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NASA scientists prepare for life on Mars ... in Hawaii

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SHAFAQNA- The eight-month journey to Mars is expected to be arduous, with its cramped conditions, isolation, and monotony. By simulating Mars-like conditions on Earth, NASA hopes to learn how to mitigate the challenges. On Thursday, the…

ASTRONAUTS COULD LIVE INSIDE ICE DOMES ON MARS

SHAFAQNA- When you built a snow fort as a kid, you were unwittingly protecting yourself against more than ice monsters. You were building a radiation shield. On Earth, that doesn’t matter so much, but on Mars? It’s life or death. The…

China plots course for 'dark side' of the moon

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SHAFAQNA- China is planning to make a soft landing on the so-called dark side of the moon. It's a chance for the newly-emerging space power to flex some extraterrestrial muscle, and look even further into space. The far side, as seen from…

One Hundred Years Of Black Hole Science

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SHAFAQNA- Upon publishing his pivotal general theory of relativity, Albert Einstein produced a series of gravitational field equations for the great minds of the time to solve. Little did he know that the solution would predict a phenomenon…

Science Discoveries Worth Celebrating in 2016

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SHAFAQNA- By Victoria Jaggard PUBLISHED DECEMBER 16, 2016 Colliding black holes, dinosaur parts in amber, potentially life-friendly planets: The year in science has at times felt almost cinematic in scope. Get…

Stephen Hawking Says Humans Have 1,000 Years To Find Another Planet Or Face Mass Extinction

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SHAFAQNA- Renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has warned humanity has only 1,000 years left on Earth, and it is high time they intensified efforts to find another planet to live on. This is because Earth is no longer a safe place…

Spanish tech firm ayes space balloons for passenger flights

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SHAFAQNA- After a string of high-profile setbacks for rocket programmes aimed at one day flying paying customers into space, a Spanish tech firm plans to send stargazers skyward using gas-filled balloons, AFP reports. Barcelona-based Zero2Infinity…

Here's how Earth looks from space, 70 years ago and now

SHAFAQNA- By: Scott Sutherland Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 5:44 PM - The very first image taken from space was snapped 70 years ago, and look how far we've come since, plus 10 years of NASA's STEREO mission revolutionizes our view of the Sun.…

VIsiting astronomer talks telescopes, universe

SHAFAQNA- On Monday, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Craig Nance, Superintendent of McDonald Observatory at the University of Texas, will be the special guest lecturer for the Tallahassee Astronomical Society’s (TAS) monthly meeting at the Challenger…

TOP SCIENCE STORIES THIS WEEK

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SHAFAQNA- Pioneers from different disciplines have been awarded with the prestigious Nobel Prize for their inventions and achievements last week. Here’s a list of 2016 Nobel Prize winners in scientific fields. Nobel Prize for Medicine or…