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A GERMAN Lunar X-Prize team has announced its intentions to send two mobile probes to the Moon to inspect the lunar rover left behind by the Apollo 17 mission. … The group, known as PT Scientists, is one of 16 teams currently vying for the $30 million Google Lunar X-Prize, a competition requiring…
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Classic Essays

EQUALITARIANISM HAS been promoted so hard in recent years that it has now been extended to the Cosmos itself. The Earth has now been repeatedly described as a planet like any other planet, and since there may be billions of galaxies, it is obvious, if our Cosmos-levelers are to be believed, that our little…
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NASA’s present strategy for Mars exploration promotes the idea of pioneering space in “NASA’s Journey to Mars — Pioneering Next Steps in Space Exploration.” This document describes NASA’s goals of expanding and sustaining human presence in space. However, NASA’s most recent plans resemble…
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David SimsEssays

by David Sims WOULD the discovery of intelligent life on other worlds disprove religions? If we contact aliens, and those aliens have never heard of Jesus, then either God does not care about the salvation of aliens, or aliens never sin, or the Christian religion is just plain wrong. That’s…
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IN A DISCOVERY that has been years in the making, researchers have confirmed the existence of a rocky planet named Proxima b orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our sun, according to a new study. It is the closest exoplanet to us in the universe. (ILLUSTRATION: This artist’s impression…
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David SimsEssays

by David Sims OUR UNIVERSE is one of many. Indeed, there’s probably an infinity of universes, each of which (or most of which) are completely isolated from all of the others. I can’t prove that that’s so. But it seems, to me, to be the explanation that is most likely, arising naturally…
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As we head for a Third World America and Europe, how much longer will scientific advances continue? OVER THE last week, new images have granted us exquisite views of the final frontier that is our old, vast and mysterious universe. (ILLUSTRATION: Gravitational lensing and space warping are visible…
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A FARAWAY SUPERNOVA explosion may have contributed to a minor mass extinction here on Earth 2.59 million years ago, a new study suggests. (ILLUSTRATION: Artist’s illustration of the supernova remnant known as 1993J, which came from a double-star system.) Fast-moving, charged particles…
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PRIVATE space travel company Blue Origin expects its first test flights with people in 2017, company founder Jeff Bezos said Tuesday during a tour of the venture’s research and development site outside Seattle. (ILLUSTRATION: Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos stands next to a copper exhaust…
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Hundreds of galaxies lurking near the Milky Way could help explain an anomaly known as the Great Attractor IT’S PUZZLED SCIENTISTS for decades: a region of space so obscured by the dust and gas at the core of the Milky Way galaxy that it’s remained elusively impenetrable. This so-called…
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