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December 22, 2012

NASA captures Solstice Solar Portrait

At 11:12 UT (6:12 a.m. EST), the world didn’t end (as far as I can tell), but it was a significant time none-the-less. That was the exact minute […]
December 22, 2012

One Less asteroid to worry about

Yay! Asteroid 2011 AG5 will not hit us in 2040! Up until now, I couldn’t say that with perfect certainty. Here’s the scoop: Last year, a 140-meter rock was discovered […]
December 21, 2012

SpaceShipTwo practices flying (with engines)

SpaceShipTwo, a six-passenger, two-pilot spaceship owned by Virgin Galactic, completed a key flight test on Wednesday, gliding over the Californian Mojave Desert with its engine, fuel […]
December 21, 2012

How to Defend Earth From Asteroids

Cant see video? View Here The Earth sits in a cosmic shooting gallery. Millions of asteroids orbit the Sun, some on paths that cross that of […]
December 21, 2012

'I love what you've done with the place.' Chris Hadfield arrives at ISS

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield and two other astronauts arrived Friday morning at the International Space Station, where they were greeted by three crewmembers already on board. […]
December 21, 2012

The quick reference guide to doomsday

Still worried about flaming space rocks inextricably falling from the sky? Losing sleep over nonsensical “killer” solar flares? Got your knickers-in-a-knot over the non-existent Planet X? […]
December 21, 2012

Manitoba Museum’s Living in Space honours Canucks who roam the stars

The Manitoba Museum’s Science Gallery’s new exhibit, Living in Space, honours Canadian astronauts and offers Winnipeggers the opportunity to experience their daily activities in space. “It’s […]
December 20, 2012

'Habitable' planet discovered circling Tau Ceti star

A planet with conditions that could support life orbits a twin neighbour of the sun visible to the naked eye, scientists have revealed. The world is […]
December 20, 2012

Astronaut Chris Hadfield launches into space on five-month mission

For the first dozen minutes after a flawless liftoff from the Baikonour Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Chris Hadfield and the other crew members could be seen from […]