This image of asteroid 2015 TB145, a dead comet, was generated using radar data collected by the National Science Foundation's 1,000-foot (305-meter) Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. The radar image was taken on Oct. 30, 2015, and the image resolution is 25 feet (7.5 meters) per pixel.
Credits: NAIC-Arecibo/NSF

“Spooky” The Halloween Space Rock Bears An Eerie Resemblance To A Skull


Asteroid 2015 TB145, which has been nicknamed “Spooky” and the “Great Pumpkin” by some, was first discovered by astronomers with the University of Hawaii’s PANSTARRS-1 survey on Oct. 10. According to NASA, the asteroid is about the size of a football stadium, and could be up to 2,130 feet across. The asteroid poses no danger to Earth, and has missed our planet on Halloween (Oct. 31) at 1 p.m. EDT (10 a.m. PDT, 17:00 UTC), by a distance of 300,000 miles (480,000 kilometers), which is just beyond the orbit of the moon.

The large space rock is most likely a dead comet that, fittingly, bears an eerie resemblance to a skull.

2027: First humans land on MarsApproximately  24 hours before landing, the crew will move from the transit habitat into the landing module, bringing some of the supplies from the transit habitat. The landing module will then detach from the transit habitat, which is too large to land on Mars. The transit habitat is discarded and stays in orbit around the sun.The lander is exactly the same as those used for previous unmanned missions. This will ensure that the human crew lands in a system that has been tested eight times already. Upon landing, the crew takes up to 48 hours to recover from experiencing gravity again after spending a long time in Space. They leave the lander in their Mars suits and will be picked up by the rover.After being picked up by the rover, the astronauts will enter the settlement through the airlock in one of the living units and spend the next few days recovering and settling in the new environment.The settlers then deploy the rest of the solar panels after their acclimatization period. They will also install the hallways between the landers and set up food production units.The cargo for the second crew lands within a few weeks after the first crew. The cargo is picked up and installed, adding to the redundancy in the settlement.Redundancy is extremely important because, unlike the crew aboard the International Space Station, the Mars One crew can't abandon their mission in case of an emergency. When the first crew lands they will find the habitat with a good level of redundancy. The established habitat will, by this time, include two living units, each large enough to house the crew of four, and two life support units which are capable of providing enough water, power, and breathable air for the entire crew. When the hardware for the second crew is incorporated to the settlement, it will feature four living units and four life support units, which are enough to sustain a crew of 16 astronauts.

The One Way Journey To The First Permanent Human Settlement on Mars


For anyone not interested to go to Mars, moving permanently to Mars would be the worst kind of punishment. Most people would give an arm and a leg to be allowed to stay on Earth so it is often difficult for them to understand why anyone would want to go.
Yet many people apply for Mars One’s mission and these are the people who dream about someday living on Mars. They would give up anything for the opportunity.

Mars One is a not for profit foundation with the goal of establishing a permanent human settlement on Mars. To prepare for this settlement the first unmanned mission is scheduled to depart in 2020. Crews will depart for their one-way journey to Mars starting in 2026; subsequent crews will depart every 26 months after the initial crew has left for Mars. Mars One is a global initiative aiming to make this everyone’s mission to Mars. Mars One’s efforts to enable the next giant leap for mankind.

Sightings of a 'floating city' over China explained

A video of a mysterious cityscape in the clouds hovering over the Chinese city Foshan has gone viral this week. The footage which was recorded by a local resident, appears to show a huge city floating in the clouds.The apparition which was witnessed by hundreds of shocked local residents, only lasted a few minutes before completely disappearing.

Explanations for this startling video ranged from a secret NASA project, to a parallel universe, to an elaborate hoax to an actual atmospheric phenomenon.

But what was it?

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Sightings of a ‘floating city’ over China explained


A video of a mysterious cityscape in the clouds hovering over the Chinese city Foshan has gone viral this week. The footage which was recorded by a local resident, appears to show a huge city floating in the clouds.The apparition which was witnessed by hundreds of shocked local residents, only lasted a few minutes before completely disappearing.

Explanations for this startling video ranged from a secret NASA project, to a parallel universe, to an elaborate hoax to an actual atmospheric phenomenon.

What was it?