Tag Archives: Space

Voynich manuscript mystery continues as experts question whether ‘alien’ code has really been cracked

Controversy is swirling around a 15th-century manuscript described as the “world’s most mysterious text” that has long baffled experts but was reportedly recently decoded by a researcher in the U.K.

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The Moon is shrinking, shocking study reveals

Somebody alert Jeff Bezos: the Moon is shrinking.

According to a new research study, the Moon may be shrinking as it experiences lunar quakes, known as “moonquakes.” Researchers analyzed 28 moonquakes from 1969 to 1977 and came up with the startling observation that eight of the quakes came from “true tectonic activity — the movement of crustal plates,” as opposed to impacts from asteroids or rumblings inside the celestial satellite.

Scientists just observed a crash between two neutron stars

It happened over 500 million years ago, but we just felt it happen here on Earth.

On April 25, thanks to the newly reopened LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) scientists observed something spectacular: a ripple in space-time that suggests a collision between two incredibly dense neutron stars.

The interesting part: The collision most likely took place 500 million years ago.

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You can dine with real life astronauts at this luxury Houston hotel

If you’re glued to the news during shuttle launches and dream of traveling to the moon, there’s a new reason to visit Houston.

Linked to the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, which sent Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the moon via the Apollo Lunar Module “Eagle” in July of 1969, the luxe Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston just launched — pun intended — a package that, among other things, includes lunching with an astronaut. And, no, it won’t be freeze-dried ice cream. This is real food paired with life-changing conversation, so bring all of your questions about space.

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Travel through wormholes is possible, but slow

A physicist has shown that wormholes can exist: tunnels in curved space-time, connecting two distant places, through which travel is possible. But don’t pack your bags for a trip to other side of the galaxy yet; although it’s theoretically possible, it’s not useful for humans to travel through, said the author of the study.

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