The Large Dark Nebula (NGC 281A)

The large dark nebula (NGC 281A) The large dark nebula (NGC 281A) that makes up this “gaping mouth” is a molecular cloud made up predominantly of molecular hydrogen, but also trace amounts of dust and other gases. New generations of Solar Systems are being forged within its cold interior. Once these young stars’ fusion engines switch on, they will irradiate their surroundings – heating up, ionizing and eroding away the remaining dark material from which
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10 Cool Facts about the Sputnik Satellite

10 Cool Facts About the Sputnik Satellite History has a tale to explain every aspect of today’s culture, mentality, friendships, enemies, etc – these 10 Cool Facts about the Sputnik Satellite should help to shed light on these particular historic events which helped to shape and influence today’s everyday life. When and What Took Place? The Sputnik Satellite I was launched on October 4, 1957 and was the world’s first artificial satellite to be launched
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10 Cool Facts on the Kepler Space Telescope

Launched back on March 7th of 2009, the Kepler Space Telescope was named after the German astronomer Johannes Kepler. It was built as part of NASA’s low-cost (the total cost was about $600 million) science mission named the Discovery Program. Initially, the Kepler Space Telescope’s planned lifespan was only about 3 to 4 years. Luckily, NASA doesn’t build anything less than perfect and the telescope is still in operation today and for the foreseeable future.  
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10 Cool Facts on the NASA Deep Space Network

tl;dr: The NASA Deep Space Network is a series of antennae strategically positioned around the world and designed to receive data from space objects at a 360 degree range. This is how NASA and other space agencies receive data from orbiters, spacecraft, etc. and through an inter-connected communication system, these antennae send data between locations and even other locations all around the world. Scroll down for our 10 Cool Facts about the NASA Deep Space
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10 Weird Things Sent Into Space

tl;dr: check out our 10 Weird Things Sent Into Space Infographic. Space is a strange, strange place, but we as humans can be even more bizarre. Since the dawn of man, we’ve looked up into the night’s sky and have wondered what objects are up there or even, what is looking back at us. With advancing technologies and a race between two superpowers, we’ve found ourselves with the ability and drive to explore the last frontier; space.
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10 Cool Facts About The Voyager 2 Space Probe

1977 was such an important and wildly productive year for NASA, looking back, they launched two of the most successful space probes in its history. The two twin space probes that still continues to impress and shock people are the Voyager 1 Space Probe and the Voyager 2 Space Probe. Check out this article for more info on the Voyager 1 Space Probe. The Voyager 2 Space Probe was launched back in August of 1977
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10 Cool Facts About The Voyager 1 Space Probe

What were you doing back in 1977? Were you alive? Do you remember that time period? Well, in September of 1977 NASA was about to embark on one of the greatest and most successful missions of its existence. September 5, 1977 the Voyager 1 Space Probe was sent into space on the Titan IIIE rocket to study the outer Solar System and then see where things go from there. At the time of this post, it’s been roughly 38
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10 Most Expensive Space Failures

  10 Most Expensive Space Failures Humans have been wanting to explore space ever since they first tilted their heads up and saw stars. Since October 4, 1957 when the Soviets launched Sputnik 1 up into space, we’ve been racing to boldly go where no man has gone before. In the early days of the “space race”, there were only a few countries able to afford space programs and invent, engineer and develop the technologies needed to escape
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What is the Space Shuttle Program

  What is the Space Shuttle Program? Since 1972 the United States has been planning and developing one of the most important and innovative projects of all time; the Space Shuttle Program. NASA approached Congress with this basic idea; let’s spend a little more than you’d probably want to right now… to save a lot more than we’re spending now, later. The goal was to create a much cheaper program in accessing space than the previous means.
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10 Hubble Space Telescope Facts

    10 Hubble Space Telescope Facts   We’ve been building telescopes a long time, but the Hubble Space Telescope was the single greatest and most wondrous telescope man has ever built, not to mention most expensive… With its ingenious design, the array of complex parts, components, innovative technology or its power supply; the Hubble Space Telescope is [was] second to none. Few people know enough about the machine which gave humans sight and perspective
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