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Astronomers have discovered two enormous clusters of ancient galaxies that existed just 1.5 billion years after the creation of the universe in the Big Bang. According to current theoretical computer models of the early universe, clusters this size should not have come into existence until the cosmos was around three billion years old, leaving astronomers puzzled as to how the newly discov
With the upcoming 2020 launch of the James Webb Space Telescope promising to capture pictures of universe with a degree of detail never before seen, we take a look back at some of the most breathtaking intergalactic images humanity has snapped from early 18th century mysteries to more recent mind-blowing shots from the revolutionary Hubble Space Telescope...Continue Reading Beyond the Milky W
Virgin Galactic's tourist-carrying spaceplane has taken a step closer to entering service after its chemical rocket engine was fired for the first time in the skies over the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. With test pilots Mark "Forger" Stucky and Dave Mackay at the controls, the 60-ft-long (18 m) SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity pegged the speedometer at Mach 1.87 (1,424 mph, 2,290 km/h) within
Virgin Galactic's passenger-carrying spaceship VSS Unity has completed its seventh unpowered glider test flight. On September 11, test pilots Mark "Forger" Stucky and Michael "Sooch" Masucci ran the craft through a series of maneuvers over Mojave, California during which it reached a transonic velocity of Mach 0.9 (690 mph, 600 knots, 1,111 km/h) – almost the highest it can attain without an
August 20, 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the launch of the the first NASA Voyager mission, which is carrying a golden record filled with messages to potential civilizations beyond our solar system. This year is also the 20th anniversary of the sci-fi film Contact that dealt with our receiving radio messages from extraterrestrials. Both the record and the film were brain children of the l


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