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The Hendo Hoverboard in Space, NASA Talks Tractor Beams.

Arx Pax and their Hendo Hoverboard technology are heading for space. After attracting much attention Arx Pax this month announced their partnership with NASA, a partnership to take their magnetic technology to space. Sadly NASA isn’t interested in seeing astronauts zipping about on hoverboards but instead they will be creating a tractor beam system to move around micro satellites.

As a mechanism to generate publicity the Hendo Hoverboard was extremely successful, as a hoverboard not so much. This was due to the requirement of the ground being covered in specific metals for the board to hover everywhere. Like the Lexus Slide hovering cannot be achieved on just any surface such as that covering the real world. Luckily satellites are already covered in the required metals making the magnetic magic work just fine.

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SDO Celebrates Five Years Starring at the Sun…

The Solar Dynamics Observatory celebrated its 5th birthday on February 11 and NASA has put together two spectacular videos to celebrate the occasion.

While spending 5 years starring at the Sun may not be everyone’s idea of fun SDO has provided us with an unprecedented view of the star at the heart of our solar system. SDO has the best seat in the house when it comes to capturing the amazing and captivating images that help us to expand our understanding of our solar system.

Presented for your viewing pleasure are the stunning videos captured during SDO’s first five years, videos of our living sun in action. Sit back, relax and prepare to be amazed by the stunning solar show.

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Hubble’s Amazing New Images, the Andromeda Gigapixel and the Pillars of Life Revisited…

Hubble is our eye in the skies orbiting high above the distortions of our blue atmosphere. With Hubble’s 25th birthday fast approaching (April 2015) NASA and ESA have started the celebrations early with the release of two very special images, images that are dazzling the world.

The first image presents a new view of one of Hubble’s most famous images, the Eagle Nebula.  While the second is an incredibly detailed gigapixel image of the Andromeda Galaxy. Both images capture the vastness of space and spectacular nature of our universe.

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Man on Mars? NASA Image Captures Human Shadow with Curiosity!

Source of many fascinating sighting reports UFOSightingsDaily has recently received a highly controversial image from an anonymous source, an image causing many people to question NASA’s interpretation of the truth. An image of the Mars rover Curiosity accompanied by a human shadow that looks to be repairing the rover, or perhaps doing maintenance work.

While NASA still refuses to confirm that there is life on Mars the latest highly strange image to come from Curiosity raises that question up a notch to ‘is there already human life on Mars?’ Not only does the shadow resemble an astronaut without a helmet, wearing a face mask and breathing apparatus. Not only is it a very human shaped shadow but the human appears to be doing work.

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The Age of Hubble, a Cosmic Journey…

Hubble and other space borne satellites are our eyes in the sky and have been peering into the depths of space for nearly a quarter of a century. The sights they have seen with our eyes is nothing short of spectacular.

These instruments of learning that are perched at the very edge of space with a view unlike any here on Earth are helping us to unravel the mysteries of the Cosmos and reminding us just how much there is left to discover, how very little we know.

YouTube channel SpaceRip have scoured the archives of video captured by these high tech telescopes and produced the stunning short film ‘The Age of Hubble 4k Rough Cut’. In one short video SpaceRip have captured the heart of the original 1980’s ‘Cosmos: A Personal Voyage’ series by Carl Sagan. Relieving for just a moment the disappointment that was the remake of Cosmos by Neil deGrasse Tyson and Seth McFarlaine, a show that had less wonder and amazement than a conference on accounting principles.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is a short journey into the wonders of space, a video that reminds us just how small the world we live in is and how many mysteries are left to discover. Sit back relax and get the popcorn ready for this interstellar journey.

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SDO Captures Spectacular Twisting Solar Eruption and Flare…

NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory this week (Oct 2) captured an M7.3 flare, a mid-sized flare that posed little threat to Earth. It did however provide a spectacular show for SDO to capture and send back to NASA. Capturing the immense power of our favourite star as magnetic loops larger than planets burst from the suns surface.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the latest video to come from our eyes in the sky, SDO staring at the Sun. Sit back, relax and let the solar dance began.

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Flex-2 Micro-Gravity Fire, NASA Experiments with Combustion in Space…

NASA continues to play with fire in space as a part of their Flex (Flame Extinguishment) experiments. The latest Flex-2 combustion experiment has produced some incredible findings, and amazing videos.

Installed on the International Space Station (ISS) in 2009 the experiments hope to improve our knowledge of how different liquids burn in zero gravity environments. Eventually leading to more efficient and cleaner burning rocket engines.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the video evidence that NASA loves to play with fire, a video capturing the amazing effects of setting things alight in space. Sit back, relax and please don’t try this at home where gravity is plentiful.

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NASA: Today Live Streaming from the ISS, Tomorrow Live Streaming from Mars…

NASA has generated thousands of hours of amazing footage during its adventures in space. Now it’s going live with HD Earth View streaming over the internet from the International Space Station.

NASA has big plans for their live streaming technology too. With the push to send a manned mission to Mars by 2035 NASA may soon be streaming live from Mars and beyond.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the latest view from on high, peering back at our Blue Planet. Sit back, relax and get ready to brief journey into space.

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NASA’s Star Shade and the Quest to find other Earths…

One of the great explorations being undertaken by mankind at the moment is the great planet hunt, the quest to find other habitable planets. For the last 15 years scientists have been indirectly identifying exoplanets (planets outside of our solar system), planet candidates that are to be studied further.

Most of the hunt so far has seen planet hunting satellites spotting the twinkle of planets and the wobble of stars. In an effort to directly photograph these planet candidates NASA has developed what is possibly the coolest looking satellite in years. Unfolding like an incredibly sophisticated origami project the NASA satellite transforms to look like a gigantic metallic flower.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the NASA star shade in action, a work in progress but spectacular none the less. Sit back, relax and hit the big red play button to initiate program.

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NASA SDO, Four Years Staring Intently at the Sun…

Launched on February 11, 2010 the SDO (Solar Dynamics Observatory) has spent the last four years staring intently at the sun. To celebrate the satellites’ faithful years of service NASA has released an incredible video that compiles the most exceptional images SDO has produced in the last year.

Like an extension to our collective senses SDO captures the fire breathing Sun living at the heart of our solar system Staring at the Sun has never been so much fun. Nor has it ever looked so damn cool.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the most incredible view of the Sun ever seen from the comfort of our blue planet. Sit back, relax and let in the interstellar show begin.

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