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Scientists Discover 139 New “Minor Planets” in Our Solar System

Scientists Discover 139 New “Minor Planets” in Our Solar System | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
A team of astronomers at the UPenn have discovered 139 minor planets — too small for a planet, but not a comet either — orbiting the Sun past Neptune.
Al Cannistras insight:

When I was a kid, I always had models of the planets known to be circling our sun hanging and circling from my bedroom ceiling… good thing we did not know about these 139 new ones…  that many of the damn things buzzing overhead and my parents would have killed me!

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Elon Musk Says He’ll Put A Million People on Mars By 2050

Elon Musk Says He’ll Put A Million People on Mars By 2050 | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
In a series of tweets on Thursday evening, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk revealed some more details of his greater plans to colonize Mars.
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would you like to be one of the one million?

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When We Blast Our Dead Loved Ones to Space - Supercluster

When We Blast Our Dead Loved Ones to Space - Supercluster | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Your final resting place doesn’t have to be on earth.
Al Cannistras insight:

not exactly "beam me up Scotty!" - but for now, I am ready for this ('eh - when the time comes) - it would be in line with the idea of a Final Frontier) - would you do it?

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Frugal travelers can now sleep in pod-style capsules at Mexico City's airport

Frugal travelers can now sleep in pod-style capsules at Mexico City's airport | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
The capsules are six feet long by three feet wide and for about $30 a night, you get not only a bed, but a bathroom and a locker for your luggage.
Al Cannistras insight:

some may find this strange - BUT
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is it a stepping stone to what humans will experience on the way to Deep Space Nine?

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Mysterious alignment of black holes in deep space hints at cosmic pattern

Mysterious alignment of black holes in deep space hints at cosmic pattern | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Supermassive black holes in a region of the distant universe are all suspiciously firing radio jets in the same direction.
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uh oh - maybe the Borg are coming through.....

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Watch this water droplet become a ping pong ball in space

Watch this water droplet become a ping pong ball in space | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Astronaut Scott Kelly shows us the proper space ping pong technique.
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looks like more fun than when we played with bubbles as kids...

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The Potential $100 Trillion Market For Space Mining

The Potential $100 Trillion Market For Space Mining | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
The SPACE Act bill, if passed, will allow private companies to mine asteroids and sell whatever they dig up. This is great news for companies like Planetary..
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IMAGINE the tax revenues - the folks in Washington will find new ways to spend it too

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Want to be a NASA astronaut? Here's what you need to do

Want to be a NASA astronaut? Here's what you need to do | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Starting Dec. 14, NASA will accept applications for the next class of astronaut candidates, some of whom could be involved in a future Mars mission.
Al Cannistras insight:

the adventure begins

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Time may run backwards inside Black Holes

Time may run backwards inside Black Holes | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
A new study that looks at the physics going on inside a black hole is saying that it's possible time is running backwards inside black holes. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains.
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fountain of youth in unexpected places?  hmmm - getting younger in space 

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NASA Worried Astronauts Could Spread Coronavirus on Space Station

NASA Worried Astronauts Could Spread Coronavirus on Space Station | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
NASA is taking many precautionary measures to ensure that the coronavirus outbreak doesn't have a chance to spread among its employees and astronauts.
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now THIS could be a CORONA problem!

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Scientists Are Planning a 1,000 Year Trip to Another Planet

Scientists Are Planning a 1,000 Year Trip to Another Planet | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
A team of scientists wants to colonize and populate another world on an exoplanet to protect humanity from Earth's eventualy demise or destruction.
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would you be on board for a journey of 1000 years - and committing your descendants to complete that journey?

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What does it mean to be a NASA astronaut in the celebrity space age of Elon Musk and Richard Branson?

What does it mean to be a NASA astronaut in the celebrity space age of Elon Musk and Richard Branson? | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it

As soon as this year, NASA expects to end its reliance on Russia and launch American pilots from U.S. soil for the first time since the final shuttle mission in 2011. But this time, the astronauts will fly on rockets unlike any NASA has ever seen — built and operated by companies trying to turn spaceflight into a sustainable business..

Al Cannistras insight:

how many Americans realize that without hitching a ride with the Russians - we would not be in space! pretty sad America has gone limp...    another reason to clear out the trash

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How small are we in the scale of the universe? - Alex Hofeldt

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-small-are-we-in-the-scale-of-the-universe-alex-hofeldt In 1995, scientists pointed the Hubble Telescope a
Al Cannistras insight:

can the human mind handle this?  curiously, reference is made to "13 billion years ago" or simply a measure of time...  but that is our perception of reality - perhaps our measure of billions of years ago is someone else's today and now...  another discussion of the space and time continuum....

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Asgardia - The Space Nation

Asgardia - The Space Nation | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Asgardia is the prototype of a free and unrestricted society which holds knowledge, intelligence and science at its core along with the recognition of the ultimate value of each human life.
Al Cannistras insight:

anyone signed up yet?

 

uhm, I mean anyone else signed up yet?

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NASA Orbit Pavilion plays the eerily beautiful music of satellites orbiting Earth

NASA Orbit Pavilion plays the eerily beautiful music of satellites orbiting Earth | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
STUDIOKCA designed the NASA Orbit Pavilion, an art installation that turns the sounds and trajectories of 19 satellites into a sensory experience.
Al Cannistras insight:

unusual sounds from the darkness and quiet of space....   one can only wonder what is really out there and where the adventure will lead.... 

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Scientists Find Evidence for Ninth Planet in Solar System

Scientists Find Evidence for Ninth Planet in Solar System | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
The world, if it exists, would join the other eight (or nine, depending how you feel about Pluto).
Al Cannistras insight:

anybody home?

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Hong Kong is running out of space to bury the dead

Hong Kong is running out of space to bury the dead | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
With only 30 square miles and home to more than a million people, Hong Kong is in the midst of a crisis: Where to put the dead?
Al Cannistras insight:

are we getting closer to Soylent Green?

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These are the images and sounds NASA wants aliens to experience first

These are the images and sounds NASA wants aliens to experience first | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Contained on the Voyager golden records, now far outside our solar system, are an audio and image collection describing life on Earth.
Al Cannistras insight:

yeah - we would not want aliens thinking we shoot people or cut their heads off....    what would they think of humanity - they might even think we are not worthy and then blow up the planet  (sorry, too many space movies starting with Flash Gordon a hundred years ago)

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NASA's next astronaut class could be the first to go to Mars

NASA's next astronaut class could be the first to go to Mars | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
The next class of astronauts, set to be chosen in 2017, could be the first crew of people to go to Mars, according to a current NASA astronaut.
Al Cannistras insight:

how exciting it must be to be at the beginning of the adventure instead of at the end....

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Every solar system model you've seen is wrong

Every solar system model you've seen is wrong | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Filmmakers map out the true scale of the planets' orbits in the sand.
Al Cannistras insight:

this will likely change everything you think you know....

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