-einsatzgruppen

    The burning question mus be is SpaceX a Wall Street Banking Cartel ICBM to launch Chemical, Biological or even a Dirty Bomb on any nation who's population use Democracy to Reject the current model of Global Capitalism ?
    Gordon Pye
    03/12/2016 #34 Gordon Pye
    I remember one famous British Nursery Rhyme includes the line " In the middle of a wood a Piggywigg stood with a ring in the end of its nose ", which would appear to personify the ideal lifestyle for the majority of UK under 30s. The rot set in when the BBC put John Craven ( Now anchor of Countryfile ) in BBC Children's Newsround ! The Muppet Show probably precipitated tie US Milenials !

    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gordon-pye/uk-generation-gormless-nursery-crime
    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #33 Gerald Hecht
    #31 the best comedy seldom involves jokes...Dave Chapelle, George Carlin, Richard Pryor...they are teachers really.
    Gordon Pye
    03/12/2016 #32 Gordon Pye
    #29 Perhaps like Crooked Hitlary Clinton, perhaps Dick Turpin PhD & Co's apparent selective amnesia underlines their Criminal Intent to deceive the General Public for personal financial gain and or sexual favours perpetually immune from the Long Arm of the Law ?

    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gordon-pye/climate-church-imperfect-understanding-of-basic-physics
    Gordon Pye
    03/12/2016 #31 Gordon Pye
    Andrew Sachs made his name as an actor in an era when BBC Comedy was educational as well as absolutely hilarious at times, even the children's stuff, like Do Not Adjust Your Set with Micheal Palin, Terry Jones and David Jason, and despite the shoestring budget still funnier than BBC Comedy today !

    Explore https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gordon-pye/coal-shovel-frying-pan-white-heat-of-technology
    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #30 Gerald Hecht
    #29 @David B. Grinberg I don't think that he paid much attention to his status within the Nazi party --I think he was mostly into the potential of rocket propulsion, the engineering of being able to control pitch, yaw, roll, and understand and control the relationship between thrust and acceleration, etc. in "Isaac Newton Land" because (not requiring atmospheric oxygen) rocket propulsion could theoretically result in controlled flight beyond our planet...In fact I believe that towards the of the war --high ranking Nazi officials had plans o kill him and his team rather than allow any of that stuff to fall into allied hands --they were thinking strictly in terms of unique weapons which the allies didn't posess. Sort of a German equivalent of Robert Oppenheimer...I've experienced the state of being so obsessed with getting a methodology or procedure to work...that I've been oblivious to the motivations of the people funding the endeavor; I think we've all experienced times where our Sunday priorities...seem different on Monday
    David B. Grinberg
    03/12/2016 #29 David B. Grinberg
    Thank you, Gerald, for another illuminating, informational and educational read. Yes, without Wernher von Braun's influence and intelligence sharing with NASA, who knows where our space program would have ended up back then. I would venture to guess the Soviets would have tried to recruit him and then beaten the USA in space science, innovation and technology -- which, as you astutely note, ultimately resulted in the Apollo program and landing the first men on the moon.
    Despite his ignominious background working for the Nazis during WWII, the USA appeared to have few reservations in quickly recruiting him to jump start and advance the American space program. This reminds me of the famous Machiavellian quote, "The end justifies the means." -- regardless of whether embracing him with open arms was morally right or wrong. What do YOU think?
    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #28 Gerald Hecht
    Thank you kindly for sharing!
    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #27 Gerald Hecht
    #26 @Paul Kemner must check it out --I love this kind of juxtaposition/sometimes "synchronicityish" stuff
    Paul Kemner
    03/12/2016 #26 Paul Kemner
    James Burke's PBS series "Connections" had a lot of interesting trails like this.
    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #24 Gerald Hecht
    #23 @Phil Friedman I was about 8 or 9 when I joined a local 4-H club called the "Rocketeers" --Estes scale models with solid fuel canisters and glow plugs...they all had parachutes or streamers for recovery and the "safety is no accident" mantra was drilled into us and became second nature...first nature.

