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Space, moon & science geeks, rejoice!! It's a long article, but filled with interesting spaceflight discussion.
NASA patented a faster, cheaper route to the moon. The first spacecraft to use it could make Nobel Prize-winning discoveries about the universe.

The journey to the moon just got a bit easier, however, thanks to a freshly published NASA invention. The agency's patent doesn't cover a new piece of equipment or lines of code, but a trajectory — a route designed to save a lunar-bound mission time, fuel, and money and boost its scientific value.

On June 30, the US Patent and Trademark Office granted and published NASA's patent for a series of orbital maneuvers. The technique isn't meant for large spaceships that carry astronauts or rovers, but for smaller, more tightly budgeted missions tasked with doing meaningful science. And the first spacecraft to take advantage of this new orbital path could deliver unprecedented discoveries from the far side of the moon.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/nasa-patente ... 00550.html

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I haven't read the article yet, but LOL, how does one patent a flight path / trajectory???

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Follow this link to learn how to see Uranus
That sixth planet is the planet Uranus. This week will be a fine time to try and seek it out, especially since it is now favorably placed for viewing in our late-evening sky and the bright moon is out of the way.

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I can't even imagine what kind of lifeform this would be:
Potential sign of alien life detected on inhospitable Venus

Scientists said on Monday they have detected in the harshly acidic clouds of Venus a gas called phosphine that indicates microbes may inhabit Earth's inhospitable neighbour, a tantalizing sign of potential life beyond Earth.

The researchers did not discover actual life forms, but noted that on Earth phosphine is produced by bacteria thriving in oxygen-starved environments. The international scientific team first spotted the phosphine using the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope in Hawaii and confirmed it using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) radio telescope in Chile.

"I was very surprised - stunned, in fact," said astronomer Jane Greaves of Cardiff University in Wales, lead author of the research published in the journal Nature Astronomy.

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I guess Bananarama was right.

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WOW

http://www.sci-news.com/astronomy/hubbl ... 08891.html

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This is just wild

Black hole kills star by 'spaghettification' as telescopes watch

There is a video and a much larger picture at the link

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pioneer98 wrote:
October 14 20, 8:29 am
This is just wild

Black hole kills star by 'spaghettification' as telescopes watch

There is a video and a much larger picture at the link

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WOW

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