    Yet, you are correct --we all eventually froze into giant redwood sociopaths; frozen monsters of the forest --waiting for the perfect lodge (rented by lovers--for a romantic weekend) to fall upon...we were so young at the time--we couldn't have known; but deep down in our knotted redwood hearts...we know what we are...and we know that soon the day will come when there will be no forest, no lovers, no life;
    Phil Friedman
    03/12/2016 #23 Phil Friedman
    "Who cares ver der rockets kommen down, " said Werner von Braun -- our pet star Nazi. The history of rocketry is all along the story of the betrayal of humanity by amoral scientists who might very well have been sociopaths.
    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #22 Gerald Hecht
    #20 @Paul Kemner It (the actual event narrative) really sounds like some type of surreal, fractured, "post modern" fiction itself...I've been noticing more and more such phenomena --it seems. I like @CityVP Manjit description of "time travel phenomena".
    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #21 Gerald Hecht
    #19 @CityVP Manjit Thank you for for this amazing, multi-faceted comment. Your examples of the time travel aspect of the Internet truly brings that concept to life!
    Paul Kemner
    03/12/2016 #20 Paul Kemner
    A fascinating trail, Gerald!
    CityVP Manjit
    03/12/2016 #19 CityVP Manjit
    Who would have thought the destructive power of V2's has a linkage to the destructive power of depression. An interesting thing about the Internet is the time capsule quality of it, we can literally time travel to blogs that wrote about happenings in the moment they were happening, like the death of David Foster Wallace.

    One such blog is written by (ironically) the Jewish Atheist and I think it does a fine job of extracting Wallace's inner condition

    Jewish Atheist - David Foster Wallace Has Died
    http://jewishatheist.blogspot.ca/2008/09/david-foster-wallace-has-died.html

    It is awful that a human being can be that brilliant but still be beaten down by the destructive inner chemical processes. It is interesting that no matter how great pharmacological and medical professionals get with chemistry, no one yet fully understands the depth of depression and its multi-faceted causes.
    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #17 Gerald Hecht
    #14 @Pascal Derrian yes...and the price that was paid...did it even buy progress; or merely a proof-of-concept in the "warhead delivery business"; merchants of death buying a future of even greater horrors...on credit? We now see that the bill has come due...and who is our dealmaker in chief? "Vanity of Vanities"...all truly is...it really was all for nothing --for nothing was ever new to begin with; and its not as if we weren't told...and so our SM Platforms descend into the "Tower of Babel 2.0" --our hospitals are seen for what they really are: "shrines to the diseases and pestilence we have created"...and the zoos and protected habitats: "prisons we have built for the life form species we haven't already extinguished"...and then...finally just as Noah was told; when shown the rainbow sign..."no more water; it will be fire next time"...
    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #16 Gerald Hecht
    #13 @William VanDorin Yes; the die has been cast; and the play will reach its inevitable conclusion.
  19. David B. Grinberg
    Japanese space researchers make big discovery...
    David B. Grinberg
    An Earth-like extrasolar planet could harbor extraterrestrial life | Astronomy.com
    www.astronomy.com This planet could be an important discovery in the search for life on other...
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    Lisa Gallagher
    03/12/2016 #1 Lisa Gallagher
    Interesting, thanks @David B. Grinberg. I just read an article last night about Parallel universes and going back in time. It was interesting but it appears if someone is on to something there, they still have a lot of research to do. I enjoy reading articles about the universe from different perspectives.
  20. David B. Grinberg
    A novel idea from NASA...
    David B. Grinberg
    NASA’s ‘Underwater Drones’ Could Someday Explore Ocean Of Jupiter’s Moon Europa
    www.inquisitr.com Beyond Earth, there are actually plenty of places to look for water and ice. Right now, Saturn’s moon Titan, which has methane rivers and lakes, is the...
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    Max J. Carter
    03/12/2016 #1 Max J. Carter
    That is a live video feed I would watch.
  21. George Touryliov
    Glimmering in the blackness of space is this delicate blue group of stars, which is actually an irregular galaxy located some 30 million light-years away.
    George Touryliov
    Hubble Spotlight on Irregular Galaxy IC 3583
    go.nasa.gov Irregular galaxy IC 3583 sits some 30 million light-years away in the constellation of...
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    George Touryliov
    03/12/2016 #2 George Touryliov
    #1 My pleasure... :-)
    David B. Grinberg
    02/12/2016 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Nice share, George, thanks for your valuable contributions to this group!
  22. George Touryliov
    Pluto is hiding a very big secret some 3 billion miles away from Earth: a vast ocean of liquid water. Two questions on many researchers' minds, however, are what's in the water — and could it support alien life?
    George Touryliov
    Pluto is hiding a gigantic liquid ocean you would never, ever want to swim in
    www.businessinsider.com Pluto the dwarf planet may hide a very large subsurface ocean, but it's probably no safe haven for...
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    George Touryliov
    03/12/2016 #2 George Touryliov
    However, mix of water, oxygen and life belongs for our traditional outlook - since we not yet explored any other possible conditions. I have not seen this - does not mean – it does not exist. Who knows what can hide mix of nitrogen and methane, as on Titan or mix of hydrogen and helium, as on Saturn and Jupiter - somewhere far away. Few hundred years ago, people believed what Earth are flat and supported by four elephants and shining stars just holes in the sky. America was discovered, when brave sailors tried to find short path to India, but explored much later. I do believe - we're just started, we’re very young race and we should expect many surprising things during our discoveries. Paradox is that Solar system not yet finally explored, but we can see other very far galaxies and make some meaningful discoveries for exoplanets and stars.
    David B. Grinberg
    02/12/2016 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for sharing, George. Space scientists always say that where there's water, there's potential for life -- even if only at the microbial level (including ice). Thus, one never knows how far future technology might be able to transform or terraform some of these planets and moons with ice/water.
  23. George Touryliov
    What’s visible in the night sky this month? See Mercury, Venus and Mars all month long, plus a New Year’s Eve comet. With some luck, you may catch some meteor showers too! Watch for more:
    What's Up for December 2016
    What's Up for December 2016 See Mercury, Venus and Mars all month long and a New Year’s Eve comet. With some luck, you may catch some Geminid and Ursid meteors, too. Catch up on all of...
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    George Touryliov
    03/12/2016 #2 George Touryliov
    #1 :-)
    David B. Grinberg
    02/12/2016 #1 David B. Grinberg
    I'm getting my telescope and binoculars ready, George. It's fun being an amateur astronomer. Thanks for all the "out-of-this-world" buzz!
  24. George Touryliov
    Pluto’s icy heart. How did it form? Is there a subsurface ocean? New research on the frozen heart-shaped feature, first spotted by our New Horizons spacecraft in 2015, probes the mystery. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/2gZJKjwGeorge Touryliov
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    George Touryliov
    03/12/2016 #2 George Touryliov
    #1 I think that NASA have to cooperate with RosCosmos, SpaceX, European Space Agency and China National Space Administration - in order to build something really "heavy", reliable and fast. Joint efforts can be much more effective and fast, despite the political issues. I still remember the "Space Race" between USA and USSR – many discoveries, many tragedies, tons of politics, billions spent – cooperation is much useful. People will not able to enter deep space without change of mind. When we see the stars, we should think - we're Human race, our home is planet Earth and Solar system, instead of we're citizens of country X, our home is city Y.
    David B. Grinberg
    02/12/2016 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Very interesting. However, Pluto is so far away -- on the outskirts of our inner solar system -- that NASA must build new and much faster propulsion rockets for any astronauts or robotic probes to get their and communicate back and forth with Earth in a reasonable time period.
  25. David B. Grinberg
    DYK? NASA's Cassini space probe (VIDEO) to fly closer to Saturn's rings than any time since last closest approach in 2004.
    David B. Grinberg
    NASA Saturn Mission Prepares for 'Ring-Grazing Orbits'
    www.nasa.gov Cassini is set to enter the first phase of its dramatic...
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    Sara Jacobovici
    01/12/2016 #1 Sara Jacobovici
    Very exciting @David B. Grinberg. Thanks for the share.
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